I wrote this piece for solo flute for Flutist Laura Lentz.
I live in a region of Norway with tall mountains, lots of forests and the Atlantic ocean roaring a stone’s throw away from my house. Much of the landscape around me has probably felt, looked and sounded much the same for thousands of years. Major changes happen too slowly for us to perceive, so to us it feels timeless. This piece was inspired by Laura Lentz’ series of comfort pieces, and being surrounded by landscapes unaffected by whatever else is happening in the world is comforting to me. Being in nature can also feel like slowing down time, or getting off the carousel for a little while. Timeless is my attempt at capturing this feeling of being “outside time”.
Improvisations on machine dreams. Contemporary electronic music written during the global pandemic. The video features images generated by a BigGAN neural network for machine learning called The Big Sleep. I provided the network with various input sentences which it then “dreamed” about to create the images.
This piece is part of a collection of pieces called The lost objects collection. The series deals with nostalgia, memory, and the strange relationship between man and machine. The project started in the strange isolation brought on by the pandemic, which may be audible in the pieces’ quietude, and their lonely landscapes. Also part of this collection are the pieces Memory heap dancer and Back to dust.
A piece for string quartet and electronics. This is a live recording from a performance at Østre in Bergen by the Rosella string quartet. This piece was originally written for quartet and 8 speaker surround, and a surround recording was made at the concert. This is a stereo rendering of that recording.
First performance of the piece, live in Korskirken in Bergen 17.04.2015
Conductor: Ricardo Odriozola
Ensemble: Eurasia Chamber Orchestra