In collaboration with Hennie Onstad Art Centre, Oslo Sinfonietta will in May this year premiere a new work by composer an artist Ignas Krunglevičius.
Krunglevičius will create an auditive, visual and haptic experience where the analogue and acoustic sounds of the ensemble meet the physical form and resonance of custom-made steel object that will become part of the ensemble.
Krunglevičius´ description of his work:
Krzysztof Penderecki’s “Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima”, one of the hallmark pieces
of 20th century composition, is a major source of inspiration as I am preparing for this project. While hearing this intense, relentless, and utterly visceral work, I keep asking, how does a music sound like if it would react to the surrounding events of our time similar as in Threnody? What would be my take on it?
This installation and music composition I will attempt to merge my visual art work and music practice. As this work will be mostly composed in year 2020-21, it will reflect my experiences of this special transitional time. Anxieties, anger, apathy will be modulated in to the music. The composition will be structured as if one reacts to trauma: through stages of shock, denial, anger and acceptance, leading to recovery. The steel sculptures will function as objects that absorb all those exhausting feelings and perhaps even heal us. The project will be akin to a other-timely ritual, where the sorrows and grief are placed in to inanimate objects, so that we could be set free.