Elisabeth Belgrano & Björn Ross: GLORIES to NOTHINGNESS/Le Glorie del Niente/Lovtal till Intet
A performance-installation-act exploring intimate vocal encounters with All-and-Nothing. Three words/concepts/ideas set the stage for this performance act: UTOPIA-ACCESS-EXCLUSION. These words are diffracted through a vocal performance of musical fragments from operas and cantatas by Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643), Francesco Sacrati (1605–1650) and Luigi Rossi (c. 1597–1653).
The performance act is a 380th anniversary celebration of the first public music drama event in Venice in 1637. It is also a UTOPIAN experience aiming to re-turn history to presence/future by following the gestures of the mid-17th-century society Accademia degli Incogniti that orchestrated a number of music drama events. This performance is an act in honour of a 17th-century open, yet secret, discourse on NOTHINGNESS made public in printed texts and staged OPEN ACCESS through a new ground-breaking, contemporary, trans-disciplinary art form: OPERA.
In connection with the Uniarts Helsinki Research Pavilion in Venice, the Sibelius Academy is organising a Nordic research symposium "Encounters, Discussions, Experimentations: Art, Research and Artistic Research in Music” together with its partners, the Arne Nordheim Centre for Artistic Research at the Norwegian Music Academy and the Academy of Music and Drama at the University of Gothenburg. The two-day event focuses on music and the multifaceted interrelationships between music and research, as well as artistic research in music. One of the aims of the event is to generate Nordic collaboration to foster the planning and organising of research symposia/conferences and research projects as well as publications.
The Research Pavilion is created and hosted by Uniarts Helsinki, and realized together with the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme and the Swedish Art Universities’ collaboration Konstex in co-operation with the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and Zurich University of the Arts.