Leangenbukta is a series of two site-specific events lifting the significance of the local biodiversity at Leangenbukta, Rotvoll Kunstnerkollektiv's backyard, where almost 200 species of birds breed and live. What does it mean to be together in the world, how to listen to each other, and how to make kin?
Thinking, feeling, and working through environmental crises, these events want to create space for regeneration and listening - because listening also means attending and attending is a practice. Then, there is music, improvisation, and that’s where we meet: between the ears and ourselves.
The events were part of my contribution to this sonic planet curated by Kate Butcher. The recordings will be released on this sonic planets chanels fall 2023.
Leangenbukta: A live score, by Magdaléna Manderlová feat. Heiða Karine Jóhannesdóttir Mobeck (tuba) and Klaus Ellerhusen Holm (saxophone/clarinet). The event included a common brunch and a reading from Going out: Walking, Listening, Soundmaking by Elena Biserna.
Leangenbukta: To be a bay, a guided soundwalk by Magdaléna Manderlová. It included a colleactive reading from Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer.
Image credits: Daniel Hansen, Susann Jamtøy