Bodø BEAT: Navigating Musical Pillars

Bodø BEAT: Navigating Musical Pillars - Free outdoor concert at Rønvikfjellet

  • Når: 19.05.2024
  • Tid: 20:00 - 21:00
  • Sted: Bodø
  • Arena: On top of Keiservarden

NEW LOCATION AND TIME: The concert will be held at Øvre Vollvatnet at Rønvikfjellet mountain at 8.00 PM (Orginal location and time was Keiservarden at 11.30 AM)

Together with Bodø2024 and European Cabins of Culture we invite all to a free concert by Øvre Vollvatnet at Rønvikfjellet mountain in Bodø. Following an important part of Norwegian tradition of hiking and outdoor life, Bodø BEAT festival participants will perform Inuksuit, a concert-length work for percussion written by John Luther Adams that brings musicians and community members together with the environment.


Inuksuit is inspired by the stone sentinels constructed over the centuries by the Inuit in the windswept expanses of the Arctic. The word "Inuksuit" translates literally: "to act in the capacity of the human". This work is haunted by the vision of the melting of the polar ice, the rising of the seas, and what may remain of humanity's presence after the waters recede.

Inuksuit invites exploration and discovery of the relationship between the music and the site, as well as the musicians' interactions with both. The listeners, too, may move around freely and discover their own individual listening points. This work is intended to expand our awareness of the never-ending music of the world in which we live, transforming seemingly empty space into a more fully experienced place.

The experience of preparing, performing and hearing Inuksuit may raise larger questions: What does it mean to act creatively with and within our environment? Can we listen and hear more deeply the field of sound all around us? How does where we are define what we do and, ultimately, who we are? And how do we understand the brevity of our human presence in the immensity of geologic time?

John Luther Adams

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