Øystein Wyller Odden: Kraftbalanse (WP)

Saturday, September 21st

Øystein Wyller Odden: Kraftbalanse
Oslo Rådhus
21/9, 19.00
Free entry 

Øystein Wyller Odden: Kraftbalanse (2019, WP)
(Composition for Piano, Alternating Current and Orchestra)

As part of the new osloBIENNALE, artist Øystein Wyller Odden’s new composition Kraftbalanse is a musical representation of changes in the power grid.

The work consists of a self-resonating piano that has been tuned to vibrate according to the frequencies emitted by AC current. The piano is fitted with vibrating devices connected directly to the power grid. In Kraftbalanse the piano is accompanied by a string octet which reacts to the fluctuations of the current in real time, based on a score developed in collaboration with Jan Martin Smørdal. The ensemble performing Kraftbalanse includes string duo Vilde&Inga and the piece alludes to both electricity’s utilitarian and magical qualities, and to its constant, underlying presence in everyday life.

Wyller Odden has also created an inflation for osloBIENNALE, called Power Line Hum, which will be running in the Rådhushallen every day between 15.45–16 until 21 September. This concert will mark the closing down of the installation.

String arrangement by Jan Martin Smørdal
Vilde Sandve Alnæs – violin  
Miriam Bergset – violin   
Ragnhild Lien – violin 
Julija Morgan – violin 
Torunn Blåsmo-Falne – viola  
Tove Bagge – viola   
Sverre Kyvik Bauge – cello  
Inga Margrete Aas – double bass

In collaboration with osloBIENNALEN.
(Photo: Hanne Grieg Hermansen)

Øystein Wyller Odden: Kraftbalanse (WP)

Oslo rådhus 7:00 PM

Free entry