Shared Space

COMPOSING IN THE FIELD OF A RELATIONAL, PROCESSUAL AND INTERMEDIAL PRACTICE

ERIK DÆHLIN, NORWEGIAN ACADEMY OF MUSIC

My main focus is to investigate a relational and process-based compositional practice. This will take place as a tracery of my compositional musical practice and strategies from performing arts, leading to hybrid and intermedial forms of musical works.

Three key concepts will be guiding this work: ownership, investment, quest and risk. This as an understanding of the importance of letting the performers take part in the process of the making of the composition. Through the whole process investing oneself and questioning the work together and at the same time keep it left open and in search, is crucial for both the quality of the work as well as the aspect of sharing. This exposure through the process as well as in the actual performance puts something at risk. What is in front of us, heard as well as witnessed, becomes real and therefore owned as well as shared.

It may seem as an opposition and may also be one; On the one hand the openness as a result of the processual focus. On the other hand the notion of composing as fixating. The research will dwell into this matter finding new paths of compositional knowledge.

Through this artistic research programme, I will create three hybrid musical works together with three different performers and some other artists from other disciplines. When working with these projects I will investigate how the four key concepts can challenge me as a composer, in relation to and also challenging the performers, leading to a more conscious, precise and dynamic way of working – creating a plastically, compound and process-based compositional method. This research will be encircled by these question:

The initial project description dated 21.02.2016 can be downloaded and read in norwegian here.

A deliberation regarding my own initial project description dated 14.08.2018 can be downloaded and read in norwegian here.

THREE LAYERS

Shared space has a over-all framing which is briefly outlined over. But the artistic investigations makes up another layer utmost important. These investigations serves as my artistic practice and a search leading the different projects and works created through my project Shared space.

During the work and in between the projects, topics, questions and domains of the unknown which occurs in these projects are brought to the surface. These exists as continuous “conversations” between the projects and are themes that surround them and the art field and society as such - reflected on and shared as a third layer of work.

SHORT PRESENTATION (Spring 2018)

Shared space is further presented as an interview with Linn Carin Dirdal in Pling as well as part of this film.

PROJECTS DONE AS A PART OF SHARED SPACE:

Her

Double Portraits In Rooms

Frank

Hinterland Archives

Biografi