15.09 — 23.09.2023

Sound Walk: Travelling and Remaining

Ultima (NO)

A Sound Walk by Gyrid Nordal Kaldestad

Travelling and Remaining sound walk - Gyrid Nordal Kaldestad - Ultima 2023

Gyrid Nordal Kaldestad has created a sound walk that is free and open to anyone who walks into the grounds around Akershus Fortress. Encompassing many viewpoints over the city and out to sea, the sounds and Gyrid’s voice in your ears tell poetic stories and invite the public to reflect on their own relationships to familiar and unfamiliar places.

Beginning at Karpedammen, audiences are eventually guided to the waterfront outside of the fortress. As they walk, they hear Kaldestad instructing them where to go. She directs the gaze in different directions and supplies a personal narrative about the feeling of home and memory, interspersed with other voices and experiences. She evokes the changing, sensual aspects of cities with smells of mango, traffic and chaos, but also the parks and oases of calm.

Concept, composition and voice Gyrid Nordal Kaldestad

Guitar Are Lothe Kolbeinsen

Mandolin and tenor guitar Roald Kaldestad

For voices and answers – Composer’s thank you to:

Ben Duinker, Siri Jøntvedt, Mariam Gviniashvili, Stine Sørlie, Saila Hyttinen, Magdaléna Manderlová, Heather Frasch, Anne Hytta, Klaus Ellerhusen Holm, Eira Bjørnstad Foss, Marte Huke, Are Lothe Kolbeinsen, Kristin Bolstad og Lars Ove Fossheim

In relation to this work, a free Artist Talk with Gyrid Nordal Kaldestad, Christina Kubisch and Kristine Tjøgersen will take place on September 22. Find out more here

Gyrid Nordal Kaldestad - Travelling and Remaining sound walk - Ultima 2023

More info on the Ultima website

Interested in Open Spaces?

Check out In a Large Open Space, which took place in Finland at Time of Music 2023, or Musica Impulscentrum’s Time Capsule Turangalîla.