Bergen International Festival 2016 - Page 88

088 BE RGE N INTE RN AT I ON AL FE STIVAL 2016 FR I CT I ON Torgeir Vassvik vocal, frame drum Ole-Henrik Moe viola and Islandic fiddle Kari Rønnekleiv violin Kristin Alsos Strand cello Audun Strype sound F RICT ION B E RG E N IN T E RN AT ION A L F E ST IVA L 2 01 6 0 89 m World premiere C ORN E RT E AT RE T DAT E / T IME Thursday 26 May at 22:30 DU RAT ION 1:15 T IC K E T Standard: 290 Under 30: 150 Festival Card: 30 % discount BT Fordel: 25 % discount Asamisimasa Sàpmi m Late Night Logen with Torgeir Vassvik LO GEN T EATE R DAT E/ T I M E Wednesday 1 June at 22:00 D U RAT IO N 1:30 including interval T IC KET Standard: 290 Under 30: 150 Festival Card: 30 % discount BT Fordel: 25 % discount Throat singing, joik and Sámi drums express the sounds of Arctic nature-jazz. Torgeir Vassvik crosses the border between traditional and modern music. He has created a powerful and distinct expression by fusing joik, Sámi drums, Siberian throat singing and the sound of Arctic nature. Joik is possibly the oldest song tradition in Europe, but performed 088 – Music with the Real by Vassvik our thoughts are guided towards avant-garde jazz. Music to challenge the familiar and the private spheres of the musicians. “Dark as pitch, light as the sun, and it hits you full on. ”, “Torgeir Vassvik is a unique and magnetic live artist, and one of the most fascinating proponents of modern Sámi music. A true original.” Vassvik was described thus after presenting his mystic and atmospheric sound to the European public. Since they were formed in 2002, Asamisimasa has combined electronics and video with a repertoire of avant-garde and classical music. The ensemble has made their mark internationally with their distinctive artistic profile, high quality and ability to place a repertoire in new contexts. With a group of five renowned composers and Music with the Real they create a multimedia artistic expression using our familiar surroundings in new ways. Vassvik is renowned for his intense stage presence and comes from Gamvik, in the far north of Norway and Sápmi. He views the rugged climate and barren landscape as a clear inspirational source for his music. #FE STSPILLEN E16 During the festival will be the world premiere of the works of Henrik Hellstenius and Carola Bauckholt, where both integrate audio-visual devices. Henrik Hellstenius’ work explores and challenges the barriers between the musicians’ lives off and on stage through sound and pictures from the musicians’ private spheres. Bauckholt creates an awareness of the sounds that are found everywhere around us but are often overlooked and seldom heard in a musical context. Kristine Tjøgersen clarinets Håkon Stene percussion, electronics Anders Førisdal guitars Ellen Ugelvik piano, electronics Tanja Orning cello Thorolf Thuestad sound, video W W W.F IB.N O 0 89