WORK IN PROGRESS

New piece for Morten Grove Frandsen and Liv Oddveig Midtmageli from Copenhagen "The Modern Romantics"
New piece for Valen Trio
New piece for Tora Augestad and Lautten Compagney from Berlin, for "Hardanger Musikkfest”
New project with the chamber choir GNEIS. Text by Erlend O. Nødtvedt
New piece for Manger Musikklag to BrassWind 2017

NOV 2016 AND FORWARD - CONCERTS/PREMIERES/++

September 10 2017
"Urlicht" will be premiered as a part of "The Modern Romantics" in The Stavnsholt Church in Farum (Denmark)

June 2 2017
"Winter Song" will be premiered by Lautten Compagney (Berlin) with soloist Tora Augestad, in Kinsarvik Kirke at 17:30 as a part of the Hardanger Musikkfest. Text by Hanne Bramness

Latten Compagney
(Lautten Compagney)

May 11 2017
Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA, at 19.30 
Angelo Rondello, piano
Works by sister-city composers
Fernando Sulpizi (Italy)
Fumio Uno (Japan)
Szilárd Kovács (Hungary), 
Knut Vaage (Norway)

Nordstrom Recital Hall
(Nordstrom Recital Hall)

May 2 2017
Angelo Rondello, piano
Works by Seattle-based composers Samuel Jones, Peter Vukmirovic Stevens, Angelique Poteat, Benjamin Salman, Adam Haws and Bergen-based composer Knut Vaage
Gunnar Sævig Hall - Grieg Academy, Bergen, Norway
More info

November 27
DonkeyJam performs "Nesten rondo”, Haugesund Billedgalleri at 16.00
More info (Facebook)

Haugesund Billedgalleri
(Haugesund Billedgalleri)

SEPT/OCT 2016 - CONCERTS/PREMIERES/++

October 18
DonkeyJam framfører "Nesten rondo”, Hornemansgården, Trondheim at 19.00

October 16
DonkeyJam performs "Nesten rondo”, Bergen Offentlige Bibliotek at 14.00

October 2
DonkeyJam performs "Nesten rondo”, Mo Kyrkje at 15.00

October 1
DonkeyJam performs "Nesten rondo”, Vangskyrkja at 17.00

Nice review in BT, opning concert sept 1. with peformance of "Tjat" and more

BFH

September 30
Three young musicians in Fløyboba will perform 3 chamber pieces at BrassWind, all written for them. 2 premier performances.
More info at Facebook


(Fløyboba)

September 30
DonkeyJam performs "Nesten rondo”, Dale Forsamlingshus at 19.30

DonkeyJam
(DonkeyJam)

Sept 29
RTV SLOVENIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana, at 19.30
John Casken - "Concerto for Orchestra" (2007)
Benjamin de Murashkin - "Logos" (2010)
Indra Risé - "The Green Vision" (2002)
Ignacy Zalewski - "Anger: for Orchestra" (2011)
Jani Golob - "Stiri Slovensk ljndske pesmi za Simfonicni" (2005)
Knut Vaage - "Refleks: fragment og refleksjonar" (2007)
Jessica Cottis - Conductor

Jessica Cottis
(Conductor Jessica Cottis)

September 29
My orchestra piece "Reflex" is selected to be performed at the ECCO concert in Ljubljana (Slovenia) for 2016. More information will follow shortly.

September 17
Arktisk Sinfonietta performs "Odyssé" in Arkhangelsk (Russia), conductorVladimir Ornufriev

September 1
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra opening concert, Grieghallen Bergen, conductor Ed Gardner:
Vaage: "Tjat" (Chatter)
Elgar: Cello concert (Truls Mørk)
--
Mahler: Symphony nr 5

MAY/JUNE/JULY/AUGUST 2016 - CONCERTS/PREMIERES/++

Great review of "multiMORPH IV"

Cover
(multiMORPH IV cd)

May 20
"Futuration" for orchestra and electronics on video at digitaltkonserthus.no. A large scaled experiment with microphones on all instruments, surround sound and live electronics. Watch Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Ed Gardner from their concert 3rd of Desember 2015. Featuring Thorolf Thuestad (sound design), Håkon Holmås (mix), Lars-Thomas Holm (workshop/cues) and Erlend O. Nødtvedt(voice/text).

