Simon Løffler: Becoming Animal · world premiere

If humans were animals, what would music sound like? Simon Løffler's Becoming Animal is premiered 17 September at Ultima Festival in Oslo.

Simon Løffler is on a mission to bring composition nearer to the condition of animal behaviour. He adapts the signs of ritual behaviour and display to a human performance method, in the process opening up the parameters for how the body can be utilised in the creation of music.

The borders between instrument and the body, spontaneity and composition, ritual and concert, are broken down. Animal voices find new ways to infiltrate our midst and become a part of our art. Simon Løffler has developed Becoming Animal over a three year period in close collaboration with the other performers. The project is part of Løffler's artistic research at the Norwegian Academy of Music.

In 2020, Edition·S met with Simon Løffler for a conversation about animality and much more.

Becoming Animal is premiered 17 September at Ultima Festival in Oslo with four performances at the MUNCH museum. The works are performed by Ane Marthe Sørlien Holen: Elephant eyelashes and fox 
Ellen Ugelvik: Butterfly wings
Jennifer Torrence: Beak and butterfly wings
Inga Margrete Aas: Beak and animal 
Simon Løffler: Beak and animal

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