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FRICTIO N B ER G EN I N T ER N AT I ON AL FEST I VAL 2019 029 BIT20 Ensemble Pierre-André Valade conductor Donatienne Michel-Dansac soprano Omar Ebrahim baritone Kai Wessel countertenor Carte Blanche – The Norwegian National Company of Contemporary Dance Jens Sethzman lighting concept UNSUK CHIN (1961–) cosmigimmicks – a musical pantomime GYÖRGY LIGETI (1923–2006) Aventures Nouvelles Aventures IGOR STRAVINSKY (1882–1971) Three pieces for string quartet UNSUK CHIN Gougalon – Scenes from a Street Theatre md GRIEGHALLEN PEER GYNT- SALEN DATE / TI M E Friday 31 May at 20:00 D U R ATI ON 1:35 including interval T ICK E T Standard: 340 Senior: 306 Under 30: 190 Mimodramas Modern legends at Bergen International Festival. BIT20 is on solid ground in this mind-blowing, multi-disciplinary cooperation with Carte Blanche – The Norwegian National Company of Contemporary Dance and Bergen Interna- tional Festival. The festival composer selected for 2019, Unsuk Chin, is an old acquaintance of the ensemble. FiB Fordel: 272 BT Fordel: 255 In Peer Gynt-salen this evening, Chin’s work en- circles that of her old mentor, modern compo- ser legend György Ligeti (1923–2006). Ligeti was according to Chin very clear on one thing: She had to leave behind the avant-garde tra- dition she came from. Doing what you already knew was completely forbidden! Besides their remarkable energy and undisputable strength of character, the two composers also share a fair dose of humour. In her pantomime inspi- red piece cosmigimmicks Chin salutes Ligeti, accompanied by Carte Blanche. In their by Car- te Blanche concept, the whole company joins forces to create a piece without a choreograp- her. Dancers and musicians meet up only hours before showtime to create an outstanding scenic moment, unique for this concert. Ligeti’s music might lead some listeners into outer space, as his music is to many known as the soundtrack to Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Adding Stravinsky to the mix binds together the different time frames at play, per- haps with a characteristically restless energy as the most obvious common nerve. This will be an evening that takes the audience through portraits of different eras – only to create the feeling that no era of style truly exists, only music and dance. WWW.FI B.N O/EN 029