Ed Gardner

May 8
“Planting" will be premiered in Galleri Puls, Nordheimsund at 18:00 by musicians from "Harding Puls”
More info:
http://kunstlandskap.no/urframforing-av-tingingsverket-planting/
http://www.hardingpuls.no/index.php?content=aktuelt&newsid=127

Planting

May 3
Bergen Library at 18:00
The chamber choir GNEIS performes music on poems by Olav H. Hauge
More info on Facebook

MARCH/APRIL 2016 - CONCERTS/PREMIERES/++

April 29
“Mylder" recorded by KORK and their chief conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya

March 12
Borealis, Konsertsirkus!
Bergen Internasjonale Kultursenter, Kong Oscars gate 15, at 14.00 - 17.00
Children from the Vadmyra school will join composers Knut Vaage, Ole Andre Farstad and musicians from BIT20 Ensemble to perform a new work, "Jeg fant, jeg fant…", from the BIT20 outreach program "Vi komponerer"

March 11
"Breaking Another Wall" will be performed in Olavshallen, Trondheim at 19.17 by Kolbotn Konsertorkester conducted by Rune A. Halvorsen

March 6
Kolbotn Konsertorkester performs "Breaking Another Wall"
Lillestrøm Kultursenter at 19.50

JAN/FEB 2016 - CONCERTS/PREMIERES/++

February 25
Susanne Kessel will premier the piano piece "2nd Movement Meditation” in Bonn
More info at Facebook

February 5
New piece "multiMORF memoriam" in memoriam John-Arild Suther, premier performance in Korskirken at 19.30 as an introduction for the BIT20 concert "Book of Hours"

The young musicians in "Fløyboba" commissioned and premiered "Lille-Fønix" at UNM Bergen in Bergen 15. Nov. 2015. "Fløyboba" will perform the piece again at the finale of UMM 23 Jan. 2016 at 14:45 in Lindemansalen (Norges musikkhøgskole, Oslo)

NOV/DES 2015 - CONCERTS/PREMIERES/++

December 3
"Futurasjon" for the 250th anniversary of Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in 2015, premieres at Grieghallen at 19.30
More info
Article in BT (pdf)

November 22
DonkeyJam performs "We journey" at Youth Square Hong Kong 19:00
More info

SEPT/OCT 2015 - CONCERTS/PREMIERES/++

Review of "Fønix" in BT (pdf)

October 16
Norwegian-Polish youth orchestra performs "Fønix" in Nordheimsund Church at 19:00. Free entrance
More info

October 15
Norwegian-Polish youth orchestra premiers "Fønix" at Logen in Bergen at 19:00. Free entrance
More info
More info 2

MultiMORPH IV released on CD with Erlend Vetås Aagaard-Nilsen. Lawo.

Cover
(MultiMORF IV cd)

13. september
“Songs of Solomon” recorded with Collegium Musicums choir and orchestra, soloists Mari Eriksmoen and Halvor Melien, conductor Eivind Gullberg Jensen, recorded by Gunnar Herleif Nilsen

JULY/AUG 2015 - CONCERTS/PREMIERES/++

August 16
Ungdomssymfonikerne on tour performs "Tjat" at Den Norske Opera & Ballett

August 13
Ungdomssymfonikerne on tour performs "Tjat" at Konzerthaus Berlin

August 11
Ungdomssymfonikerne on tour performs "Tjat" at Tivoli i København

August 9
Ungdomssymfonikerne on tour performs "Tjat" at Festspillene i Elverum, Terningen Arena
Conductor: Ole Kristian Rud
Solist: Henning Kraggerud
More info about the tour

