The Kraftbalanse-piece (Power Balance) will have its real premiere at the end of the Ultima festival , with a string octet. Situated in the main hall of Oslo City Hall, this will be quite magical! We have already made a video and audio recording of the piece - which will be released later this year.
The chamber orchestra Ensemble Allegria will premiere a new piece by me during their concert series NÅ (NOW). Also on the program is 2 of J. S. Bach’s keyboard concertos, with the great Ingrid Andsnes as soloist.
Working title on the piece is “warm. Swarm” - and will continue my investigation of “musical flocking”.
Gunhild Mathea Olaussen presents her installation “Resonance” at the Henie Onstad Art Center during the Ultima festival. Me and clarinet player Kristine Tjøgersen will be reacting performers to her electro-acoustic installations.
The installation/performance will be presented both September 14th and 15th.
Duo Parula, consisting of Astrid Kvalbein (s) and Gjertrud Pedersen (cl), performs a bird inspired piece they commissioned some years ago. They will also premiere several pieces by other Norwegian composers.
“The Lesser Nighthawk” has been performed quite a bit, lastly in New York during an Ensemble neoN tour.
I was asked to create music for the opening of a specially curated sculpture park, consisting of art pieces from Oslo County’s collection. The sculptures where all animal related, which was in some sense reflected in music. I played electronics, and conducted 3 trumpet players by sound cues. The performers were Eivind Lønning, Torstein Lavik Larsen and Thomas Johansson.
Øystein Wyller Oddens sound art piece, “Kraftbalanse”, has a pre-premiere at the opening reception of the first OsloBiennale. I’ve been working quite a lot with Øystein on this, composing a piece for 5 or 8 strings, and resonating piano. Very happy to be part of this, which - beside being recorded - will have it’s real premiere during the Ultima Festival in September. The performers are from the great chamber orchestra Allegria.
I will also work with the whole ensemble on a commissioned work later this year.
Ensemble neoN will perform a very nice program at the Scandinavian House on Manhattan - including one of my pieces.
In addition, Ensemble neoN will celebrate and play their release of a new record with pieces by Phil Niblock, and Catherine Lamb (label HUBRO). I play e-bow guitar on the record.
The choir Ensemble 96 and percussionist Ane Marthe Sørlien Holen will premiere my piece “Diamond & dagger”. I have scissored text snippets from Rainer Maria Rilke, Edgar Allan Poe, Guillaume Apollinaire and Jean de La Bruyère.
A very special collaboration resulting in 2 * 6 hours concerts at the HOK, during the Ultima Festival. A fantastic experience!
The Borealis Festival commissioned a piece, for string quartet and 4 speakers.
"My Favorite Thing 2" with Ensemble neoN at Stavanger Konserthus, March 8th
"My Favorite Thing 1" will have its premier June 18th, performed by Pinquins at Nynorskens Hus
"SHO(r)TS 1b" for flute solo performed at the Risuonanze Festival in Italy by Fosca Briante, June 18th
"Flock of me" performed during the Mis-En Festival, New York, June 23rd
4 new pieces for choir will be performed by Tønsberg Domkor w/Nina Karlsen, in Tønsberg, June 26th, at Papirhuset
"(herd)STUDY" performed by Ensemble Ernst in Kristiansand October 16th, and in Stavanger 18th. The piece will also be recorded in November.
Auditive interpretation of prints by Hanne Borchgrevink, at OSL Contemporary, opening November 2nd (to 12th)
"My Favorite Thing 3" performed by Norwegian Radio Orchestra (KORK) November 2nd at Store Studio
"(herd)STUDY" performed and recorded by Ensemble Ernst, Store Studio, November 5th
"Flock of me" will be performed by Yumi Murakami at Schafteløkken, November 7th
Will be working in December with Kristoffer Alberts on a new piece, TBA
New piece for Ensemble neoN, "3 gitarer (b)" at Majorstuen Kirke, December 20th
"untitled #2" - awarded "Runner Up" in the Unbound composition contest, for flute swarm to be performed in Brisbane, Australia. Performed during the Unbound Flute Festival July 1st-3rd (video from performance)
New commision, "(herd)STUDY" performed by Ensemble Ernst at the Ultima festival in Oslo, September 10th at Sentralen (radio interview on Spillerom Søndag w/Kristin Kverndokk, in Norway/Norwegian, video of performance)
The miniature pieces "SHO(r)TS" 1, 2 & 3 performed by Meadowsound trio in November 11th 2016, Bidrobon - Oslo.