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Monday, February 27, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
Zipper Concert Hall at the Colburn School
The radical Norwegian group asamisimasa makes its United States debut with a typically edgy program of music crossing boundaries. Two composers from Norway, Trond Reinholdtsen and Øyvind Torvund, power their music with elements from rock and elsewhere, as does the Danish composer Simon Steen-Andersen. The work in each case is urgently contemporary and thrillingly fresh, uncompromising and dramatic. No less unexpected is the music of the British composer Laurence Crane, who makes extreme minimalism weird and scary. Alberto Savinio, brother of the Italian surrealist Giorgio di Chirico, is a forgotten figure rescued.
Alberto Savinio Le chants de la Mi-Mort
Øyvind Torvund Neon Forest Spaces
United States Premiere
Simon Steen-Andersen on and off and to and fro
United States Premiere
Laurence Crane John White in Berlin
United States Premiere
Trond Reinholdtsen Unsichtbare Musik
United States Premiere
Janne Berglund soprano
Rolf Borch clarinet
Håkon Mørch Stene percussion
Anders Førisdal guitar
Ellen Ugelvik piano
Tanja Orning cello