This concert will also be streamed on borealisfestival.no
Sigrun Jørdre – soprano 1
Elise Thorgersen Varne – soprano 2
Zsuzsa Zseni – alto
Tord Kalvenes – tenor 1
Arild Rohde – tenor 2
Jakub Adam Niedziela – bass
Johan Sara Jr, Camille Norment, Harpreet Bansal & Øyvind Torvund
Photo: Thor Brødreskift/Borealis
For our 2022 instalment of the Borealis Ung Komponist programme, four emerging compositional voices meet vocal ensemble TABULA RASA for an evening showcasing diverse musical visions. Mirsaeed Hosseiny Panah draws on old memories, both of Persian musical modes and landscapes rooted in memory, to create a textural world that lives and is shaped by the mouths of the singers. Karoline Wallace plays with distance, pulling tones from folk music history in to the present, and stretching our listening capabilities to hear and experience both up-close and far-away. Astrid Solberg adds technology to the mix as she probes ideas of control and improvisation, leaning on Guitar Hero style visual scores to create human machine hybrid performers. Closing the evening Peder Niilas combines the power of voices and electronics in a series of swirling soundscapes evoking melancholy, rain and a storm of drones.
With mentoring over a year by composers Harpreet Bansal, Camille Norment, Johan Sara Jr. and Øyvind Torvund, the Borealis Ung Komponist programme creates the possibility for new musical worlds through knowledge exchange and gives space for collective problem solving and experimenting to today's emerging composers in Norway. Today's concert will be followed by a tour of these new commissioned works around venues in Vestland county.