INTIMAL: Long Distance Improvisation in Real Time (Oslo, Barcelona, London)

In this telematic sonic improvisation, using the Internet, nine Colombian women living in and connecting from the cities of Oslo, Barcelona and London, will express their migratory journeys simultaneously (in real time) through body movement, breathing, voice and language.

Image may contain: Text, Font, Book cover, Poster, Graphic design.

The memories will also be triggered while they listen to an oral archive with testimonies from the organization Diaspora Women, about their experiences as migrants in Europe and their memories of the Colombian conflict. The archive will be navigated through a digital tool that interrelates in a mobile manner these fragments of oral memory.

The performance will also be streamed online.


Artistic Researcher

Ximena Alarcón-Díaz, Postdoctoral Researcher, RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Motion, Time and Rhythm, Department of Musicology, University of Oslo 

Time and place

Venue: Melahuset, Mariboes gate 8, 0183 Oslo
Time: 8pm

Venue: Fundación Phonos, Campus de las Comunicaciones de Poblenou (UPF)
Carrer de Roc Boronat, 138
08018 Barcelona
Time: 8pm

Venue: Iklectik Art Lab
Iklectik Art Lab, London
‘Old Paradise Yard’
20 Carlisle Lane (Royal Street corner) next to Archbishop’s Park.
Time: 7pm


INTIMAL Listening Community – Colombian Migrant women in Oslo, Barcelona and London

Artistic and Technical Implementation

  • Mari Lesteberg
  • Elias Sukken Andersen
  • Eirik Dahl
  • Eigil Aandahl
  • Çagri Erdem

Technical Implementation

  • Paul Boddie
  • Lucia Nikolaia Lopez Bohorquez

Artistic and Technical Advice

  • Alexander Refsum Jensenius
  • Victor Evaristo Gonzalez Sanchez
  • Çagri Erdem

Technical Support Barcelona

  • Xavier Favory, Nerea Tascón
  • IT support: Germán España

Technical Support London

  • Matt Parker

External Artistic Advisors

  • Kristin Norderval
  • Cathy Lane
  • Trond Lossius


  • RITMO Researchers, University of Oslo
  • Master in Music, Communication and Technology, UiO (Oslo) and NTNU (Trondheim) 
  • Fundación PHONOS, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
  • CRiSAP, LCC, University of the Arts London
  • IKLECTIK Art Lab, London
  • VOXLAB, Oslo
  • Diaspora Women; Barcelona and London
  • Centre for Deep Listening, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 752884, and has been partially supported by the Research Council of Norway through its Centres of Excellence scheme, project number 262762.

Published Apr. 30, 2019 5:52 PM - Last modified Feb. 27, 2021 7:45 AM