Clarinet, bassoon, and violin. How do these three instruments sound together? Like noise? Could be gorgeous? Or perhaps it depends on who wrote the music?
BIT20 presents a night with music written specifically for these three instruments. BIT20’s aim with the project Glimt! – Skape (create) is to unearth music from budding new composers through an open invitation.
The brave participants will have their 3-minute work presented in its final form, that is after having spent some time during the autumn with their mentor Torstein Aagard-Nilsen and the musicians. In addition, you will hear the final evaluations as well as the composers' own views on the project and the music.
It all takes place in a laid-back casual setting, far from the heady dimensions of the concert hall.
Bogoluchie on the road
Performance #1: February 9th 19:30
Performance #2: February 10th 16:00
The Njord Biennale takes place in Copenhagen in late January, when the darkness of winter rests heavy over Scandinavia. The gloomy Nordic light and the characteristic atmosphere that lingers in the air during wintertime is the perfect time to put Nordic music on the map, taking advantage of the darkness and mystique of the North to promote contemporary music of the region. Could it be that the darkest time of year, also provides a bigger room for contemplation in music, as well as more space for the understated, uncertain and uncanny?
Regardless, it's beyond doubt that the blue-grey tones of wintertime effects both human sense and thought. What better then, at this point, than a re-visitation with Swedish Djuro Zikovic' Bogoluchie. With its ancient, religious undertones, BIT20 brings an original and meditative piece to the festival in Copenhagen.
In collaboration with Christian Karlsen/Föreningen Kammarmusik NU, Bergen kirkeautunnale & NJORD Biennale. Supported by Statens musikverk, Nordisk Kulturfond, & Statens Kulturråd.
Nyman is one of the more renowned British composers of our time. For the second time this season, BIT20 has invited all of those interested to a quick rehearsal before an off the cuff concert together with the musicians in the ensemble. We’ll perform “In C Interlude” together.
Get ready for a sensory musical encounter, when BIT20 enters the stage in Nykirken together with The Serbian Kovilj Monastery Choir.
For ages 3 and up! Help us create new sounds and explore contemporary music! In the lab there will be a workshop where you can make your own instruments. To help you manoeuvre your way through all this, we’ll make sure members of our team of competent sound researchers are at your disposal, all of who have the handy prerequisites of a PhD in Sound and a master’s degree in fun.
BIT20 and children from a primary school have been inspired by the exhibition Drømmedryss at the museum KODE and has used their experience from the museum as a source to compose music. Together with musicians from BIT20 and our helpful group of facilitators, the students have created a work inspired by their own dreams, thoughts and the exhibition itself, culminating in a live performance in Tårnsalen.