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London performance for Norwegian composer

Publisert: 03/27/2007 av - Ed.


Øyvind Torvund 2007 - 1 (Foto: Stian Andersen) (350x) Early April sees the UK premiere of composer Øyvind Torvund’s ‘Bandrom Bethnal Green’.

Norwegian composer Øyvind Torvund curates a night of musical and visual happenings. He has composed several short avant-garde folk pieces that will be performed by the Anglo/Belgian Plus Minus ensemble who will teach the pieces to other musicians by ear. Each piece has a visual partner, a drawing by Canadian comic artist Marc Bell. These drawings will be recreated by a group of artists in their own style and given away to members of the audience.

Bandrom Bethnal Green is the latest instalment of Øyvind Torvund's Bandrom project, which began with the Oslo Sinfonietta in 2003. Each event is a happening that incorporates music, visual art, video and food, and combines hybrids of sonic and visual styles.

Øyvind Torvund is one of two composers featured on the MIC/Rikskonsertene INTRO composer launch project, a long-term promotional initiative that is aimed at increased international (and domestic) exposure for two young and vital composers representing the premier division of modern Norwegian composition.

In this event:

* Members of ensemble Plus Minus will teach short avant-garde folk
pieces "by ear" to invited musicians; food will be served as you watch
* Visual artists will make souvenirs for you based on the drawings
Canadian artist Marc Bell.
* "Krull Quest" (animation film with live cello) - looking at old
ornaments and traditional Norwegian rosemaling paintings.
* "The Stacks" - a new piece for percussion with Powerpoint
presentation. New pieces for prepared guitar.

More information and sounds from Bandroom is found at myspace.com/bandrom.

Rational Rec is a monthly inter-art social occasion, incorporating sound, music, text, performance, film and psychological experiments.

Tuesday 3 April 2007
Bethnal Green Working Men's Club
44 Pollard Row, London E2
(5 mins from Bethnal Green tube)
Doors open at 8pm, £5 on the door

Related persons:

Øyvind Torvund, Composer

Related events:

03.04.2007 Øyvind Torvund performed in London

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