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BIT20 Percussion and Nordic Voices

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces music from Norway with BIT20 Percussion from Bergen and Nordic Voices from Oslo. Plus Andrew McGregor with a round-up of recent new music releases.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces some highlights of a recent concert given as part of the London Ear Festival and featuring two of Norway's leading new music ensembles. BIT20 Percussion (Bergen) and Nordic Voices (Oslo) take us on an hour long journey from Nordic sunrise and the sounds of nature to a performance piece whose course is determined by the roll of a dice. And before that Sara is joined by CD Review's Andrew McGregor for a round-up of some recent new music releases.

Lasse Thoresen: Solbon (sunrise)
Nordic Voices

Craig Farr: Music for an(y) occasion
BIT20 and Nordic Voices

Rolf Wallin: Twine
BIT 20

Peter Ablinger: Studien nach der Natur
Nordic Voices.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sat 20 Apr 2013 22:30

Music Played

  • David Little

    Soldier Songs (extract)

    Performers: David Adam Moore, baritone; Newspeak, Todd Reynolds, conductor.

    • Soldier Songs.
    • Innova.
    • 852, Tracks 1, 5 and 10.
  • Arne Nordheim

    Dinosauros for accordion and tape (extract)

    Performers: Frode Haltli, accordion; Morgens Ellegaard, tape.

    • Complete Accordion Works.
    • Simax.
    • PSC1328, Track 8.
  • George Benjamin

    Written on Skin (extract)

    Performers: Barbara Hannigan, soprano; Bejun Mehta, countertenor; Mahler Chamber Orchestra; George Benjamin, conductor. July 2012

    • Written on Skin.
    • Nimbus.
    • NI5885/6, Disk 1, Track 6.
  • Lasse Thorsen

    Solbon (Prayer to the Sun)

    Performers: Ingrid Hanken, soprano; Nordic Voices. (11.44) Recorded at the London Ear Festival 23rd March 2013

  • Deirdre Gribbin

    Island People (extract)

    Performers: Patricia Rozario, soprano; Mark O’Keeffe, trumpet; RTE Vanbrugh Quartet. March/April 2012

    • Island People.
    • NMC.
    • D185, Track 2.
  • Craig Farr

    Music for An(y) Occasion

    Performers: BIT20, Nordic Voices. (18.00) Recorded at the London Ear Festival 23rd March 2013

  • Rolf Wallin

    Twine

    Performers: BIT20 (16.49) Recorded at the London Ear Festival 23rd March 2013

  • Peter Ablinger

    Studien nach der natur(Studies After Nature)

    Performers: Nordic Voices (7.14) Recorded at the London Ear Festival 23rd March 2013

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