Interference #7
A Laboratory for Artistic Research in Music
20 November 2018 - 25 November 2018

Interference #7, which is organized by the Malmö Academy of Music, is a laboratory for artistic research. The aim of Interference #7 is to create a discourse within music research, drawn from performative and material perspectives on musical creativity. This edition has a focus on the relation between a performer’s body and an instrument, widely understood. The atmosphere is that of sharing and joint exploration. While there are several screenings of artistic works and a series of concert performances, the central component in the program are the lab sessions, in which a discourse is created around artistic practices. Interference #7 invites a wider audience to take part when artists share works in progress, installations, performances, and engage in critical discussion.

Where: Red Room, Black Room, Research Platform, VR/Sound Lab & at the entrance

When: November 20-25

 

Programme

 

Tuesday, November 20

 

ENTRANCE

Adam Hogan: Strandlines: a conversation with the composer, 2018 (video on loop)

VR/SOUND LAB

16:00-22:00 Nguyen Thanh Thuy/Marie Fahlin: Vodou vibrations of memories in translation and broken bows balancing on plateaus scratching the surface of the raft while drifting away, four channel video installation (2018)

RED ROOM

19:30

Kerstin Frödin & Åsa Unander-Scharin: Fragmente (solo choreography and music)

Stefan Östersjö & Katt Hernandez: improvisation 

BLACK ROOM

20:00 Richard Karpen: Strandlines, 2007/2018 (screening)

RED ROOM

20:30 Morteza Kasravi & Marianna Minasova: Vernier: The Act of Composition and Decomposition of Rhythm

 

Wednesday, November 21

 

RED ROOM (lab sessions)

10:00-12:00 Kerstin Frödin, Åsa Unander-Scharin & Nguyen Thanh Thuy

12:00-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:30 Stefan Östersjö & Katt Hernandez

 

RED ROOM (Performances)

19:30

Luong Hue Trinh: Departure of a Leaf, 2018 for violin and tape

Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir: Kairos, 2018 for violin, voice and electronics

Ole Lützow-Holm: Traces of Oblivion, 2010/2018, for alto guitar, two violins and electronics

 

Performers:

Stefan Östersjö, alto guitar

Halla Steinunn Stefansdottir, baroque violin

Katt Hernandez, violin

Jakob Riis, electronics

 

BLACK ROOM

Screening

20:30

Juliana Hodkinson / Michael Madsen / Scenatet: Angel View Movie, 2014/2018

Juliana Hodkinson: where the wind blows, 2009

Ed Jessen / Catherine Laws: Chambre 119, 2009

 

VR/SOUND LAB

10:00-22:00 Nguyen Thanh Thuy & Marie Fahlin: Vodou vibrations of memories in translation and broken bows balancing on plateaus scratching the surface of the raft while drifting away, four channel video installation (2018)

 

Thursday, November 22

 

RED ROOM (lab sessions)

10:00-12:00 Tellef Kvifte & Markus Tullberg

12:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-17:30 Zoe Efstathiou, Halla Stefansdottir & Yann Coppier

 

BLACK ROOM

10:00-22:00 Screening (on loop)

Richard Karpen: Strandlines

Juliana Hodkinson / Michael Madsen / Scenatet: Angel View Movie, 2014/2018

Juliana Hodkinson: where the wind blows, 2009

Ed Jessen & Catherine Laws: Chambre 119, 2009

Roger Marsh/Catherine/ Laws/Minyung Im Touch and Go, 2014/2018

 

VR/SOUND LAB

10:00-22:00 Nguyen Thanh Thuy & Marie Fahlin: Vodou vibrations of memories in translation and broken bows balancing on plateaus scratching the surface of the raft while drifting away, four channel video installation (2018)

 

Friday, November 23

 

RED ROOM (lab sessions)

10:00-12:00 Catherine Laws & Francisca Skoogh

12:00-13:30 Lunch

 

BLACK ROOM

10:00-14:00 Screening (on loop)

Richard Karpen/Adam Hogan: Strandlines, 2007/2018

Juliana Hodkinson / Michael Madsen / Scenatet: Angel View Movie, 2014/2018

Juliana Hodkinson: where the wind blows, 2009

Ed Jessen/Catherine Laws: Chambre 119, 2009

Roger Marsh / Catherine/ Laws / Minyung Im: Touch and Go, 2014/2018

 

VR/SOUND LAB

10:00-14:00 Nguyen Thanh Thuy/Marie Fahlin: Vodou vibrations of memories in translation and broken bows balancing on plateaus scratching the surface of the raft while drifting away, four channel video installation, 2018

 

Saturday, November 24

 

RED ROOM
12:00
Play always as if in the presence of a master
Music: Kent Olofsson & Francisca Skoogh. Video and light design: Jörgen Dahlqvist.

This performance is an exploration of a classical performer’s relation to dead masters. Building on fragments and citations from Robert Schumann, the piece takes his philosophy of art as point of departure. How can we relate to the creation of new music and new interpretations if we are to follow Schumann’s advice to always play as if in the presence of a master? And what does this do to the quality of a musician’s performance on stage?

Malmö Academy of Music, Lilla Salen
19:30
Player Piano
Player Piano is an interdisciplinary performance created as part of the research project ‘Performance, Subjectivity and Experimentation’, led by Catherine Laws, at the University of York and the Orpheus Research Centre in Music, Ghent. The performance is a collaboration between Catherine (as the performer), composers Edward Jessen, Annea Lockwood, Roger Marsh and Paul Whitty, theatre maker Teresa Brayshaw and film maker Wendy Kirkup, with Hannah Butterfield as an additional performer. The project explores the complex make-up of the performing self: the apparently individual self as a site of multiple, distributed subjectivity.

The performance playfully explores different the performer’s creative personae, the relationship to the piano and its history, and the embodied sense of self at the instrument.

A woman arrives with a piano.
She plays. Plays this piano. Plays with it.
Plays versions of herself through it
But she also has company. Other voices.
Composers; teachers; the ghosts of other pianists.
Memories of other pianos: big shiny grands and clapped out old uprights. Others hers, with younger hands, looser shoulders, a lighter, more flexible body.

 

Sunday, November 24

 

Malmö Academy of Music, The Rosenberg Hall
15:00
Wiki-Piano.net
Zubin Kanga performs newly commissioned works for piano and multimedia, drawing from a range of inspirations including internet culture, film, TV, video art and sci-fi culture.

Alexander Schubert’s WIKI-PIANO.NET is constantly recomposed by the internet community. Scott McLaughlin uses modified e-bows and magnetic resonators to create strange otherworldly sounds. Claudia Molitor uses video of her own hands to create a gestural dialogue with the pianist. And Christopher Fox creates a dialogue between the onstage pianist and their onscreen doppelganger in a work exploring adaptation, translation and transformation.

 

Read full programme and abstracts here:
Interference #7 Programme

Participants:
Tellef Kvifte, Markus Tullberg, Kerstin Frödin, Åsa Unander-Scharin, Katt Hernandez, Nguyen Thanh Thuy, Stefan Östersjö, Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir, Zoi Efstathiou & Egil Kalman, Catherine Laws, Yann Coppier, Francisca Skoogh, Kent Olofsson, Juliana Hodkinson, Scenatet