I’m comissioned to create a work for Norwegian contemporary music ensemble BIT20
. Premiere is set for spring 2015. Work will take place through 2014, partly in public "beta-tests" of concepts and techniques. First tryout is at the BITLounge part of BIT20's Secret Theatres
at Bergen Kjøtt on January 18th.
The concept for this tryout is using swarms and flocks to recreate zombie clones of musicians. I’m currently intrigued with big data and privacy. In wetware, swarms and individuals.
I am using these themes both theoretically and practically to build instruments and create music. I already started working with the orchestra, having individual sessions with the performers of the ensemble. I’m currently working on creating ghost clones of musicians and musical phenomena, and then using swarm and crowd simulators to create flocks of these ghost clones, and THEN using these hive-minded clone armies as musical instruments.
We will discover if this actually works on January 18th. For this evening, I am inviting Nuria Guiu Sagarra (choreography, dance) to join me on stage, I expect this to be a highly physical, responsive and movable work.
BitLounge is not part of the programmed concert, but a separate event after the main concert programme. You kind of buy a ticket to Secret Theatres (which will be awesome) and get these clone experiments as an extra.
- Swarms Of Ghost Clones
- BITLounge, Bergen Kjøtt, Bergen, Norway (map)
- Saturday 18th January, 2014, starts at 20:00
- After the regular concert programme "Secret Theatres"
- Expected runtime approx 15-20 min
- Open for observations and comments post-performance