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London Sinfonietta performs contemporary Norwegian music. Norwegian composers Eivind Buene and Rolf Wallin will have works premiered by the ensemble. The London Sinfonietta will be performing these in two places. First out is in Håkonshallen as part of the Bergen International Festival on 2nd June, before the ensemble performs in St John’s Smiths Square in London on 6th June. Eivind Buene’s Sea Change is from 2016, with its UK premiere scheduled at the venue near the Houses of Parliament in Westminster.

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London Sinfonietta performs contemporary Norwegian music

Published on Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017 at 00:40 under the news category, by Charlotte Bryan.
Last Updated on 23rd May 2017 at 12:05.

Norwegian composers Eivind Buene and Rolf Wallin will have works premiered by the ensemble.

London Sinfonietta, St John's Smiths Sq.
London Sinfonietta, St John's Smiths Sq.
Photo: London Sinfonietta by kind permission


The London Sinfonietta will be performing these in two places. First out is in Håkonshallen as part of the Bergen International Festival on 2nd June, before the ensemble performs in St John’s Smiths Square in London on 6th June.

Eivind Buene’s Sea Change is from 2016, with its UK premiere scheduled at the venue near the Houses of Parliament in Westminster.

“Sea Change was also my first piece of music after having published my third novel – and I was very happy to return to music. So it carries a sense of both belonging and loss. I started working on the piece in Venice, and I guess the sense of light, decay and water is reflected in the music,” he said to LondonSinfonietta.org

Working as a freelance composer in Oslo, Buene (b. 1973) has been writing for soloists, ensembles and orchestras since 2000. Prestigious venues where his music has been performed include New York’s Carnegie Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, and Centre Pompidou in Paris.

Rolf Wallin’s (b. 1957) works reflect his interest regarding nature and the human body.  His work, called Spirit (2016), will also get its UK premiere at St. John’s Smiths Square.

A piece for electric bass, it was written for former Prince bassist Ida Nielsen to perform. Wallin’s composition for the Danish bassist incorporates orchestral textures, mixing jazz, rock and funk with positive feeling contemporary music.

“The work is about joy, and sharing that joy” he told the Bergen International Festival, “But I believe the positive forces are exactly what we need now. It’s not political – it’s just forces of good that can be shared”

The Bergen International Festival 2017 runs from 24th May to 7th June. The London Sinfonietta’s 6th June performance forms part of the Southbank Centre’s yearlong festival called Nordic Matters.



Published on Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017 at 00:40 under the news category, by Charlotte Bryan.
Last updated on 23rd May 2017 at 12:05.

This post has the following tags: nordic, music, art, culture, london, bergen, paywall.





  
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