Thomas Strønen: Et ørlite beat
“Et ørlite beat” is a genre- and border-crossing work where the audience will meet both dancers, film and an ensemble consisting of some of the country’s top performers.
In this work, Thomas Strønen turns the focus from his chamber music side to his more beat-oriented side. Some call it hip hop, Thomas Strønen calls it physical music. Music you can move to, music that makes the body not want to stand still. Some call it dancing. Whether one can dance to it, however, is up to the body that listens.
The composer himself says this about the music: “Sounds from both acoustic and electric will be shaped by wind instruments that drive rhythmic motifs, while comp compresses a minimalist beat – just enough information to get the legs moving, but without letting the wild animal loose. It is stolen over a low shoe, from contemporary music, dressed in old school beats, with today’s young promising forces united with seasoned heroes. Acoustics and electronics, sound shaping with pop preferences, improvised and composed.”