Oct 11, 2019

Remake at Ultima Festival


exhibition 1Photo: Sigurd Ytre-Arne / Ultima

Ultima’s annual Remake project encourages young people to engage with contemporary music in practical ways. In 2019, Remake focused on transforming Lasse Thoresen’s piece Sound of the Arctic, which opened the festival (12/9). With its environmental theme and strong focus on sounds in nature, Sound of the Arctic was an ideal material for the students of VG1 sixth form college in Oslo to get their hands on, and they explored it in connection with the idea of rituals.

exhibition 2Photo: Sigurd Ytre-Arne / Ultima


exhibition 3Photo: Sigurd Ytre-Arne / Ultima

During a workshop period between March and June, supervised by composer and field recordist Bjarne Kvinnsland, students had been collecting, analysing and reprocessing sounds of snow, ice and flowing water (using a special mobile app designed specifically for this project). In the process they learned about spectromorphology and the art of virtuoso listening.


exhibition 4Photo: Sigurd Ytre-Arne / Ultima


exhibition 5Photo: Sigurd Ytre-Arne / Ultima

The final production was completed at Notam studio in Oslo, and the result was a new sound art piece in its own right which was presented at an exhibition and series of performances in the crypt underneath Kulturkirken Jakob during the Ultima Festival.

Watch the video to hear how the young creators talk about their experience.

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Thu Sep 12, 2019 to Sat Sep 21, 2019
Oslo (Norway)