Lene Grenager / Ensemble Zwischentöne /Jon Wesseltoft

I forbindelse med Bjarne Melgaard og Leonard Rickhard-utstillingen presenterer nyMusikk og Henie Onstad Kunstsenter en stor konsertdag på Høvikodden.


Den norske cellisten og komponisten Lene Grenager har skrevet et helt nytt bestillingsverk inspirert av Leonard Rickhards malerier – reconstruction / landscape with machines, som vil bli fremført av anerkjente Ensemble Zwischentöne.

Den norske lydkunstneren Jon Wesseltoft, som tidligere har jobbet sammen med Bjarne Melgaard, spiller en eksklusiv konsert inne i Melgaards utstilling. Ved fremførelsen denne dagen bruker han computer og tapes.

Lene Grenager om stykket:
reconstruction / landscape with machines
Work for Ensemble Zwischentöne, sampler and an orchestra of sewing machines.

Leonard Rickhards work consists mainly of dense birch forests, building sites and vast arrays of machinery combined with detailed renderings of machine parts and model fragments, all in a carefully calculated mathematical perspective. His paintings are quiet and motionless. Time has come to a halt and there are seldom human figures interacting. The machines and the surrounding nature are sort of measuring each other in a silent stand still before or after an industrial take over.

My work for Zwischentöne deals with a scenario true for many small industries and towns in Norway. The stand still of machines has left small towns and communities quiet and robbed of their former identities as producers of shoes, cloth and paper. The reason for this is always money. New machines and good working conditions create products that have a high quality but are too expensive in a global market.

My work comprises sounds from the textile industry: both an imagined soundscape of a factory environment, real samples of industrial sounds and live sound from an orchestra of sewing machines.

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