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COWs #6 // Carolyn Chen og fleiri

  • MENGI 2 Óðinsgata Reykjavík, 101 Iceland (map)

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Tónleikaröðin COWs samanstendur af þrennum tónleikum sem fara fram á vormisseri 2018 í Mengi. Á tónleikunum er flutt tilraunakennd tónlist af ýmsum toga eftir tónskáld hvaðanæva að. Á þriðju og síðustu tónleikum annarinnar er bandaríska tónskáldið Carolyn Chen í forgrunni en einnig hljóma verk eftir Birgit Djupedal og Einar Torfa Einarsson. 

Líkt og áður verður boðið upp á verk sem eiga það sameiginlegt að vera á mörkum tónlistar, leikhúss og myndlistar. Tónleikarnir eru í samstarfi við Listaháskóla Íslands en hluti flytjenda stundar nám við tónlistardeild Listaháskóla Íslands, aðrir starfa og kenna við sömu deild.

Flytjendur á tónleikunum 27. apríl:
Birgit Djupedal, Berglind María Tómasdóttir, Carolyn Chen, Einar Torfi Einarsson, Örvar Erling Árnason, María Sól Ingólfsdóttir, Valentin Valle Domring, Sigurður Einarsson o.fl.

EFNISSKRÁ

Carolyn Chen:
Declaration
In 1839 it was considered elegant to take a tortoise out walking.
This gives us an idea of the tempo of flanerie in the arcades.
— Walter Benjamin
Stomach of ravens
This is a Scream — an audio essay
Fine Feathered Friends
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Einar Torfi Einarsson:
Urban/Nonurban distancing
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Birgit Djupedal:
#EqualPayDay in three movements
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Listræn stjórnun COWs: Berglind María Tómasdóttir
Tónleikaröðin er styrkt af Tónlistarsjóði og er í samstarfi við Listaháskóla Íslands.
Húsið opnar kl. 20:30 - Miðaverð er 2.000 kr.

∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞

COWs concert series consists of three concerts that will take place in Mengi in Spring 2018. The concerts include experimental music by composers such as Jennifer Walshe, Morton Feldman, Carolyn Chen amongst others. The third and the last concert in this season’s series puts works by Carolyn Chen in the foreground, but also includes works by Einar Torfi Einarsson and Birgit Djupedal. The music takes place in-between music, theater and performance art and is performed by faculty and students at the Iceland University of the Arts.

Performers on April 27th:
Birgit Djupedal, Berglind María Tómasdóttir, Carolyn Chen, Einar
Torfi Einarsson, Örvar Erling Árnason, María Sól Ingólfsdóttir,
Valentin Valle Domring, Sigurður Einarsson and more.

PROGRAM

Carolyn Chen:
Declaration
In 1839 it was considered elegant to take a tortoise out walking.
This gives us an idea of the tempo of flanerie in the arcades.
— Walter Benjamin
Stomach of ravens
This is a Scream
— an audio essay
Fine Feathered Friends
-
Einar Torfi Einarsson:
Urban/Nonurban distancing
-
Birgit Djupedal:
#EqualPayDay in three movements

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Curator of COWs Concert Series is Berglind Tómasdóttir.
COWs Concert Series is supported by the Icelandic Music Fund and is in collaboration with the Iceland University of the Arts.
Doors at 8:30pm - Tickets 2.000 kr.

About Carolyn Chen: Carolyn Chen has made music for supermarket, demolition district, and the dark. Her work reconfigures the everyday to retune habits of our ears through sound, text, light, image, and movement. For a decade she has studied the guqin, the Chinese 7-string zither traditionally played for private meditation in nature, which has inspired her thinking on listening and social space. Recent projects include a a story for ASL interpreter strung to chimes at a distance and commissions for Wild Rumpus and Klangforum Wien. The work has been presented in 22 countries and described by The New York Times as “the evening’s most consistently alluring…a quiet but lush meditation.” It has been supported and commissioned by impuls, MATA, Fulbright Foundation, Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, Stanford University Sudler Prize, University of California Institute for Research in the Arts, American Composers Forum, ASCAP, Emory Planetarium, Composers Conference at Wellesley, and Machine Project at the Hammer Museum. Recordings are available on Perishable, the wulf., Quakebasket, and Play It Forward. She earned a PhD in music from UC San Diego, and an MA in Modern Thought and Literature and BA in music from Stanford University, with an honors thesis on free improvisation and radical politics.   

http://www.carolyn-chen.com/