Barrier Orchestra under Winter Solstice 2018

NOTAM er engasjert i Winter Solstice 2018 – Poems to Orpheus, og det er 7. gang dette arrangeres.

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The Winter Solstice is a roaming nocturnal art project and cross-disciplinary happening materialising in Oslo during the longest night of the year, initiated in 2012 by the artist Hanan Benammar and since 2015 by Vandaler forening*.

The event aims to gather the local audience around various practices of both emerging and established artists, offering a unique opportunity to experience art works through the night combined with performances, concerts, poetry readings, plays and even yoga sessions. The food and entrance are free. 

Since 2012, the Winter Solstice has gathered over 130 artists and performers, attracting 200 to 300 people every year.  The event functions clearly as a space of project: as throwing something towards the future.

This event is inspired by the Annual Avant Garde Festival of New York, initiated in 1963 by the cellist and performance artist Charlotte Moorman, as well as pre-christian pagan traditions such as Yule and Modranicht, the very origins of Christmas.

Kunstnere som deltar: Marte Aas, Anastasia Afanasieva, Signe M. Andersen, Origami Arktika, Mari Krokann Berge & Sverre Aurstad, Eirik Arthur Blekesaune, Finn Brodal, Bob Connolly, Hasan Daraghmeh, Maritea Dæhlin, Esra Düzen, Serina Erfjord, Harald Fetveit, VRIDD (Ingrid Stokke Solvik and Gard Gitlestad), Beatrice Guttormsen, HEKSERIET (Ingelin Krogh & Aksel Høgenhaug), Next Life / Hai, Amanda Hellryd, Sten-Olof Hellström, Christian Hennie, Risto Holopainen, Silje R. Hogstad, Luanda Carneiro Jacoel, Michiel Jansen, Kirsty Kross, HOTBOX (Morten Minothi Kristiansen & Kenneth Langås), Håkon Lie, Ingrid Lønningdal, Piotr Nowak, Magnus Oledal, Therése Olsson, Einar Ottestad, Greg Pope & Maiken Stene, RAST (Admir Korjenic, Helene Rickhard and Joakim Blattmann), Hanna Romin, Ann Rosen, Mekdes W. Shebeta, Victor Valqui Vidal, Katja Berger, Freja Maria Kreutzfeldt Kristensen, Jenny Gräf Sheppard, Andreas Oxenvad, Rasmus Bauner, Hannah Thea Fox, Sigmund Skard, Birgitte Sigmundstad, Magnus Sjöbleke, Johan Söderstöm, TOMBOLA (Anna Carlson, Lena Danielsson Wulcan, Gunilla Hansson and Pia König), Aleksandra Maria Stasiak, Alexandra Vasic, Jon Wesseltoft and more!

This year, Ann Rosén and Sten-Olof Hellström are invited for the Solstice residency, and will perform during the event. In Addition, Ann Rosén will give one to one session workshops to experiment with local musicians her Graphite Barrier instrument. More information:
Ann Rosén‘s sound art involves expanding the palette of sounds using her own self-built instruments. Glitches, sparks and clicks, white noise and electronic artefacts characterise Ann Rosén’s sound world, as do spatial soundscapes created using real-time synthesis. Many times there are visual elements of design, equipment and materials innovatively integrated into her performances. In recent years the composing – usually in combination with her self-made electronic musical instruments – has taken an increasingly large place in Ann’s oeuvre.
Sten-Olof Hellström is an electroacoustic music composer and performer. In 2013 Sten-Olof celebrated thirty years as a professional composer by obtaining a PhD in composition at University of Huddersfield, UK, with the thesis entitled ”Algorithmically-driven synthesis and feedback system: an investigation into the aesthetic and technical processes in my compositional practice ”. His music has been featured at concerts, festivals and radio-broadcasts all around the world. In recent years he has worked with a variety of compositional and musical projects such as ”Sound Excursions in the Stockholm Archipelago” where he together with Ann Rosen performed EAM concerts and workshops in Stockholms Archipelago using a sailboat as a base.