This spring, Cikada Point4 will visit Trondheim and Modena with the project Ruminations on Sciarrino/Feldman, inspired by two of contemporary music’s most important figures.
Cikada Point 4 began as a fusion between four musicians – Jon Balke, Kenneth Karlsson, Bjørn Rabben, and Ingar Zach. Percussion instruments and conceptual sounds were a mutual passion for the partnership from the beginning. Since February 2006 Cikada Point 4 has worked using different approaches towards improvisation based on compositional elements. Cikada Point 4 uniquely blends two virtuoso duos from contemporary and improvisational music and creates their music partly through improvisation, and partly through samples and fragments from existing music.
Cikada Duo (Bjørn Rabben and Kenneth Karlsson) are seasoned interpreters of postwar modern music, and has worked with many of today’s leading composers. Rhetorical figures from contemporary music are transferred into the realm of improvisation, where the duo is at liberty to shape and mold these residues into something else. It becomes a point of departure for the improvisational acts. The tradition of free improvised music is channeled through Zach and Balke, who between themselves have covered a wide scope of different species on the vast field of improvisation. And both have worked actively through their musicianship to transgress the boundaries between many different musical discourses.
Most of all, the music of Cikada Point 4 is about mapping out new areas for the cohabitation of these different musical minds. And in this process we, as listeners, are invited to explore new musical topologies.
Get more information about the concerts here:
Trondheim 3rd February
Modena 7th February