Welcome to a unique concert experience with Trondheim Sinfonietta at Kunsthall Trondheim, Thursday October 5!
With the concert series Absurd they wish to explore the range for what a classical musician can do or not do on stage. What if you remove the instruments? What if you think of the musical performance as choreography? Inspired by Fluxus, Mauricio Kagel and others, the concert series Absurd presents new works by musicians that incorporate the body and the voice of the instrumentalists. Composer Jennifer Walshe once called this ‘genre’ of modern music as ‘The New Discipline’, while others has used the label “The Undiciplined”.
Applebaum Tlön, for three conductors 5’ (on stage)
Chen Dry Goods (4 players sitting in audience) (score attached)
Sarhan, Friendship, for cello solo. Solist: Marianne B. Lie
Oliveros, Piece for page turner
Jessie Marino: Witford Brimley and his Robot Dog seize Burger King in a Bloodless Coup
Kagel: Faites votre jeu (Jennifer Torrence solo)
Kagel: Pas de Cinq 17`
Musical leader: Jennifer Torrence
Jennifer Torrence is an American percussionist, performer, and researcher based in Oslo. Her current body of work includes long-form solos works made in intensive collaborations with composers featured on this program such as Francois Sarhan, Neo Hülcker, and Carolyn Chen. As a soloist she has appeared at festivals such as Ultima Festival, Lucerne Festival, Venice Biennale, and Dark Music Days, and on series such as Periferien, Av Garde, and Levande Musikk. Torrence is a Fulbright Scholar (UK), the former principal percussionist of the Arctic Philharmonic and NOSO Sinfonietta (Norway), and a former member of red fish blue fish (USA). She has performed in 22 countries across four continents as a soloist and with ensembles such as Ensemble Modern (Germany), eighth blackbird (USA), and Speak Percussion (Australia). She studied at Oberlin Conservatory, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and University of California, San Diego. She is currently an artistic research fellow at the Norwegian Academy of Music.