Kali & Gillikrist – cello, piano, live electronics

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Date(s) - 27 Oct 2017
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Sound Festival

Performance of “Kali and Gillikrist” for cello, piano and live electronics composed by James Clapperton (Scotland) and Sven Erga (Norway)

Bent Sørensen – “Wings of Spring” for solo cello

Bent Sorensen –  solo piano music tbc

Cello/improv – Zoë Martlew

Piano – James Clapperton

Electronics – Cato Langnes

Surprise-SurpriseWEB“Kali & Gillikrist”, a contemporary composition with musical roots in Norwegian and Scottish folk music,  focuses on the interaction between electronic instruments, piano and cello. The composers explored tales from Orkney Sagas, in particular the story of a friendship between the Scot Kali and the Norse Gillikrist. James Clapperton and Sven Erga themselves are descendants from Norway and the British Isles, and they let the Saga serve as inspiration and leitmotif in this musical exploration – of an old story about a close but troubled friendship mixed with tales of travels across the ocean. The Orkney Saga was written late in the 12th century and is rich in both Norse mythology and Scottish history.