July 28
Aquil·les o l’estupor, world premiere at Grec Festival
Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona, - Sala MAC at 20:00, July 28, 29, 30
More info

MAY/JUNE 2015 - CONCERTS/PREMIERES/++

June 7
Philharmonia Orchestra performs "Troll", The Princess Theatre, Torquay, at 17
More info

June 5
Sjøforsvarets musikkorps (Norwegian Navy Band Bergen) performs "Breaking Another Wall", Bergen International Festival, Domkirken at 19:30
More info

May 9
Philharmonia Orchestra performs "Troll", The Pavilions, Plymouth, at 17
More info

May 6
Violin concerto "Rite" to be premiered by KORK, soloist Harald Aadland
More info

MARCH/APRIL 2015 - CONCERTS/PREMIERES/++

April 19
"Nokon kjem til å komme" (Someone is going to come), Stadttheater Giessen at 20.00, studiobühne

April 17
Rolf Borch performs "Shimmer" ("Skimmer") for contrabass clarinet, Norges musikkhøgskole, Oslo, at 19:30

March 28
"Nokon kjem til å komme" (Someone is going to come), Stadttheater Giessen at 20.00, studiobühne


(From "Nokon kjem til å komme". Photo: Dietmar Janeck)

(From "Nokon kjem til å komme". Photo: Dietmar Janeck)

March 27
Harald Aadland (violin) and Alex Taylor (piano) performs "Rite", Levinsalen, Norges Musikkhøgskole at 19.30

March 20
Reidun Horvei and Geir Botnen performs a selection of songs from "Haugesongar", Valmiera

March 19
Reidun Horvei and Geir Botnen performs a selection of songs from "Haugesongar", Center of Performing Arts at 19:00, Ventspils, Latvia

March 17
Choir Gneis, with conductor Tore Kloster, performs "for stadig å bli", Bergen bibliotek at 20.30
More info

March 14
"Nokon kjem til å komme" (Someone is going to come), Stadttheater Giessen at 20.00, studiobühne

JAN/FEB 2015 - CONCERTS/PREMIERES/++

February 28
"Nokon kjem til å komme" (Someone is going to come), Stadttheater Giessen at 20.00, studiobühne

January 29
Ilios-festival in Harstad performs "Breaking another wall", school concert the same day
More info 1 (program)
More info 2 (pdf)

January 24
"Nokon kjem til å komme" (Someone is going to come), Stadttheater Giessen at 20.00, studiobühne

New piece finished; "For stadig og bli" for choir, about listening and distance
In cooperation with artist Sissel Lillebostad, conductor Tore Gneis and the choir GNEIS, BEK og Thorolf Thuestad

New pice finished:
AD LIB
(2014)
for improvisation ensemble
First performance in Bergen at Landmark, 2014
MIC(MS) 40' 

NOV/DEC 2014 - CONCERTS/PREMIERES/++

December 21
"Someone" will be premiered Sunday, Dec 21 2014 at 11:15 at Neues Museum Nürnberg by Ensemble Pegnitzschäfer-Klangkonzepte
More info

December 9
Bergen Impro Storband performs "Ad lib" at Landmark at 20:00

December 6
"Nokon kjem til å komme" (Someone is going to come), Stadttheater Giessen at 20.00, studiobühne

November 13
"Nokon kjem til å komme" (Someone is going to come), Stadttheater Giessen at 20.00, studiobühne

November 13
Akilles (Achilles) performs at Jamboree in Barcelona, Spain, at 20:00
More info

SEPT/OCT 2014 - CONCERTS/PREMIERES/++

October 31
"Nokon kjem til å komme" (Someone is going to come), Stadttheater Giessen at 20.00, studiobühne

October 25
at 18:00, "Høgsongen", opening concert Bergen Kirkeautunnale
Collegium Musicum choir and orchestra
Mari Eriksmoen, soprano
Halvor Melien, baritone
Eivind Gullberg Jensen, conductor
More info

