NEWS ARCHIVE 2007 (Back to current news)


Review in New York Times of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra concert in Carnegie Hall

BT reviews latest CD-release "BAD NEWS FROM THE DESERT" (Norwegian)

Einar Røttingen, piano, Ricardo Odriozola, violin performs "In between" at AVGARDE, Saturday, November 10 at 20.15

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra performs "Tjat" ("Chatter") on tour, fall 2007, in USA:
4. November: Fairfax
5. November: Annapolis
6. November: Carnegie Hall, New York
More info about the concert in Carnegie Hall
Interview with Knut Vaage about the New York concert (Norwegian)


Artist in Residence Bergen-Berlin for October and November 2007

Fat Battery performs "Elektra":
26. October 2007: Tou Scene Stavanger

BrassWind 2007, Kulturhuset USF, Røkeriet: Performances of "Lydfabrikken", Saturday September 29 at 14.00, "Elektra" Sunday September 30 at 13.00 and premiere of new pice "multiMORF" Sunday September 30 at 17.00; for Stavanger Brassband, soloist Victoria Johnson (el.violin), commissioned by Norsk Musikkorpsforbund for Stavanger European Capital of Culture 2008
More about BrassWind (Norwegian)

The Norwegian Army Band, Bergen (Forsvarets Musikkorps Vestlandet -FMKV) release their new CD with contemporary music:
with works by composers Jon Øyvind Ness, Knut Vaage and James Clapperton
Friday Sept. 28 2007 at 18.00, Røkeriet USF
FMKV will perform selected pieces from the CD
CD sells for special festival-price kr. 150,-
Drinks will be served!
More info (pdf, Norwegian)

AVGARDE, concert, Saturday 15. Sept, at 19.00
BIT20 Ensemble

13, 14 and 15 September: Premiere of new piece for Leon Milo (perc/technology) and Susanne Kessel (Piano/voice) at "the Postal Tower", Beethovenfest in Bonn

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra performs "Troll"
13. September in Grieghallen, concert in cooperation with Grieg 07

Fat Battery concerts:
5. September 2007: Parkteateret, Ny Musikk, Oslo

Susanne Kessel plays "Point of View" piano solo at Schumannhaus, Bonn, September 4th

Invitation (pdf, Norwegian) for performance of "A reply to a work for the North Sea: et korverk for Nordsjøen", with works by Knut Vaage, performed by choir "Gneis" at Fedje, Sunday September 2nd at 15.00
Location: On the westside of Fedje, outside the bunkers past Losstasjonen.
More info about the project (pdf, Norwegian)


New piece, "ArcoLogi II, III and IV", commissioned by De Unges Orkesterforbund, is finished

New piece, "Reflex - fragments and reflections" ("Refleks - fragment og refleksjonar") for orchestra Orkester Norden. Score available at MIC. Premiere on tour in scandinavia summer 2007:
June 30: Ingesund music school, Arvika
July 1: Kongsvinger, Norway at 4.00 pm
July 3: Vara konserthus, Sweden
July 4: Kulturhuset Ytterjärna, Sweden at 7.30 pm
July 5: Stavanger, Norway
Conductor for the tour will be Petri Sakari 


Fat Battery concerts:
24. June 2007: Soundwaves Festival, Brighton, UK

June 2, premiere on the project "Song og draum" in kulturhuset Kabuso, Øystese at 19.00
Linda Øvrebø, soprano
Knut Vaage, piano/composer

Wednesday 23 May 
Opening at 20:00
by Kianga K. Ford
Live concert with: Kianga K. Ford, Knut Vaage, Olav Dale, John Hegre, Magne Thormodsæter, Ivar Thormodsæter

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra performs "Troll"
10. May at Stord (childrens project)


Chamber orchestra of Göteborgs Symfoniker performs "Odysse", 1. April 18.00 at the Concert House in Gothenburg.
Conductor: Peter Szilvay


Euterpe, chambermusic-series in Tårnsalen at Bergen Kunstmuseum, lysverket, Sunday 18/2 at 13.00 (lasts 1 hour)
Ensemble "Trio i ein fjord" with Reidun Horvei - vocal, Knut Hamre - hardingfiddle, and Geir Botn - piano, perform works by Tøsse, Hvoslef, Vaage and Tveitt

AVGARDE, concert, Saturday 10. Feb, at 19.00
"Elektra 2"
Inga Hlíf Melivnsdóttir, flute
Thorolf Thuestad, electronics

Chamberchoir Gneis, with conductor Tore Kloster, have released a choir-CD, "Aldri før". Music on the CD: "Krets", "Stille, stille...", "Kverni", "Til eit Astrup-bilete" and "Den lange svevnen". Lyrics by Ragnvald Vaage, Olav H. Hauge and Sigurd Helseth.
Buy CD/more info about the choir

"Fortuna" for flute and piano has just been released on the CD "Chromos" with Gro Sandvik and Einar Røttingen. BT has an article about the CD (Norwegian), and you can buy or listen to this CD here

New piece for Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra finished. Info/score (pdf)

"Fortuna" for flute and piano is to be released on CD with Gro Sandvik and Einar Røttingen. (CD-release about 1. febr)

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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"