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2016 - BIPF Soundpainting - Bit 20 Ensemble & PAB

BIPF sound painting 7

Soundpainting - Bit 20 Ensemble & PAB
Bergen International Performancefestival
Bergen Kunsthall
Sunday, October 16 th
Time: 16:00 - 17:00

Participating performance artists in the sound painting:
Pavana Reid, Alwynne Pritchard, Anette Friedrich Johannessen, Mia Øquist, Hans Christian van Nijkerk, Gillian Carson, Henrik Koppen.

Dirigent: Richard Baker
Soundpainter: Ricardo Gassent Balaguer
Soundpainter og komponist: Jostein Stalheim
Musicans from BIT 20 ensemble


BIT 20 ensemble will be using Finnissy’s Alongside, one of his most virtuosic ensemble pieces as the musical starting point for the Soundpainting performance in collaboration with artists from PAB. Soundpainting is a method developed in the 1970s as a means of ’real-time’ composing not just for musicians but for performers of every kind.

For this project Jostein Stalheim and Ricardo Gassent Balaguer of Soundpainting Madrid lead a group of musicians, dancers and performance artists in creating pieces that are visual and theatrical as well as musical.
THE COMPOSER MICHAEL FINNISSY, who turns 70 this year, is an important and much-loved figure in British music. As well as being a virtuoso pianist, his intricate, complex and often overtly political music has influenced several generations of composers. Finnissy’s music is also highly sensual and probing, compelling us to explore musical terrains that are diverse, dramatic and unpredictable.


Documentation from the event - Soundpainting at BIPF
Photo: Kobie Nel

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BIPF sound painting 10

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Photo: Kobie Nel
Participating performance artists in the sound painting:
Pavana Reid, Alwynne Pritchard, Anette Friedrich Johannessen, Mia Øquist, Hans Christian van Nijkerk, Gillian Carson, Henrik Koppen.