HIGHLIGHTS: CONCERTS / WORKS / PROJECTS
JANUARY: Performances of "Eg er ein frosk" at Litteraturhuset i Bergen and Nordic Black Theater Caféteateret in Oslo.
NOVEMBER: "Eg er ein frosk"
is performed at Biermannsgården, Oslo by NyNorsk Messingkvintett and counter tenor Sean Bell. Great audience crawling around on stage and helping the musicians place the animals around on the flanell board.
NOVEMBER: New concerts at UPOP
in Fosen! Eight concert for children in kindergarten together with Maria Norseth Garli. Playfully and fun
, and wonderful to see those small children being so open for all the different sounds we make.
OCTOBER: Playing silent movie concerts together with the amazing Kjetil Schjander Luhr
at Cinemateket, Oslo. We are playing 5 concerts at Oslo Stumfilmfestival
in addition to our regular 20 concerts for Den Kulturelle Skolesekken. Buster Keaton and Georges Méliès never fades....
SEPTEMBER: Four concerts with Stemmeklang, performing pieces written for 5 vocalists and Emanuel Vigelands mausoleum. After rehearsing and recording the last month, we're well prepared!
SEPTEMBER: Premiere of the brand new storyteller opera performance "Det innerste lyset". Tormod Fuglestad tells the story of John of the Cross, together with me performing music and soundscapes.
AUGUST/SEPTEMBER: Six concerts with SOUND / IN LIGHT
in James Turrells Ganzfeld: Double Vision in Ekebergparken, Oslo. We have done 25 concerts with this piece in this installation the last three years, but still discover new experiences with this room.
JUNE: Playing trio concerts
together with amazing Gyrid Nordal Kaldestad and Tine Surel Lange. Playing in the most special place Nyksund and Arthur-Brygga
- there is no place like this, and in the beer brewery Bådin Bryggeri
in Bodø. Cool people, cool venues and cool music!
MAY/JUNE: NyNorsk Messingkvintett
and counter tenor Sean Bell
performs my new piece for children "Eg er ein frosk"
at Litteratuhuset in Oslo and Trondheim. This surrealistic universe with a frog and other animals has been fun to work with. Text by Kurt Johannessen
and puppetry/flanell board by Ingrunn Myrland.
MAY: Premiere of my new piece for Alpaca Ensemble
in Trondheim and the festival Only Connect
at Skippergata in Oslo. The piece "Let Me Be" is about musical and physical gestures, performed in a strict choreography of silence/sound and stillness/movement.
APRIL: Three concerts with SOUND / IN LIGHT in James Turrells Ganzfeld: Double Vision in Ekebergparken, Oslo.
APRIL: Playing at UPOP
in Fosen! Solo concert
at Ørlandet Kulturhus, and concerts for children together with Maria Norseth Garli.
MARCH: Borealis Ung Komponist
has to come to an end, and my four pieces that I've developed through the year for the string quartet Rosella is performed at the opening night of Borealis Festival
in Bergen. "Just Open Yourself", "Fake Enemies Are Real", Sometimes A Dark Night Erases Somebody's Sunshine", and "And Nobody Gets Everything Right" gives a broad expression of Rosella as musicians and humans. My piece "Oslo Zoo" is also being a part of Borealis Radio Space
, the festivals own radio channel on internet. What a festival!
MARCH: "Zenlight" is performed at AVGARDE and Bergen Offentlige Bibliotek as part of Borealis Festival in Bergen. The audience is lead through the library, walking their way through the pieces. Beautiful!
FEBRUARY: My percussion and LEGO piece "OGLEGOLE"
is performed at AVGARDE
and Cornerteateret, Bergen. A fun piece with LEGO that is thrown on and around a marimba and a vibraphone.
DECEMBER: Perfoming my piece "Månenatt" at Solsnukonsert: Kvinnestemmer! arranged by VoxLAB at Biermannsgården in Oslo. What a concert! So many nice pieces, composers and performers.
NOVEMBER: First workshop with the great Alpaca Ensemble. Working with a new piece for this skilled and very nice group of people. Looking forward to develop this piece further on, towards the premiere in May 2018.
OCTOBER: Continuing working with my piece for Rosella and Borealis Festival
in Bergen. Third workshop with the ensemble. What an opportunity!
OCTOBER: Singing with Song Circus
at Sound Festival in Aberdeen (UK). Performing the piece "Landscapes in Figures II" by Ruben Sverre Gjertsen.
OCTOBER: Premiere of my new piece for impro ensemble Kitchen Orchestra in Stavanger Konserthus. Playful musicians with skills in "dying" at stage....
OCTOBER: Stemmeklang performs several pieces written for Emanuel Vigelands mausoleum in Oslo. Four concerts and all of them sold out. Eight years with this project in this specific room, and still going strong!
SEPTEMBER: Three concerts with SOUND / IN LIGHT in James Turrells Ganzfeld: Double Vision in Ekebergparken, Oslo.
AUGUST/SEPTEMBER: Rehearsals with Song Circus in Stavanger, preparing for our concert at Sound Festival in Aberdeen, Scotland in late October. "Landscape with figures IIa" by Ruben Sverre Gjertsen is detailed vagueness.....
AUGUST: Second workshop of Borealis Ung Komponist in Bergen. Working with ideas, experimenting in music, and great discussions. So looking forward to the rest....
