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Lachenmann! // 09–10 Jun 2015

Tuesday 09 June, Bergen Kjøtt Wednesday 10 June, Kulturkirken Jakob, Oslo 'Composing means building a new instrument,' according to Lachenmann. Meet the composer in his own anniversary concerts in Bergen and Oslo. The German Helmut Lachenmann (born 1935) is one of the greatest composers of our time. In 2015 his 80th birthday is being celebrated worldwide. When Oslo Sinfonietta paint his musical portrait at the Bergen International Festival, he will be on the stage himself. Using scraping sounds and mechanical noise emitting from the instruments alongside velvety tones from Romantic composers, Lachenmann creates a sound universe of unfamiliar beauty and tender sensuality. The composer is kn

Dreamsongs // 17–18 Apr 2015

Friday 17 April, Nøtterøy kirke Saturday 18 April, Universitetets aula, Oslo The concert “Drömmesange”- Dreamsongs – features selected key works by the composers Per Nørgård, Alfred Janson, Iannis Xenakis, Kaija Saariaho and Helmut Lachenmann. The works included in this concert will also be recorded and released by Norwegian Soloists’ Choir on BIS Records in 2016. This event also marks Grete Pedersen´s 25th anniversary as conductor of the Norwegian Soloists´Choir. The Norwegian Soloists'Choir Oslo Sinfonietta Grete Pedersen, conductor Programme: Per Nørgård Drömmesange (1980) Per Nørgård Singe die Gärten (1974) Alfred Janson Nocturne (1967) Iannis Xenakis Nuit (1967) Kaija Saariaho Überzeugu

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