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Premiere: Ørjan Matre

Kode’s composer in residence in 2023

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Ørjan Matre. Foto: Ingvild Festervoll Melien.


Where Troldhaugen

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Kode is proud to invite the audience to the premiere of the commissioned work by this year’s composer in residence, Ørjan Matre.

The concert has free admission, but requires registration through reservation. Tickets will be released on April 1st.

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As custodian of the composers’ homes Lysøen, Troldhaugen and Siljustøl, Kode cares for a substantial and important part of Norway’s musical heritage. By appointing a composer in residence, we highlight the work of composers who are active today.

About Ørjan Matre

Born and still resident in Bergen, Ørjan Matre is one of Norway’s foremost living composers. He belongs to a generation of Norwegian composers who adopted large orchestral formats early in their careers.

Since his breakthrough work “Four miniatures for orchestra” (2005), Matre has explored a broad spectrum of musical genres. His list of compositions includes works for solo instruments, chamber, choral and electro-acoustic music.

Matre is constantly challenging his technical skills with fine-meshed, risk-happy instrumentations, or by introducing quotations, instruments and playing techniques that undermine established musical conventions. His solid craftsmanship helps to guarantee regular performances and to attract a growing international audience. Matre won the Spellemann prize for composer of the year in 2015 and 2018. In 2022 he received the Music Publishers’ Prize

About the work and the concert

Ørjan Matre’s commissioned work will be an exciting encounter between two composers: Matre himself and Edvard Grieg. Matre has used Grieg’s music as the starting point for new compositions also in the past, namely in “Lyric Pieces” (2019) and “Notturno” (2014).

The premiere in Troldsalen will extend the project by incorporating recordings of Edvard Grieg himself.

Practical Information

Time: 24 November, 19:00.

Place: Troldsalen chamber music hall at Troldhaugen.

Duration: 60 minutes.

Tickets: Entrance to the concert is free, but advance reservation is required. Tickets will be released on 1 April.

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