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The project Sounding Philosophy, funded by the Norwegian Artistic Research Program (2021-2024), integrates the fields of music composition, philosophy and science to understand how theories of reason and the mind can be approached from creative, metaphysical and scientific perspectives. This project builds on research-creation initiated by a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2017-2018, presentations at the interdisciplinary annual conference of the Swiss Philosophical Society in September 2018 and discussions undertaken in the context of the Grieg Academy Composition Research Group in 2018-2023.
The question of reason and the mind has been dealt with in the fields of art, philosophy and science and this has given way to contemporary theories of emergence, e.g. by the Nobel-Price Winner in Physics Robert Laughlin. Emergence can be described as the condition of an entity having properties distinct from the properties of the parts of the system from which it emerges, an important concept within the theoretical framework of complex systems. While philosophers have described thinking, doing and perception as different “states of mind,” scientists have not only concerned themselves with the question of how intelligence in the universe is possible but also how intelligence plays a role in the evolution and emergence of nature. Philosophers, such as Spinoza and Kant, regarded both philosophy and art not merely as rational modes of explanation but also as expressions of spirit (spiritus) and intelligence (Geist). Such questions of spirit also relate to new developments in emergence theories in physics and philosophy.
In the spring of 2023 “Intuition” became the main theme of the artistic research project Sounding Philosophy. The research team initiated these investigations with a performance of a ground-breaking work, namely Morten Feldman’s monumental work for piano Triadic Memories. This composition, which lasts over 100 minutes, was performed by Einar Røttingen, Professor for Piano at the Grieg Academy.
In March 2023 project participants investigated how intuition exists in time and space, presenting an intercontinental concert via the Internet with musicians in Norway, Canada and Germany. This concert is a cooperation between the Grieg Academy in Bergen, Norway the Festival Montréal Nouvelles Musiques in Montréal, Canada, the Quasar Saxophone Quartet and the SWR Experimentalstudio in Freiburg, Germany.
March 4, 2023 19:30 Studio A, Grieg Academy Festival Montréal Nouvelles Musiques, Agora Hydro-Québec de l’UQAM, Montréal, Canada and at the SWR Experimentalstudio, Freiburg, Germany
Part I: Intuition
Karin Haußmann, an der Stimme erkannt Ensemble Mixtura: Margit Kern, accordion Katharina Bäuml, shawm
Dániel Péter Biró, De Natura et Origine Kai Wessel, countertenor Ensemble Mixtura: Katharina Bäuml, shawm Margit Kern, accordion Dániel Péter Biró, Thomas Hummel, SWR Experimentalstudio, Arthur Pierre Antoine Hureau-Parreira, live electronics
Part II: Intercontinental Dialogues
Hongshuo Fan _Conversations in the Cloud _(world premiere of duo version) for baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, AI, and video Andrea Nagy, clarinet Jean-Marc Bouchard, baritone saxophone Hongshuo Fan, Michael Acker, Joachim Haas, SWR Experimentalstudio, Guillaume Barrette, live-electronics
Michel Gonnville _Abel: l’a-mort _ for spatialized recorder and saxophone quartet Jostein Gundersen, recorder Quasar Saxophone Quartet Arthur Pierre Antoine Hureau-Parreira, Guillaume Barrette, electronics
Juan Vassallo, I am Not a Loop (world premiere) for recorder, harpsichord, synthesizer saxophone quartet and live electronics Jostein Gundersen, recorder Hans Knut Sveen, harpsichord Quasar Saxophone Quartet Juan Vassallo, Arthur Pierre Antoine Hureau-Parreira, Guillaume Barrette, live electronics
Örjan Sandred _Engrammes _ for saxophone quartet and live electronics Quasar Saxophone Quartet Örjan Sandred, live electronics Commissionned by Quasar with the financial support of the Quasar Creative Fund
Dániel Péter Biró, Migdalim Bavel (Towers of Babel) for countertenor, shawm, accordions, saxophone quartet and live electronics Kai Wessel, Countertenor Ensemble Mixtura: Katharina Bäuml, shawm Margit Kern, accordion Sergej Tchirkov, accordion Quasar Saxophone Quartet Dániel Péter Biró, Arthur Pierre Antoine Hureau-Parreira, Guillaume Barrette, live electronics
Quasar Saxophone Quartet Marie-Chantal Leclair, soprano saxophone Mathieu Leclair, alto saxophone André Leroux, tenor saxophone Jean-Marc Bouchard, baritone saxophone
March 6, 2023 14:00 – 16:30 Grieg Academy, Vaktmesterbolig:
Intuition and Intellect within Intercontinental Musical Creation and Performance
This conference will investigate questions of intuition and intellect (spirit) in the composition and performance of music spatialized in an intercontinental context. Questions of the realms of consciousness and agency, human and artificial intelligence, as well as how historical musical material functions in new electroacoustic contexts, will be discussed.
