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Working title is "Rose-offeret" / "The Rose Sacrifice". It's a live performance, a realtime cinematic interpretational mashup of Grieg's song Rosenlied, Stravinsky's symphony Rite Of Spring and using elements from a broad palette of Astor Piazolla's work.
These are all excisting works presented in the regular Festspillene programme of 2013, which is the idea behind the concept, to have new artists re-do classical masterpieces in a new language and setting.
The live score for silent classic Aelita - Queen Of Mars is performed the next weeks in Trondheim at Kosmorama festival and Cinemateket Kristiansand.
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(Illustration: Håvard Legreid.)
What I talk about when I perform about talking about performing.
Friday April 5th I do a live meta-performance at the Bergen library, Biblioteket i Bergen. Still working on it, not quite sure exactly what will be presented, but I will talk, tell, show and converse about electronic music, my work, my ideas and also perform what I talk about.
This is part of the library's concert-talk series, where they invite composers and performers with different expressions from different genres to show their work while having a conversation about it.
April 4th there be live performances with Ugress and Nebular Spool at Bastant soup bar at Støletorget.
A combination of post-apocalyptic dystopian soup-tronica with Nebular Spool, and your friendly neighbourhood gangster cinema grooves with Ugress. Featuring special guest stars Nuria Guiu Sagarra (Catalunia) on text and vocals, and Thomas T. Dahl (Klosteret) on guitars and effects.
Guests can enjoy excellent soups, magic lemonades or micro-brewery beers while Jesus the goldfish take care of the dance-floor-bowl.
Persons on other planets can watch the event live-streamed here on www.ugress.com.
Background: I miss the intimate shows I used to do at Kafe Edvard some years ago, to be able to try out new ideas and tracks and concepts in an informal atmosphere. Did some preliminary testing with sour milk on the windows and projectors and gopro cameras and screen-casting at Bastant earlier this winter. It sort of actually works. I'm currently wrapping up a lot of dystopian Nebular material and cartoony Ugress sci-fi gangster songs. Everything is perfectly strange through portals.
Two minute teaser trailer for Ugress Live Cinema performing the 2013 score for La Passion De Jeanne D Arc.
The film is a landmark in cinema history and consistently on top 10 lists of all films ever. It does not look like anything else of the time; intense realistic acting, slick minimalistic production, inventive camera maneuvers and superb editing cuts faster than most music videos. The original commision for music was by Cinemateket USF. They asked me to perform the score again now for the anniversary.
The work, a sonic bombardment of indigenous samples, is partly connected to the program release, and partly connected to an upcoming commision and performance "Rose-Offeret", performed at Festspillene, May 30th.
A five minute video making-of report from the Aelita - Queen Of Mars performance in Oslo.
Video by Aron Eskeland, english subtitles available (CC icon).
December, January, February I will compose, produce and perform music for La Muda by Núria Guiu Sagarra, part of Carte Blanche's Yasgurs Farm. Premiere is January 23rd at the Opera in Oslo, and tour continues in Oslo, Fredrikstad, Bergen.
Núria Guiu Sagarra moves in an Alice in Wonderland-inspired hyper-reality in which “the copy of reality is worth more than the actual reality”.
"My soul was sucked into a black hole, it exists now only through networks, TV-screens, media images. My empty shell reflects only a ghost of myself, travelling along the blurry line between reality and fiction. Two worlds mixed to one, deformed images of love, beauty, social justice and fake castles, where someone other than myself is in charge."
La Muda is the spanish word for a woman; the mute, but also the one who changes skin.
Ugress writes and performs live new music to Soviet sci-fi classic Aelita - Queen Of Mars.
A mysterious radio signal intrigues all of Planet Earth, including brilliant engineer Los. Could it be from Mars? With great cost to life and love he builds a rocketship, heads for Mars. But all is not as it seems to want to be seemed to be...
Directed by Yakov Protazanov in 1925, Aelita was the first film to reveal life on other planets. With impressive constructivist sets and costumes, Aelita introduced fantastical elements still echoing in current sci-fi cinema. The film is a wonderful treasure of silent cinema.
Ugress creates a complete new score, to be performed live with the film in cinemas with Nasra Ali Omar and Thomas T. Dahl.
Indie cinemas, tickets at the door. Usually 200 NOK.
If you come from Mars or further away either email us or directly the cinemas to reserve tickets.