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CALENDAR

2023

Date will be announced here soon

Concert film premiere!

J.A.G.S The Öland Pharaoh

Requiem

Premiere screening of the concert film from the first performance of J.A.G.S The Öland Pharaoh in 2022. The film is produced by TAKE5 MUSIC PRODUCTION, the company behind the classic label BIS records.

Torngård, Öland

Organizer: Musik på Allvar in collaboration with J.A.G.S museum.

2022

August 28 at 18.00

Segerstad's church, Öland

J.A.G.S The Öland pharaoh

Requiem

Per Nyström and Vokalharmonin

Organizer: Musik på Allvar in collaboration with J.A.G.S museum and Kalmar Läns Hembygdsförbund.

September 3 at 18.00

Vänersborg Chamber Music Festival

Festival concert

Vänersborg's church

A L V

 

Per Nyström, cello

 

See program  here:

https://kv.se/konserter/festivalkonsert

Organizer: Kammarmusikens vänner

2021

February 26

Kalmar Castle, Green Hall

​Festival: Avant-garde 101

GAN - work in progress concert

Erik Wickström, piano

Zéphyrin Rey-Bellet, cello

GAN is a chamber music piece inspired by paintings of Swedish avant-garde Artist and gay icon Gösta Adrian-Nilsson (1884-1965). In this work in progress presentation we meet Paris based pianist Erik Wickström and cellist Zéphyrin Rey-Bellet, artistic director of Camerata Nordica, in a concert with excerpts from the piece. In the film I give a talk on the creative process.

The event is part of Avantgarde 101, a one week festival celebrating the 100-year jubilee of Ballet Suedoise. The film will be available on Byteatern's website from February 26.

Organizers: Länsmusiken, Camerata Nordica, Byteatern, Kalmar Municipality

Spring

Gatenhielmska Huset, Gothenburg

Workshop - Making Heritage accessible through art (cancelled)

 

Eight artists, project managers and Heritage researchers meet for a two day workshop on making Cultural Heritage available through art events.  A collaborative project between Experimental Heritage and Historieverket, Gothenburg.

 

Organizers: Gatenhielmska Kulturhuset and The Linnaeus University.

 

June 16-18

Perth, Australia/online

Sixteenth International Conference on The Arts in Society. Voices from the Edge. Negotiating the Local in the Global

 

Appearance, editing and music in the shortfilm project Mapping from the Edges. Together with:

Patricia McKenna, artist (IR)

Deirdre Carr, artist (IR)

Anne Hamrin Simonsson, artist (SWE)

Bodil Petersson, project manager, Linnaeus University (SWE)

Organizer: The University of Western Australia​

September 18

Ölands Museum

Himmelsberga

Per Nyström performs my new piece A L V for solo cello. The piece is inspired by stories from the deserted village of Dröstorp on Öland's Stora Alvar.

 

Organizers: Musik på Allvar and scenbrottet in collaboration with Ölands Museum Himmelsberga. ​

Organizers: Musik på Allvar and Scenbrottet in collaboration with Ölands Museum Himmelsberga. ​

November 18

Linnaeus University live

Open science

 

Presentation of the association Experimental cultural heritage and Ice Memory

 

Open Science is about research benefiting everyone. What does this mean in practice, why is it on the agenda right now and why is it so important?

 

Bodil Petersson, professor of archeology at Linnaeus University and Hans Gurstad-Nilsson, composer, archaeologist and vice chairman of the Experimental Heritage association, give a talk on the meeting between art and science in the Experimental Heritage practice.

Participating staff from Linnaeus university:

Librarian: Mattias Rieloff

Moderator: Ted Durdel

​15.30

Omnispace, house Stella, Linnaeus University,

Kalmar

Free entrance

https://lnu.se/motlinneuniversitetet/aktuellt/kalender/2021/linneuniversitetet-live-211118-oppen-vetenskap-ub

December 2

Kalmar county museum: online

J.A.G.S – Farmer, Sailor and Artist

 

Podcast from Kalmar County Museum about the farmer and sculptor and farmer Johan August Gustafsson (J.A.G.S.). Peter Danielsson, historian at Kalmar County Museum guides us in a program about the peculiar folk artist from Segerstad parish on Öland. In the 30 minute program we meet Marianne Hedelin, director of the J.A.G.S museum who will give a deeper insight into the unusual life and art of J.A.G.S. Per Nyström and myself present our project and the ideas behind the creation of a requiem for this extraordinary man.