With Katharina Bäuml, Dániel Péter Biró, Jean-Marc Bouchard, Hongshou Fan, Simon Gilbertson, Jostein Gundersen, Joachim Haas, Margit Kern, Marie-Chantal Leclair, Einar Røttingen, Grit Schwarzkopf, Sergej Tchirkov, Juan Vassallo.
Morten Feldman developed a very personal and intuitive approach to creating large-scale compositional forms. The music provides a kind of memory exercise for the listener, whereby the very act of perception can be investigated. Following the conference, a conference followed at the Grieg Academy on Monday, January 16, 2023. In this conference, the music of Morten Feldman was first introduced, followed by an open panel-discussion about Triadic Memories. A main topic was how intuition plays a role in the creation and reception of this work, in the music of Feldman as well as in music in general. The discussion was Dániel Péter Biró, Professor for Composition and leader of the Artistic Research Project Sounding Philosophy and involved Einar Røttingen, philosopher Maria Mjaaland Sele, pianist and scholar Annabel Balean Guaita, faculty and students at the Grieg Academy and members of NyMusikk Bergen.
Concert: Morten Feldman Triadic Memories. (1981) Sunday, January 15, 2023 19:30 University Aula Concert done in collaboration with NyMusikk Bergen
Conference: Intuition (Part I): With Einar Røttingen, Maria Mjaaland Sele, Annabel Balean Guaita, Dániel Péter Biró as well as faculty and students at the Grieg Academy and members of NyMusikk Bergen.
Monday, January 16, 2023 13:00 – 15:00 Prøvesalen Grieg Academy Lars Hilles gate 3, 5015 Bergen University of Bergen
With the focus on relationships between music creation, music performance and music technology, the Intellect of Sound Symposium, seeks to investigate the intersection between traditional forms of music creation and performance with those assisted by music technology.
Alongside the international speakers, group composition workshops with composition students from the Grieg Academy will be a main part the Symposium. All events are free and open to the public.
In this context, two special concerts will occur at 8 PM on June 24 and June 25 at the Grieg Academy, featuring some of the most prominent groups for contemporary music and music technology in the world including the Neue Vocalsolisten and Experimentalstudio.
Many of the invited composers have integrated traditional forms of music production into a technology-based compositional framework: Marta Gentillucci has looked into applying computational analysis methods of the voice within an extended technological framework. Samir Odeh–Tamimi integrates elements of Palestinian ritual singing with electronic processes into his works while Örjan Sandred has explored relationships between musicians’ body movements caught on video, composition and Artificial Intelligence.
These composers, along with Dániel Péter Biró, principle investigator of the Sounding Philosophy project of the Norwegian Artistic Research Program, will work together with composition students from the Grieg Academy, the members of the Neue Vocalsolisten, Ingela Øien from the BIT20 Ensemble, percussionists Jonny Axelsson, Craig Farr and Trond Dale, choreographer Hagit Yakira, PhD fellows in Artistic Research Sergej Tchirkov and Tijs Ham as well as the SWR Experimentalstudio. The symposium presents concerts, colloquia, interviews, lectures and workshops to students as well as to the larger public.
