Research Bulletin No. 2

Editor: Geir Strøm, head of administration NARP

Introduction to Bulletin no. 2

This bulletins of Norwegian Artistic Research Programme (NARP) is a service to disseminate ongoing and published work by the research staff and fellows funded or otherwise supported by the programme. The editor is the adminstrative leader at the programme and there is thus no review being performed on the work presented. The aim for the bulletin is to make visible artistic research which is published or shared publicly. We consider the first issues as a pilot for further development and invite you to comment, either through the Research Catalogue (RC) or directly to the editor, on how you experience the bulletin.


This issue presents work by research fellows sharing works in progress as well as works published since our previous bulletin

Furthermore, we direct you to published expositions that were made from artistic research work funded by NARP's project programme. 


This issue refers exclusively to work made on the RC platform. We have covered all shared or published work connected to NARP-fundings. 


Geir Strøm, editor

Performer - Audience Interaction: A Potential for Dance Art?

Published exposition (NARP) by Gediminas Karoblis, Sigurd Johan Heide, Marit Stranden, Siri Mæland and Egil Bakka.

NARP-funded artistic research project at the Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology.

Advanced, artistic use of folkdance is a new field of Norwegian dance art, searching for a profile, which includes participatory elements.

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Exposition in progress by Frans Jacobi.

NARP-funded artistic research project at the Bergen Academy of Art & Design.

An artist-group and an inquiry into contemporary political crises. A project consisting of art projects, each exploring a certain aspect or manifestation of contemporary crisis.

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OPEN FORM - An Expanded Performer's Role

Exposition in progress by Else Olsen Storesund,

NARP-funded research fellow at the Grieg Academy, University of Bergen.

A project on interpretation of works with Open Form. Focus on pieces from the New York school and some central works from 1950-1970 as well as the composers Cornelius Cardew and Pauline Oliveros.

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Frozen Moments in Motion

Exposition in progress by Fredrik Rysjedal,

NARP-funded research fellow at the Bergen Academy of Art and Design.

Artistic research which explores the medium of screen-based comics/digital comics, with a focus on the hybrid mix between comic and film.

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Mind, the Gap. Synaesthesia and contemporary live art practice.

Published exposition (NARP) by Amanda Steggell,

former NARP-funded research fellow at the Norwegian Academy of Music.

Mind the Gap is a practice-based research project dedicated to the development of collaborative, interdisciplinary, performative live artworks that are influenced by the notion of synaesthesia - the cross wiring of sensory perceptions.

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The Voice and the Machine - and the Voice in the Machine - Now You See Me, Now You Don't

Published exposition (NARP) by Tone Åse,

former NARP-funded research fellow at the Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology.

The basic focus of this project is how the use of live electronics can open up new musical possibilities and roles for the improvising vocalist in the musical interplay.

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Free Improvisation – Method and Genre

Published exposition (RC) by Michael Duch,

former NARP-funded research fellow at the Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology.

This project concerns artistic research in Free Improvisation as both a method and what was arguably becoming a genre within Experimental Music in the latter part of the nineteen sixties.

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Beat the Distance

Published exposition (NARP) by Trond Engum,

former NARP-funded research fellow at the Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology.

The aim of this project has been to investigate new strategies for composing and producing music in my genre using digital sound technology.

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Between Instrument and Everyday Sound

Published exposition (NARP) by Ruben Sverre Gjertsen,

former NARP-funded research fellow at the Griegacademy, Univ. of Bergen.

The aim of the project is to explore multidimentional, amorphous and vague expressions arising when many aspects of the music are given more independent roles than in traditional musical writing styles.

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