NEWS ARCHIVE 2006 (Back to current news)


Nice review (Norwegian) of "Skjulte songar" in Stavanger Aftenblad

Stavanger Symphony Orchestra performs "Hidden Songs" ("Skjulte songar") (World premiere) 7/12-06 at 19.30 at Stavanger konserthus. Conductor Stepfan Solyom. Lecture about the work in the foyer at 18.30

"Veslefrikk" workshop Operatoriet, DNO 27/11-1/12. Rehearsal with singers, piano, percussion and technology

"Tjat" is performed by Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra:
Friday 24/11 at 19.30 Copenhagen, Radiohuset's subscriber-series
Tuesday 28/11 at 20.00 Cologne, Philharmonie

Choir Gneis performs "Fire songar", "til eit Astrup bilete" and "Det er den draumen", Galleri 3,14, Sunday November 26 at 18.00

Fat Battery performs 11/11-06, 19.00 at "Avgarde", Kulturhuset USF

Choir "Gneis" performs selected works for choir 14/10. Concert starts 19.00 at "Avgarde", Kulturhuset USF

Electra II is performed at Nordic Music Days, Mini concert 12.30, Reykjavik 11/10-06

Electra is performed at Nordic Music Days, Club concert 22.00, Reykjavik 6/10-06


Friday 30/9, 19.30 at Teatergarasjen. Dragefjellet musikkorps, dir. Bengt Florvåg
"Dragen", excerpt (work in progress)

Two miniatyres "Prefix" and "Bladeda" is performed 16/9. Concert starts 18.00 at "Avgarde", Kulturhuset USF

Fat Battery have a new website

"Avgarde". New concertseries for contemporary music in Bergen. Opening concert 16/9-06 at 18.00; Kulturhuset USF
Interview about Avgarde in BT 6/9-06

Stavanger Symphony Orchestra performs "Tjat" 22/8-06 og 25/8-06

Nice CD review of "Someone is Going to Come" ("Nokon kjem til å komme") at Musicweb, the premier classical CD review site on the internet


Article from workshop with Den Norske Opera 9/6-06 with soloists, choir, full orchestra and electronics (Norwegian)

5/5 Fat Battery performs in Chicago

Bergen International Festival:
27/5 at 15.00, Siljustøl. Trond Sæverud and Einar Røttingen performs "In between"
H. Sæverud: Romanza op 23.
W.A. Mozart: Sonata in F-major KV 376
Knut Vaage: In between
Magnus Lindberg: Expressione II
D. Sjostakovitsj: Sonata for violin and piano op.134


Interview (Norwegian) with Knut Vaage about "Someone is Going to Come" ("Nokon kjem til å komme")

Review of new CD (Norwegian): "Someone is Going to Come" ("Nokon kjem til å komme")

New piece for Stavanger Symphony Orchestra: "Skjulte songar" (Hidden songs). The piece is also to be performed later by Sjælland, Uleåborg and Helsingborg S.O.

Chamber choir Gneis with conductor Tore Kloster performs "Fire songar" and "Det er den draumen" on minitour:
Galleri 3,14, Saturday March 18th at 1800
Voss gymnas, festsalen, Sunday March 19th at 1400
Agatunet, Sunday March 19th at 1800.

Review of performance of "Jug Band Rag" at Borealis (Norwegian)

Sunday March 12th
Tårnsalen, Bergen Kunstmuseum at 13.00 - Free entrance
BIT20 Jug Band plays Jug Band Rag. Music by Stalheim, Aagaard-Nielsen, Vaage and Høgberg

Landmark March 12th at 15.00 - Free entrance
CD-release "Someone is Going to Come" ("Nokon kjem til å komme")
Opera by Knut Vaage.
Libretto: Jon Fosse
Buy/listen to this CD


Opening of Kulturhuset in Øystese, Kabuso
Saturday 21/1 at 14.00 and 19.00
"Blond" Text/recital: Frode Grytten. Music/piano: Knut Vaage

Music for new play "Ras"
Premiere 16/2-06 at 19.00 DNS, Bergen
Picture from rehearsal

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

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New piece for BUKO, for their 10th anniversary concert in Domkirken, Bergen, November 27 at 16.00

NSK (Nidaros Strykekvartett/Nidaros String Quartet) presents a new chamber music program:
Concert, November 20
Sallinen - String Quartet nr 3 op 19 ”Some aspects of Peltoniemi Hintriks Funeral March”
New piece by Knut Vaage
Mendelssohn - "Octet op 20 Eb-Major"

AVGARDE Saturday, November 19
Sardinen, USF-Verftet
Knut Vaage: "multiMORF 3"
John Arild Suther, trombone/electronics


Concert with Stord youth choir and Trio Vest, October 27. at 18.00, concerthall at Stord vidaregåande skule (Stord High School)
Music by Bach, Beethoven and Debussy and others
Knut Vaage:
"Regnværsommer" for cello
"Point of View" for piano
"Plokk" for piano
"Gjæsene" for flute, cello and piano
"Nøkkerose" for female choir, flute, cello and piano (premiere, new version)

Odda Literature Symposium, October 15 at 16:00
"Utanfor institusjonen"
Poems/recitation: Lars Amund Vaage
Music/electronics: Knut Vaage

