Mixed Currents is a collaborative research project aiming to further understand the contemporary performers’, composers’ and musical instrument’s roles, and create new situations in which they can switch their identities. Initiated by five CeReNeM doctoral students – Linda Jankowska, Dejana Sekulic, Irine Røsnes, Pablo Galaz and Colin Frank – the group’s focus is on cultivating a collaboratively exploratory spirit and nourishing individual expert contributions. Mixed Currents creatively fuses old/new, acoustic/electronic, and analog/digital instruments. We explore a non-hierarchical ensemble direction that grows into our creative practice as a group.
Through our collaborative work we explore the fluctuation and impermanence of concepts of beauty, physicality and hierarchy. In 2019/20 academic year we aim to output two new compositions for violin trio and live electronics, one piece also including video. These pieces explore the use of pedal boards on stage, particularly the Big Sky reverb pedal, and the live-processing software Max/MSP. Along the new trio pieces, Irine, Linda and Dejana will present solo violin and electronics repertoire written especially for them in close collaboration with composers Sam Salem, Gilles Doneux and Pablo Galaz.
Mixes Currents is supported by PREDEF Grant of the University of Huddersfield.