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
Tine Grieg Viig is an Associate professor in music education at the Department of Arts Education; Faculty of Education, Arts and Sports, at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. She holds a PhD in music education from the Grieg Academy, The Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design at the University of Bergen, and is currently working as a postdoctoral fellow in the Music Teacher Education for the Future (FUTURED) project.
Grieg Viig’s background is from the field of music education, and she has in addition to her employment in higher education worked as a composer and choir conductor. She departs from a background influenced by jazz storytelling, seeking to explore sonic spaces both tight and open, harmonic and dissonant, experimental and conform, delving into how timbre, polyphonic and homogeneous lines can take shape in a continuously evolving soundscape. As a researcher and teacher, she is in particular interested in creative music making, critical music pedagogy approaches, and exploring how digital tools can provide new access points for music education in the 21st century.
Performing the pre-formed: A multimodal take on presentation in teacher education
This PhD project is part of the IMTE project and is motivated by the common goal of conceptualising improvisation in different educational contexts. Presentation, supported by PowerPoint, is the preferred mode of teaching in higher education, and it is prevalent in teacher education as well. The study observes student-teacher’s presentations of various topics for their peer students. The aim is to analyse and understand this practice by approaching it from three different perspectives.