This edition of Sounding Philosophy will begin with a sound installation of Marta Gentilucci, Assistant Professor in Composition, Cambridge University. Her Cartographies du corps is a sound-visual installation, and the result of a creative collaboration between the composer Marta Gentilucci and the photographer Susan Meiselas. Cartographies du corps traces a map of the skin and the gestures of aging women that speak about engaged lives, still filled with energy, full of beauty – a beauty that comes from the layering of their experience. The installation is also a part of the Bergen Kulturnatt Program, and it will run from September 8-10, 2023.

A meeting between composer Marta Gentilucci, local composers and Grieg Academy composition students in a session of research-based teaching of music composition will occur on September 10, 2023 at 15:30.

The conference on September 11, 2023 from 10:00 – 17:00 in Gunnar Sævings sal, and in Studio A, Grieg Academy, will focus on the question of intuition in music composition, sound installations, music performance, music technology, computational chant research, philosophy and science.

Conference participants will include Dr. Arnulf Mattes, Professor for Musicology, Director, Grieg Research Center, University of Bergen, Dr. Alexander van der Haven, Professor of Religious Studies, University of Bergen, Dr. Gunnar Hindrichs, Professor of Philosophy, University of Basel, Dr. Grit Schwarzkopf, University of Bergen, Dániel Péter Biró, Professor for Composition, Grieg Academy, Dr. Marta Gentilucci, Assistant Professor in Composition, Cambridge University, Dr. Peter van Kranenburg, Lecturer, Department of Information and Computing Sciences, Utrecht University, Juan Vassallo, PhD Fellow, Grieg Academy, Sergej Tchirkov, PhD Fellow, Grieg Academy, Örjan Sandred, Professor for Composition, University of Manitoba, Dr. Ermis Theodorakis, Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Leipzig, Dr. Hagit Yakira, Associate Professor for Dance, University of Stavanger, Dr. Tijs Ham and soprano Juliane Harberg.

After the conference, a concert will be presented by Ermis Theodorakis, piano Juliane Harberg, soprano, Sergej Tchirkov, accordion and Dániel Péter Biró, guitar and students and alumni of the Grieg Academy with works by Julia Constance Wiger-Nordås, Anton Webern, Ethel Mary Smyth, Ermis Theodorakis, Örjan Sandred, Alfred Zimmerlin and Iannis Xenakis.

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



Cartographies du corps 
Sound Installation of Marta Gentilucci
Friday, September 8, 19:00 – 22:00 (Bergen Kulturnatt)
Saturday, September 9, 15:00 – 19:00
Sunday, September 10, 15:00 – 21:00
Studio A, Grieg Academy

Composition Workshop with Marta Gentilucci
Sunday, September 10, 15:30 – 18:30
Vaktmesterbolig, Grieg Academy

Conference Opening and Vernissage
Sunday, September 10, 2023: 19:00 
Studio A, Grieg Academy

Monday, September 11, 10:00 – 17:00
Gunnar Sævings Sal and Studio A, Grieg Academy

Conference Program

Monday, September 11, 20:00
Gunnar Sævigs sal, Grieg Academy

Julia Constance Wiger-Nordås:
Inntreden (2023)
For clarinet in A, guitar and pitched gongs

Pavel Girunyan, clarinet
Dag Håheim, guitar
Øyvind Dahl-Paulsen, gongs
Dániel Péter Biró, conductor

Anton Webern: Variations Op. 27 (1936)
for piano solo

Ethel Mary Smyth:
Requies (1913)
Possession (1913)
for mezzo soprano and piano

Ermis Theodorakis: Melody (2005)
for any solo voice

Ethel Mary Smyth:
After Sunset (1913)
On the Road (1913)
for mezzo soprano and piano

Anton Webern:
Five Songs after poems by Stefan George Op. 4 (1908-09)
Juliane Harberg, mezzo soprano
Ermis Theodorakis, piano


Örjan Sandred
Cracks And Corrosion (2004)
For guitar and live electronics
Dániel Péter Biró, Guitar
Arthur Pierre Antoine Hureau-Parreira, electronics

Alfred Zimmerlin (*1965)
Three movements from “Akkordeonbuch” (2020-2022)
Thinking Partner, Immersed
Queen Mary’s Rose Garden
Narcotic Traveller

Sergej Tchirkov, accordion

Iannis Xenakis: Evryali (1973) for solo piano
Ermis Theodorakis, piano