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Only Connect festival in Oslo to happen in May 2017

Music confirmed for next year's edition includes work by Julius Eastman, Jennifer Walshe, Arditti Quartet and Paal Nilssen-Love’s Extra Large Unit

Norway's Only Connect Festival Of Sound has announced the dates of its 2017 edition. The three day event will take place from 18–20 May, and the highlights so far confirmed include a performance of Julius Eastman's composition Evil Nigger on three grand pianos played by Heloisa Amaral, Elisa Medinilla and Frederik Croen, and a new Jennifer Walshe piece composed for The Arditti Quartet. Titled Everything Is Important, Walshe's offering will focus on topics such as natural disasters, economic crises, the Bitcoin, drones and plastic. There’s also Øyvind Torvund’s sequel to Sweet Pieces, his Only Connect 2016 commission for The Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra.Called The Exotica Album, he composed it for the Bergen based BIT20 Ensemble. And Paal Nilssen-Love will make an appearance with his big band Lage Unit.

The festival takes place in Oslo from 18–20 May at various venues. More information will be coming soon via nymusikk's website.