Only Connect Oslo: Lisa Ullén

Solo concert with Swedish virtuoso pianist.


Monumental, floor 6

Photo: Alison De Mars

Lisa Ullén’s remarkable solo performance is presented for the first time in Norway. At Only Connect, she will perform a set of three real-time compositions based on many years of exploration. Established sound textures and melodic layers are adapted in the moment of performance, juxtaposing the precision of composition with the flexibility of improvisation. This process includes the listening situation – both location and audience – as a part of the composition.

Ullén was born in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up in a quiet small town in northern Sweden. Her music reflects these oppositions, fusing energetic improvisation with melodic sensibility. The result is music that avoids easy categorization.

nyMusikk’s international contemporary music festival Only Connect enters MUNCH and Bjørvika in Oslo 28 – 30 April 2022, with unique, unexpected and mind-expanding musical connections. Buy festival passes and individual tickets here.