Strings Attached
Inger Hannisdal + Ragnhild Sannes + Parallax og Heather Frasch

Strings Attached is a new music festival that will showcase new works for strings over three days, from the 20th to the 22nd of April. The festival will be held at Landmark, Bergen and will feature renowned artists from the local, national, and international music scene. The festival is the result of a fruitful collaboration between Avgarde and nyMusikk Bergen and will explore the intricate and diverse possibilities of strings in music. This year marks the festival’s inaugural edition. So, make sure you don’t miss out and treat your ears to the sounds of spring!

DAY 1:

Inger Hannisdal (b. 1991 in Oslo) is a Norwegian violinist, composer and improviser who combines folk music timbres with contemporary impulses and free improvisation. Her music focuses on microtonality and melodies, drawing on modes from both Norwegian and Middle Eastern musical traditions. She studied Arabic music at Université Antonine in Lebanon, where she was also a member of the popular Syrian folk band Assa’aleek. She regularly performs traditional Middle Eastern music with several groups. For her debut record with her ensemble, «North South EastWest», (2022), she won a Norwegian Grammy for composition. As a solo performer, she uses preparations and extended techniques on the violin with an approach that, while experimental, retains a connection to folk music.

Ragnhild Sannes is a professional cellist, living in Bergen, Norway, where she works as a performer and a teacher. Invisible Cities is a new work for cello and transducer speakers by Anders Hannevold, which Ragnhild Sannes commissioned for the Strings Attached festival. The work deals with the imaginary and is a musical transcription of romanticized stories of cities never ventured by the composer. Some descriptions relate to real-world places, while others are imagined esthetics from the imagined cities of Italo Calvino’s book Invisible Cities. To Hannevold, they are all the same.

ATMOSPHERIC GHOSTS LIGHTS II, for the sounds of empty containers, instruments, objects and electronics, is a collaborative work between Parallax and the composer-performer Heather Frasch. This composition is part of a series of works initiated by Frasch that explore the physical properties of empty vessels (resonant frequencies & filtering). This composition uses real-time electronics to lightly enhance the natural phenomena, which are then extended through the sounds of the instruments and objects.

Day 1
Doors open: 20:30
Concert starts: 21:00
Pris: 150,- / 350.- / 600,- / 800,-