Kunsthall Stavanger is proud to present Wave Table Concert, a new sound work by Norwegian artist Morten Norbye Halvorsen composed especially for and within Kunsthall Stavanger’s “Hovedsal”. Swathes of sound oscillate between studio and field recordings, notation and improvisation. Crossfading between musical vistas and macro abstractions, the sound space of the gallery can be panned by the audience as if in an audible diorama
On the opening night, frequent collaborators Morten Norbye Halvorsen and Jessica Warboys will recite texts and poems set to music and light.
Morten Norbye Halvorsen’s work has been included in group and solo exhibitions including Gain Vapor Rise, Gaudel de Stampa, Paris (2016); All the Instruments Agree, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2015); The Companion, Liverpool Biennial, (2014); Pan Exciter, NoPlace, Oslo; Alluvium, Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerpen; oO, The Lithuanian/Cyprus Pavilion, 55th Venice Biennale (all 2013); Mindaugas Triennial, the 11th Baltic Triennial of International Art, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (2012); Run, comrade, the old world is behind you, Kunsthall Oslo; Champagne Polka, Gaudel de Stampa, Paris (both 2011); Index of, Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Repetition Island, Centre Pompidou, Paris (both 2010); Paper Exhibition, Artist Space, New York (2009); and Clifford Irving Show, New Langton Arts, San Francisco (2008).
This exhibition has been made possible with generous support from Norsk Kulturrådet and Billedkunsterenes Vederlagsfond.