Thursday 13 September 19:30Gullserien | Sølvserie II
BIT20 Ensemble – Exotica
Thursday 13 September
Bergen’s audacious new music ensemble BIT20 comes to The Grieg Hall for new music that has already delighted audiences across Europe.
Vinko Globokar is a close associate of the ensemble and conducts his own Les Soliloque décortiqué, a piece created in 2017 in order to ‘explain everything that I have written so far.’ In Globokar’s piece, each of the 16 instruments is given a solo that the other fifteen dissect underneath at the same time, exploring its rhythms, pitches and dynamics. Globokar himself conducts the piece and his 2013 work Kaledoskop im Nebel.
Before that, Trond Madsen leads the ensemble in a performance of Øyvind Torvund’s funny, funky and touching work The Exotica Album, a collection of slithering soundscapes inspired by the exotica genre of 1950s and 60s America.