Triple Quartet Project

Photo of Parkour:Johan Westin

Ensemble Parkour, KROCK and RANK (from Sweden and Finland) will in this brand new project together with the Norwegian composer and musician Lene Grenager explore the ensembles roll and part in ”making” music.

We`ll look on cultural and linguistic affects in realisation and conducts of notated and impromptu music. The ensembles instrumentation differ and as a tool in our search for a ”broader definition” of the ensembles roll versus the composer, will the ensembles change repertoire. In open workshops we´ll talk about our thoughts, dilemmas and the possible positive outcomes regarding the problem with reshaping an other ensembles (with different setting) scores.

This concept is about three ensembles with very different settings using our differences as opportunities to let new ideas come to life and to focus on the hidden qualities that will surface when material written with specific timbres in mind takes shape through new voices. In all communication, occasionally there are misunderstandings.

Our history is full of examples where these kinds of glitches between words, ideas, our conception of stereotypes etc. has led to both terrible consequences and to new discoveries that changes the lives of all mankind to the better.

This logic is obvious in the course of translation. And in transcribing our pieces of music, much like in language where the exact meaning of a specific sentence is transformed when it is spoken in another language than the original one, we let the audience experience something unique in the cracks of our musical and cultural languages.

New artistic meaning will occur when we give full freedom to the power of connotations, prejudice and creative misunderstandings. New depths in the interpretation of our repertoire, that perhaps never were intended, but lies within the possibilities of its wider use.

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