« VIOLINIST »
A PERFORMANCE BY GUNHILD BJØRNSGAARD
ELECTRONICS: ØYVIND MATHISEN
PERFORMED IN HASS-FEST IN YEREVAN
The choreographer Gunhild Bjørnsgaard (Norwegian) has the last 10 years, been working on her concept choreography concert; how to melt the two art disciplines: music and choreography within one person – confronting oneself with the both techniques, challenging its own limits. Bjørnsgaard has, with the violinist Sara Øvinge (Swedish), who is considered as one of Scandinavia’s most talented young musicians, started a solo work – a research of the violinist capacity and the inner strength. Electronic soundscape is by Øyvind Mathisen (Norwegian). He is a composer/sound designer/musician/ producer (for film/tv/theatre,/fashion among others). The choreography concert is in working progress. First part was shown in Armenia at HA-SS festival / International Music and Visual Art Soon it will be a performance for schools (12-19 years). Later we will make a whole evening performance for teenagers and adults. Supported by (at this level) : Fund for performing artists (FFUK), SparabankstiftelsenDnB , Sagene Kunstakademi/Oslo.
“Who is she as a person?
A virtuoso violinist – with her light appearance,
but also with a dark force ‘hidden’ inside.
Why this? We will be on a journey of her inner strength,
with her violin which accepts her totally and guides her life…
‘The story’ will be drawn into the room through her play, gestures and movements.
A musical architecture appears and embraces the theme, lightened up only by few lamps
– roughly and raw… with an electronic sound scape which carries the violinist along…”