ICI: house of music

ICI: et hus fylt med musikk
11:00–13:00 & 14:30–16:30 & 18:00–20:00
Kulturhuset i Bergen


NOK 500(family ticket)
*World Premiere*

Also catch ICI Concert for 1:
Gwen Rouger – Tente de chantier (thurs–sat)
Benjamin Soistier – Jeu de sens (thurs–sat)

Gwen Rouger & Joshua Hyde – Artistic Directors
Shao-Wei Chou – flute & performance
Etienne Graindorge – sound engineer & performance
Winnie Huang – violin & performance
Joshua Hyde – saxophone & performance
Szymon Kaça – clarinet & performance
Louise Leverd – cello & performance
Gwen Rouger – keys & & performance
Benjamin Soistier – percussion & performance
Franco Venturini – keys & performance

BOWER (World Premiere)
Read more about BOWER here
Kristine Tjøgersen – concept & composition
Maja Nilsen – scenography & costume
Julie Desprairies – choreography

DIY-partitur 15'
Frederic Mathevet – composer

tick tock iiiiii 12'
Winnie Huang – composer

Portrait Étendu 12'
Julien Malaussena – composer

Distant Air (installasjon)
Joshua Hyde – composer

Constella(c)tions 12'
Michelle Agnes Magalhaes – composer

Digestion (for keytar-solo) 15'
Gwen Rouger – composer

Photo: Joshua Hyde.

We invite you on a musical parkour through the multilayered spaces of Kulturhuset! Just show up with your ticket to be gently led up and down the stairs through wonderful musical worlds, all woven together by the performers of French ensemble soundinitiative. From performing bodies, to interactive musical ropes, keytar solos, to vibrating walls, soundinitiative along with their collaborator choreographer Julie Despraires, want to recontextualise how we experience new musical creations, relating each performance to the spaces and places where people are gathering. 

ICI meaning “here” in French is a concert for a place, a journey imagined in situ to set the space in vibration. This two hour sound adventure leads you through different listening spaces and atmospheres, featuring works by Pauline Oliveros, Frederic Mathevet, Winnie Huang, Julien Malaussena, Joshua Hyde, Michelle Agnès Magalhaes & Gwen Rouger, culminating with the world premiere of a new piece by shining star of Norwegian new music Kristine Tjøgersen. In BOWER with scenographer Maja Nilson, ensemble and choreographer, this new interdisciplinary collaboration transports us in to the unique world of the Bower bird. From architectural nest building to elaborate courtship rituals, movements, sound and music are directly translated and inspired by the birds' daily routines, habitat, sound world, interaction and behaviour.

BOWER is premiered at the UNESCO Creative Cities Program at Centre des Arts d’Enghien-les-Bains in March 2022.
Commission for BOWER supported by Arts Council Norway. The project BOWER is supported by Arts Council Norway and The Audio and Visual Fund.
The project ICI is supported by The French Institute in Paris and the Centre National de la Musique (CNM). Travel support from Institut français de Norvège.
soundinitiative is supported by the Ile-de-France Regional Direction of the Ministry for Culture and by the Ile-de-France Region.