December 5th, 2019, 19:00 Inter Arts Center, Black Room Bergsgatan 29, Malmö
Concert with the Barrier Orchestra that on this occasion consists of Sten-Olof Hellström, Jakob Riis, Jørgen Teller and Ann Rosén.
In ‘Drawing Music’ the goal is to develop a work that breaks free from standard concert formats and timeframes. The idea is to explore different aspects of time and spatiality, allow the music, musicians and score to occupy space and freely move around in all dimensions. To give music spatial shape and give sound physical qualities such as size, weight, texture, surface and color.
‘Drawing Music’ is, besides being a project, an instrument and a method which both will be further developed during the work process. The instrument is played by drawing on paper with graphite creating various paths with various resistances that control a software synthesizer.
The ‘Drawing Music’ project and the Barrier Orchestra are different modules in the umbrella project the Great Barrier Orchestra, a trans-disciplinary project in sound art, new music, and performance.
Malene Bach: Visuals Lotte Anker: Saxophones Jakob Riis: Laptop, processing
Tuesday, November 26th, 22.30
Klub Primi, H15
Halmtorvet 15, København
Malene Bach's abstract, conceptual works are characterized by a geometric approach and range from purely digital to in situ work. Her paintings and sculptures are colorful, clear, constructive and free. Malene Bach explores perception and the conditioned in art, experimenting with media and genres, and moving fluidly between art, architecture and music. In a process lasting several years, Bach, Anker and Riis developed the 30-minute work "Motion Picture", a confounding color- and sound saturated performance that will be performed for the first time in Copenhagen at Klub Primi 2019.
Lotte Anker, Jakob Riis: Squid Police at Malmö Jazzmanifest 20192019/10/18
Lotte Anker: Saxophones
Jakob Riis: Laptop processing
Friday, October 18th, 19.30
Malmö Jazzmanifest 2019
Inkonst, Bergsgatan 29, Malmö
The music of Lotte Anker, Jakob Riis: Squid Police explores a territory of slow movements in a multifaceted, three-dimensional and transcendent sound universe in the meeting between saxophone and electronic live processing.
Lotte Anker and Jakob Riis have worked together in numerous different constellations for several decades. In 2010 they created the music for the animated art movie "Motion Picture" by visual artist Malene Bach. Working with this was also the catalyst for the duo project, and for their album "Squid Police", released on the Malmö based label Konvoj Records and nominated for the Manifest award 2015, best experimental album of the year.
Two evenings with immersive listening experiences in the spacious facilities at in-discourse studios, located in the former railway workshop at “Lokstallarna” in Malmö. Presenting new and former works by swedish, danish and greek composers, performed in an acousmonium, a large scale multichannel sound system of 30+ loudspeakers, installed for this event at in-discourse which was chosen for it’s exceptional acoustics and unique atmosphere.
Acousmatic Stories presents two branches: “Radio Plays” and “Stories of Flights, Ferries, and Fish”.
Saturday, October 12th
SØS Gunver Ryberg – “Fragments”
Kent Olofsson – “Skellefteå / Malmö” and “Karlskrona / Malmö”
in-discourse, Södra Bulltoftavägen 51G, Malmö – doors 19:30, on stage 20:30 – entrance 80 sek – map
Saturday, October 19th
Marinos Koutsomichalis – “sāk vitt ok vītt of verǫld hverja”
Lise-Lotte Norelius – “The Hatchery“
Jørgen Teller – “Codhead, Lighthouse and Baby Grand”
Jakob Riis – “Life beyond starboard and fish”
Niels Bjerg – “Hvidt Sand, Vand og Asfalt”
in-discourse, Södra Bulltoftavägen 51G, Malmö – doors 19:30, on stage 20:30 – entrance 80 sek – map
Acousmatic Stories: Radio Plays are presenting works created for large multichannel loudspeaker orchestra, approaching the listeners by taking over the physical space with sounds around and above the listeners, while preserving the potentials of the radio play to move, interact and overlap between completely different environments, places, times and people.
