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Viva Voce Victoria Johnson


Norwegian Academy of Music is pleased to invite you to the viva voce of research fellow Victoria Johnson on Tuesday 21 June 1100 in the Levin Hall. Electric violin in digital space is the title of the research project, whose main focus has been to create new music and improvisations in collaboration with various composers.

Victoria Johnson has explored the expressive possibilities of the electric violin, and accumulated knowledge and experience with electronic sound processing and control of electronic processing in live performance.

The close dialogue with composers has led to a blurring of roles between the composer and performer. Johnson has worked extensively in a field of tension between improvisation, composition and electronics, in collaboration with composers who have wanted to work procedural and inclusive.

It has also been central to the project to experiment with the performance situation, through cooperation with video artists, and by presenting works not only in traditional concerts, but also other venues and arenas.

Opponents: Anna Lindal and Wayne Siegel
Commission Chairman: Live Maria Roggen
Charing the viva voce: Erik Birkeland

Supervisor: Ivar Frounberg, Norwegian Academy of Music
Assistant supervisor: Lei Cox, Bergen National Academy of the Arts
Assistant supervisor: Trond Lossius, BEK


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