SOLD OUT – Closing Concert: Roscoe Mitchell & John McCowen

UTSOLGT – Avslutningskonsert: Roscoe Mitchell & John McCowen
Bergen Internasjonale Kultursenter


NOK 275/250/200 (SOLD OUT)

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Roscoe Mitchell – HOMUNCULUS (multimedia solo) 30'

Roscoe Mitchell & John McCowenUOOU 30'

Also catch:
Opening Night Borealis 2022 (work by Roscoe Mitchell for String Quartet)
Norwegian Naval Forces Band (work by Roscoe Mitchell for Navy Band)
Roscoe Mitchell in Conversation with John McCowen
File Under Freedom an extensive group show in Bergen Kunsthall revolving around themes of improvisation in art with work by Roscoe Mitchell and Marshall Trammell amongst others.

Foto: Joseph Blough

A special evening of composition in real time from Roscoe Mitchell and John McCowen. As a tireless explorer of improvisation and multi–instrumental performance, Mitchell’s multimedia solo HOMONCULUS sees the 81 year old legend duet with himself across time and space. Through a new film made in collaboration with film maker Wendy Nelson, Mitchell, live in Bergen performs saxophone and percussion with Roscoe at home in Wisconsin, creating possibilities of multidimensional solo-ing and expression that explore the full range of Mitchell's instrumental interests. Joining Mitchell on stage for the second half of the concert is his one time student and now collaborator John McCowen. In their specially prepared duo performance UOOU, McCowen's micro timbral explorations of the contrabass clarinet meet Mitchell's bass saxophone playing, to create an unusual and dynamic combination of these two rarely heard low end instruments. Closing a week of performances and conversations with Roscoe Mitchell, this final concert for the festival brings together many facets of Mitchell as a performer and music creator, don't miss out!

Produced and initiated in collaboration with Bergen Kunsthall. Presented with support by Bergen Jazzforum.