Sound of a Cage 2016 – Trailer

Docu film by Tord F Paulsen.

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Sound of a Cage – Childrens Academy

The children were thrilled by Else Olsen Storesund´s workshop “The Orchestra Ghost”:

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Sound of a Cage playlist by Sindre Bjerga

 

FT MARINETTI – ZANG TUMB TUMB – 1914

KURT SCHWITTERS – URSONATE 1922-32
HUGO BALL – KARAWANE – 1916
RAOUL HAUSMANN – OISEAUTAL – 1919 –
RAOUL HAUSMANN   – POEMES PHONETIQUES
Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven –
BERNARD HEIDSIECK  – Poeme Partition J (1963)
HENRI CHOPIN – Vibrespace (1963)
 HENRI CHOPIN  – Chercher (1974)
BOB COBBING Whisper Piece No.3: Voitex (1969)
 BOB COBBING  –  Chamber Music
WILLIAM BURROUGHS explains the Cut-up techniques
   WILLIAM BURROUGHS – The Cut-Ups (1966) Film
    WILLIAM BURROUGHS – Nothing here now but the recordings
BRION GYSIN – PISTOL POEM 1960
JOHN CAGE – Empty words 1977 Milano
ÅKE HODELL – NUMRO BA BESCH 1970
STEN HANSON – OIPS 1979

Program Friday – October 7th, Tou Scene

14.00-14.15: INTRODUCTION

14.15–15.15: LECTURE – “Kurt Schwitters, the Caspar David Friedrich of the Dada Revolution” – Karin Hellandsjø

15.30-16.30: LIVE LECTURE – “From Beat poetry to text sound composition” – Sindre Bjerga  

16.45-17.15: FILM SCREENING – “Rules and Rebels – A Portrait” a short film by Athropologist Ronnie Smith. Following Else Olsen Storesund in her search for sounds.

17.15-17.45: LECTURE / TALK- “Open Form – an expanded Interpreters role”, Else Olsen Storesund

17.45: VEGAN DINNER BY MARI HULT

19.00-19.40: JAAP BLONK (NL) http://www.jaapblonk.com performing Kurt Schwitters “Ursonata” (see text) and sound poetry signed Raoul Hausmann and himself.

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19.40-20.00: ANNE-JAMES CHATÔN (FR)

 This poor low intensity literature, known as «ephemera», and comprising a multitude of documents printed out by innumerable machines – bank slips, shopping receipts, promotional flyers, customer loyalty cards, business cards, bus, train and metro tickets, etc. – is the source of Anne-James’ quests into sound, poetry and visual art. Listen

20.15-20.25: SOFA TALK IN THE CAFÉ
With the festival artists. Moderator: Liv Runesdatter.

20.25: THE SOUND POETRY ENSEMBLE – FIRST PERFORMANCE OG A NEW SOUND POETRY PIECE

Performers: Storesund, Blonk, Song Circus (Kaasbøll, Runesdatter, Stangborli Time), Luke Poot, Nyoukis, Bjerga and Chatôn. New open form composition by Liv Runesdatter. New sound poetry (mesostic) by Torild Wardenær (NO). http://www.torildwardenaer.no

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21.00: FILM SCREENING – mesostic and visual poetry & preparert klaver

21.02: DYLAN NYOUKIS (UK) solo

“A restless hurricane of mangled-throat vocalisation, wobbly tape murk, and feral punk/noise, the sound is urgently alive and human with a volatile undercurrent of absurd/sinister humor.”

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21.20: LUKE POOT (UK) solo

“Poot puts out the misery like a wheelie bin on a Wednesday night with a thick slice of that Black Lace club classic ‘Superman’. Hitch a Ride!”

21.40-22.00: LUKE POOT AND DYLAN NYOUKIS duo

More info: https://soundofacage.wordpress.com/performances-and-lectures/

Program Thursday – October 6th, Tou Scene

19.00: FESTIVAL OPENING
Opening of the festival, the exhibitions and the festival art & books store.

 

19.10: DADA MANIFESTO – performance by Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim

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19.40-20.10: UPSWEEP-WHISTLE-BLOOP (First premiere!)

Upsweep, Whistle and Bloop are the names of unidentified sounds detected on the American National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s hydrophone arrays, recorded by the surveillance system SOSUS which has been active since 1961, and was an operation meaning to register the presence of Russian Submarines…

Concept & compostion: Stine Janvin Motland Concept & visuals: Jasmijn Visser Performance & co-composers: Song Circus Costume design: Altinstark

http://songcircus.no/http://stinejanvinmotland.com/http://www.jasmijnvisser.com/

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20.15: FILM SCREENING – John Cage interview

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20.30-21.15: SONATAS & INTERLUDES & EMPTY WORDS
Else Olsen Storesund perform Sonatas and Interludes by John Cage, for prepared piano, together with Cages reading of his Empty Words (from Lectures of Nothing)

 

More info: https://soundofacage.wordpress.com/performances-and-lectures/

One week left!

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We are so much looking forward to meet you all at Tou Scene!

Sound of a Cage Triennial 2016 is dedicated to Sound Poetry and Dada.  Full program. The triennale is build up around the legacy of the composer, poet, anarchist and academician John Cage. All lectures are held in English. One week filled with concerts, exhibitions, workshops, films and lectures:

Exhibitions by Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim and Nina Elisabeth Børke  https://soundofacage.wordpress.com/exhibitions/

World Premiere on “Upsweep-Whistle-Bloop” by Jasmijn Visser (NL), Stine Janvin Motland og Song Circus. A site specific performance installation based on the phenomenon SOSUS, an American surveillance system activated in 1961 to register the presence of Russian Submarines.

Else Olsen Storesund one of Europe´s leading experts on the interpretation of John Cages piano music is performing and teaching. Storesund manipulates the sound of the grand piano by placing objects between or on the strings, such as nuts, bolts and pieces of rubber (prepared piano). Listen to Else´s lecture, sign up your children to her workshop, or listen to her performance of Cages Preludes & Interludes, together with Cage´s reading of his Lectures of Nothing. Else Storesund is also performing with The Sound Poetry Ensemble, together with all the other festival musicians.

On Friday we are presenting four of Europe´s greatest sound poets: Jaap Blonk (NL), Anne-James Chatôn (FR), Luke Poot (UK) og Dylan Noukis. Read more about them in our program. Our serial of lectures (Karin Hellandsjø, Sindre Bjerga, Else Olsen Storesund) looks into sound poetry as an art form, but also how John Cage, Kurt Schwitters and the dada movement radically changed the premises for and the understanding of art.
Sound of a Cage are also doing daily lectures at KiR (Kunstskolen i Rogaland).