''BLACK EMPIRE-FRAGILE OBJECTS''
Multi-channel sound piece at Borealis Experimental Music Festival.
How do we listen, and how do you compose when the audience is surrounded by sound? Each year Borealis collaborates with the MULTI concert series to commission new works for multi-channel speaker setup, giving new musicians, composers and sound artists the opportunity to express themselves using spatial sound.
For our 2017 edition, Tolga Balci, who has previously been behind the scenes at many Lydgalleriet and MULTI events but now lives in Turkey, will present a work for the first time on the surround system. Jacqueline George was part of the acclaimed Egyptian Females Experimental Music Session at Borealis in 2016, and having taken part in a surround sound workshop at BEK, we now invite her back to present a new piece in the format. Craig Wells, from the UK – but now a Bergen resident – combines live electronics and surround sound in a new work, and Yvette Janine Jackson, from the USA, presents a surround radio opera.