Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC
NeoArte | Synthesizer of Arts | Oslo edition is three days (March 24-26) of concerts and more: art installations, performance, panel discussions. In addition, the younger audience (kids and youth) will be able to participate in the uniquely-designed workshops concerning field recordings and electronic music. The events will take place in Forstanderskapssalen at Sentralen, Gamle Raadhus Scene, Kulturkirken Jakob and Tøyen Kirke in Oslo.
NeoArte – Synthesizer of Arts Festival has been organized every year in Gdansk, Poland since 2012. Its initiator and producer is NeoQuartet - Polish string quartet from Gdansk, the prizewinner of prestigious Pomeranian Artistic Award 2019 and one of the most prominent ensembles in Polish contemporary (and not only!) music. Starting this year, NeoArte will also happen abroad.
NeoArte – Synthesizer of Arts festival exists to inspire, support creativity. Its idea is rooted in the artistic synthesis. To work as a platform connecting artists from various cultural backgrounds and realms of art by creating influential environment, a chance for new connections and interdisciplinary effects.
Festival’s composer in residence – the outstanding Norwegian composer and performer Trond Reinholdtsen – will present the premiere of his newest project. Among the performers and musicians there are the top tier of most creative Norwegian and Polish artists including: Cikada Ensemble (our partner), Anna Karpowicz, Jennifer Torrence, PARALLAX & Anne Hytta, and Dariusz Mazurowski. What is more, the festival’s hosts NeoQuartet will present a new – interdisciplinary and international – facet of the string quartet during the concert Modern Multichannel Quartet.
We will have a chance to listen to dozens of compositions written by composers from Norway and Poland, and moreover from Iceland, Iran, USA and Germany. Two of the pieces will have their world premieres during the festival. Each concert is planned as a multidisciplinary spectacle with the audience being not only the part of the performance, but also an element of the whole artistic process.