Ensemble Makadam experiment with the format of live performance as an installation in Art Galleries. The project explores musical durations and live music performances as installations in art- galleries and museums based on written music – as well as the ensemble’s free improvisations. The contemporary music searches, like other performative expressions (dance, performance, theater), a greater proximity to the audience through performances in exhibition situations and not in the traditional concert format. Music is already in the visual arts as one of the annexation of art expressions through sound art installations but rarely by performing musicians. Makadam want in this project work with curators in workshop form to create installation-like site-specific music performances as far as possible linked to the current exhibitions.
Nov 9th 2016 at Bonniers Konsthall could those who challenged the snowstorm, wander around in the concert installation where sometimes live musicians occurred, sometimes recorded music.
Together with Isak Edberg, Lina Järnegård och Viktor Lisinski the ensemble want to experiment with time and space, sound and listening in different forms.
During a workshop in aug 2014 we met to explore the possibilities for cooperation. Ensemble Makadam have developed different playing techniques and various preparations of the instruments to visualize but also counteract the musical content of classical works. Thats where Victor, Isak och Lina joins us in their their intentions to explore musical processes and states.
– I want to create music that explores spatiality, sound and perception. We will particularly explore how the slowness and the reduction in the musical processes and conditions affect the experience of time and space. The works can be described as a sort of “sound sculptures”, where listening does not have a temporal focus, but rather a spatial presence. Victor Lisinski
– In cooperation with Ensemble Makadam I want to work with musical material from a form point of view. I want to relinquish the usual length of 8-15 minutes, a duration that does not always take into account the material’s inherent properties. A certain musical material itself may seem to strive for much shorter or much longer durations. I want to let the material / content become its own form. A form and content that requires each other and take place simultaneously. A non-predetermined form.
Along with Macadam I want to find interesting musical material through workshops where we start from both quoted material and improvisation. Thanks the ensembles experience in improvisation, we will be able to find interesting angles around listening, form creation and the specific material. Improvisational elements will be possible elements of the final work. Lina Järnegard