In this composition for Music in Nordland's string ensemble, associate artist Valgeir Sigurdsson searches for the unique human element in music at a time when digitization and algorithms are becoming increasingly important. Here you meet a network of sounds, unpredictable and beautiful, presented by a string quartet, live electronics and keyboards that let the answers unfold.
Why does our brain prefer certain sounds or melodies? Why do we feel drawn to different sounds? Does our heart feel something completely different?
Valgeir Sigurðsson, Icelandic composer and producer, is the assosciate artist of Festspillene i Nord-Norge from 2020-2022. He is known for his unique style of music where modern classical music and magical electronic production merge to a point where they are ultimately inseparable.
The profiled chamber ensemble MiNensemblet is the performing part of Musikk i Nordland. They have a wide repertoire, characterized by quality and artistic innovation, and perform with various ensembles from duos to a full ensemble. They are considered one of the foremost in the country, and have in recent years been noticed through a number of concerts, recordings and album releases. They have collaborated with artists such as Arve Tellefsen, Lars Anders Tomter, Ole Paus, Arvid Engegård, Christian Ihle Hadland, Mary Utiger, Bobby McFerrin, Roman Simovic, Aksel Rykkvin and Bjørn Andor Drage.
Lazar Miletic is the artistic leader of the MiNensemblet, and has distinguished himself in both Serbian and Norwegian music life, but also internationally through a number of engagements as a chamber musician and soloist. He has been a member of "Berliner Camerata" in Germany, "Orkester la Scala" in Italy, "Musica Vitae" in Sweden and "Arctic Philharmonic" in Norway.
Coproduction collaboration between Festspillene i Nord-Norge and Musikk i Nordland