Kitchen Orchestra/Pulse New Media Study

Event Date: 
Sun, 08/05/2011 - 10:00 to Fri, 13/05/2011 - 23:00
Tou Scene
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Over the next week, several of the Rhythm Changes team members will be working together on a web and performance project. Pulse is a multimedia production based on a commissioned work by composers John Lilja and Dag Egil Njaa, in collaboration with the two Japanese multimedia artists Nagato and Suzuki. The project comprises structures based on pulse: pulse as in the smallest building block of sound, rhythm, human interaction, biology. In short, pulse in everything. With fearless creative zeal and untiring enthusiasm, the improvisational contemporary Kitchen Orchestra is a force to be reckoned with on the Stavanger cultural circuit. By bringing together local artists and international musicians and composers on unique projects, the musical envelope is constantly being pushed. The bedrock of performers originates from all strata of the town’s music scene.

Leading up to the performance of Pulse, Rhythm Changes researcher Andrew Dubber will be live-blogging, using video and other online tools to provide an insight into the process and the thinking behind that event.

This project feeds directly into the Rhythm Changes research questions concerning trans-national practice, the construction of community and the ways in which jazz is mediated in new media environments.

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