Stories of Flights, Ferries, and Fish is an artistic endeavour conveying stories of commuting people (and fish), and exploring the Nordic landscape, its island complexes and archipelagos, its climate, and the various geophysical phenomena that forge it. The project pivots on audio-logs, spoken word, sound-art, electroacoustic compositions, field-recordings, interviews, photography, and all sorts of other artefacts to be presented to audiences alongside tastings of local fish.
Supported by: Malmö stad, Nordisk Kulturfond, Nordic Culture Point, Past Machine HB, in-discourse and Inter Arts Center
The Barrier Orchestra, The Soundwaves of Buckwheat2019/6/14
Concert performance and dinner!
The Barrier Orchestra performs The Soundwaves of Buckwheat (first performance)
Vardagsrummet Hoby Prästgårdsväg 1, Östra Hoby
Friday, June 14th, 19:00
'The Soundwaves of Buckwheat' / 'Bovetets ljudvågor' by composers Ann Rosén and Sten-Olof Hellström is the first piece in the Bread / Bröd series. A collaborative composition where each musician is given the space to develop a personal relationship with the music.
The audience will participate in an exciting and experimental sound adventure for about 40 minutes.
Afterwards the evening continues with a joint dinner with the audience and the ensemble, which is based on the theme of Bread. Of course, vegetarian ingredients are offered, including buckwheat which one of the people involved, the prerequisite designer Gunnel Pettersson, has worked with in different ways for several years.
At the premiere of the 'The Soundwaves of Buckwheat', the Barrier Orchestra consists of the Finnish musicians Petri Kuljuntausta, electric guitar, and Mikko Raasakka, clarinet, the Danish musicians Jørgen Teller, electric guitar, and Jakob Riis, trombone, and the Swedish host couple Ann Rosén and Sten-Olof Hellström on various electronic instruments.
The intimate character of Vardagsrummet means that there is there is only 10 seats available for the audience. So book your place at SEK 250 as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org (you will receive payment details upon confirmation of the booking).
The Barrier Orchestra was founded in 2015 by Ann Rosén, and consists of musicians selected for their special skills and willingness to challenge, grab and use their own barriers to develop the music.
Vardagsrummet is a scene for sound art and art music equipped with speakers over, under and around the audience. A platform for spatial art music and sound art making it accessible to everyone.
Radiophrenia - Inverted and Pursued Ferrari2019/5/25
Make sure to tune in on Radiophrenia, May 25th, 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm GMT+1, while airing Inverted and Pursued Ferrari by Dave Allen and Jakob Riis
Radiophrenia is a temporary art radio station – a two-week exploration into current trends in sound and transmission arts. Broadcasting live from Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts, the station aims to promote radio as an art form, encouraging challenging and radical new approaches to the medium.
Broadcasting across Glasgow on 87.9FM and streaming online, 24 hours a day, 13th- 26th May, 2019
In a play of perfectly segueing semantics Allen and Riis come together again in 2019 – the piece Inverted and Pursued Ferrari was originally presented in 2012 at Klubb Yo Yo in Malmö – to create a new recording, extrapolating the original intention of the phase inversion treatment by simultaneously attempting to achieve the opposite from one another. Remixing via MAX/MSP, Riis turns Allen’s Inverted Ferrari on its head where nothing from something greets something from nothing. Happy 90th Birthday Dear Luc F!
Dave Allen works predominantly in the field of Visual Art with a strong interest in the development of experimental and avant-garde music. In 2011, upon an open invitation by the Association Presque Rien (responsible for the works of composer Luc Ferrari) to rework the digital archives of Ferrari, Allen further developed his turntablist phase inversion performance to include a selection of Ferrari’s field recordings whereby silence is sought via playing manipulated versions of the tracks simultaneously.
