On The Edge 30/11

Improvising musicians on music and methods
The mini-festival On the Edge 2016 has “Improvisation in the studio” as a theme. This will be illuminated through concerts at the Victoria Nasjonal Jazzscene and interviews, presentations and discussions at the Music Academy (Lindemanssalen). On the Edge is a collaboration between the Academy, the Arne Nordheim Centre and Victoria National Jazz Scene.
Notam hosts a pre-opening on 30. November at 3pm with Stian Westerhus who presents Amputation in our studio for surround sound. More sessions will be set up if necessary. There are only 9 seats available for this! You can risk it and just show up at Notam. You can also reserve a seat at this email:  ivar.grydeland@nmh.no
As much an installation as a concert experience, this electronic work, on Westerhus’ own custom studio system ever in the 25-channel studio Sirius, can give the keen listener an insight to the composer’s methods in studio.

On the Edge 2016’s program is curated over the theme «Improvisation in the studio» and a selection of Norwegian and foreign improvisers is presenting their works at concerts, interviews, presentations and discussions. To participate in the symposium, register here. Registration fee covers concert tickets at Victoria and food. The talks/discussions at the Music Academy and this session at Notam is free.


Wednesday 30 November

15:00   PRE OPENING SESSION: 3D-surround sound showing of Stian Westerhus’ Amputation (in NOTAM’S 25-channels “audio dome”)

19:00   On the Edge 2016 opening

20:00   Concert: Monkey Plot (Christian Winter, Magnus Skavhaug Nergaard, Jan Martin Gismervik)

21:00   Concert: Tone Åse / Thomas Strønen: VOXPHERIA


Thursday 1 December 

10:00   Interview: Helge Sten and Ståle Storløkken on Supersilent

Interview: Sidsel Endresen

Presentation: Stian Westerhus on his latest solo release Amputation

13:00   Lunch

14:00   Performance and interview: Bugge Wesseltoft

Panel discussions with Bugge Wesseltoft, Sidsel Endresen, Jan Bang, Helge Sten, Stian Westerhus

17:00   Tapas

19:00   Rob Young on David Sylvian, guest: Jan Bang

20:00   Concert: Skrap (Heida Karine Johannesdottir Mobeck, Anja Lauvdal)

21:00   Concert: Keith Rowe/David Toop/Rhodri Davies/Rie Nakajima/Phil Durrant (ensemble curated by David Sylvian for On the Edge 2016)


Friday 2 December

10:00   Interview: Maja Ratkje on Spunk

Interview: Heida Karine Johannesdottir Mobeck and Anja Lauvdal on Skrap´s latest release

Frozen sky-whispers: Improvisation in Contemporary Experimental Poetry, by Rolf Hughes
Interview: Petter Wettre on his re-recording of the album Pig Virus

13:00   Lunch

14:00   Interview: Kjell Bjørgeengen and Keith Rowe on their collaboration

Panel discussions with Keith Rowe, Rhodri Davies, David Toop, Rie Nakajima, Phil Durrant, Maja Ratkje, Rolf Hughes, Kjell Bjørgeengen.

17:00   Tapas

18:00   Concert: Michaela Antalová/Joel Ring/Lyder Røed/Ivar Grydeland/Rhodri Davies

Short talk: David Toop

Concert: Kjell Bjørgeengen/Keith Rowe

(produced by RAW:)

21:00   Concert: Sidsel Endresen & Jan Bang

22:00   Concert: Helge Sten/Ståle Storløkken/Stian Westerhus


Victoria Nasjonal Jazzscene is in Karl Johans gate 35, and the Music Academy in Slemdalsveien 11.

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