In swedish

To the program>

December 2

Cultural Heritage as Music

Streamed presentation of J.A.G.S

In this brief Pecha kucha presentation I talk about the ongoing work with a requiem for the folk artist and naivist sculptor Johan August Gustafsson (J.A.G.S.) from Seby, Segerstad parish, Öland.

 

Organizer: Unika historiska Kalmar län

 

Organizer: Unika Historiska Kalmar län

https://uhko.kalmar.se

2020

February 25

Zokker, Mörbylånga

Workshop

Theatre of Sounds

 

A workshop about listening, memory and time. With simple sound tools we explore the relations between different sounds and the experience of time.

Organizer:

Experimental Heritage Öland with support from Mörbylånga Municipality, Region Kalmar län, Ölands Museum Himmelsberga and Linnaeus University.​

March 17

Linnaeus University, Växjö (cancelled)

Aesthetics and science

Faculty seminar

Panel discussion and film screening

Archaeologist Bodil Petersson and composer Hans Gurstad-Nilsson present transdiciplinary meetings between archeologists and artists in the ongoing Swedish-Irish project Experimental Heritage Explorations.

Organizer:

Linnaeus University

Department of Film and Literature

 

Spring 2020

Je suis ta soeur

 

Original music for author and playwright Emeli Bergman's debut film Je suis ta soeur (I am your sister), about love between siblings. The film is a collaboration between filmmakers and actors from France, Denmark and Sweden. The lead roles are played by Mathilde Weil and Adrien Simion, both students at the Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique in Paris.

 

Emeli Bergman (b. 1988) is educated at Forfatterskolen in Copenhagen.​ In 2018, she was nominated for Borås newspaper's debutante prize for the short story collection Salt. Premiere spring 2020.​

Watch excerpts from the film>

June 24th

National University of Ireland, Galway/online

Fifteenth International Conference The Arts in Society.

Against the Grain: Arts and the Crisis of Democracy


Experimental Heritage-Translocal Art and Archeology Practice in Communities in Ireland and Sweden​

Editor, appearance and sound design in

Project presentation:

Bodil Petersson: Professor Archaeology, Linnaeus University (SWE)

Maria Kerin: Choreographer/Curator (IR)

Hans Gurstad-Nilsson: Composer (SWE)

Organizers:

National University of Ireland, Galway and Linnaeus University

July 8

World Heritage Week

World Heritage South Öland

The outfield

A short film portrait of the desterted village Dröstorp on the Great Alvar of Öland. The film is created for World Heritage week 2020.​

Cissi Svärdström: Concept, image and sculpture

Hans Gurstad-Nilsson: Film, music and sound design

Organiser: World Heritage Södra Öland in conjunction with m. Experimental cultural heritage Öland

Watch the film>

October 10 - November 1 

Öland's Museum Himmelsberga

Memory Portals

Experimental Heritage exhibition. Two short films: 

1. The Outfield, a shortfilm portrait of the deserted village of Dröstorp on Öland´s Great Alvar. In collaboration with Swedish artist Cissi Svärdström.

2. Amber (presentation film for a soundart piece) in collaboration with irish artist Patricia McKenna.

Memory Portals online:

patriciamckenna.ie

Memory ports online:

www.experimentalheritageexhibition.com 

Organizer:

Experimental cultural heritage Öland,

Ölands Museum Himmelsberga,

Linnaeus University

2019

EXPERIMENTAL HERITAGE EXPLORATIONS Sweden-Ireland

Movie premiere: Moving the Ship

17 09 2019

Solevi, Kivik

19 09 2019

Kalmar Art Museum

21 09 2019

Öland's Museum Himmelsberga

24 09 2019

Burren Storehouse, Lisdoonvarna. Co. Clare, Ireland

Premiere screening of the short film Moving the Ship.

 

The Stone ship Noah's Ark on the grave field at Karum, Öland stems out on a Journey to the West Coast of Ireland. Archeologists and artists from two islands meet to explore the significance of Cultural Heritage for us living today. A collaboration with Irish choreographer Maria Kerin, Linnaeus University and Experimental Heritage Öland.

Concept and project management: Bodil Petersson, Linnaeus University.

