Members of Culture, Criticism and Community participate in various artistic constellations in and outside of work. Such involvement may serve as platforms for future artistic research efforts. Until such artistic research projects become a reality, we will introduce here some of the general artistic activities we participate in.
An example is the jazz band called Constanza Bergen Jazz Project, where our research group member Øystein Kvinge plays the piano. The band and its repertoire is centred around the talented and emerging singer Constanza Giacomelli from Malaga, Spain. The repertoire is a mix of well known standard tunes from the American songbook, and an exquisite selection of French standard material. Both the American and French material is treated as jazz standards, which allow for spontaniety and innovation during performance.
The band has appeared at jazz clubs in Bergen and in the surrounding region. Coming up is a performance at Mæland Jazz Club on April 25th, 2019.
Current line up: Constanza Giacomelli – vocals Peter Sæverud – bass Jan Tore Ness- drums Bjørn Blomberg – sax Øystein Kvinge – piano
The band performs What a difference a day makes (Grever/Adams) at Dyveke’s Wine Cellar, October 2018
DiSko is an innovation project intending to innovate school concert practices produced and implemented nationally by Arts for Young Audiences Norway (AYAN) and regional partners in Norway. The project will innovate an established practice through research based innovation procedures in order to respond to challenges connected to school ownership and school integration. This research-based innovation work will be carried out over four years with a selection of schools and groups of musicians and producers from NCA within a budget of 7.4 mill NOK. The DiSko project will develop and try out alternative concert forms, which to a greater degree can be experienced and shared by pupils, teachers as well as musicians. Our research questions are:
How can dialogue based concert practices be produced in order to be integrated as meaningful and professional elements in school´s everyday life?
How can schools facilitate such integration in their work with teaching, learning and Bildung?
DiSko´s point of departure is that shared ownership emerges through equity-based relations, and our practical innovation processes will be grounded in this belief. From the practical iterations of concert productions, researchers will develop analysis and research reports, and parallel to the concert production activities, a continuous implementation and discussion will take place. An interactive website will be a central component in the communication between researchers, musicians, teachers and users, other interested persons and organizations.
Funding: Norwegian Research council (NFR)
Project owner: Arts for Young Audiences Norway (AYAN)
Research partner: CASE center, at Stord/Haugesund University College