Complicate Your Life
- Decomposing and recomposing a pop song
Since Pete Townsend - inspired by his encounter with Gustav Metzger - in the 60's made the destruction of instruments into a dramatic live gesture, destruction and decomposition have become as fundamental to rock music as its connection with visual art.
In Magne Furuholmens workshop the participants will experience how de- and re-constructing a pop song can create new meanings. By reconfiguring pop songs Furuholmen refers to the emergence of sampling in the 90's that radically challenged questions of ownership and copyright.
Magne Furuholmen, musician, artist, composer of operatic music and film scores. Member of the Norwegian band A-ha which disbanded in 2010. As a visual artist Furuholmen works with painting and graphic art. Was one of the founders of “Apparatjik", a group of artists who combine art, music, science and film in their shows to create a total work of art. Most recently: “The Apparatjik Light Space Modulator" together with the German Chamber Orchestra (at the German National Gallery, Berlin 2011).