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Fri, Apr 24


Tøyen church

CANCELLED - Only Connect Festival of Sound 2020

Between two pieces from Rebecca Saunders’ series Stirrings we find the peculiarly titled Birds with Beards by Mithatcan Öcal.

CANCELLED - Only Connect Festival of Sound 2020
CANCELLED - Only Connect Festival of Sound 2020

Time & Location

Apr 24, 2020, 7:30 PM

Tøyen church, Herslebs gate 34, 0578 Oslo, Norway

About the Event

PROGRAMME Rebecca Saunders Stirrings (2011) Mithatcan ÖcaBirds with Beards (2019) Rebecca Saunders Stirring Still III (2006-2019)

Mithatcan Öcal's playful work is rooted in a conception of viewing famous composers as birds. Each movement in the piece refers to selected composers from the Western art music canon and combines their classical works with bird-associated soundscapes. As a third layer, each movement, and our conceptions of the composers, are ‘dressed up’ with false “beards", sonically speaking.

Rebecca Saunders holds a strong interest in the sculptural and spatial properties of sound, a source of important influence on her work process. Her Stirrings series draws inspiration from Samuel Becket's prose work Stirrings Still, but the music itself could be described as collages of sonic material, realized individually or collectively by a flexible group of musicians.

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