Workshop Presentation: Diversity Lab
Salen - Institutt for musikkvitenskap, Blindern (ZEB-bygningen, Sem Sælands vei 2)
George Lewis – Workshop mentor
Rolf-Erik Nystrøm – Workshop mentor
This two-day workshop is intended to explore how contemporary music can promote aesthetic diversity. In a rare visit to Norway, the distinguished US composer George Lewis, plus Norwegian saxophonist Rolf-Erik Nystrøm, will bring together Oslo based musicians to investigate how an art form such as contemporary music – so deeply rooted in post-war central European aesthetics – can engage with notions of diversity.
Modern music’s core values include a constant search for the unknown, and a voyage of artistic discovery involving research and experimentation. How can those values be channeled into creating diversity? Lewis and Nystrøm will attempt to answer some of these questions in collaboration with their invited participants. A open-form piece by George Lewis will form the basis of the workshops’ musical and discursive work, and the sessions will conclude with a presentation of a new work created by the workshop participants during the workshop.
In collaboration with Institutt for musikkvitenskap, Blindern.
Ultima Context is supported by Norsk Komponistforening, Fritt Ord and Bergesenstiftelsen.