Choreography: Maria Kerin

Drone footage: Jan Hagelin

Film, music and sound design:

Hans Gurstad-Nilsson

Additional music: Danny Burke

With support from Riksbankens jubileumsfond and Hainska Stiftelsen

Organizers: Linnaeus University, Kalmar art museum, Ölands museum, Himmelsberga, and Experimental Heritage Ireland.

Watch film>

17/07 2019
EXPERIMENTAL HERITAGE
Soundwalk in Eketorp ringfort, Öland

What did Eketorp's ringfort sound like 1500 years ago? How does it sound on a summer day in 2019? Create a time capsule of sound together with composer Hans Gurstad-Nilsson and Heritage pedagogue Lotta Karlsson. Children and adults together.

 

Organizer: Experimental Heritage Öland

Read more>

13/06 2019

EXPERIMENTAL HERITAGE

Preview of the short film Moving the Ship. Kilshanny House, Kilshanny, Co. Clare, Ireland

Concept and project management: Bodil Petersson, Linnaeus University (SWE).

Choreography: Maria Kerin (IR)

Drone footage: Jan Hagelin (SWE)

Film, music, and sound design:

Hans Gurstad-Nilsson

Organizers: Linnaeus University and Experimental Heritage Ireland

April 2018

BØLGERNE

MUSIC FOR BØLGERNE - A PODCAST ABOUT NEW LITERATURE IN DENMARK, SWEDEN AND NORWAY

BØLGERNE is a podcast about new and newly translated literature published in Denmark, Norway and Sweden with a steadily growing number of listeners.  The program's permanent hosts are the authors Ida Holmegaard and Emeli Bergman. 

To podcast>

26/08 2017

LECTURE

OLD TONES - NEW MUSIC

ÖLANDS MUSEUM HIMMELSBERGA

The tension between past and present was the driving force behind the artistic revolutions of the twentieth century. What are the conditions for contemporary musical creation today? In which ways can memories inspire the creation of something new? I highlight the question with examples from my own creative processes.

The event is part of the Linnaeus University project Experimental Heritage.

The event is part of Linnaeus University's Experimental Cultural Heritage project.

24/07 2017

DEBATE: THE SWEDISH DAGBLADT

OPEN EARS TO NEW SOUND WORLDS

Different kinds of music have different contexts and different functions. That´s the main argument in Hans Gurstad-Nilsson's and Ken Friedman's answer to Sofia Lilly Jönsson's text about John Cage in SvD's article series "The revaluation"

Read the article>

06/10 2016

MY WAY

(EVERYBODY IS A REFUGEE)

PETER BRYNGELSSON

NORRKÖPING SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WITH SOLOISTS 

DE GEERHALLEN, NORRKÖPING

Orchestral arrangements for three songs in Peter Bryngelsson's orchestral suite My Road. Singer Soher Choukair from Syria, violinist Mukryan Abubakr, Kurdistan and the oud virtuoso Mousa Elias, Syria meets the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra in ten songs about alienation. A collaboration with Peter Bryngelsson, Henrik Strindberg, Pelle Halvarsson and Peter Lindroth.

For interview in P1>

14/05 2016

THE EARTH BOOK

AN ORATORY OF

THE CHANGING CITY

GOTHENBURG OPERA

THE EARTH BOOK is a dream play for chamber choir, song soloists, piano, percussion, double bass and live electronics. Based on archeological remains and ongoing urban changes in Gothenburg I explore the timeless dream of the city. A collaboration with Varberg Chamber Choir, soprano Karolina Andersson, tenor Tore Sunesson, pianist Jonas Olsson, percussionist Daniel Berg and bassist Adrian Eriksson. Conductor: Professor Gunno Palmquist. Direction and light design: Joakim Engstrand.

In collaboration with Gothenburg Opera, Museum of Gothenburg and support from the Västra Götaland Region, Frispel and Gothenburg city.

Watch and listen>

2016

BACH IN FLUX

COLLABORATION WITH FLUXUS ARTIST KEN FRIEDMAN ON BACH'S UNFINISHED FUGUE​

The artist Ken Friedman (born 1949 in New London, Connecticut) is one of the main figures in Fluxus, an international laboratory for experimental art, architecture, design, literature and music. He has worked closely with other Fluxus artists and composers such as George Maciunas, Dick Higgins and Nam June Paik, as well as with legends such as John Cage and Joseph Beuys. In the early 1970s, he was chief editor of Dick Higgins Something Else Press.

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