On.Taps

On. Taps for percussion solo and electronics.

Written for Håkon M. Stene 2008-09. Premiered at Ultima Festivalen 2009, at Atriet.

In collaboration with musician Håkon Stene, I’m developing a instrumental-theatre piece for solo performer, (pre-)recorded sound, sine-waves and spatial resonators (snare drums with build-in speakers). Central to the piece is the snare drum with its cultural and historic references. The performance will combine acoustic and recorded sound utilizing historic recordings, Karaoke singing (as “Kann Denn Liebe Sünde Sein?”, “Wir fahren gegen Engelland”,  “Es geht alles vorüber” etc.), gestures from the early Cabaret style and also actions based upon material from Günter Grass’ novel “Die Blechtrommel”.

Supported by Norsk Kulturråd og Komponistenes Vederlagsfond.