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09/2023 Ultima - NO

Every year, Ultima organises a festival day with experimental music, just for children. BUD, or Ultima’s Children’s Day, includes performances, concerts, workshops and stories in which children are the makers, performers, participants and  protagonists.

This year’s Children’s Day includes performances, ateliers and adventure-packed activities, such as Forest Concerts by Øyvind Torvund, an interactive concert with singing, animation and storytelling performed by the irreverent American quartet Yarn/Wire et al, or a junior version of Pytheas Travels – an imaginative cruise from the ancient Mediterranean to the mythical north, idealised by composer Maja Ratkje and the artist duo Hypercomf. Also featured is a concert composed by local school children, sound painting workshop, ambient music drawing sessions, T-shirt printing, a special food menu and a relaxing corner for babies.

DATE: 17 September 2023, 12.00 – 16.00

VENUE: Sentralen, Oslo


The Forest Concerts (all ages)
Øyvind Torvund (composition), Yarn/Wire (2 pianos and 2 percussionists), Silje Aker Johnsen (narrator/singer)

Pytheas Travels (all ages)
Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje (concept and composition), hypercomf(concept, sound and video), Tøyen Fil og Klafferi and Ergon Ensemble (musicians), Guri Glans(voice) and Thorbjørn Davidsen (voice)

Lydmalere / Sound Painters (age 5–13)
Andrine Dyblie Erdal and Jomar Jeppsson Søvik (concept, composers, musicians and hosts)

På havets bunn / At the Bottom of the Sea (age 0-6)
Det stille teateret: Thea Elisabeth Skallevold (concept and direction), Håvard Andreas Steensen (figures and scenography), Torill Skallevold (costumes), Johannes Skyberg (music), Oscar Udbye (light)

Pling Pong Ekspress (age 9-13)
Samvær Under Tilsün: Einar Goksøyr Åsen & Øyvind Mellbye (concept, umpires, sound operators and hosts)

Skapia – Concert composed by children (all ages)
Eldar Skjørten/Skapia (concept), Vilde Sandve Alnæs, Inga Margrete Aas, UlrikIbsen Thorsrud (musicians), school pupils from Bydel Gamle Oslo (composers)

Lavaskogen (age 6-13)
Ingri Fiksdal (concept and choreography), Hawa Janlo, Mariama Fatou Kalley Slåttøy and Ole Marius Støle (choreography and dance), Fredrik Floen (scenography and costume), Christian Paulsen (light design), Camilla Vatne Barratt-Due & Ådne Meisfjord (music)

Visual design (full day): Filippa Berglund

More info on the festival and tickets

Ultima Children's Day / Photo: Signe Fuglesteg Luksengard

Ultima Children’s Day / Photo: Signe Fuglesteg Luksengard

Organized in partnership with :
Divertimento Ensemble - IT, Gaudeamus - NL, Ircam - FR, Mixtur - ES
Ultima Children's Day / Photo: Signe Fuglesteg Luksengard