See how we work with children. They compose together with musicians/composers.
The centrepiece of our concert tonight at Bergen Kjřtt is the performance of “Déserts” by Edgard Varčse. This work has a unique place in its foray into unchartered sonic territory in its combination of acoustic sounds and electronic interludes. But the piece has also a conceptual history. It was intended to be the soundtrack to a movie about deserts. Deserts in their physical form and as an aesthetic idea – wide open, unknown spaces to be explored. As the original movie project never materialised, we had the idea to let a young video artist make a new movie for the score. We contacted young video artist Tolga Balci to create a visual interpretation of “Déserts”. Today, we will show his finished video live together with our performance of the work. Here is his text about the video:
Read our season brochure here
BIT20 Ensemble is committed to the music of today and tomorrow and sees its role in encouraging, discussing and performing music by living composers.
In this connection, we now aim broadly to composers in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland, and ask that interested parties submit scores for review and assessment for possible inclusion in BIT20 Ensembles program. Scores can be sent as pdf to email@example.com or by regular post.
RUBEN SVERRE GJERTSEN: Gamelan Terrains · Rituals II · Lied for soprano and prepared piano · Rituals I · Miniatures II · tReMbLiNg · Grains
BIT20 Ensemble · Pierre-André Valade, conductor - Label: Aurora