Victoria Johnson’s concert at Festspillene
Electric violin in harmony with video and sound art.
Victoria Johnson’s Bergen International Festival concert is an invitation to join a journey of discovery into a new and unknown poetic soundscape. In close collaboration with her laptop Victoria Johnson is to be found in an innovative high-tension field amidst improvisation, composition and electronics.
Victoria Johnson performs, commissions and presents new music for acoustic and electric violin, and on this occasion she fuses video art, lights and laptops into the music.
The concert programme is constructed around several world premieres and new adaptations of works commissioned for the occasion. Amongst them is a Gerhard Stäbler world premiere inspired by a classical Greek poem by Sappho, and a new version of Henrik Hellstenius’s Victoria Teller II, based on a student exercise originating from the Armenian philosopher and mystic George Ivanovich Gurdjieff.
The concert will be introduced by composer Simon Steen-Andersen.