DEICHMANSKE HOVEDBIBLIOTEK / ULTIMA FESTIVAL
Røster III takes the listener on an aural journey through a series of sound tableauxs carefully sculptured and arranged by the artist’s archive of field recordings from the Røst Arcipelago, in Lofoten, Northern Norway between 2010 and 2015. The work places the listening body in a time-space continuum where nature and culture co-exist and are given equal importance, giving ear to the eternal variation of voices and spaces; the geophonies and anthrophonies of Røst. Røster III is a sound work for eight channels or more, created and composed by Elin Mar Øyen Vister, site specifically mixed and spatialized in collaboration with Trond Lossius and BEK in Bergen.
At Deichmanske hovedbibliotek, Røster IIIwill be experienced in the old music room, which has a hexagonal space and was originally acoustically treated for the purpose of listening to the music library. The installation is created around a set up of eight speakers arranged in a vertical and a horizontal landscape, between the books in the bookshelves, and the room will at most times have no lights. The listening sense is hence given sensual priority in our otherwise dominantly visual culture.
Maja S. K. Ratkje will be joining as guest performer with WeDoMagic at the opening of the installation,Friday 11th Of September, at 3pm. Kristine Tjøgersen (clarinet). Inga Byrkjeland (cello). Maja S. K. Ratkje (vocal). Elin Mar Øyen Vister (mix, objects og electronics).
Røster III is supported by BEK i Bergen, Norsk Kulturråd og Komponistenes Vederlagsfond.