Hilary Jeffery by Uta Neumann
Hilary Jeffery (UK) is a self-proclaimed ‘desert trombonist’ and composer. A central and sustaining influence on his music is a sense of ‘silent space’, which he first experienced in the Sahara in the 1990s. Jeffery aims to share this experience, creating inner-spaces for listeners and fellow musicians to explore. Recently, his research expanded to new compositional forms, conceived as maps, to explore the spatial dimensions of sound. He is also interested in the inner dimensions and outer limits of intonation. Jeffery performs with a number of groups and musicians, including Zeitkratzer, The Choras(s)an Time-Court Mirage, Lysn, Inconsolable Ghost, and Tonaliens. www.hiljef.com2015
For the Friday evening programme in Murmansk, Dark Ecology hooks up with Friday Milk. The attractive and varied talkshow will combine interviews, talks, and presentations in which curators of Dark Ecology and featured artists of the Dark Ecology project get a chance to present and discuss their ideas and work.
LYSN: Murmansk Spaceport - ЛИСН: Мурманский Космодром
Hilary Jeffery’s Murmansk Spaceport is an environment designed for exploring unknown territories. Musicians from Murmansk (RU) and Bodø (NO) in the Barents Region work together with Hilary Jeffery in a new formation of LYSN to perform Murmansk Spaceport. Commissioned for the 2015 Dark Ecology Journey.
Saturday 28 November 2015
The third day of the journey also takes place in Murmansk, starting with a keynote lecture Material Evidence from Disputed Arctic Sunsets to Dark Snow by Susan Schuppli. This is followed by two performances of Murmansk Spaceport, a new work by Hilary Jeffery developed in collaboration with local musicians from Murmansk and Bodø.
Friday 27 November 2015
On Friday, 27 November, the programme crosses the border to Murmansk, the largest Russian city above the polar circle. Dark Ecology partner Fridaymilk hosts a talk show with amongst others presentations by Margrethe Pettersen, HC Gilje, Joris Strijbos, and Tatjana Gorbachewskaja.