JUNE: First gathering of Borealis Ung Komponist in Bergen. Lovely composers, skillful musicians and inspiring mentors. Great opportunity to develop in music and career!
JUNE: The new piece for nynorsk Messingkvintett is premiered at Caféteateret in Oslo. Sean Bell did a wonderful performance of the musical figure thater "Eg er ein frosk".
JUNE: Ensemble Allegria plays my piece "frå eit landskap" on Hardanger Musikkfest in Lofthus, Hardanger. Beautiful and perfect scenery for this piece, who describes the weather in this area of western Norway.
JUNE: Premiere of my new piece for the danish ensemble Scenatet, performed at Klang festival in Copenhagen. Fantastic performance by wonderful and playful musicians, and not at least the charming helium walking dogs balloons!
MARCH/APRIL: The room-specific piece SOUND / IN LIGHT is performed five times in James Turrells Ganzfeld: Double Vision
in Ekebergparken in Oslo. Always a great pleasure to be in this amazing artwork.
JANUARY: First workshop for the piece for nyNorsk Messingkvintett. I'm using texts by the poet/performance artist Kurt Johannessen in my piece.
JANUARY: Singing at All Ears festival on the concert in honor for Pauline Oliveros, together with Elin Vister, Maja Ratkje, Guro Skumsnes Moe, Kristine Tjøgersen and Gyrid Kaldestad among others.
DECEMBER: Premiere of the electroacustic piece "VocalChord" at nyMusikk in Oslo.
OCTOBER / NOVEMBER: Touring "Freedom o(r) Speech"
with Song Circus
, Red Note Ensemble
and I Solisti
, performing the legendary piece "De Staat" by Louis Andriessen and the brand new piece "F Scale" by John de Simone. Concerts at Sound Festival at ACT in Aberdeen (UK), deSingel in Antwerpen (BE), Concertgebouw in Brügge (BE), de Bijloke in Gent (BE) and November Music at Verkadefakriek in s-Hertogenbosch (NL). Conductor Etienne Siebens
OCTOBER: At Nordic Music Days 2016
my piece "And Nobody Gets Everything Right" is performed at Harpa, Reykjavik (IS). Intense and aggressive!
SEPTEMBER: The performative piece "PlayMii" is performed by pianists Andreas Gundersen and Eirik Fosstveit at Østbanehallen during Oslo Kulturnatt.
SEPTEMBER: First rehearsal with vocal-group Song Circus
. We are performing Louis Andriessen "De Staat" in Scotland, Holland and Belgium in October/November.
AUGUST / SEPTEMBER: the room-specific piece SUND / IN LIGHT is performed five times in James Turrells Ganzfeld: Double Vision
in Ekebergparken in Oslo. What an amazing room! And what an experience!
AUGUST: Saxophone duet The Decho Ensemble premieres my piece KA! HA! at PULS festival in Oslo.
JULY: (Finally!) Premiere of the room-specific piece "Æva/Sjå mot havet" in Melbu. The fantastic fish oil tank Royal Neptun Hall in Melbu made the concert, and the piece, a wonderful and pretty unique experience.
JUNE: "FRI.........SK" is performed at Durham University in Durham (UK).
MAY: first rehearsals for the concert in Melbu. The piece "Æva/Sjå mot havet" will be premiered in july together with the old fish oil tank "Royal Neptun Hall" in Melbu, Vesterålen (NO).
APRIL: Elisabeth Færøy Lund and I held the first addition of LYDRØRT - a festival for sound, performance and movement, in Henningsvær (NO). Our soundperformance "tomROMMET"
("the empty room") was premiered at Trevarefabrikken.
APRIL: Premiere of the room-specific piece "SOUND / IN LIGHT". The piece is written for James Turrell's installation Ganzfeld: Double Vision in Ekebergparken, Oslo (NO). Two concerts.
MARCH: "Zenlight" is performed by pianist Andy Costello at the Women Composers Festival in Hartford, Connecticut (US), and at Brandeis University in Boston, Massachusetts (US).
MARCH: "frå eit landskap"
is released on the album "Tapestry" with Telemark Chamber Orchestra. Listen at Spotify
FEBRUARY: Together with Elisabeth Færøy Lund we start working on our project "tomROMMET" ("the empty room") at Trevarefabrikken in Henningsvær, Lofoten (NO).
FEBRUARY: Artist talk and concert in Hadsel Kirke, Melbu (NO), presenting me and my music.
JANUARY: 2nd round of finding vocalists to my project in Melbu (NO).
Collaboration with ensembles and musicians as:
- Quatour Bozzini (CA)
- 1982 (NO)
- LCO Soloists (UK)
- Duo Hevans (NL/UK)
- Corky has a band (US)
- Subtle Lip Can (CA)
- Song Circus (NO)
- Caroline Hausen (DE)
- Jane Chapman (UK)
- Mira Benjamin (CA)
- Telemark Kammerorkester (NO)
- Ensemble Portmanto (CA)
- Tøyen Fil og Klafferi (NO)
- Camilla Ediassen (NO)
My music has been performed at festivals such as Nordic Music Days in Helsinki (FI) and Reykjavik (IS), NüMusic festival in Stavanger, Ultima festival in Oslo, Borealis festival in Bergen, nu:nord festival in Montreal (CA) / London (UK) / Oslo (NO) / Fauske (NO), and 300 acting spaces in Oslo (NO).
My music has been performed in Norway, Finland, Denmark, England, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, USA and Canada.