Good review from premiere of "Someone is going to come" in German

October 19
Premiere of the opera "Nokon kjem til å komme" (Someone is going to come), first time in German "Da kommt noch wer», Stadttheater Giessen at 20.00, studiobühne
More info
Article about "Da kommt noch wer»

October 10
"Lydlandskap", a visual sound installation by Line Hvoslef, concert/happening Oct 10 at 19.00:
Knut Vaage-toypiano
Jostein Gundersen-recorder
Søren Andreasen-soundwall and monome
Arne Sagvoll-saw

"Graffiti" has been choosen for use as qualification piece at NM i Brassband, and the score is available at Norsk Musikforlag
More info

5. oktober
Østfold vokalensemble performs "Det er den draumen", Råde Chappell at 18.00 and Borge Church at 20.00

October 4
Avgarde, Musikkavdelingen, Bergen Offentlige Bibliotek (Bergen Library), at 14-16
AKILLES Bergen-Barcelona
Jørgen Træen, modular synth and sound processing, soundobjects
Knut Vaage, preparered piano, soundobjects
Marc Egea, hurdy-gurdy, soundobjectsl
Tom Chant, saksofon, soundobjects
Jordi Salvado, sound design
More info

September 28
Invitation for "Lydlandskap" (pdf), a visual sound installation by Line Hvoslef

"Lydlandskap" av Line Hvoslef
("Lydlandskap" by Line Hvoslef)

September 27
Rolf Borch premieres "Shimmer" ("Skimmer") for contrabass clarinet, BrassWind, Logen at 16.30

Video from performance of "Someone Is Going To Come" in Kairserslautern, Germany

Someone is going to come / Da kommt noch wer! from Montag on Vimeo.

September 5 and 6
The play "Kongen med gullhjelmen" is performed at Moahagen, Fitjar:
Friday September 5:
12.00: School performance of "Kongen med gullhjelmen"
20.30: Official opening of the play "Kongen med gullhjelmen"
Laurdag 6. september:
20.30: The play "Kongen med gullhjelmen"
More info
Info on Facebook

JULY/AUGUST 2014 - CONCERTS/PREMIERES/++

August 23
Østfold Vokalensemble performs "Det er den draumen", concert at Fredrik III´s hall, Halden, August 23 at 18.30
Inger Lise Haavelsrud - Soprano
Camilla Marie Bjørk Andreassen - Alto
Aasmund Kaldestad - Tenor
Halvor Kjerkreit - Bass

August 21
Miniature piece "Plokk" performed at Oslo Kammermusikkfestival

German translation (publisher Felix Bloch Erben) of the opera "Nokon kjem til å komme" (Someone is going to come)

July 31
Premiere of piece for opening concert Europa Cantat Junior, Johanneskirken, Bergen.
Choir with 800 children, Sjøforsvarets Musikkorps and new Church bells
More info

July 27
Nidaros String Quartet performs "Bumerang" at International Summer Concerts 2014, Ringebu Stave Church

July 25
Chamber music ("Bumerang"), Nidaros Strykekvartett (Nidaros String Quartet), fjøset på Loddgarden (the barn at Loddgarden) at 18.00
More info

July 8
Nanset Blåseensemble with conductor Odd Terje Lysebo performs "Breaking Another Wall" at WASBE Eastern Europe Festival in Debrecen, Hungary
Nanset Blåseensemble

MAY/JUNE 2014 - CONCERTS/PREMIERES/++

May 25
Victoria Johnson performs "multiMORF II", Bergen International Festival, Logen Teater, at 22.00,
More info
Review in Ballade

22.-25. mai
Festivalcomposer at FMW&Prc (Festival of Music for Winds and Percussion) in Fredrikstad. Works to be performed:
"For lenge, lenge, lenge siden!" (opera-workshop with young talents. Text and direction Tore Vagn Lid)
"Breaking Another Wall 2" (premiere by Det Norske Blåseensemble).
Chambermusic: "Bumerang", "Tapt slag", "Jug Band Rag".
More info
Facebook
Article in Fredriksstad Blad
Article in Sarpsborg Arbeiderblad

