Bergen International Festival 2016 - Page 84

084 BE RGE N INTE RN AT I ON AL FE STIVAL 2016 FR I CT I ON Apparatjik text, music, stage design Concha Buika text, music Void stage design Supported by the Oticon Foundation F RICT ION B E RG E N IN T E RN AT ION A L F E ST IVA L 2 01 6 085 m Scandinavian premiere G RIE G H A L L E N PE E R GY N TSA L E N DAT E / T IME Friday 27 May at 21:00 DU RAT ION 2:15 including interval OT H E R Powaqqatsi – Life in Transformation Wednesday 25 May at 18:45 Thursday 26 May at 19:30 See page 82–83 k World premiere GRIEGH A LLE N P EER GY N TSA L EN A Conversation with Philip Glass Friday 27 May at 16:30 at Litteraturhuset. See page 99 Apparatjik Standard: 360 Under 30: 150 Festival Card: 30 % discount with Buika and Void D U RAT IO N 1:15 OT H ER Standing room only T IC KET Standard: 290 Under 30: 150 Festival Card: 30 % discount BT Fordel: 25 % discount A tragic soul gains new life on the Day of the Dead. Julia Pastrana was born in Mexico in 1834 with two extremely rare syndromes. One resulted in a protruding jaw and the other, dense hair growth over her whole body. She was called “the ape woman” and performed throughout Europe. After her death her embalmed body ended up in Norway as a fairground attraction at Lunds Tivoli. She was later preserved at the University of Oslo until, after a long political battle her body was buried in Catholic tradition in Mexico in 2012. 084 His music is often pigeon-holed as minimalistic, but Philip Glass prefers to describe it as ‘music with repetitive structures’. He explains: ‘I had an epiphany when I realised I could use rhythms as a tool to create structure in music.’ T IC K E T DAT E/ T I M E Friday 03 May at 21:00 PGE Retro: The Day of the Dead is a colorful Mexican festival that eases the spiritual passing of those who have died. This festival is central when Apparatjik, in collaboration with Void and Mexican artists Laura Andersen Barbata and Concha Buika, present a staged concert production to honor Julia Pastrana both as an individual and an artist Apparatjik is a multi-disciplinary and flexible collaboration founded in 2008 by Jonas Bjerre from Mew, Guy Berryman from Coldplay, Magne Furuholmen from a-ha, and celebrated producer Martin Terefe. For this concert, Apparatjik is comprised of Concha Buika, Jonas Bjerre, Magne Furuholmen, Martin Terefe and Void. #FE STSPILLEN E16 BT Fordel: 25 % discount Philip Glass Ensemble (1969–1983) Glass’s work in the 1970s and 80s was not exclusively minimalistic however: it included operas – Einstein on the Beach and Akhnaten – and the film trilogy Quatsi with Godfrey Reggio. At the Bergen International Festival concert the Philip Glass Ensemble performs works from all of these periods. One of the greatest composers of our time presents selected works from an illustrious career. Philip Glass wrote music that no one wanted to perform. It was described as minimalistic, without reference to the historical traditions and frameworks followed by his European counterparts. In 1966, after two years in Paris, Glass returned to New York, where traditional orchestras and theatres showed no interest in his music either. Consequently he started the Philip Glass Ensemble and gave concerts in various lofts and galleries. ‘We had to find our own places to perform our music. To start with it was out of necessity, but as time went on I started to appreciate it. I liked not needing anyone’s permission to give a concert,’ says Philip Glass. Philip Glass composition, keyboard Michael Riesman musical direction, keyboard Lisa Bielawa keyboards, voice Dan Bora live sound mix David Crowell soprano, alto and tenor saxophone Jon Gibson flute, soprano saxophone Ryan Kelly onstage audience engineer Eleonor Sandresky keyboards Andrew Sterman flute, piccolo, bass clarinet Yousif Sheronick, Frank Cassara Guest musicians, percussion W W W.F IB.N O 085