Composer, laptop musician and improviser Jakob Riis is active in the experimental fields of electro-acoustic music, working in a wide range of different constellations; composing music for spatialization in loudspeaker orchestras, duo collaborations with other improvisers, composing for and playing with larger orchestras such as Barriärorkestern, Copenhagen Art Ensemble and Konvoj Ensemble.
Friday, April 26th, 19:00
Inter Arts Center, Red Room
Bergsgatan 29, Malmö
As a part of this years Intonal concerts at Inter Arts Center, Nguyễn Thanh Thủy has commissioned new pieces for đàn tranh/guzheng with electronics. The collaborative nature of these works aim to create imaginative and novel soundworlds through different approaches to instrumental playing techniques and signal processing. There will be two world premiere pieces from composers Lương Huệ Trinh (VN) and Kent Olofsson (SE), as well as a performance of a piece by composer Jakob Riis (DK/SE).
Black Madonnas (world premiere) – Kent Olofsson (20 mins)
Nguyễn Thanh Thủy is a leading đàn tranh player / improviser in both traditional and experimental music. She was born into a theatre family and was raised with traditional Vietnamese music from an early age in Hà Nội. She studied at the Hanoi Conservatory of Music where she received her diploma in 1998, followed by a Master of Arts at the Institute of Cultural Studies in 2003. She has toured in Asia, Europe, the USA. She has received many distinctions included the First Prize and the Outstanding Traditional Music Performer Prize in the National Competition of Zither Talents in 1998. Nguyễn Thanh Thủy has recorded several CD’s as soloist with orchestra and solo CDs and works with many composers around the world.
Stories of Flights, Ferries and Fish @ Dokk12019/4/10
Wedensday, April 10th, 16:30 - 18:00
Hack Kampmanns Plads 2
8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
An afternoon the interdisciplinary art project "Stories of Flights, Ferries and Fish" that seeks out and tells stories from the outskirts of the Nordic countries. Sound art, images, poetry and performance by Marino's Koutsomichalis, Jørgen Teller and Jakob Riis.
Marinos Koutsomichalis: "so white and wide or worldly each":
a hybrid performance pivoting on a multi-level exploration of the
Icelandic landscape and the artist's own personal (un) creations of, and creative responses to, it. Film, self-build sound and video-box which prints recipes.
Jørgen Teller: AU BOUT YOU DOKK1
A story about moving to the edge with the plane, the ferry and the fish to find and create new Nordic stories. Here is included a Cretan Lyra, sound, visuals and poetry from visits to Iceland, Lofoten and Danish islands and harbours 2018.
Jakob Riis: Starboard and Fish
Or how to set the navigation lights right? A sound performance where JR investigates the migrational implications of mankind and fish.
An afternoon diving into the nordic oceans of music, performance and fish-snacks. This is another wild off-shot from from the interdisciplinary, travelling art project "Stories of Flights Ferries and Fish" that seeks out and tells stories from the outskirts of the Nordic countries. Sound art, images, poetry, text/sound and performance.
Thursday, March 7th, 19:00 Galleri 21, Rådmansgatan 5, Malmö
An electro-acoustic concert in conjunction with Ann Rosén's exhibition "Blyertsbarriärer / Graphite Barriers" at Galleri 21.
The three musicians are electronically wired to the artworks in a performance of music based on their soundings.
Electronics: Sten-Olof Hellström, Jakob Riis and Ann Rosén
"Graphite Barriers" is a series of works that share the graphites's ability and inherent resistance. The development of the first graphite barrier module, the instrument and the composition tool, gained momentum during a residence at HIAP in Finland 2017 and resulted in video "Gården Soumenlinna" which is shown in the exhibition. With the Graphite Barrier instrument you can simultaneously draw sounds, compose and play. Each concert, rehearsal and recording becomes a new drawing and a score that can be interpreted and generated a new work.
A music dramatic work in which I use the room, the movement, the music, the form, the sounds and the interaction between the participant and the audience. A work that uses barriers to create opportunities.