LYDFROKOST is a series of happenings where musicians, sound artists and other art practitioners are invited to perform, show or talk about a piece related to sound in an informal environment.
Free entrance and breakfast.
+ may 1 2016; 10:30: Lydfrokost #2 Luca Forcucci i samarbeid med NOTAM
After presenting the researches he has been focusing on for the last 2 weeks, Luca Forcucci will bring us for a soundwalk across the neighborhood.
A soundwalk is a walk with a focus on listening to the environment. The term was first used by members of the World Soundscape Project under the leadership of composer R. Murray Schafer in Vancouver in the 1970s. Hildegard Westerkamp, from the same group of artists, defines soundwalking as “… any excursion whose main purpose is listening to the environment. It is exposing our ears to every sound around us no matter where we are.”
As a composer, artist, writer and researcher, Forcucci observes the perceptive and dynamic properties/relations of sound and space. The field of possibilities is explored in music and art as experience. In this context, he is interested in perception and consciousness.
His artworks are presented worldwide on a regular basis (Biennale of Sao Paulo, Akademie der Künste Berlin, MAXXI: Museum of XXI Century Arts Rome, Rockbund Museum Shanghai, Haus der Elektronischen Künste Basel, Présences Electroniques Festival Geneva) and are in the collections of the Swiss National Library and Swatch. He has received awards from the Swiss Federal Office for Culture, Pro Helvetia, Swatch, Cité Internationale des Arts Paris, and he was nominated in the arts at the World Technology Summit in New York.
+ april 24 2016; 10:30 : Lydfrokost #1 Morten Minothi Kristiansen og Ole Kristian Wetten i samarbeid med Edge of Wrong
A framed metal plate hung with springs. A transducer is mounted and transfers vibrations from recorded/live audio to the plate. The plate functions as a speaker cone, and the sound produced reflects this materials characteristics. The plates shape resembles a guillotine, this is accidental. As the title suggests this is the third installment, and with new content. This time bird calls from South Africa will be played back, and this on the occasion of the Norwegian – South African festival Edge of Wrong happening in Cape Town 15. – 24. April.
South African birds never come to Norway, but has recently flapped goodbye to the Norwegian migrating birds. So for once, we thought it would be nice to turn things up side down. South African bird calls in Oslo, Norway.
A curiousity in this regard is the barn swallow from Norway, which has South Africa as its winter area. As Norwegian winter is long it spends most of the year in South Africa and should therefor be counted as a South African bird migrating to Norway for nesting.
PLATA is kept resonating by Morten Minothi Kristiansen and Ole Kristian Wetten.
About Ole-Kristian and Morten:
Ole Kristian is a bassist. He performs regularly with internationally renowned pop acts such as Elvira Nikolaisen and Flunk. His home studio reveals him as a nutty professor in forward motion artistically speaking. Passionate about sound and how they come about.
Morten Minothi is a guitarist. A central artist and organizer in the noise scene in Oslo. He is the brain child of the Norwegian – South African festival and concert series Edge of Wrong since 2006. With a soft spot for religious folk music he is most content in the field of extreme noise. Ole Kristian and Morten have played together in as diverse contexts as noise shows to cheezy fund raiser gigs.
En innramma metallplate som henger i fjæringer. En transducer er montert og overfører vibrasjoner fra lydfil. Plata fungerer som et høyttalerelement, og lyden reflekterer materialet, en metallisk klang. Platas form minner om en giljotin, men det er bare tilfeldig. Som tittelen røper er dette tredje utgave, og med nytt innhold. Denne gangen spiller vi av opptak av fuglelyder fra Sør Afrika i anledning den norsk – sør afrikanske festivalen Edge of Wrong som holdes i Cape Town 22. – 24. April.
Sør Afrikanske fugler trekker ikke til Norge, men har nylig tatt farvel med de norske trekkfuglene. Så da tenkte vi at det hadde vært fint å snu det på hodet for en gangs skyld. Sør Afrikanske fugler på Tøyen.
En kuriositet i denne sammenhengen er låvesvalen som har Sør-Afrika som vinterområde. Den tilbringer mer tid i Afrika enn i Norge, så de kan egentlig regnes som Afrikanske fugler som flyr til Norge for å hekke (fra www.miljolare.no).
PLATA holdes i gang av Morten Minothi Kristiansen og Ole Kristian Wetten.