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DES 2005 - FAT BATTERY AT LANDMARK

FAT BATTERY
Landmark, Kunsthall, kl. 21.00, 11 Des 05
instrumental improvisation with electronics, found objects and specially constructed instruments

"a playful celebration of contraption construction" 

ALWYNNE PRITCHARD: voice, objects, contraption
KNUT VAAGE: fender rhodes, contraption
EDVIN ØSTVIK: miniature percussion
VICTORIA JOHNSON: electric violin
THOROLF THUESTAD: computer  

For more information contact Alwynne Pritchard on 97479089 or email:
pritchard.alwynne@virgin.net

Press release (pdf-norwegian bios)

SEP/OCT/NOV 2005 - CONCERTS/NEW RECORDING/++

Einar Røttingen performs "Point of View", Norwegian Embassy, Washington DC, USA

23rd and 24th of September at 19.00 in Fitjar Kultur og Idrettsbygg. Music for the play "Kongen med gullhjelmen"
Tickets

6th of October at 19.30. Grieghallen, Bergen. World premiere of "The Gardens of Hokkaido" for piano and orchestra. The concert will be broadcasted at NRK P2 and EBU
More info: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Introduction to "The Gardens of Hokkaido" by Knut Vaage (pdf)

The new commission-piece "Tjat" played as encore piece at concerts in Grieghallen (6th and 14th of October), and in Oslo Konserthus (15th of October) by Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

Autumn 05. The Bergen Philharmonic Orcestra will premiere the piece "Tjat" written 2005 at one of their concerts

23d of October at "Ekkofestivalen". Premiere of the new piece "Electra II" for amplified flute and computer. Program text

6th of November, 13.00 at Bergen Kunstmuseum. Jarle Rotevatn, BIT20 Ensemble plays "Two piano pieces": "Prefix" and "Marche intercontinentale"

20th of November at 18.00 Mariakirken, Bergen. The Choir "Gneis", conducted by Tore Kloster will perform "Four songs" and "Det er den draumen"

New CD/DVD out now:
ODYSSÉ CD/DVD
BIT20 Records 2004
BIT20 Ensemble
Conducted by Lars-Erik ter Jung

JUN/JULY 2005 - FAT BATTERY IN ITALY

13th of July, Fat Battery at festival in Reggello, Italy, performance of Electra and improvisations

APR/MAY 2005 - LIST OF CONCERTS/++

16th of April at 19.30 Gunnar Sævig Sal, Bergen
Einar Røttingen, piano Gro Sandvik, flute
Program:
Jostein Stalheim: Hidden music (world premiere)
Knut Vaage: Fortuna (premiere revised version)
Edvard Hagerup Bull: Bagatelles
Ivar Lunde jr: Chromos

22th of April, 20.00 Ullensvang Hotel, Streif 2005
Songs and sound collages. Different artists

2nd of May, 19.30 Gunnar Sævig Sal, Bergen
Einar Røttingen, piano. Ricardo Odriozola
20 years working together concert
Knut Vaage: In between
David Burge: Sonate
Ketil Hvoslef: Bel canto (world premiere)
Johannes Brahms: Sonata G-major

Participation at Bergen International Festival:

Einar Røttingen (piano) 
28.05.2005, 15:00 / Siljustøl
NOK. 300
Duration: 1 hour
Program: Beethoven, Vaage, Chopin and Sæverud.
Complete program

"Innhentet" 

30.05.2005 20:00 hrs. / Theatre Garage
31.05.2005 20:00 hrs. / Theatre Garage
NOK. 200-150
Duration: 1h:30m
Featuring: Hærmendene
Hærmendene brings together a collection of Norwegian stars – musicians, actors and artists – for a performance full of humour and profound thoughts. Using film, poetry, music, sculpture and various visual techniques besides, "Innhentet" (Caught Up With) light-heartedly looks at the feeling of being a square peg in a round hole, which turns out to be glance askance at art itself.

Detailed info (pdf) available about Chaconne and Hokkaidos hagar
See also works

OCT/NOV 2004 - WORK FINISHED/++

New piece for piano and orchestra: "Gardens of Hokkaido". To be played at workshop 4/2-05, and at concert in Grieghallen 6/10-05 by the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and pianist Einar Røttingen

A new festival called BrassWind 2004, run by Manger Musikklag is starting up at the 1st and 2nd of October. The festival will take place in Teatergarasjen, Bergen. Dragefjellet Musikkorps will play my piece "Breaking Another Wall" at Saturday 2nd at 15.30

"Prefix" and "Marche Intercontinentale" at concert with the pianist Jarle Rotevatn at Landmark, Bergen 10th of October, Bit 20 Ensemble/BergArt

"Breaking Another Wall" is to be recorded in November by FMKV

The theatre project "Innhentet" by Hærmændene has its world premiere at Bergen International Festival in 2005. "Innhentet" is an experimental form of theatre that includes video and improvised music. My function in the project is to be a kind of musical director

Workshop with Operatoriet at DNO in week 48. Developing a youth opera for Opera Vest. Libretto by Torgeir Rebolledo Pedersen

MAY/JUN 2004 - THEATRE PIECE/CONCERT/++

6th of June, 20.00 at Parkteatret, Oslo. "Endelig" performed by Ter Jung Sekstett with Ove Røsbak.
5th of June, concert in Stavanger. More information (Norwegian)

5th of June, 18.00 in Teatergarsjen, Bergen. "Graffiti" at concert with Eikanger Bjørsvik Musikklag
Conductor: Peter Szilvay
Compère: Composer Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen

4th of June, 18.00 in "Gamle Bergen". World premiere on the theatre piece "Hvem har tatt min venstre sko"
Text by Stig Holmås, Music by Knut Vaage

Review of "Transit" CD added in the reviews-page

Score sample (pdf) from "Nokon kjem til å komme" (Someone is going to come) added under works-page

MAR 2004 - CONCERT/RECORDING/++

Concert in Teatergarasjen, Bergen Thursday 25/3 at 19.30
Divisjonsmusikken are playing "Breaking another wall" as part of the Borealis-festival

The Opera "Someone is Going to Come" will be recorded in March 2004

Festival composer at Vinterfestspill i Bergstaden, Røros 18 - 21 March 2004

FEB 2004 - IMPROVISATION/KNUT VAAGE QUARTET/++

Text: Frode Grytten; Improvisation: Knut Vaage
The 27th of February 18.00 at Husnes Bibliotek, Kvinnherad Kulturfestival

Knut Vaage Quartet, premiere gig
The 28th of February 21.00 Husnes Jazzclub at Fiskesteinen, Sunde

New recording: "A Small Devil Tries to Make Order Out of the Air"; on CD - "Twitter Machine" FBR CD - 01

Excellent review of GRAFFITI (in norwegian), used as test piece for Champion section at the Norwegian Championship for Brass Bands 2004. Also added in norwegian version of "reviews"

JAN 2004 - PERFORMANCES OF LYDFABRIKKEN AND GRAFFITI

LYDFABRIKKEN (Sound Factory)
World premier with Skjold Skolekorps 1th of February 14.00 in Peer Gynt Sal, Bergen

GRAFFITI
Used as test piece for Champion section at the Norwegian Championship for Brass Bands
Friday, 13th of February 18.00 - 22.00 in Grieghallen, Bergen
(big hall)