Welcome to the Ultima(te) chill out zone - with asamisimasa
11 September, 9 pm
Tickets 250/150 NOK
Michael Pisaro: asleep street pipes tones
Klaus Lang: bright darkness.(morning) (WP)
Contemporary chamber specialists asamisimasa present a pair of works that are best experienced lying down. That’s why we’ll provide mattresses and cushions for your listening pleasure. This is music that is designed to be heard in a semi-conscious state while forgetting that time is passing.
Austrian composer Klaus Lang’s bright darkness.(morning) aims to ask how time changes the perception of sound, and vice versa, with a soundworld that resembles the sensation of form and colour that occur when you close your eyes. Abstract particles of light materialise out of black; occasionally a red glow seeps through the eyelids.
American composer Michael Pisaro places an exceptional focus on timbre, duration and the quality of microscopic sound. Asleep, Street, Pipes, Tones is part of a series that deliberately attempts to replicate the feel of a dream state. Sound becomes porous, and the focus slips between field recordings from nature and urban landscapes, and the noises and tones generated as part of a musical performance. Imagining what it would be like to experience the world only through the ears, this piece challenges the listener to tune into to its slow accumulation of detail and become increasingly aware, just as your eyes gradually get used to the dark.
Lie back and enjoy it!
Håkon Stene – percussion
Tanja Orning – cello
Ellen Ugelvik – piano/keyboards
Anders Førisdal – guitars
Kristine Tjøgersen – clarinets
asamisimasa was founded in 2001 by musicians sharing a passion and interest in avant-garde music and its history. Since then the ensemble has premiered numerous cross-media works especially written for them, often contextualized with classical repertoire and historical avant-garde work.
Supported by Norsk kulturråd.