Jennifer Walshe & Timothy Morton
, 20:00

Tickets: 200,- / 150,-

NOTE: the event will take place at Studio Bergen, Nøstegaten 119

Time. If no one asks us, we know what it is. Or at least we know what one of the different versions of it is. Deep ecological time, evolutionary time, time travel, longitude, time expansion and contraction, alternative timelines and parallel universes. Polyphasic sleep, anti-ageing creams, fertility clocks, black holes and artificial intelligence. The groups of neurons forming population clocks within our brains, the nanosecond of difference between the space-time of our feet and heads, the monitoring of every second through our devices.

Dinosaurs. And crying.

Everyone in the room is important – the fast-paced digital time of Matmos’ M.C. Schmidt and Walshe, the deep geological rhythms of instrument builder Lee Patterson, the liminal eternal drones of Irish experimentalist Áine O’Dwyer. The shifting tectonic plates of sound from Norwegian ensembles Streifenjunko and Vilde&Inga. The audience, in Bergen, whose entropy demonstrates that time is indeed passing.

The audience will be monitored by heat-sensitive cameras throughout the show. The duration of the performance will be between 70 and 90 minutes, dependent on the level of entropy present in the room.

Commissioned as part of Re-Imagine Europe, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

Commissioned by Borealis – en festival for eksperimentell musikk, Sonic Acts, MaerzMusik – Festival for Time Issues, and London Contemporary Music Festival / Serpentine Galleries and Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival.

Commission supported by Arts Council Norway, Arts Council of Ireland and the Performing Arts Fund NL. Funded by the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung.

Jennifer Walshe – voice and electronics
Timothy Morton – meditation
Áine O’Dwyer – voice, harp and electronics
Lee Patterson – electronics
M.C. Schmidt – voice and electronics
Streifenjunko – saxophone, trumpet, electronics
Vilde&Inga – violin, double bass

Jennifer Walshe developed in collaboration with Áine O’Dwyer, Lee Patterson, M.C. Schmidt, Streifenjunko (Eivind Lønning og Espen Reinertsen) og Vilde&Inga (Vilde Sandve Alnaæs og Inga Margrete Aas) – music
Timothy Morton & Jennifer Walshe – text
Jennifer Walshe – direction and video
Aedín Cosgrove – stage and lighting
Úna Monahan – sound design

Visionary philosopher Timothy Morton and experimental composer Jennifer Walshe join forces to explore the multiplicity of temporalities at the heart of being human.