jordheimCecile Bjørgås Jordheim has a new performance of her “First of All There is Blue” which was inspired by my novel Local Colour: Ghosts, variations:

Torsdag 19. september kl. 21.00
Kunstnernes Hus, Foajé
Gratis inngang

Cecile Bjørgås Jordheim, Stine Janvin Motland (vokal) og Jo Fougner Skaansar (kontrabass)

The project is based on the first paragraph in Paul Auster’s novella Ghosts. The composition consists of 3 short movements. The first movement is the original text straight from the book, the two following movements are versions of the paragraph that has been trough Google Translate so many times that the text is altered into strange sentences and meanings. The composition was done by isolating the letters C, D, E, F, G, A, B in the text and using them in a notational system to indicate pitch. The absence of the characters in between the chosen letters indicate the durations/note values.

More information, and a recording of a previous iteration of the performance, can be found here.

The project was initiated by Canadian poet Derek Beaulieu and In Edit Mode Press in Malmö, Sweden and is entitled Local Colour: Ghosts, variations. The collection takes as its point of departure Paul Auster’s novella Ghosts, and Beaulieu’s reworking of Auster’s text, Local Colour. It invites a number of writers, poets, musicians and artists to contribute with further reworkings, intermedial translations and editing projects exploring various intersections between Auster’s text and Beaulieu’s graphic interpretation. The resulting volume consists of four bound volumes, a series of pamphlets and prints, an audio-CD and a piece of computer software.