Currentes was founded in 2006 by Artistic Director Jostein Gundersen. The ensemble specialises in polyphonic music from the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance, as well as contemporary music. They have collaborated with composers like Eivind Buene, Morten Eide Pedersen, Ruben Sverre Gjertsen and Alwynne Pritchard.

Between 2015 and 2018 Currentes was involved in the artistic research project Wheels Within Wheels at the Grieg Academy Department of Music, University of Bergen. The project had each composer and performer collaborate in creating new forms of interaction, and led up to three concerts titled Mouvance I-II-III during Festspillene in Bergen. The Currentes ensemble consists of: Bodil Lunde Rørtveit (vocals), Hans Knut Sveen (indian harmonium, organetto), Jostein Gundersen (recorder) and Siri Hilmen (baroque cello).

Photo: Thor Brødreskift

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