Clear your schedule and mark this date in your calendars. Why, you ask? Well: Four of Norway’s most important composers in the last decade will perform together on this special night. Asbjørn Flø is behind a series of sound installations, traditional compositions and explorations of the possibilities of electronic music - at home and abroad. While colleague Alexander Rishaugveien for many years has operated at the intersection of glitch, contemporary music and ambient, with album releases on Asphodel and Smalltown Supersound.
Hild Sofie Tafjord and Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje has been experimenting with noise music and improvisation in Fe-mail and spunk, but also pushed musical boundaries individually. In 2001,Kjelstrup Ratkje was awarded the Arne Nordheim Composer Award, and she has contributed in over 70 albums but is best known for his improvised voice art.
The four meet to perform Flø’s piece "Analogikk" based on an "archaeological" and self made electronic musical instrument consisting of analog circuits. The music will combine compositional ideas from contemporary music's great pioneers, such as Stockhausen and Iannis Xenakis, but will also take on the inspiration of modern particle physics and the romantic landscape paintings. Exactly how it will sound, however, no one knows until it is started.
The piece "Analogikk" is a new commission ordered and produced in collaboration with BEK.