News : 2014/08

2014/08/27

Concerts at OCA in collaboration with Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival

Ida Lundén. Photo: idalunden.se

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OCA ANNOUNCES

TWO CONCERTS AT OCA IN COLLABORATION WITH ULTIMA OSLO CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FESTIVAL

THE ELECTRONIC NORTH I
Wednesday 17 September 2014, 18:00

THE ELECTRONIC NORTH II
Thursday 18 September 2014, 13:00

Office for Contemporary Art Norway

Nedre gate 7, 0551 Oslo
www.oca.no l info@oca.no

OCA has the pleasure to announce a multi-part collaboration with Ultima during 2014–15. This starts with the two concerts The Electronic North I and II, organised in collaboration with Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival. The concerts form part of the Nordic Music Days 2014 hosted by Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival in collaboration with the Norwegian Society of Composers, presenting a wide range of music by Nordic composers and ensembles. One of the leading contemporary music festivals in the Nordic region, the Ultima Festival aims to promote artistic distinctiveness, trends and innovation and to make music of a high artistic standard accessible by everyone. Ultima 2014 focuses on how a local musical identity is expressed in the context of an international, digital world. The concerts are free and open to everyone.

The Electronic North I
Wednesday 17 September, 18:00

Inaugurating the Nordic Music Days 2014 programme, the concert at OCA will feature a selection of contemporary electronic music. Composer and performer Ida Lundén will present Songs My Mothers Taught Me for female cellist; Maija Hynninen’s Borrowed Tunes 1: Dead Man Theme builds on Neil Young’s soundtrack for Jim Jarmusch’s Dead Man; and Osmo Tapio Räihälä’s Seurat I combines violin, kantele and live electronics.
The concert is supported by Norwegian Society of Composers.

The Electronic North II
Thursday 18 September, 13:00

A lunch-time concert with Thuridur Jonsdóttir, Risto Holopainen and Rikhardur H Fridriksson. In Jonsdóttirs INNI – Musica da Camera, the fragile harmonics of a baroque violin interact with a soundscape generated from an infant’s murmur, with an ancient lullaby woven into the texture. Risto Holopainen’s algorithmic composition Spielraums employs systems associated with computer games. Rikhardur H Fridriksson’s Three Pieces on the Nature of Iceland examines the extraordinary sonic qualities of Iceland’s natural environment.
The concert is supported by Norwegian Society of Composers.

A talk on new music and streaming with Music Norway, Nordic Playlist and others will follow the concert.

For more information, please contact Cathrine Nysæther, Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival’s Head of Information.


Office for Contemporary Art Norway

OCA is a foundation created by the Norwegian Ministries of Culture and of Foreign Affairs in Autumn 2001 with the aim of developing collaboration projects in the cultural field between Norway and the international arts scene. The foundation aims to become one of the main organs in the contemporary arts debate through initiatives such as exhibitions, seminars, publications, as well as by providing support to Norwegian artists for their activities on the international art arena.

2014/08/19

Upcoming Deadline for International Support and International Residency Programmes: 1 September 2014

Ane Hjort Guttu, still from This Place is Every Place, 2014. Courtesy of the artist. (Photo: Cecilie Semec FNF)

OCA ANNOUNCES

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR

INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT

INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCIES
Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy

Deadline: 1 September 2014
www.oca.no/grants

INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT
OCA is currently accepting applications for the 2014 third quarter review for International Support. Forms are due on 1 September 2014. Applications are accepted from Norwegian artists, international artists residing in Norway and non-profit arts organisations. Priority is given to exhibitions taking place in key international art institutions and project spaces. Support is also extended to solo exhibitions and group exhibitions initiated by international curators as well as to Norwegian art professionals organising exhibitions and projects abroad. The funding for International Support is provided by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the allocation is decided upon by an independent jury of Norwegian and international art professionals designated by OCA.

INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCIES
OCA provides International Residencies for Norwegian artists, curators and critics in a number of international venues. The upcoming 1 September 2014 deadline applies to the Artist–in–Residency Programme at Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa in Venice, Italy.

Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa
The duration of the Artist-in-Residency Programme at Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa is three months, from 15 February to 15 May 2015. Applications are accepted from Norwegian artists and international artists residing in Norway. The programme is designed for artists who have already elaborated a specific and promising aesthetic language but seek artistic, theoretical and professional support in order to develop their practice. Please notice that the residency is not available for BA or MA students. Applications will be assessed by an independent jury appointed by OCA. Click here to read more.

For more information, please contact Anne Charlotte Hauen.

Office for Contemporary Art Norway
The OCA Norway is a foundation created by the Norwegian Ministries of Culture and of Foreign Affairs in autumn 2001 with the aim of developing collaboration projects in the cultural field between Norway and the international arts scene. The foundation aims to become one of the main organs in the contemporary arts debate through initiatives such as exhibitions, seminars, publications, as well as by providing support to Norwegian artists for their activities on the international art arena.