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Mirte Bogaert – for people with instruments in a space (15')
Vegar Guleng – Sølja mi (15')
Tord Kalvenes – Fractions (15')
Agnes Hvizdalek – What if. (15')
Bodil Lunde Rørtveit – vocals
Hans Knut Sveen – indian harmonium, organetto
Jostein Gundersen – recorders
Siri Hilmen – baroque cello
Randiane Sandboe – lights (live&online)
Elaine Maltezos – sound (online)
Ben Speck – video (online)
A truly cross disciplinary group of composers, working and learning together with musicians whose expertise and praxis spans the oldest to the newest musics. Inspired by a trio of internationally acclaimed mentors – Øyvind Torvund, Raven Chacon and Alwynne Pritchard – the 2021 edition of Borealis Ung Komponist has been another complex and rewarding year. With a structural focus on learning from each other, and collectively questioning and exploring what it means to write music for others and how to communicate, this year's four pieces represent four unique voices, but also a collective creative energy. With backgrounds spanning composition and improvisation to contemporary dance and choir music Agnes Hvizdalek, Mirte Bogaert, Tord Kalvenes and Vegar Guleng have challenged themselves and each other to present new music for Currentes' old instruments in a concert which finalises their Borealis Ung Komponist journey but marks the beginning of their journey into the experimental music world.
Photo: Thor Brødreskift