What can a young composer do when handed the versatility and virtuosity of Bergen’s new music specialists the BIT20 Ensemble? For Borealis 2016, this question will be answered by the World Premieres of two new works, one from just round the corner and the other from the other side of the world, exploring what it means to be a Sinfonietta today.
From Argentina, composer Santiago Díez-Fischer will take the ensemble as a translation device, building connections between a pile of homemade DIY electronics and a pair of percussionists, creating sound worlds that exist seemingly independent of their instruments. Díez-Fischer works with intricately constructed extended playing-techniques to create a wholly different vision of the instrumental ensemble.
Bergen based composer Sigurd Fischer Olsen composes music marked by a quiet intensity, and will be adding the uniquely flexible voice of Swedish vocalist Sofia Jernberg to the group, breaking the ensemble down in to its component parts, and creating a multiplicity of different voices and styles.
There will be a talk with the composers at the concert.
Santiago Díez-Fischer – óyelos desgarrar la tela del presagio
Sigurd Fischer Olsen – Sserenades
Presented in collaboration with BIT20 Ensemble
Commissions supported by the Norwegian Arts Council and Artis.