Oslo, March 24-26, 2023
NEO ARTE Synthesizer of Arts is an international festival presenting the most interesting trends in contemporary music and art.
In the contemporary landscape, the edges between different creative arts are getting more and more figurative. Composers write pieces for video-art and visual artists create sound installations. It is getting harder to differentiate, yet connections and finding common grounds becomes easy. We are acting a bit like radar – trying to identify these changes – a bit like sonar – navigating the unexplored areas. Like a Synthesizer of Arts – creating new qualities.
NeoArte – Synthesizer of Arts festival exists to inspire, support creativity. Its idea is rooted in the artistic synthesis. To works as a platform connecting artists from various cultural backgrounds and realms of art by creating influential environment, a chance for new connections and interdisciplinary effects.
NeoArte – Synthesizer of Arts Festival has been organized every year in Gdansk, Poland since 2012. Its initiator is NeoQuartet – Polish string quartet from Gdansk, the prizewinner of prestigious Pomeranian Artistic Award 2019 and one of the most prominent ensembles in Polish contemporary (and not only!) music. Starting this year, NeoArte will also happen abroad.
NeoArte Association is the organizer and producer of the festival.
NeoArte – Synthesizer of Arts Festival, Oslo edition is part of the Neo Voyager project funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway under the EEA and Norway Grants
3 DAYS OF MULTIDISCIPLINARY EVENTSNeoArte – Synthesizer of Arts, Oslo edition is three days (March 24-26) of concerts and more: art installations, performance, panel discussions. In addition, the younger audience (kids and youth) will be able to participate in the uniquely-designed workshops concerning field recordings and electronic music. All the events will take place in Kulturkirken Jakob, Sentralen and Gamle Raadhus Scene in Oslo.
CONCERTS, PERFORMANCES, CREATIVE ARTISTSFestival’s composer in residence – the outstanding Norwegian composer and performer Trond Reinholdtsen – will present the premiere of his newest project. Among the performers and musicians there are the top tier of most creative Norwegian and Polish artists including: Cikada Ensemble, Ania Karpowicz, Jennifer Torrence, PARALLAX & Heather Frasch, Oslo String Quartet and Dariusz Mazurowski. What is more, the festival’s hosts NeoQuartet will present a new – interdisciplinary and international – facet of the string quartet during the concert Modern Multichannel Quartet.
PREMIERES, CREATIVE AUDIENCE PARTICIPATIONWe will have a chance to listen to dozens of compositions written by composers from Norway and Poland, and moreover from Iceland, Iran, USA and Germany. Seven of the pieces will have their world premieres during the festival. Each concert is planned as a multidisciplinary spectacle with the audience being not only the part of the performance, but also an element of the whole artistic process.
„Trójmiejscy artyści z NeoQuartetu nie „parskają na współczesność”. Przeciwnie – od lat prezentują publiczności wszelkie repertuarowe nowinki. Aby zwiększyć siłę rażenia, zainicjowali Festiwal Neo Arte, podczas którego, wspólnie z zapraszanymi gośćmi, prezentują wytwory sztuki najnowszej.”
NeoArte – Syntezator Sztuki od roku 2019 posiada znak jakości Effe Label przyznawany przez European Festivals Association.