Thursday, June 23, 2022 10:00: Gunnar Sævigs sal: Open Rehearsal with Hagit Yakira (UiS), Dániel Péter Biró (UiB), the Neue Vocalsolisten and the Experimentalstudio with Hagit Yakira and Dancers in Stavanger and Neue Vocalsolisten and Experimentalstudio in Bergen (trans-city collaboration via the internet)
11:30 Coffee Break
12:00: Room 206: Presentation 1: Trond Lossius As place flows through me
12:30: Room 206: Maria Rusinovskaya around which dissonant satellites cluster
14:00: Room 206: Composition Course with Samir Odeh Tamimi and Dániel Péter Biró
14:00: Vaktmesterbolig: Composition Course with Marta Gentilucci
19:00: Open Rehearsal: Marta Gentilucci’s As Far as the Eye Can See with Marta Gentilucci, Craig Farr and the SWR Experimentalstudio
20:00: Studio A: Evening concert:
The Intellect of Sound Symposium continues with a concert of contemporary music for instruments and live electronics including compositions by Marta Gentilucci, Örjan Sandred, Tijs Ham, Ljubov Katerli, Thomas Kessler and Carlos Perales. Sergej Tchirkov (accordion), Craig Farr (percussion), Jonny Axelsson (percussion) and Tijs Ham (electronics) with the Experimentalstudio, Lukas Nowok, sound direction.
Örjan Sandred Mimétisme for percussion, video and live electronics
Carlos Perales Il Sogno dell’Angelo for accordion and live-electronics
Marta Gentilucci As far as the Eye Can See for percussion and live-electronics
Ljubov Katerli Mirror for accordion and live-electronics
Tijs Ham _Physeter (In Pursuit of the Mirage) _audio-visual performance with live-electronics
Thomas Kessler Accordion Control for accordion and live-electronics
Tim Abramczik, Lukas Nowok, sound direction, Sergej Tchirkov, accordion, Craig Farr, percussion, Jonny Axelsson, percussion, Tijs Ham, Ljubov Katerli, live-electronics
Friday, June 24, 2022:
9:30: Room 206: Maria Mjaaland Sele A Philosophical Dialogue About Music
10:00: Prøvesalen: Workshop: Juan Vassalo with Guillermo Anzorena
11:30: Coffee Break
12:00: Prøvesalen: Workshop: Alexander Fiske Fosse with Neue Vocalsoliste
14:00: Room 206: Presentation 3: Samir Odeh Tamimi: Das eigene und das Fremde und doch ist alles fremd (The Familiar and the Strange and in Actuality Everything is Strange)
14:30: Room 206: Presentation 4: Dániel Péter Biró: Parametrical Translation and Transformation in Asher Hotesti Etkhem (Who Brought You Out of Land)
15:00: Room 206: Presentation 5: Juan Vassallo Versificator: Simbolic Music Resynthesis via Stochastic Methods and AI
15:30: Room 206: Coffee Break
16:00: Gunnar Savigs sal: Open Rehearsal with Samir Odeh Tamimi: Jarich
20:00: Studio A: Concert 1:
Örjan Sandred Mimétisme for percussion, video and live electronics Marta Gentilucci As far as the Eye Can See for percussion and live-electronics Carlos Perales Il Sogno dell’Angelo for accordion and live-electronics (World Premiere) Ljubov Katerli Mirror for accordion and live-electronics Tijs Ham Physeter (In Pursuit of the Mirage) audio-visual performance with live-electronics Thomas Kessler Accordion Control for accordion and live-electronics
Sergej Tchirkov, accordion Craig Farr, percussion Jonny Axelsson, percussion Tijs Ham, Ljubov Katerli, live-electronics SWR Experimentalstudio, live-electronics, Tim Abramczik, Lukas Nowok, Detlef Heusinger, sound direction
Saturday, June 25, 2022:
10;00: Room 206: Presentation 7: Marta Gentilucci Vocal Vibrato and Poetic Text
11:00: Room 206: Coffee Break
11:30: Room 206: Presentation 9: Örjan Sandred: Music - Beyond Sound
12:00: Room 206: Presentation 8: Sergej Tchirkov: (Un)-fixed gesture: On the gestural aspect of an instrumental performance with fixed media
12:30: Room 206: Presentation 2: Tijs Ham: The Mirage
14:00: Vaktmesterbolig: Composition Course with Detlef Heusinger
14:00: Room 206: Composition Course with Örjan Sandred
19:30: Gunnar Sævigs sal: Pre-Concert Round Table Discussion
20:00: Concert in Gunnar Sævigs sal:
Program: Detlef Heusinger: Verblendung for bass-flute, accordion and live-electronics Marta Gentilucci: Auf die Lider for soprano, percussion and live-electronics Samir Odeh Tamimi: Jarich for three voices and electronics Samir Odeh Tamimi: VROS for three voices and electronics Dániel Péter Biró: Asher Hotseti Etkhem for five voices and electronics
Trond Dale, Percussion Ingela Øien, flute Sergej Tchirkov, Accordion Neue Vocalsolisten Dániel Péter Biró, SWR Experimentalstudio, live- electronics, Tim Abramczik, Lukas Nowok, Detlef Heusinger, sound direction
The aims of the The Intellect of Sound Symposium for Electronic Music are threefold:
(i) to foster artistic research-based higher music performance education
ii) to enhance students’ abilities to learn and perform a diverse selection of contemporary music with technology from around the world through new works created by students as well as by world-renowned composers and (ii) to enhance participants’ abilities to learn about contemporary music through performance with world-class guest ensembles and experts in music technology
(iii) to present the results of the collaboration to the community via concerts, seminars, involving community members in an open exchange of ideas about composition and reflection, the place and meaning of new music in an age of globalized aesthetic and technological innovation.
