The year is soon coming to an end, and my projects for 2018 are actually completed. That deserves an update 🙂

The year started with “1663” – a production that premiered March 8th as the very opening of Borealis vinterfestival and Finnmarksløpet 2018.


Photo taken by Eva Igeland

Before my summer holiday I composed “What did you discover” for solo trombone (commissioned by Marius Slåttsveen and supported by The Norwegian composer’s fund), “StURdium” (written to FinnSam) and “Láhpoluoppal”.

In september, I was the artistic leader for Finnmark Slagverkfestival – a festival that I was an initiator for back in 2016. The festival happened thanks to a bunch of amazing people and it’s by the way happening again in 2019 🙂 I premiered with “Beat-Botox” (written by Arnt Håkon Ånesen) and performed “CaDance for two” with Is_beat. I also premiered with “Láhpoluoppal” – a meditative solo concert. “Láhpoluoppal” is the first production coming out of my Lyd-ID-project, and it was great to finally present to it an audience.

Lahpoluoppal 2

Photo by Emil Bekkevold


Poster made by Sayuri Minagawa

Slagverkfestival plakat

Poster made by Maiken Storvann          

The following months were dedicated to FinnSam – Finnmark Samtidsensemble. The ensemble is founded by me and had its debut in the Arctic Cathedral, Alta. That happened November 11th and FinnSam premiered with five new pieces for the occasion. A big thank you to FinnSam for performing “StURdium” and Marius Slåttsveen for performing “What did you discover?”. FinnSam also performed pieces written by Arnt Håkon Ånesen, Rakel Nystabakk and Nils Anders Mortensen. Oh, I also performed Rebonds A by Iannis Xenakis 🙂

FinnSam plakat

Poster made by Sayuri Minagawa

Marius <— Marius performing “What did you discover?”

Photo by Anja Hætta Bergkvam

It was a lot of fun and a great group of people to work with!


Photo by Maiken Storvann

I have to conclude that 2018 has been a great year. I’m privileged to work with so many talented people, and I’m grateful for all the support from the people around me. Thank you!

2019 is soon happening, and I’m going to work with and perform “Gumpe” by the danish composer, Jørgen Mortensen. 2019 will be a big year for the Reinofon 🙂 I’m also performing “Láhpoluoppal” again, this time in Kirkenes and Tromsø.

I’m ending this post by sharing a link with you (in norwegian only): http://www.ballade.no/sak/kristine-hansen-jakter-pa-urlydene/

More to come!


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