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Thursday, November 22 • 23:00 - 23:30
"Night music” for Electric Viola & Electronics

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"Night music” for electric viola & electronics
Henrik Frendin electric viola, Henrik Frisk  computer

Programme Notes:
Constructing an amplified string instrument without loss of acoustical sound character is not an easy task. The innovative Swedish instrument maker Richard Rolf has faced the challenge. In collaboration with Henrik Frendin, fifteen years of research were required to develop a unique invention with unprecedented sound qualities. The first prototype, a 5-string electric viola grande, was built in 2001. Ten years later the next instrument was ready: a ”normal” 4-string viola with major construction improvements. His deep insights into traditional instrument making, in combination with cutting edge microphone technique, resulted in an entirely new instrument. The authentic sound quality has opened up new possibilities of creating music in performance environments that require amplification. The characteristic human voice of the viola is the fundamental element for limitless transformations of sound, when processed through a computer.
This recital will be a presentation of this unique instrument and its possibilities. Some exciting new interactive compositions by the artists will be performed.
Welcome to the musical playground of the 21st century - The sky is the limit…

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Henrik Frendin

Malmö Academy of Music (Sweden)
Henrik Frendin is known as one of today's most accomplished Scandinavian viola players. His artistic output covers a wide range of musical genres from classical to contemporary electro-acoustical and modern jazz.He studied at The Royal Danish Conservatory and graduated with soloist... Read More →
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Henrik Frisk

Electronics, Composer
Henrik Frisk (Docent/Reader) is an active performer (saxophones and laptop) of improvised and contemporary music and a composer of acoustic and computer music. With a special interest in interactivity, most of the projects he engages in explores interactivity in one way or another... Read More →

Thursday November 22, 2018 23:00 - 23:30 CET
Venue: Other (see Description)

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