Join Us at Cardea for An Original Musical Experience…
The duo known as BangKlang, a site responsive musical improvisations by AP Bergeron (@yearofyog) and Leander Knust (@mienardus), met during the Arctic Circle Residency program in June of 2022. Aboard the tall ship Antigua, which for two weeks meandered the shores of the Svalbard Archipelago, they found a sound that surprised all, and Bang Klang was born. Over the course of their residency, BangKlang performed five times in five locations: at the old trappers’ Villa Oxford cabin, the bay at Texas Bar, the Antigua engine room, the abandoned Cultural Center in Pyramiden, and the world’s northernmost church, Longyearbyen Chapel.
What To Expect
Armed with new music conceived at the Orient Point Lighthouse (designed and built by CARDEA’s own Randy Polumbo), BangKlang should feel right at home showcasing their “spritely and rigorous” sound amidst CARDEA’s cascading chrome couches and mushroom-infused interior. In addition to voice and banjo, BangKlang will make use of sound devices that adorn the walls of CARDEA. They’ll play intimately, loosely, and responsively to the environment for about an hour, give or take. Guests will be invited to lounge and luxuriate in the space, almost as if we are about to engage in a session of inner play.