The Intellect of Sound Symposium, part of the artistic research project Sounding Philosophy, was also supported by the Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, University of Bergen, the Norwegian Artistic Research Program, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Centre for Excellence in Music Performance Education.
The conference takes place in Gunnar Sævigs Sal at the Grieg Academy and combines a series of presentation sessions, as well as several selected concerts, both at The Grieg Academy and Johanneskirken (scroll down). Both the conference and the concerts are free to attend.
The conference is centered around the theme of “Dimensions”. Presenters will look at dimensional concepts, thinking and working methods in artistic, philosophical and scientific disciplines. Questions about the nature of cognition, the borders of consciousness and artistic agency will certainly come to the forefront during this first seminar, which will combine artistic results, conference presentations and round-table discussions.
23 February, 2022: 18:00 - 22:00
Opening of Symposium: Studio A, Grieg Acadmey, University of Bergen Örjan Sandred: Sonic Trails Electroacoustic Installation (Norwegian Premiere)
24 February, 2022: 10:30 – 17:30
SESSION 1: Composition with AI (10:30-11:00)
Moderator: Dániel Péter Biró, Grieg Academy, UiB
10:30: Prof. Örjan Sandred, Desautels Faculty of Music, University of Manitoba. “Controlling Musical Behavior Using Constraint Solvers”
11:00: Juan Vassallo, PhD Candidate, Grieg Academy, University of Bergen
“Versificator: A Co-Creative Algorithmic Agency for Contemporary Music”
Coffee break (11:30-11:45)
SESSION 2: “Compositional Ontology and Sonic Awareness” (11:45-12:45)
Moderator: Prof. Örjan Sandred, Desautels Faculty of Music, University of Manitoba
11:45: Tijs Ham, PhD Candidate, Grieg Academy, University of Bergen “Vivid Forgetfulness”
12:15 Sergej Tchirkov, PhD Candidate, Grieg Academy, University of Bergen “The Listening Hand: from Sound to Klang”
Lunch 12:45 to 13:45
SESSION 3: Art and the Expanded Consciousness (13:45-16:45)
Moderator: Juan Vassallo, PhD Candidate, Grieg Academy, UiB
13:45: Assoc. Prof. Simon Gilbertson, Grieg Academy, UiB “Severe Traumatic Social Brain Injury and Music Therapy”
14:15: Round Table Discussion with Asoc. Prof. Simon Gilbertson, Grieg Academy, UiB and Prof. Karsten Specht, Professor, Deputy Dean Department of Biological and Medical Psychology Faculty of Psychology, UiB
14:45: Workshop with Klangforum Heidelberg workshopping compositions by Julia Constance Wiger-Nordås, Erik Håkon Halvorsen and Juan Vassallo
Coffee break (16:45-17:00)
17:00: Concert: EDGELANDS
Prof. Trond Lossius, The Norwegian Film School, The Grieg Academy Edgelands (Studio A) Moderator, Tijs Ham, PhD Candidate, Grieg Academy, UiB
19:00 Concert at Gunnar Sævogs Sal (GSS): Sergej Tchirkov, Accordion, Works by Sofia Gubaidulina, Francisco Corthey, Tijs Ham and Pierluigi Billone with readings by Renee Gladman
PROGRAM 25 February 10:00 – 17:30
SESSION 4: Spinoza’s Intuition (10:00-12:30)
Moderator: Asoc. Prof. Simon Gilbertson, Grieg Academy, UiB
10:00: Prof. Alexander van der Haven, Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion, UiB “The 1702 arrest of the Danish religious visionary Oliger Paulli in the context of his politico-religious milieu of Socinians and Spinozists in Amsterdam.”
