on project Mixed Currents
In today’s world we move in and out and between places, ideas, cultures, and traditions. We are a multitude of identities, and are eclectic and holistic at the same time. We belong in a place we find ourselves at.
Mixed Currents Project, in essence, is a metaphor of a contemporary human. Balancing between the physicality of our bodies with its beauty and limitations, and the desire for understanding, discovery and conquer the unknown, we find ourselves more as ever, at home in virtuality. As well as we are deeply planted in the physical world of our movements, sensations, physicality of ourselves and things around.
We try to better understand how human and machine can co-exist in a creative space. How do they influence, and interchange each other? How does disembodied sound of the electronics inform and transform the sound of the violin and our creative experience?
Mixed Currents represent a unique collaboration and a diversity of research-practitioners who are collaboratively looking into the complexity of interactions in mixed music and creative interinfluence between various media: acoustic, analog, and digital. We represent a cultural phenomenon that is inclusive, self-reflecting and future-oriented.
Irine Røsnes is a passionate advocate for new music and innovative ways of thinking and making art. Educated in Bergen, Düsseldorf, Utrecht, and Chicago she consider Elisabeth Perry, Ilya Kaler and Irvine Arditti her most influential teachers.
Irine is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Huddersfield, where she is investigating the performative aspects of repertoire for violin and electronics through her project “Theater of Transformations”.
Ms. Røsnes has previously appeared as soloist, concertmaster, ensemble, and orchestral player throughout Europe and North America. In recent years she has performed at music festivals such as Huddersfield Contemporary, Borealis, Gaudeamus, Icycle, Creek and Chicago New Music. She is a dedicated educator, organiser and an activist for new music and social equality.