Ultima Academy
Tuesday, September 12th
Ultima Academy is a series of workshops, talks, lectures and panel discussions and is free and open to anyone interested in knowing more about the ideas that underlie this year's festival programme.

Ultima Remake
Fyrstikkalleen videregående skole
12 September, 11.30 am
Free entry

This year’s Ultima Remake/Ulysses is a collaboration with Fyrstikkalleen Videregående skole in Oslo. Over four workshops, second year students from media and communication will develop an audio-visual installation based on the theme Ritual, inspired by the interdisciplinary works of Verdensteatret. The project is a collaboration with composer Magnus Bugge, video artist Ove Alexander Dahl and teachers Richard Nygård, Trine Dahl and Jon Tolo Hausberg from Fyrstikkalleen vgs. Project Coordinator is Gyrid Nordal Kaldestad. Remake is a part of the international Ulysses Network, promoting contemporary music in Europe.
In collaboration with the Ulysses Network and the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

Lullaby Oslo 2017 (installasjon) 
12 September (opening): 12 – 18 pm
13 September 10am – 18 pm
14 September 10am – 18pm 
15 September 10am- 18pm
Furuset bibliotek og aktivitetshus 
Free entry 

Supriya Nagarajan has been travelling with her «Lullaby Booth» recording lullabies from different cultures in the district of Alna in Oslo. At Ultima the result of the collected lullabies is presented in a sound installation at Furuset bibliotek og aktivitetshus. The audience can listen to soundscapes of voices and sounds that is inspired by the participants’ childhood memories. Nagarajan and her assistant Erlend Bilsbak collected the sound material in May 2017. Nagarajan will produce the installation in collaboration with Cato Langnes from Notam.  
During the festival Nagarajan and Duncan Chapman will perform several concerts for invited kindergardens and a concert open to the public in collaboration with Haugerud Strykeorkester and Mari Ystanes Fjeldstad as a part of  Oslo Cultural Night at Furuset bibliotek og aktivitetshus. 
In collaboration with Notam and Furuset bibliotek og aktivitetshus. 

Sentralen/Vanessa Baird-rommet (fourth floor)
12 September, 12.30 - 3.30 pm
(Also 13/9 from 12.30 - 15.30 and 14/9 from 12.30 - 15.30)

Stand still. Wait for the sound. Stretch out your arm. Don’t move. Hear the tension. Feel the muscle movements. Relax. Turn around. Stand still. Listen to the silence. Feel the line between the known and unknown, controllable and uncontrollable. Where the body meets the mind. Where the mind meets the body. What can you hear?
Sverm-Resonans is a new sound installation by Alexander Refsum Jensenius, Kari Anne Vadstensvik Bjerkestrand, Victoria Johnson, Victor Gonzalez Sanchez, Agata Zelechowska, Anna Linh Berg. The installation is the result of the art/science research projects Sverm and MICRO, supported by University of Oslo, Norges forskningsråd and Kulturrådet.

Robotic Revolution
12 September, 1 – 2 pm
Free entry

Panel: Christian Blom, Koka Nikoladze, Eirik Blekesaune (sound designer, Verdensteatret)
Moderator: Nathaniel Budzinski

We are constantly told that robots are our future, and some of the biggest philosophical discussions are currently around the ethics of artificial intelligence. It’s only natural that AI is playing a bigger role in the art world too. In this panel, three composers and artists will discuss the role of robotics, automation and mechanics in their own practice and debate the ideological borderlines between human consciousness and machine intelligence in the coming technological era.

Nathaniel Budzinski has written for magazines including The Wire, Frieze, and others. His last film, 9 Futures, premiered at CPH:DOX in 2015. He has recently relocated to Oslo after several years in Copenhagen. Before that he studied fine art in London, and worked as online editor at The Wire magazine. He is currently working on a new film satirising the contemporary art world.

Compostion Seminar with Michael Pisaro
Norges musikkhøgskole/room 139
12 September, 1 – 3 pm
Free entry

Where is the composition? A discussion of the origin and location of compositional decisions.
The composer Michael Pisaro was born in Buffalo in 1961. He is a composer and guitarist, a member of the Wandelweiser Composers Ensemble and founder and director of the Experimental Music Workshop, Calarts. His work is frequently performed in the U.S. and in Europe, in music festivals and in many smaller venues. 
asamisimasa performs his piece asleep streets pipes tones at this years Ultima.

Ultima Academy is supported by Norwegian Society of Composers.


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