10:30: Prof. Dániel Péter Biró, Grieg Academy, University of Bergen “Immigration and Return in the Ethica Composition Cycle after Baruch Spinoza”
11:00: Prof. Gunnar Hindrichs, Philosophisches Seminar, University of Basel “Spinoza Between Philosophical Therapy and Construction”
11:30: Round Table discussion: “Spinoza and the Dimensions of Thought”
Discussion with Prof. Dániel Péter Biró, Grieg Academy, UiB, Prof. Alexander van der Haven, Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion, UiB, Prof. Gunnar Hindrichs, Philosophisches Seminar, University of Basel, Asoc. Prof. Vibeke Andrea Tellmann, Department of Philosophy, Dr. Grit Schwarzkopf, University of Heidelberg
Afternoon Session: Room 206, Grieg Academy (from 13:00 to 17:30)
13:00: «Dimensions of Sound Art» Round Table discussion with Prof. Trond Lossius, The Norwegian Film School, The Grieg Academy and Prof. Örjan Sandred, University of Manitoba Moderator: Karen Werner, PhD Candidate, Department of Art, UiB
Coffee break (13:45-14:00)
SESSION 5: On Musical Movement and Artistic Secrets (14:00-17:30)
Moderator: Sergej Tchirkov, PhD Candidate, Grieg Academy, UiB
14:00: Maria Mjaaland Sele, PhD, University of Southhampton “Music; a Moving Concept”
14:30: Discussion: “Hanslick and Musical Autonomy.” Round table with Prof. Gunnar Hindrichs, Philosophisches Seminar, University of Basel, Maria Mjaaland Sele, PhD, University of Southhampton, Prof. Dániel Péter Biró, Grieg Academy, UiB, Prof. Arnulf Mattes, Grieg Academy, UiB.
15:00: Assoc. Prof. Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri, Cornell University, Department of Music and Prof. Sophia Efstathiou, Senior Researcher, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Norwegian University of Science and Technology. “Sounding Secrets” (Via Zoom).
15:30: Conference wrap up
15:45: Snacks and conctails
19:00 Concert : Johanneskirke
Dániel Péter Biró:
Ethica, composition cycle based on texts by Baruch Spinoza
Schola Heidelberg and Ensemble Aisthesis
Walter Nußbaum, Conductor
The conference Sounding Philosophy was held at the Grieg Academy – Department of Music, University of Bergen from 1-2 November 2019.
Concerts and performances, in coordination with the conference, occured on Nov. 6 and Nov. 9, 2019 at Atelier of Kjell Pahr-Iversen, Stavanger and at the Peer Gynt-salen, Grieghallen, Bergen.
A meeting at the Swiss Philosophical Society in September 2018 dealt specifically with these questions from philosophical, scientific and musical perspectives. The current project expands on this research, seeking to investigate how creative, metaphysical and scientific studies of emergence can serve to inform a more holistic understanding of emergence as a complex, multivalent phenomenon. In this project musical creation will be informed by the fields of philosophy and science and vice–versa, thereby allowing project participants to reflect on their own creative, scholarly and scientific processes. The study of musical, philosophical and scientific texts and concepts will serve to guide the interdisciplinary research investigations. Such an international research forum will provide a unique research focus, simultaneously providing students at the Grieg Academy with an expanded educational experience.
A conference with a series of concerts and performances occurred in November 2019 at the Grieg Academy – Department for Music, at the Grieghallen and at the Norwegian Youth Chamber Music Festival in Stavanger.
This conference and concerts built on research into music, philosophy and science seeking to investigate how concepts of mind and consciousness can interact among various disciplines. A secondary theme of this project was how processes of migration played a role in the philosophy of Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677) and also in contemporary artistic, philosophical and scientific ventures.
International lecturers included Grit Schwarzkopf, University of Heidelberg, Gunnar Hindrichs, Professor for Philosophy, University of Basel and Elhanan Yakira, Professor for Philosophy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Vibeke Andrea Tellmann, Associate Professor for Philosophy, Christopher Senf, PhD candidate, Department of Philosophy, Arnulf Mattes, Associate Professor, Grieg Academy – Department of Music, Leader of Centre for Grieg Research, Craig Wells, PhD candidate, Grieg Academy – Department of Music and myself, Dániel Péter Biró, Associate Professor, Grieg Academy – Department of Music took part in the conference from the University of Bergen. Audience members came from various departments across the university and beyond and provided for a very lively discussion.
