By invitation from Bergen Domkor and BEK, the young Bergen-based artist Andrea Urstad Toft has made two new video works that will be projected directly on the brick walls of Bergen domkirke during the choir’s Bergen International Festival concert on May 29th. After a 3-week work residency in BEK’s video studio, the process manifests in sensitive pictures and animations that will flow together with the cathedral’s brick walls and stained glass windows.
In Bergen domkirke we get to experience an A cappella evening with three choral works by young Norwegian composers, two of which are premieres.
Composers: Martin Ødegård, Tord Kalvenes and Birgit Djupedal
Conductor: Kjetil Almenning
Video works: Andrea Urstad Toft
About Andrea Urstad Toft
Visual artist Andrea Urstad Toft creates video works using a mixture of analogue and digital techniques, created through an exploratory process tailored to music and surroundings. Through her artistic work she aims to create an interpretation of what occurs in the intersection between the analogue and digital world, and to portray the feelings and emotions of what it means to exist as a human being in today’s society.
Andrea Urstad Toft
About Bergen Domkor
Bergen Domkor is one of Norway’s leading amateur choirs and a church music center in Western Norway. With singers, programming and dissemination of the highest quality, the choir manages and renews the music culture of the church. The choir works regularly with professional musicians and ensembles, and emphasizes creating interesting programs and giving the audience good concert experiences.
Bergen International Festival
Trailers to the coral works.