This exposition presents three approaches to re-enactment of medieval musical ideas, as explored through the artistic research project Wheels within Wheels. New approaches to interactions between performers and composers. The research project took place at the University of Bergen, Faculty of Art, Music and Design, Grieg Academy – Department of Music, from 2015 to 2018 under the auspices of the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme. The project led to three concerts and a sound installation. This exposition presents documentation of the results and gives an account of the research materials, tools
and work methods, as well as discussing ethical and aesthetical dimensions of the working processes and the results.
Jostein Gundersen is a recorder player and associate professor at the University of Bergen, the Grieg Academy - Department of Music, where he led the project «Wheels within Wheels. New approaches to interactions between performers and composers», 2015-2018. He is a graduated fellow from the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme, director of the ensemble Currentes, and teaches historical improvisation at Hochschule für Musik und Theater «Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy», Leipzig.
Ruben Sverre Gjertsen is a composer within the experimental field, graduated fellow from the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme at the Grieg Academy in Bergen, associate professor in composition in the same institution 2015-2018, and is currently working as an organist. His latest release, "Anatomy of sound", explores spatial perspectives in surround format. This has been developed further in the research project "Wheels within wheels.»
Alwynne Pritchard is a British artist and musician based in Bergen, Norway. In 2015, she co-founded the music-theatre company Neither Nor and in 2016, her book up without an insistent casting away was commissioned by UiB to mark the opening of the new building for The Department of Fine Art, and The Department of Design.
Keywords (exposition): artistic research, Norwegian Artistic Research Programme, KMD, Medieval music, improvisation, historically informed performance, Historical Improvisation, new music, new discipline, sound installation, ambisonics, sound installation art, early music performance
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