« VIOLINIST »

A PERFORMANCE BY GUNHILD BJØRNSGAARD

With

SARA ØVINGEN

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. 

VIOLINIST

“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…”