Fourth Edition Festival for Other Music
Four days of ‘other’ music in Stockholm at MDT, Eric Ericssonhallen and Fylkingen with performances by Anthony Braxton’s ZIM Music Octet and a 16 person strong Tri-Centric Project Ensemble playing his music, concert works and an installation by Annea Lockwood, the full live ensemble version of Sarah Hennies experimental documentary/music work ‘Contralto’ and concerts by Catherine Lamb & Johnny Chang‘s Viola Torros project, Oren Ambarchi & Crys Cole, Kassel Jaeger and a specially commissioned collaboration between Cara Tolmie and Stine Janvin.
The Fourth Edition festival takes place in Stockholm, across various venues, 7—10 February 2019.
Festival passes (500 SEK) are now on sale.
Thursday 7 February
18:00 Installation Opening: Annea Lockwood, A Sound Map of the Danube – free entry (MDT Studio 2)
19:30 Catherine Lamb & Johnny Chang, Viola Torros, 40' – festival pass or individual concert ticket required (MDT Scenen)
20:30 Sarah Hennies, Contralto , 60' – festival pass or individual concert ticket required (MDT Scenen)
Produced by John Chantler and Audiorama.
Annea Lockwood, A Sound Map of the Danube
Born in New Zealand in 1939 and living in the US since 1973, Annea Lockwood is known for her explorations of the rich world of natural acoustic sounds and environments, in works ranging from sound art and installations, through text-sound and performance art to concert music. A Sound Map of the Danube is a surround ‘sound map’ of the entire Danube River, incorporating a wide variety of water, animal and underwater insect sounds, rocks from the riverbed and the voices of those whose lives are intimately connected to the river.
This work will be installed and available to experience at MDT’s Studio 2 for the duration of the festival — no ticket/pass required.
Annea Lockwood will also be in conversation with Crys Cole on Friday 8th February at MDT’s Studio 1 and there will be a performance of two of her concert works on Saturday 9th February at Fylkingen.
Catherine Lamb & Johnny Chang, Viola Torros
Viola Torros Project is an ongoing research, by composer-performers Catherine Lamb and Johnny Chang, which seeks to realise and arrange the compositions of a pre-medieval composer, Viola Torros.
Viola T. was an anonymous composer who worked outside of the religious and academic establishments of her time. In her own practice, she documented her works in a minimally effective way, just enough to communicate with her fellow collaborators but barely enough to preserve a legacy for later generations of enthusiasts of her music.
The concept of ‘research’ referred to by the Viola Torros Project involves studies of various relevant musical styles of the pre-medieval period (arabic, byzantine and indian modes), and investigating possible evolution of melodic and harmonic developments as V. T. might have discovered. Choosing one aspect of such a musical style to focus upon, details are discovered and presented in an arrangement for two violas, often with additional augmentations.
Sarah Hennies, Contralto
Sarah Hennies performed a riveting solo as part of the Second Edition Festival for Other Music in 2017 and it’s with much excitement that we welcome her back to Stockholm to present Contralto, an ambitious work for video, strings, and percussion that exists in between the spaces of experimental music and documentary. The piece features a cast of transgender women speaking, singing, and performing vocal exercises accompanied by a dense and varied musical score performed by a seven piece ensemble.
“Imaginative, resourceful, witty, defiant…haven’t been so deeply moved by a new piece in ages.” – Steve Smith, National Sawdust
Friday 8 February
12:00–19:00 Annea Lockwood, A Sound Map of the Danube – free entry (MDT Studio 1)
13:30–16:00 François J. Bonnet, Artist Talk & Listening Session – free entry (KMH Klangkupolen)
17:00 Annea Lockwood in conversation with Crys Cole – free entry (MDT Studio 1)
19:00 Tri-Centric Project Ensemble perform Anthony Braxton – – festival pass or individual concert ticket required (Eric Ericsonhallen)
Saturday 9 February
14:00–18:00 Annea Lockwood, A Sound Map of the Danube – free entry (MDT Studio 1)
16:00 Cara Tolmie & Stine Janvin – free entry (Stadsbiblioteket)
19:30 Annea Lockwood, Immersion/Jitterbug + Kassel Jaeger + Oren Ambarchi & Crys Cole – festival pass or individual concert ticket required (Fylkingen)
Festival passes (500 SEK) and individual concert tickets are now on sale.
Venue & Accessibility
MDT – Moderna Dansteatern
Slupskjulsvägen 30–32 (map)
MDT is situated on Skeppsholmen in central Stockholm. Bus 65 as well as Djurgårdsfärjan stops at Skeppsholmen. The closest subway station is Kungsträdgården. There are parking lots on Skeppsholmen, close to the theatre. The premises are wheelchair accessible.
Kyrkslingan 2, Stockholm (map)
Eric Ericsonhallen is situated on Skeppsholmen in central Stockholm. Bus 65 as well as Djurgårdsfärjan stops at Skeppsholmen. The closest subway station is Kungsträdgården. The venue is wheelchair accessible and there is a handicapped toilet. There is also a handicapped parking place by the hall.
Torkel Knutssonsgatan 2, Stockholm (map)
Sveavägen 73, Stockholm (map)
Valhallavägen 105, Stockholm (map)
13/2: Folkteatern, Göteborg
• Oren Ambarchi & Crys Cole
• Sarah Hennies (solo)
• John Chantler
Buy Tickets (140–230 SEK)
14/2: Inkonst, Malmö
• Oren Ambarchi & Crys Cole
• Sarah Hennies — ‘Contralto’ Screening + Q&A
16/2: ALICE, Copenhagen
• Oren Ambarchi & Crys Cole
• Sarah Hennies — Contralto