This year's edition of Only Connect Festival Of Sound is inspired by the ideas and the universe of the influential British author J.G. Ballard.
With: CHRIS & COSEY, STIAN WESTERHUS, ALWYNNE PRITCHARD, SIMON SELLARS and CARMEN VILLAIN +++
The festival will explore the Ballardian universe of dystopian cityscapes, urban disintegration and futuristic architecture - through performance, music, talks, literature and film. The festival will focus spesifically around Oslo’s brand new urban areas around the seafront.
J. G. Ballard (1930-2009) wrote from the border zones of the science fiction genre, but instead of imagining distant galaxies, he went into inner space. His fictional writings such as Crash, The Drowned World, Vermillion Sands and High Rise observed the modern world by imagining the near future. Our technological and media infiltrated world today appears as it was described by Ballard 40 years ago.
The festival is curated by nyMusikk in collaboration with editor and writer Audun Vinger.
More information at nymusikk.no: http://bit.ly/MDVcOs
Tickets will be sold at Billettservice.no and at the venues.
Festival ticket: 400/300 (members/concessions).
Ticket information for single events TBA.
Photo: Stian Westerhus, by Thomas Ekström.