"Intuition" is the main theme of the artistic research project Sounding Philosophy in the spring of 2023. In this edition, we investigate how intuition exists in time and space, presenting an intercontinental concert via the Internet with musicians in Norway, Canada and Germany.

This concert is a cooperation between the Grieg Academy in Bergen, Norway the Festival Montréal Nouvelles Musiques in Montréal, Canada, the Quasar Saxophone Quartet and the SWR Experimentalstudio in Freiburg, Germany.

CONCERT - MARCH 4, 19:30 in Studio A
and in Festival Montréal Nouvelles Musiques, Agora Hydro-Québec de l’UQAM, Montréal, Canada and at the SWR Experimentalstudio, Freiburg, Germany.

Part 1: Intuition
Karin Haußmann an der Stimme erkannt
Ensemble Mixtura:
Margit Kern, accordion
Katharina Bäuml, shawm

Dániel Péter Biró, De Natura et Origine
Kai Wessel, countertenor
Ensemble Mixtura: 
Katharina Bäuml, shawm
Margit Kern, accordion
Dániel Péter Biró, Thomas Hummel, SWR Experimentalstudio, Arthur Pierre Antoine Hureau-Parreira, live electronics


Part II: Intercontinental Dialogues

Hongshuo Fan Conversations in the Cloud
(world premiere of duo version)
for baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, AI, and video
Andrea Nagy, clarinet
Jean-Marc Bouchard, baritone saxophone
Hongshuo Fan, Michael Acker, Joachim Haas, 
SWR Experimentalstudio, Guillaume Barrette, live-electronics

Michel Gonnville Abel: l’a-mort 
for spatialized recorder and saxophone quartet 
Jostein Gundersen, recorder
Quasar Saxophone Quartet
Arthur Pierre Antoine Hureau-Parreira, Guillaume Barrette, electronics

Juan Vassallo I am Not a Loop (world premiere)
for recorder, harpsichord, synthesizer saxophone quartet and live electronics
Jostein Gundersen, recorder
Hans Knut Sveen, harpsichord
Quasar Saxophone Quartet
Juan Vassallo, Arthur Pierre Antoine Hureau-Parreira, Guillaume Barrette, live electronics

Örjan Sandred Engrammes (2020) 
for saxophone quartet and live electronics
Quasar Saxophone Quartet
Örjan Sandred, live electronics
Commissionned by Quasar with the financial support of the Quasar Creative Fund.

Dániel Péter Biró Migdalim Bavel (Towers of Babel)
for countertenor, shawm, accordions, saxophone quartet and live electronics
Kai Wessel, Countertenor
Ensemble Mixtura: 
Katharina Bäuml, shawm
Margit Kern, accordion
Sergej Tchirkov, accordion
Quasar Saxophone Quartet
Dániel Péter Biró, Arthur Pierre Antoine Hureau-Parreira, Guillaume Barrette,live electronics

Quasar Saxophone Quartet
Marie-Chantal Leclair, soprano saxophone 
Mathieu Leclair, alto saxophone 
André Leroux, tenor saxophone 
Jean-Marc Bouchard, baritone saxophone

People are kindly asked to TURN OFF their cellphones ahead of the performance. 

CONFERENCE: Intuition and Intellect within Intercontinental Musical Creation and Performance 
 14:00 – 16:30, Grieg Academy, Vaktmesterbolig

This conference will investigate questions of intuition and intellect (spirit) in the composition and performance of music spatialized in an intercontinental context. Questions of the realms of consciousness and agency, human and artificial intelligence, as well as how historical musical material functions in new electroacoustic contexts, will be discussed. 

With Katharina Bäuml, Dániel Péter Biró, Jean-Marc Bouchard, Hongshou Fan, Simon Gilbertson, Michael Gonneville, Jostein Gundersen, Joachim Haas, Margit Kern, Marie-Chantal Leclair, Andrea Nagy, Einar Røttingen, Hans Knut Sveen, Örjan Sandred, Sergej Tchirkov and Juan Vassallo

The Sounding Philosophy project, which is lead by Dániel Péter Biró, Professor for Composition, Grieg Academy, is supported by the Norwegian Artistic Research Program.