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Birk in residence at BEK and performing at Vossajazz


Birk Nygaard has spent the last few weeks to prepare for Vossajazz. BEKs projectroom has been refurbished with bright projections of geometrical shapes.

For three weeks in March, Birk has finished technicalities and approaches to his upcoming appearance on Vossajazz Friday 30. March, together Gunhild Seims “Story Water” a commisioned work inspired by texts about death and dreams.

Birks approach to the project has been to advance his take on how to present a musical performance, and not so much about “the endless” in the texts inspirering Gunhilds compositions. Through MAX/msp and tips collected from BEK expertise in this field, Birk has during his recidency at BEK programmed a central patch for use in what can best be described as a video/light-organ, where the band’s instruments triggers earmarked animations spinning around the aestetics of geometrical shapes. Presented trough the modul8/madmapper-platform Birk will try to catch the essence of the bands performance.

“Visual accompaniment” to music has been Birks project for some years now, and has worked with everything from classical composition to clubmusic. Lately known for work with the norwegian rapper Lars Vaular.

While staying in the project room, Birk has also been formalizing some future projects.

Birk Nygaards website

Last updated 2015-05-15.

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Time and place

Venue: Fraktgodsen, Vossajazz
From: March 30, 2012 21:00
to: March 30, 2012 23:00

Venue: BEK
From: March 06, 2012 00:00
to: March 28, 2012 00:00

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