Open Form is the theme of the circus. These are compositions written with untraditional notation symbols. It can be graphics, numbers or text instructions. How does a performer make music out of a line and a dot?
Open Form has its origins in the New York School from the 1950s and 60s with the composers Morton Feldman, Earle Brown, John Cage and Christian Wolff (b.1934). Wolff is the last man standing of this legendary group and the guest of honour on this day. Together with the circus orchestra, consisting of eight of Norway’s most outstanding musicians within contemporary and improvised music and the Toy Instrument Orchestra (86 toys), he will perform the Norwegian premiere of one of his own pieces as well as previous works of Pauline Oliveros, John Cage, Cornelius Cardew and Else Olsen S.
The event is the final concert of Else Olsen S.’s fellowship project Open Form – a performer’s extended role at the Grieg Academy of the University of Bergen.
The new record "Change Of Habit" is released and available in recordshops in Norway, on iTunes and some songs on Soundcloud, Spotify and this webpage. The album is recorded with Lisa's musical partner, guitarist Asbjørn Lerheim, pianists Bugge Wesseltoft and Tord Gustavsen, and Elvis´ bass player Norbert Putnam.
From left Paul Leim - drums, James Burton - guitar, Lisa Dillan - vocal, Asbjørn Lerheim - guitar, Norbert Putnam - bass.
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