Program 2018

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Friday 28/9

Rakel Nystabakk & Eirik Ask remixing Göteborgs Symfoniker [NO/SE]

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How does Bartók sound when remixed by two young sound artists? Lead by acclaimed conductor Kent Nagano, Göteborgs Symfoniker performs this beautiful Bartók piece, only to then let it be remixed by Rakel Nystabakk & Eirik Ask in the concert house foyer.

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Dog Star Orchestra [US]

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Contemporary ensemble Dog Star Orchestra blends offbeat performances in out-of-the-way places with traditional concerts, presenting experimental music by young composers and pieces from the experimental tradition.

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Siwan [NO/FR/TR/IR/GB/SE]

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Blending musical traditions like baroque, Persian traditional and jazz, Norwegian musician and composer Jon Balke’s orchestral project Siwan escapes easy definitions. It is simply amazingly beautiful music.

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Saturday 29/9

Göteborg Sounds 2018 [US/SE]

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Four different musical constellations, ranging from contemporary ensemble music, noise, free improvisations and wind music, all of it housed in a beautiful building hailing from the 17th century.

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Sunday 30/9

Carl Michael von Hausswolff [SE]

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If ever there was a giant in contemporary electroacoustic music, Carl Michael von Hausswolff is certainly the one. Co-founder of the imagined kingdom Elgaland-Vargaland, often using the audio recorder as his main instrument, von Hausswolf is also a conceptual visual artist working with performance art, installations and photography.

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Gageego! [SE]

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Contemporary ensemble Gageego! is appreciated for their ability to interpret todays music in a highly artistic, yet refreshing way. For this concert they take spectral music into a new era of explorative music.

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Tuesday 2/10

A Shrinking Emptiness [SE]

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Contemporary music, readings, images, text fragments. A Shrinking Emptiness is as much concert as it is an installation and a lecture. An audiovisual landscape, a temporary room that the listener is welcomed into.

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Wednesday 3/10

Mimitabu [SE]

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Contemporary ensemble Mimitabu presents a program of music for ensemble and four channel tape, hexagon screws, square neck screws and hanger bolts, electro-mechanical devices and major sound fetishes in pop-music.

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Jonsson/Ring/Nyberg
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Jonsson/Ring/Nyberg is a group that plays open, acoustic improvised music with a wide dynamic range.

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Bjørn Marius Hegge Trio [NO/SE]

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Bjørn Marius Hegge Trio is a piano trio consisting of three young, fearless improvisers, working together with a spontaneous approach.

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Jean D.L. & Karen Willems [BE]

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Vague beats, electric humming, bells and dissonance all make out the basis for the guitar and drums duo of Jean D.L. & Karen Willems. Restful and light, constantly on the tipping point between beauty and chaos.

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Thursday 4/10

Anja Lauvdal / Heida Karine Johannesdottir / Signe Emmeluth [NO/DK]

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Blending jazz, hip hop beats, improvisation and electronica, Anja Lauvdal and Heida Karine Johannesdottir are in constant flux, at Nefertiti reinforced by Danish saxophone wonder Signe Emmeluth. Expect the unexpected.

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Three Trapped Tigers [GB]

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British trio blending shimmering sci-fi explorations, cinematic landscapes, pulsing electronics, mammoth riffs and pounding drums. Focused and energetic, Three Trapped Tigers are a musical tour de force.

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Friday 5/10

GAS TALKS – The role of art in a rapidly changing world [CN/BE/CN/SE]

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In a world where “everything is politics” and where art is often used to pose critical and inconvenient questions – questions that should perhaps rather be addressed by other segments of our society and our political life – art is often used as a generator and as such, sometimes as an alibi for social change.

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mir8 [AT/GB/AU]

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mir8, consisting of Werner Dafeldecker, Hilary Jeffery and Tim Wright, creates cinematic, abstract landscapes. For this occasion they are joined by pianist Simon James Phillips and drummer Tony Buck.

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Kobe Van Cauwenberghe [BE]

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Using contemporary technology and the original set-up of reel-to-reel tape-recorders, guitarist Kobe Van Cauwenberghe presents No [More] Pussyfooting, a unique live arrangement of music by Brian Eno and Robert Fripp.

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Saturday 6/10

SCENATET – Concert Walk [DK]

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Concert Walk is a tailored event consisting of a musical program intertwined with site-specific surroundings blending art, music, nature, urban environments and cultural heritage into one seamless whole.

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GAS TALKS – The festival as a means of resistance and openness [CN/IE/BE/CA/DK]

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Rapid societal changes, new artistic ideas, current political events, new ways of consuming media and art. Being an artistic curator means you have to constantly keep one ear to the ground. But how do we as a festival relate to the world around us? How much of a mirror do we hold up to reflect society at large, and how...

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Jennifer Walshe [IE]

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Jennifer Walshe has been called the most original voice to emerge from Ireland in the past 20 years. Moving between performance and sound art, often with a touch of humor, Walshe is something out of the ordinary.

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Horse Lords [US]

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Part riffing, part meticulously controlled free jazz, Horse Lords create music that pull apart and reassembles itself into abstract forms, with rhythms and tones achieving trancelike effect through repetition and discipline.

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