Remake 2019: Not Only White
13/9, 15.00 – 23.00 (Opening, part of Oslo kulturnatt)
Ultima’s annual Remake project encourages young people to engage with contemporary music in practical ways. This year, Remake focuses on transforming Lasse Thoresen’s piece Sound of the Arctic, which opens the festival (12/9). With its environmental theme and strong focus on sounds in nature, Sound of the Arctic is an ideal material for the students of VG1 sixth form college in Oslo to get their hands on, and they have been exploring it in connection with the idea of rituals.
During a workshop period between March and June, supervised by composer and field recordist Bjarne Kvinnsland, students have been collecting, analysing and reprocessing sounds of snow, ice and flowing water (using a special mobile app designed specifically for this project). In the process they learn about spectromorphology and the art of virtuoso listening.
The final production is completed at NOTAM studio in Oslo, and the result is a new sound art piece in its own right which will be revealed at an exhibition and series of performances in the crypt underneath Kulturkirken Jakob.
In collaboration with Elvebakken videregåenende skole.
Remake is part of the Ulysses Network and the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
(Photo: Atle Næsheim)