‘Rapture’ immerses the viewer in a space between harmony and dissonance. It includes original compositions and performances by Camille Norment on the glass harmonica, an 18th century instrument invented by Benjamin Franklin, which was first lauded and then banned for its ability to transport listeners into states of ecstasy with its haunting tones from vibrating glass cylinders.
Norment will also perform new compositions together with Hardanger fiddle player Vegar Vårdal and electric guitarist Håvard Skaset, under the name The Camille Norment Trio. Through the trio performances Norment will perform new compositions with her trio whose instrumentation parallels the artist’s investigations into the relationship between vibration and the body as perceived during the Enlightenment period, and today through social and scientific discussions.
The performances are co-produced by the Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival, Office for Contemporary Art Norway, Ny Musikk and supported by Music Norway.