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Jenssen has just finished the music for the
feature film NOKAS - a film about the biggest robbery in Norwegian
The robbery took place in downtown Stavanger in April 2004, and ended in the tragic death of the
commanding police officer Klungland. The robbers got away witk NOK 57 millions (of which only
6 millions have been found) - and have since all been apprehended and sentenced. The film is
to be shot on actual locations in the city of Stavanger.
The script is written by screenwriter and author Christopher Grøndahl, and is not your usual
action movie script. The ambition is to make a different crime film, with a substantially subjective
feel to it, and try to penetrate the dramatic experiece that is an armed robbery from different
Director is the acclaimed Erik Skjoldbjærg (Insomnia, Prozac Nation), and DOP the talented
young Swede Jakob Ihre (Unmade Beds, Exodus).
The cast is composed almost entirely by amateurs, so as not to disturb the realism one wishes to
obtain in the overall making of NOKAS. The film is expected to open on October 1st. 2010.
BJØRNSGAARD PROJECT: SJØEN
A new full-length production by Ingun Bjørnsgaard. World premiere!
Ingun Bjørnsgaard is continuing her unique investigation into the potential of dance theatre, a genre which thrives on the conjunction of the realistic and the abstract.
“Sjøen” (“The Sea”) is loosely based on Henrik Ibsen’s well-known play “The Lady from the Sea” (1888). Ibsen’s text is about one of the first modern women – a woman who, in her disregard for convention and search for modern forms of freedom, is subject to urges which are simultaneously dangerous, repellent and alluring. The fundamental themes here are also present in Bjørnsgaard’s work: ambivalence, vague yearnings, a desire to disappear, obscenity and superficial anxiety.
But “Sjøen” also uses humour and self-recognition to play with the illustrative attitude of literary dance and the complex self-absorption of abstract dance.
Ingun Bjørnsgaard is one of Norway’s most well-established and distinctive dance artists. Since she founded the Ingun Bjørnsgaard Project in 1992 she has not only worked with her own company, but has also created critically acclaimed productions for the Royal Swedish Ballet in Stockholm, the Norwegian National Ballet, Skånes Dansteater, the Komische Oper in Berlin, Carte Blanche, Northwest Tanzcompagnie Oldenburg, and Tanztheater Bremen, among others.
CHOREOGRAPHY: INGUN BJØRNSGAARD
DANCERS: Erik Rulin, Halldis ÓlafsdÓttir, Ida Wigdel, Lone Torvik, Mattias Ekholm,
Composer: BIOSPHERE (GEIR JENSSEN)
Scenography and costumes : THOMAS BJÖRK
Dramaturgy: KAI JOHNSEN
Light Design: HANS SKOGEN
Sound Design: MORTEN PETTERSEN
PRODUCED BY: INGUN BJØRNSGAARD PROJECT
SUPPORTED BY ARTS COUNCIL NORWAY
Dansens Hus, Oslo
Thu 30. Sep 20:00
Fri 01. Oct 20:00
Sat 02. Oct 20:00
Sun 03. Oct 20:00
has written the music for the new Historical Museum of the City of
An underground archaeological museum beneath Krakow’s Rynek Glowny central square is to combine excavations of medieval buildings, exhibitions of ancient artifacts, and multimedia presentations including holographic reconstruction of historical architecture. The new museum is expected to open on September 24th 2010.
In the Shadows
15.02. 21:30 Eng. subtitles Delphi Filmpalast
16.02. 19:15 Eng. subtitles CineStar 8
17.02. 12:00 Eng. subtitles Arsenal 1
18.02. 20:00 Eng. subtitles Colosseum 1
Trojan is released from jail and goes straight back to his profession as a criminal. He gets hold of a weapon and looks out for new jobs.
In just a few takes, Thomas Arslan sets up the anonymous world of his gangster protagonist by falling back on motifs and characters from the genre. The backroom of a car workshop, parking lots, furnished apartments. One meets men and women who distrust each other because they are all out to line their own pockets. The setting changes constantly, with surveillance and chase scenes providing a dynamic narrative rhythm. Since crime makes up Trojan's daily existence, the film concentrates entirely on the technical nature of a life outside the law. The reduced and clear-cut images – shot with a Red camera
– highlight the exact sequence of events. Im Schatten is a genre film that focuses consistently on the mechanics and external process of a crime. It develops a sense of great suspense, without burdening its figures with personal stories. Each hand movement has to be right. All of a sudden, the question of whether Trojan will manage to start the getaway car on time becomes a great movie moment.
Production: Schramm Film Koerner & Weber, Berlin
Coproduction: ZDF/3sat, Mainz
Screenplay: Thomas Arslan
Camera: Reinhold Vorschneider
Cast: Mišel Matičević, Karoline Eichhorn, Uwe Bohm, Rainer Bock, David Scheller, Peter Kurth
Format: 35mm (filmed on Red One), color
Running time: 85 min.
Contemporary Orchestra at the Roundhouse
Date: Saturday, January 23, 2010, 9:30pm - 11:15pm
Location: Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London, United Kingdom
BIOSPHERE (aka Geir Jenssen) Shhoctavoski (UK premiere)
STEVE REICH Different Trains
SHIVA FESHAREKI TTKonzert (world premiere)
JOHN CAGE Seventy-Four (UK premiere)
Shiva Feshareki (turntables)
Hugh Brunt (conductor)
London Contemporary Orchestra, one of the UK’s youngest and most adventurous ensembles, make their Roundhouse debut.
Biosphere, aka Norwegian musician Geir Jenssen, has attracted a cult following for his ambient electronica – 'Shhoctavoski', his first piece for orchestra, is given its UK premiere with the Roundhouse Experimental Choir. Shiva Feshareki’s unconventional and often outrageous music has been performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and at the BBC Proms – she performs the world premiere of her concerto for turntables and orchestra.
Steve Reich’s 'Different Trains' is one of the composer’s most evocative works – this event sees it performed in a venue originally built as a train engine shed, with live film created by young people from Roundhouse Studios. The performance finishes with the UK premiere of one of John Cage’s 'Seventy-Four', his swan song, composed months before his death in 1992.
HOW TO BOOK
Tickets: £7.50 - £15
Roundhouse Box Office: 0844 482 8008
Pre-concert talk in association with Young People in the Arts at 8.30pm, Studio Theatre. After the performance the artists will join the audience in the Roundhouse café and foyers.
Biophon Records 2010