- ROMA 2089, Sep 24th. 23:00ish
- Ugress Live, Sept 25th, 23:00ish
- MarteLive Biennale, Nordic Landscapes
- Pelanda Factory, Rialto Santambrogio, Roma
- FB Event
- Even mentioned at the Embassy website
|Blog: "Portal" pre-production, photos, report|
|Blog: Photos from Ugress, Real Ones, Bygdalarm|
|Blog: Ugress Live: Bygdalarm - Real Ones, Tractors, Lasers|
The final part of my work in Rome, Can't Climb Your Wall, a pop-song finale. The lonely vampire Draculus is haunting an empty Rome, with his unrecruited love for the ghostly gladiatrix Moria. It's hard to be a vampire and allergic to blood.
Also available are videos of part one Rome, part two Draculus and part three Moria. Each episode introduces the various sounds and graphics. And there are reports from each of the 24 production days in the personal blog.
|Blog: ROMA 2089 - Performance in Rome, June 24th|
|Blog: June Residency In Rome, Italy|
|Blog: Report: Only Connect 2014, J. G. Ballard|
|Blog: Animated GIF Report: Ugress Kids|
Only Connect is a sci-fi music festival in Oslo inspired by the ideas and the universe of the influential British author J.G. Ballard. This year's festival is dedicated to Jon Bing (1944-2014), author, professor and science fiction enthusiast who got J.G. Ballard translated to Norwegian. Mr Bing was instrumental in creating this years festival but sadly passed away earlier this year.
I'm supposed to be a hermit composing in a bubble right now, not performing, but Mr Bing is one of my childhood heroes, I still want to live aboard the library solar-sail spaceship Alexandria. And Mr. Ballard one of my favorite authors. (I don't want to live in his high-rise.)
And also, actually, exposing children to the possible technological mayhem of machines taking control and making us dance is a hard job but somebody's got to do it.
There is the intriguing festival programme.
The dead comes down with the rain. Post-apocalyptic, dystopian, a broken violin. The fourth release from this dark, ambient side-project from Ugress.