Sunday, October 2 at 21.10, new piece "Mylder" on NRK-Hovedscenen
Watch the concert (from NRK)

Saturday Oct 1. Integra-festival
Arena: Copenhagen, The Royal Danish Academy of Music, The Studio Hall
BIT20 Ensemble
Conductor: Baldur Brönnimann
Elektronics/video "multiMORF 3": Thorolf Thuestad/HC Gilje
Trombone: John-Arild Suther
Kaja Saariaho: "Lichtbogen" (17’)
Knut Vaage: "multiMORF 3 for trombone og foss" (20’)
Iris ter Schiphorst: "Mein Vater" (Theme: Aung Sang Suu Kiy) World premiere (20’)
More info (word)
Pictures from "multiMorf 3" performance

multiForm 3 performance
(From "multiMorf 3" performance in Copenhagen. Photo: HC Gilje)

Premiere of new piece "Mylder" for KORK (Krinkastingsorkesteret), Sept 10. at 15.00, Aulaen in Oslo
More info
Review of "Mylder" on Thomas Erma Møller's blogg (Norwegian)

BAS celebrates 24 years, concert, September 1., at 15.00, Sandviksboder 59-61A
"multiMORF 2" (for el. violin, computer and video)
"multiMORF 3" (for trombone, waterfall, computer and video)
"improMORF" (for el. violin, synth, computer and video)
John-Arild Suther: trombone
Victoria Johnson: El. violin
Knut Vaage: synth/electronics
Thorolf Thuestad: sound design/computer
HC Gilje: video
More info (word)


14.8 at 18.00 BIT20 Ensemble "Odyssey"/"Odyssé"
Arena: Troldhaugen, Edvard Grieg Museum (summer chamber music series)
Witold Lutoslawski: "Dance preludes"
Aleksandra Gryka: "Ambeoidal"
Lasse Thoresen: "Kvaternitet"
Knut Vaage: "Odyssé" (based on Griegs op.54) including some original Grieg movements
Conductor: Baldur Brönnimann
More info (word)

Baroniet Rosendal
Concert at Borggården, August 12
Lydlandskap (Soundscape)
BIT20 Ensemble
Composer: Knut Vaage
Introductions: Gunnar Danbolt
Conductor: Baldur Brönnimann
Trombone: John-Arild Suther
Electronics/sound design: Thorolf Thuestad
Video: HC Gilje
"multiMORF 3 for trombone og foss" (world premiere)
BIT20 writes about the concert:
BIT20 celebrate Knut Vaages fiftieth birthday at the stunningly beautiful manor of Rosendal with the world premiere of "multiMORF 3". This multimedia-piece de-stabilizes the boundaries between nature and culture, by fusing sounds of waterfalls and the trombone.
More info (Word-Norwegian)
Media/Articles (pdf)
Review from local newspaper Grenda (Norwegian, pdf)

The people behind Borggården concert
(From left: Knut, HC, Thorolf and John-Arild, some of the crew behind the concert in Rosendal)

Documentation version of "Electra", for el.violin, computergenerated tape and video.
Performed at SMC 2011 in Padova, July 9
Victoria Johnson, el.violin and Ellen Røed, video
More info


New pieces:
"Nøkkerose" for female choir, flute, cello and piano
"En klump med leire", for mixed choir, lyrics: Hanne Bramness
"(...kammerkommentar II...)", for chamber orchestra

Opera in two acts "Khairos" delivered as commissioned by Den Norske Opera & Ballett. Libretto: Torgeir Rebolledo Pedersen. Premiere at Scene 2 in the season 2012/13

Norwegian Landings, Festspillene i Bergen
The Norwegian Armed Forces Band, Western Norway (FMKV) performs "Fremad marsj!", May 28, Torgallmenningen at 13.00-14.00
More info


Victoria Johnson: Electric violin in the digital space
NMH Levin and Lindemannsalen, Monday March 28 at 19.00
Tickets Nkr 150/50
Reservation due to limited seats:
Henrik Hellstenius: "Victoria Teller"
Victoria Johnson/Alexander R. Jensenius: "Transformation"
Thomas Dahl: "No Reason Aftermath"
John Hegre: TBA
Peter Tornquist/Victoria Johnson: Improvisation
Knut Vaage: "Multimorf II"
Knut Vaage "Electra"
Victoria Johnson: El- violin
Thorolf Thuestad: Sound design
Edvin Østvik: Sound design
Alexander Refsum Jensenius: Motion capture, light
Peter Tornquist: Laptop
HC Gilje and Ellen Røed: video
Direction consultants: Jon Tombre/Henrik Hellstenius
Scenographer: Sunniva Bodvin
Light: Sjur Brinck-Johnsen
Sound: Knut Vik
Stage management: Victoria Bomann-Larsen
Produced by Victoria Johnson
More info: 

Einar Røttingen performs "Point of View", March 1 in Nanjing, China, at Nanjing Arts Institute.


Opening of exhibition at Kabuso, February 26

Portrait, "Musikk i brennpunktet", NRK Radio P2, Wednesday, January 19 at 21.03 – 22.00

Nominated for Spellemannsprisen (Norwegian) for "Gardens of Hokkaido", in the category "Contemporary composer"