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Friðriksdóttir, Ingibjörg: Quite the Situation 

 

 

Basic information

 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    The foundation is sentences from articles written by Icelanders between 1940 and 1945 during WWII, when the US occupied the Nordic island. Icelandic women entered into relationship with the foreign soldiers—affairs that were harshly criticized and given the historic term “The Situation.
    The piece is not just about “The Situation” but instead comments on gender ethics and the female experience in the present moment using language from the past. The artist plays with multiple mediums to explore the subject, making the work three-fold, an interactive book work, audio and video work, and an album release.

  • Technical specs: 

    The work can either be performed:

    In a concert setting: 7.1 speaker setting around the audience and the video playing (one or two videos depending on the space)

    Or

    In an installation setting: 7.1 speaker setting around the audience and 2 videos on each side.

    Equipment to sync video & audio
    Preferably the piece is performed with 2 video projectors, but can be arranged for only one or as a sound piece without video.
    While the piece is performed the listeners are offered engage with the augmented
    reality of the book work. Video link for explanation:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R297qxzoS0s&list=PLnXJEjhfDHEYeVWlhuJ7MgpX_gpJL9WOF&index=4

    The female musician‘s contributions were recorded separately, in different times and places. Before each recording session the musicians read some of the sentences in the book work, same sentences that also appear in the video work – there projected on female bodies. In the piece, fragmented experiences of women – then and now – form a unified story.

 

Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
15
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
1
Oboe
2
Clarinet
2
Saxophone
2
Bassoon
2
Trumpet
2
Trombone
2
Musicians1st player2nd player
Double Bass
2

 

 

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