Another nice review of "Nokon kjem til å komme" (Someone is going to come) in Germany

Nice review in German opera magazine "Opernglas" from premiere of "Nokon kjem til å komme" (Someone is going to come) in Luxembourg (German, pdf)

MARCH/APRIL 2014 - CONCERTS/PREMIERES/++

March 17 and 18
The opera "Nokon kjem til å komme" (Someone is going to come) is to be performed at TNL in Luxembourg
More info
Info from Ballade

Nice review of "Minuetto Libero"-CD

JAN/FEB 2014 - CONCERTS/PREMIERES/++

Article about NM Brass and Norwegian composers

"Mikromani", live performance 2009 - BIT20 Ensemble, available for listening

Piece for Rolf Borch for double bass clarinet finished after a fine collaboration process

Ila Brass Band performs "Graffiti" at NM brass, Grieghallen February 8. februar 2014 at 15.40

January 17, 18 and 19
"Graffiti" used for master classes at Hell-symposium
More info (pdf)

OCT/NOV/DEC - CONCERTS/PREMIERES/++

December 10
Release of "ArcoLogi II, III og IV", on a collection of contemporary works on childrens CD, Konserthuset in Oslo.
More info
Article
Buy the CD

25. -29. november
Workshop for music theatre piece with youth at Dramatikkens Hus

Director/author Tore Vagn Lid's speach at Arts Council Norway (Kulturrådet)

Pictures from the performance of "Someone is going to come" in Germany

"Someone is going to come" performance in Germany
("Someone is going to come" performance in Germany)

Nice review of "Nokon kjem til å komme" (Someone is going to come) in Germany (pdf)

November 2
The opera "Nokon kjem til å komme" (Someone is going to come) is to be performed in Germany
More info
Info from Music Norway I
Info from Music Norway II

AUG 2013/SEPT - CONCERTS/PREMIERES/++

September 29
Sunnhordland Camber Orchestra with conductor Lars-Erik ter Jung and musicians Reidun Horvei, vocal and Einar Mjølsnes, hardingfiddle perform "I Vrimmelen" - reconstructed folktunes from Sunnhordland, Amfisalen at 17.00

New pieces:
multiMORF IV 
for trumpet, 9 piece brass and electronics/video
Premiere performance at BrassWind 28th of September at Røkeriet USF in Bergen
More info

September 1.
Sunnhordland Chamber Orchestra with conductor Lars-Erik ter Jung performs "I vrimmelen", celebrating the 850 year anniversary of Halsnøy Abbey
Meir info

I rørsle (Moving)
for piano trio
premiered at Bergen International Festival (Festspillene i Bergen) 2013

MAY/JUNE/JULY 2013 - CONCERTS/PREMIERES/++

June 1 at 14-15 and June 2 juni at 17-18
Concert Vaage/Valen Trio, Fageråsveien 19D, Bergen
The host premieres his latest piece
More info

Recording of "Speech of Tears" ("Tåretale"), Seven Songs about Death
Poems by Torgeir Rebolledo Pedersen set to music by Knut Vaage

Review of "Khairos", NRK (radio)

Review of "Khairos" in Dagsavisen

Review of "Khairos" in Kulturspeilet

Wednesday May 15, NRK P2, Musikk i brennpunktet at 21.03 – 22.00
NRK follows the rehearsels of the opera "Khairos"
More info (word)

Opera "Khairos" will be premiered at the 10th of May 2013
More info (the National Norwegian Opera & Ballet)
Article from NRK
Article from Aftenposten

MAR/APR 2013 - CONCERTS/PREMIERES/++

Friday, April 12
The thriller "Blåtur" premieres at Bergen Kino
Music: "Vath"
More info

