Bergen International Festival 2015 English catalogue - Page 64

064 BE RGE N INTE RN AT I ON AL FE STIVAL 2015 FR I CT I ON Adam & Eve F RICT ION k World premiere A Divine Comedy Thursday 28 May at 20:30 A new burlesque chamber opera about fundamentalist religion and misogyny. World premiere LO GEN T EATE R DAT E/ T I M E Thursday 28 May at 19:30 Friday 29 May at 19:30 D U RAT IO N 1:30 L AN GUAGE Performed in English OT H ER The discussion 'Misogyny in the name of God' in Norwegian takes place in Logen Theatre on Saturday 30 May at 15:00, see p. 79. T IC KET * Full price: 290 Under 30: 150 *Festival card: 40 %–30 % discount DU RAT ION 1:00 '… violence against women is one of the greatest human rights scandals of our time …'. This statement by Amnesty International is the backdrop to Adam & Eve – a Divine Comedy, which is premiered at the Bergen International Festival. The performance focuses on how the three major patriarchal religions of the world prevent sex equality and ultimately result in violence. In the performance, excerpts from the Bible, the Koran and texts of Judaism are juxtaposed with the Declaration of Human Rights, Dante's Divine Comedy and stories of everyday life. Burlesque humour, self-irony and surrealism are also given a central place in what is a serious matter. What forms our cultural understanding? Where is the pain threshold between entertainment and seriousness? The Norwegian composer Cecilie Ore has won both national and international prizes for her work. She has been performed and commissioned by major orchestras, ensembles and choirs, including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Modern, the BBC Singers, and the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet. In her new work Adam & Eve seven singers are accompanied by a percussion trio and music, voices and sound over loudspeakers. There are quick character changes and surprising and fascinating tableaux. '… in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be to your husband, and he shall rule over you.' – GENESIS 3:16 064 Obra with Bergen Big Band & Batagraf U SF V E RF T E T RØ K E RIE T DAT E / T IME W W W.FIB.N O L A N G UAG E Performed in Norwegian. English translation available. OT H E R Talk about Europe’s new nomads on Thursday 28 May, see p. 79 T IC K E T * Full price: 350 Under 27: 250 Cecilie Ore composition, libretto Bibbi Moslet libretto, dramaturgy Susanne Øglænd director Carle Lange set design Signe Becker costume design Sverre Randin lighting design Cato Langnes, Mats Claesson sound design Cathrine Winnes conductor Tora Augestad, Eir Inderhaug, Ingebjørg Kosmo, Marianne E. Andersen, Håkon Kornstad, Frank Havrøy, Olle Holmgren singers Bjørn Skansen, Marius Søbye Teodor Berg: SISU Slagverkensemble Anders T. Andersen voice B E RG E N IN T E RN AT ION A L F E ST IVA L 2 01 5 A concert performance inspired by ordinary people and current events. An initial urge to examine the stories of people whose lives have been drastically affected by global economic (dis)order has resulted in this concert performance, in which musicians and actors elaborate on the concept of cause and effect – in a world which doesn't seem to recognise itself. In the course of a tragi-comic evening characterised by social and personal politics we ask, 'who did it, who can be blamed for it and who's going to pay for it?' For one thing is certain: someone has done well out of it. Jon Balke, jazz musician and composer, is known for his faith in art to provoke thought. 065 Rosary Meditations m Melancholy and mystery. HÅKONSHALLEN DAT E / T IME Friday 29 May at 19:30 DU RAT ION 1:20 OT H E R Talk about music and mysteries (in Norwegian) with Lars Petter Hagen and Gunnar Danbolt at 18:45. T IC K E T * Full price: 350 Under 30: 150 *Festival card: 40 %–30 % discount In this atmospheric concert Biber's Rosary Sonatas enjoy the company of compositions and improvisations by the Norwegian fiddler Nils Økland on the Hardanger fiddle and viola d'amore. The Bohemian eighteenth century composer Heinrich Biber made use of a variety of fiddle tunings, which is also common practice in the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle tradition. The Rosary Sonatas have been a great inspiration to Nils Økland, particularly the legendary recording made by Baroque violin pioneer John Holloway. This Bergen International Festival concert is the first time they perform together. Nils Økland is a renewer of folk music, consistently building bridges to classical, contemporary and improvisational music. Alan Lucien Øyen, Andrew Wale text, direction Jon Balke composer, original concept Solrun Toft Iversen dramaturgist 'If this is holy music, it is for a space church, at once ethereal and heartily substantial', wrote The Wire (UK) of Økland's CD Straum. Bergen Big Band Jon Balke keyboards, electronics, percussion Snorre Bjerck percussion Helge Andreas Norbakken percussion Wenche Kvamme, Sverre Røssummoen et. al actors Nils Økland fiddle, viola d'amore John Holloway Baroque violin Sigbjørn Apeland harmonium Eveln Laib continuo organ HEINRICH IGNAZ FRANZ BIBER (1644–1704) Produced by Vestnorsk Jazzsenter in association with Den Nationale Scene, Nattjazz and the Bergen International Festival The Rosary Sonatas – Five Sorrowful Mysteries NILS ØKLAND (1961–) AND SIGBJØRN APELAND (1966–) Improvisations and compositions W W W.F IB.N O 065