AS PART OF TRANSMEDIALE AND CTM VORSPIEL 2017
3 PERFORMANCES BY ICELANDIC AND SWEDISH ARTISTS
Key performances from CYCLE MUSIC & ART FESTIVAL 2016
Suggested support 5 Euro
(pay what you can)
Doors open at 6pm
Performances will start at 6.30pm
(each will last about 45min)
-List below in order-
Check www.cycle.is for the full program of the last two editions.
Egill Sæbjörnsson, Ívar Emilsson & Mundi Vondi
Tónlist um Tónlist | Music about Music
An event where music is reviewed using verbal, visual and sonic methods. The components are a virtual reality musical instrument, short pieces of performed music, popcorn, mixed media and live talk. Áki, Egill and Magnús have been friends for a long time, during which they have developed a dialogue about music, musical instruments, notation, performance and other different aspects of the world of music. This event is a staged version of the dialogue.
Áki Ásgeirsson and Magnús Jensson are members of S.L.Á.T.U.R, a composer collective in Reykjavik that Egill has also been involved with from its first days. Egill Sæbjörnsson has joined in on meetings and participated in different projects with the collective members. Áki, Magnús and Egill worked together on a project which was exhibited at Berlin’s Nationalgalerie Hamburger Bahnhof in 2011 during the MaerzMusik Festival. Egill and Magnús have worked together on a project called Timetable, which involves instrument design, composition, the outdoors, meditation, baking, culinary events, drawing, architecture and more. Interdisciplinary cultural projects are at the heart of their collaboration. Egill Sæbjörnsson will be representing Iceland at the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017.
The Girl Who Never Was (2014)
This lecture performance tells the story of the recent rediscovery of the first recorded voice ever: that of a little girl singing the French lullaby Au Clair de la Lune, recorded 148 years before its unearthing in 2008. One year later another researcher experiments with the playback speed and discovers that the fragment actually contains the voice of a full-grown man. This exact same lullaby is sung by the dying computer HAL 9000 in the French version of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001 A Space Odyssey’. His voice also performs precisely the same glissando as the voice of the non-existent girl: a high-strung, insistent voice is gradually slowed down into a deep, sleepy and harmless one. Erik Bünger takes us on a winding trip through history.
Erik Bünger is a Swedish artist, writer and composer, based in Berlin, whose work is based on an extensive research into language, technology and the human voice. His performance lectures and videos have been presented around the world in venues such as The Curitiba Biennial in Brazil, Centre Pompidou in Paris, KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, Moderna Museet in Stockholm, The Wellcome Collection in London, The Rotterdam Film Festival and The Lincoln Center in New York.
Ingi Garðar Erlendsson & Ensemble Adapter
for flute, clarinet and percussion
Microphone (to record first note in the winds into the Freeze pedal)
Freeze Pedal (Electro Harmonix) or computer
Amplifier (or small amplified mixer)
1 Loudspeaker Cone (200mm diameter)
Small Guitar Amp
Contact Microphone (piezo)
2 Identical Kick Drums (optional size as long as they are the same)
Small Mallet Instrument (crotales or small xylophone)
12 m PVC-pipe (200mm diameter, (for billiard or metal balls))
12 m PVC-pipe (73mm diameter, for amplified sound)
Stands for the PVC-pipes
Metal Trash Can
27 Balls (billiard or metal balls, 50mm diameter approx.)
Several Hundred Tiny Metal Balls (3mm diameter approx.)
A Water Pitcher (for the tiny metal balls)
Ingi Garðar Erlendsson studied composition with the composers Yannis Kyriakides and Gilius van Bergeijk at the Royal Conservatory in Den Haag. His works have been performed at various places on various occasions worldwide. Ingi Garðar is a member of the composers’ collective S.L.Á.T.U.R. (Society of artistically obtrusive composers around Reykjavík) and performs with groups such as Hestbak, Borko, Fengjastrútur, Benni Hemm Hemm, Skeylja, Valdimar, Kippi Kanínus, Stórsveit Nix Noltes and many more.
This event is kindly supported by Embassy of Iceland in Berlin, Embassy of Sweden in Berlin, Nordic Culture Point and the Municipality of Kopavogur, IS.