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Program 737: Nordic Experimentalists

KALW Broadcast Date: April 16, 2023 | Host: Joseph Bohigian

On this program, we’ll hear music by composers from the Nordic region. Host Joseph Bohigian is joined by American violinist and writer Jennifer Gersten, who is living in Norway researching music by several of these composers. Included in the program is Kraftbalanse by Jan Martin Smørdal and Øystein Wyller Odden, Piano Piece by Kristine Tjøgersen, Study for String Instrument #2 by Simon Steen-Andersen, Willibald Motor Landscape by Øyvind Torvund, “Displacement” by Tone Åse and Sten Sandell, Musik För Dansstycket Jag Glömmar Bort by Hanna Hartman, and VÍDDIR by Bára Gísladóttir.

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Kraftbalanse

Title: Kraftbalanse
Composer: Jan Martin Smørdal/Øystein Wyller Odden
Performers: Vilde Sandve Alnæs, violin; Miriam Bergse, violin; Ragnhild Lien, violin; Julija Morgan, violin; Torunn Blåsmo-Falnes, viola; Tove Bagge, viola; Sverre Kyvik Bauge, cello; Inga Margrete Aas, double bass
Recording Title: Kraftbalanse
Record Label: Sofa Music
Catalog Number: SOFA595

Two hands manipulating plastic trees inside a piano.

Title: Piano Piece (excerpts)
Composer: Kristine Tjøgersen
Performer: Kristine Tjøgersen
Recording Title: Piano Piece
Record Label: Private recording

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Title: Study for String Instrument #2
Composer:
Simon Steen-Andersen
Performer: Tanja Orning, cello
Recording Title: Other Minds Festival 17
Record Label: Other Minds Archives

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Title: Willibald Motor Landscape
Composer: Øyvind Torvund
Performers: ensemble asamisimasa
Recording Title: Other Minds Festival 17
Record Label: Other Minds Archive

Voices In Between Voices

Title: Displacement
Composer: Tone Åse and Sten Sandell
Performers: Tone Åse and Sten Sandell
Recording Title: Voices in Between Voices
Record Label: Sonic Transmissions Records
Catalog Number: STRCD09

Hanna Hartman Ailanthus

Title: Musik För Dansstycket Jag Glömmar Bort
Composer: Hanna Hartman
Recording Title: Ailanthus
Record Label: Komplott
Catalog Number: ESCUDRE09

Bára Gísladóttir, VÍDDIR

Title: VÍDDIR (excerpt)
Composer: Bára Gísladóttir
Performers: Björg Brjánsdóttir, bass flute; Berglind María Tómasdóttir, bass flute; Dagný Marinósdóttir, bass flute; Þuríður Jónsdóttir, bass flute; Pamela De Sensi, bass flute; Steinunn Vala Pálsdóttir, alto flute; Áshildur Haraldsdóttir, alto flute; Kristín Ýr Jónsdóttir, flute; Sólveig Magnúsdóttir, piccolo flute; Frank Aarnink, percussion; Kjartan Guðnason, percussion; Matthias Engler, percussion; Skúli Sverrisson, bass; Bára Gísladóttir, double bass
Recording Title: Live from Dark Music Days
Record Label: Dacapo Records
Catalog Number: 8.226643

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