21/10 KODE + BIFF: John Cage // FLOWERS IN THE VEINS

Friday 21 oktober at 17.00-21.00: KODE and BIFF have joined up together to present a full evening at Troldhaugen! The event itself and bus transportation is free.

One of Bergen’s prominent grand pianos will be transformed into a percussion instrument by preparing it with bolts and screws in the style of John Cage. Pianist Mathias Halvorsen will perform John Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes; a work that extends all possibilities of sounds that you thought a piano could produce. The performance will be followed by a break and then a screening of the film: Flowers in the Veins. The film is in Norwegian, but subtitles are in English.

This event is part of KODEs Year of Queer Culture 2022

The museum building will be open during the event. The café will also be open and will be offering a wide selection of snacks and beverages during the breaks. Grieg’s Villa will not be open, but you are welcome to have a stroll through his garden. 

PROGRAM:

17.00 Bus from KODE 4 to Troldhaugen  
17.30 Open café/bar
18.00 Concert
19.00 Break with an open café/bar
19.30 Film screening
21:00 Buss returns to Bergen

Mathias Halvorsen lives Reykjavik with his family. He performs regularly in lots of weird places, doing anything from chamber music and solo concerts to composition and projects conceptualising classical repertoire. From 2018 to 2020 Mathias was a member of the German fellowship program BeBeethoven. Premiers this fall includes Lost In Beethoven at Beethovenfest Bonn and Salome at PODIUM Esslingen. 

Flowers In the Veins – With Laurie Grundt in life's last dance
In this warm and open-hearted documentary we meet the artist, humanist, bohemian, anarchist and provocateur Laurie Grundt (1923–2020) in his last year of life. After having spent 36 years in Freetown Christiania in Copenhagen, Grundt moved back to Bergen in 2010 to live out his last days in his hometown. Pensive and spirited in equal measure, FLOWERS IN THE VEINS is an intimate portrait of a unique human being for whom art, politics and the big questions that have always haunted humanity were inextricably linked.

More information about Flowers in the Veins here!

ABOUT BIFF
Bergen International Film Festival (BIFF) is the largest film festival in Norway. The festival screens a great mix of new feature and documentary films from all over the world. BIFF has a dedicated focus on documentary films, but the audience has the opportunity to see a number of fiction films, short films, and more.

The event is free, but you need to sign up for free tickets. Please klick on the link to reserve free tickets for the event.  

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