JAN/FEB 2013 - CONCERTS/PREMIERES/++

"Blått lerret"
at Litteraturhuset i Bergen, Sunday February 24 at 18.00
The collaboration "VATH" (Knut Vaage/Thorolf Thuestad)
have composed music for two movies:
"Blåtur" and "Snø"
More info

NOV/DEC 2012 - CONCERTS/PREMIERES/++

November 25 2012
Bergen Library at 15.00
Premiere of vocal piece "En klump med leire" by the chamber choir GNEIS, conducted by Tore Kloster, poem by Hanne Bramness

November 11 2012
"Sonetter for chamber orchestra" premiered by Gjøvik Sinfonietta leaded by Atle Sponberg

SEPT/OCT 2012 - CONCERTS/PREMIERES/++

October 21 2012
Rosendal Samfunnshus at 18.00
"I vrimmelen" for Sunnhordland Chamber Orchestra, cond. Lars-Erik ter Jung, Folkemusikkveka i Kvinnherad

October 14 2012
Oslo Poesifestival, Litteraturhuset at 16.45
"Tåretale"
"Syv sanger om døden"
Music: Knut Vaage
Lyrics: Torgeir Rebolledo Pedersen
Siri Torjesen – soprano, Torgeir Rebolledo Pedersen – voice, Knut Erik Nystrøm – alto saxophone and Knut Vaage – piano

October 11-13
Reksten-samlingene Bergen
coach at Bergen National Opera's Libretto Academy

September 29 2012
BFO performs "Tjat", Grieghallen at 15.00
More info

JULY/AUG 2012 - CONCERTS/PREMIERES/++

July 14 2012
New version of "Morfemaskin" performed at the festival "Ut av vår hule", by "Ut av vår hule festivalchoir 2012", July 14 at 15.30
Recording of the performance
Article in local newspaper

MAY/JUNE 2012 - CONCERTS/PREMIERES/++

Video from performance of "MultiMORF 3", Saturday Oct 1. Integra-festival, Copenhagen.
Performer: John Arild Suther
Video: HC Gilje
Sounddesign/programming: Thorolf Thuestad

June 6 2012
Victoria Johnson, CD-release at 20.00 at Drivhuset. New programmed version of "Electra".
More info

Two new pieces added to works, "I vrimmelen" (chamber) and "Ein ny dag" (vocal)

MARCH/APRIL 2012 - CONCERTS/PREMIERES/++

April 22 2012
Stord Ungdomskor (Stord Youth Choir) performs "Nøkkerose" at 18.00, Kulturhuset at Stord, Storsalen

April 21 2012
BFO performs "Troll", Grieghallen, at 15.00
More info

April 20 2012
NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover 
Eivind Gullberg Jensen, conductor
Igor Levit, piano
Stadhalle, Braunschweig
Knut Vaage: "Troll" for Orchestra (2007)
Prokofiev: "Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16"
Tchaikovsky: "Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64"

April 19 2012
NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover
Eivind Gullberg Jensen, conductor
Igor Levit, piano
Großer Sendesaal, Hannover
Knut Vaage: "Troll" for Orchestra (2007)
Prokofiev: "Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16"
Tchaikovsky: "Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64"

March 17 2012, Borealis in Odda
Premiere of "Ein ny dag", piece for the music scene in Odda, meets Poing and Maja Ratkje; "Wach auf"
More info

JAN/FEB 2012 - CONCERTS/PREMIERES/++

Sunde kyst- og litteratursenter, February, 18. at 19:00
Music to readings with authors Oskar Stein Bjørlykke, Anne Karin Fonneland, Inger Bråtveit, Torgeir Schjerven, Rune Belsvik, Kenneth Steven, Einar Økland
Introductions: Hanne Bramness
Tickets: Nkr. 100,-
More info (pdf, Norwegian)

Troldhaugen, January 22. at 10:00-15:30
"Ad hoc": composed on one day for 6 hand piano, Impro-big band and the trio 1982
More info

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