Premieres during GAS 2018

Premieres during GAS 2018

We are very proud to be presenting no less than three exclusive premieres plus a whole evening of new works during this year’s edition of the festival!

Mimitabu performs Joakim Sandgren – corps étrangers

The piece corps étrangers (for six musicians and computer) was written by Joakim Sandgren specifically for Mimitabu and is the third and last piece for sextet and tape in a bigger cycle for fifteen pieces written for solo, trio, sextet and nonet formations and four channel tape. This piece was commissioned by Mimitabu with support from the Swedish Arts Council. The premiere takes place at Atalante, October 3rd from 18.00.

Dog Star Orchestra performs John Eagle – North Puyallup River Bridge

The basis for this piece is a field recording taken at the North Puyallup River Bridge, a small wooden footbridge overlooking the north fork of the Puyallup River in Washington State. Reflections off the rock walls of the narrow river canyon and from the bridge above cause certain frequencies to pop out. While these are amplified in the mix, additional frequencies that our ears might add are played by the ensemble. The premiere takes place at Kronhuset as part of Göteborg Sounds on September 29th.

Dog Star Orchestra performs Laura Steenberge – Lampstands

The musical material in Lampstands is divided into two groups: a melody performed by a duet, and an accompanying trio that imitates the melody in stretched time. The text is a composite of two biblical passages. Taken out of context, they are almost comically redundant lists of household items. The premiere takes place at Kronhuset as part of Göteborg Sounds on September 29th.

A Shrinking Emptiness

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.

In the form of a Live Audio/visual paper, parts of an acoustical ecological landscape are both formed and examined. The presentation combines an audio landscape – which in turn is composed of material from some previous projects – with readings, musical compositions, images and text fragments.

“This presentation is a work-in-progress where participating artists in the research program At the compositional limits of complexity together create a work that seeks to reconcile the discursive with the performative in an exploration of possible presentation strategies whose material and medium is sought to coincide with practice. In the form of what might be called a Live-Audio Paper-Concert-Lecture, parts of the acoustical landscape are both formed and commented. The presentation combines an audio landscape – which in turn is composed of material from previous sub-projects – with text readings and fragments from musical compositions as well as images and captions.” – Anders Hultqvist, composer

A Shrinking Emptiness is a project created, staged and performed by Gothenburg based composers and musicians Anders Hultqvist, Stefan Östersjö, Ole Lützow-Holm, Halla Steinunn Stefánsdottir, Jörgen Dahlqvist, Jakob Riis, Gunnar D Hansson and contemporary music ensemble Mimitabu. A Shrinking Emptiness takes place at Atalante on October 2nd from 19.00.

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Since 2011, Dag is one of three the co-owners of Gothenburg based production company Producentbyrån. Producentbyrån is a team of producers and project managers working with various artists, companies, festivals, conferences and projects in performing arts, both in Sweden and internationally. Dag has a background as a sound technician and also works as a composer and musician for separate works, film and performing arts productions. Dag works with the GAS-Festival’s communication and graphic design.