During the conference at the Grieg Academy, University of Bergen, Dr. Grit Schwarzkopf from the University of Heidelberg presented a lecture on the relationships between concepts of spirit (geist), telos and new research into quantum mechanics and emergence theory. Prof. Gunnar Hindrichs from the University of Basel discussed the question of intelligence in the theories of Eduard Hanslick and their relationship to contemporary art theories. Elhanan Yakira from the Department of Philosophy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem gave a lecture on Spinoza, connecting the biographical aspects of Spinoza in relation to migration with his philosophical thought. Arnulf Mattes, Associate Professor at the Grieg Academy – Department of Music, Leader of Centre for Grieg Research, gave a talk on relationships between music and psychology in the works of Arnold Schoenberg and theories of physicist and philosopher Ernst Mach. Finally, I gave a talk on my composition cycle Ethica, looking at how migration played a role in the theological and musical culture of the Jewish Portuguese synagogue of Amsterdam, how such processes continued among other immigrant communities in the 20th century and how my research of music and migration, combined with philosophical and scientific enquiries, informed the creation of my composition based on writings by Spinoza, which I initiated as a Guggenheim fellow.
Following the conference, two performances took place. On Nov. 6, 2019 a performance of the work Ethica, done in conjunction with renowned Norwegian Painter Kjell Pahr-Iversen and choreographer Hagit Yakira, Associate Professor University of Stavanger occurred at the atelier of Kjell Pahr-Iversen. The music was performed by the Neue Vocalsolisten from Stuttgart Germany, one of the premiere vocal ensembles of our time, along with Laurens Weinhold, Luke Hsu, Xiaoti Guo, Rainer Crosett, Clara Lindenbaum, students from the Norwegian Youth Chamber Music Festival. After the performance, Elhanan Yakira from the Department of Philosophy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem gave a lecture on Spinoza, discussing how migration played a role in the Jewish community of Amsterdam and how such migration influenced the text used for the composition Ethica.
On November 9, 2019 a second performance of Ethica with the Neue Vocalsolisten and the Bit20 Ensemble took place at the Grieghallen in Bergen. This performance, also with pre-concert talk and works by students of composition from the Grieg Academy, allowed audiences in Bergen to contemplate relationships between migration, philosophy and science via musical performance.
November 1, 2019 , Grieg Academy, Prøvesalen, Lars Hilles gate 3
Christopher Senf, Department of Philosophy, University of Bergen, Session Moderator
15:00 Prof. Elhanan Yakira, Hebrew University Jerusalem: “Spinoza’s Ontology of the Intellect”
16:00 Prof. Dániel Péter Biró, Grieg Academy: “Parametric Composition in the Ethica Composition Cycle.”
17:00 Coffee Break
17:30 Dr. Grit Schwarzkopf, University of Heidelberg, “Was ist Teleologie?”
November 2 Grieg Academy, Gunnar Sævigs Sal, Lars Hilles gate 3
Dániel Péter Biró, Grieg Academy, Session Moderator
10:00 Prof. Gunnar Hindrichs: On Hanslick’s proposition: “Composition is spiritual work on spiritually capable material.”
11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 Prof. Arnulf Mattes, Grieg Academy: “Intoxicating Oscillations: Ernst Mach and Arnold Schoenberg”
Concerts and Performances
November 6, 2019
Norwegian Youth Chamber Music Festival
Atelier of Kjell Pahr-Iversen, Stavanger
Ethica, after Baruch Spinoza Composition by Dániel Péter Biró, Professor for Composition, Grieg Academy, University of Bergen
Choreography by Hagit Yakira, Associate Professor for Dance, University of Stavanger
Paintings of Kjell Pahr-Iversen, Stavanger
Introductory lecture by Elhanan Yakira, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
November 9, 2019 15.30
Peer Gynt-salen, Grieghallen
Dániel Péter Biró: Ethica after Baruch Spinoza (2017-2020)
Works by Grieg Academy composition students Gunhild Seim, Lisa Braathen, Anders Hannevold and Bendik Savstad, involved in the Sounding Philosophy Worksop and other works by Knut Vaage.
Dániel Péter Biró, Trond Madsen, conductors
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