Ultima - Presentations from Diversity Lab
We invite you to the presentation of the results from the two-day workshop that intends to explore how contemporary music can promote aesthetic diversity.
Guests: George Lewis and Rolf-Erik Nystrøm
In a rare visit to Norway, the distinguished US composer, improvising trombonist and teacher George Lewis, plus Norwegian saxophonist Rolf-Erik Nystrøm, will bring together Oslo based musicians to investigate how an art form such as contemporary music – so deeply rooted in post-war central European aesthetics – can engage with notions of diversity.
Modern music’s core values include a constant search for the unknown, and a voyage of artistic discovery involving research and experimentation. How can those values be channeled into creating diversity? Lewis and Nystrøm will attempt to answer some of these questions in collaboration with their invited participants. A open-form piece by George Lewis will form the basis of the workshops’ musical and discursive work, and the sessions will conclude with a presentation.
Ultima Context is supported by Norsk Komponistforening, Fritt Ord and Bergesenstiftelsen.
More informaton can be found on Ultimas's website.
The event is open for all staff and students. Welcome!