Seafloor Dawn Chorus

BIT20 Ensemble

Seafloor Dawn Chorus



18.45: Pre-concert talk with Artistic Director Trond Madsen

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Thursday 23 January 19:30

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This visit by Bergen’s contemporary music ensemble BIT20 Ensemble opens with a string quartet from Norway’s great maverick serialist, Fartein Valen. 

When he wrote his String Quartet No 0, Valen was sounding more like Bruch than Berg, studying with the former composer in Berlin.

After Valen’s warm, late-Romantic styled quartet Taavi Oramo conducts the premiere of a new Haydn-inspired work by Bergen-born composer Ketil Hvoslef, and works by Kristine Tjøgersen and Eivind Buene, including the latter’s Lessons on Darkness.

‘We are not interested in darkness itself,’ Buene says of his piece, which explores the friction between old and new, complex and simple, ‘but what it hides. That is what scares us. What is it that we don't know about ourselves?’

Ketil Hvoslef
Jubeljahr (1765) mit dem Haydnsignal, Il Compleanno

30 years anniversary film
Highlights from Open House Day and family concert Lydreisen on Saturday 9 November 2019 in Grieghallen.

Interview with composer Eivind Buene (in Norwegian).