A chat with Ånesen

Ånesen and I have been working together on and off since 2014. He’s written two commissions for me; Sub-Context and Inner timing out. He’s currently working on a third commission, and today we decided to have an online chat about our cooperation and a few other aspects regarding our music 🙂 See the chat below!

 

Updates on the page

Hello!

As I mentioned in the previous post, I’m in the middle of some fieldwork regarding my project “Lyd-ID”. It’s possible to follow my process on facebook, on snapchat (k89k) and even here!

Click here to read about Lyd-ID. You’ll also find a link to my fieldwork-diary if you go to the bottom of the page. I update the diary during weekends.

You may also click here for a direct link 🙂

More to come – stay tuned!

#LydID #FieldworkDiary

 

2017

Oh, it’s June already, and I’m far behind on my homepage. I defiantly have to step up my game! A lot has happened since the last post, so I’ll mention the highlights;

In February I was granted an Artistic Scholarship from Sami Artist Council. This scholarship is directed towards my solo-project called “Lyd-ID”. This is a huge and complex project that I hope to be working with for many years, and the scholarship allows me to develop the project and do a first edition of it! Check out “Lyd-ID” on my homepage 🙂

I’ve also received another commission, this time for solo snaredrum and electronics. This commission is a little bit different than the previous ones. This one is directed towards children and teenagers as a part of a presentation about classical percussion. The commission is going to be written by Arnt Håkon Ånesen (again)!

Other than that, I’ve been doing some smaller concerts. I played with Henning Sommerro and Ensemble Noor in March, and in June I was performing in Tromsø Domkirke with super colleagues. Great fun!

I’m writing this post in Kautokeino – I’m in the middle of some fieldwork for “Lyd-ID”. I’m tenting and recording sounds. In one week my vacation will start, and after that, I’ll be composing and diving into my Reinofon-pieces, as well as preparing for the premiere of Lyd-ID 🙂

I’ll keep you posted – I promise!

#LydID #percussionistinatent #getdirtyfortheart #thesoundofbirdsismynewfetish

Happenings

Hello again, and sorry for my lack of updates…!

A lot of things has happened since last time. I’ve first of all spent a lot of time building and developing my “artsy” environment by moving, getting an office and fixing my rooms where I practice. It has taken quite some time, especially since I’m working quite a bit as well, but I’m entering 2017 with a finished result!

I’ve also worked for the classical percussion-environment here in Alta, and I’ve done a few local happenings, like “The best percussionist of the year (in Alta)” – a competition for my students, as well as working towards a percussion-party in Alta (April 2017). I’m very happy to see (and hear) that good things are happening.

I’ve been travelling a bit as well, mostly in Finnmark and Troms. I’ve been teaching and playing a lot, mostly with orchestras, and I had an absolutely amazing experience performing “Paulus” by Mendelssohn at Tromsø Kulturhus together with colleagues in Tromsø as well as Arkhangelsk State Chamber Orchestra along with Tromsø- and Stockholm domkor. …just to mention one of the highlights from this autumn … 🙂

Even though I’ve been the worst updater here, I’ve done some small ones on my Facebook-page.

I’m also very grateful to tell you that I’ve received another commission, this time supported by The Danish Art Foundation. Jørgen Mortensen has written a piece for me, and it’s already finished…! It’s called “Gumpe” and is inspired by a wolf-joik. I’ve also received the finished results from some other commissions; Arn Håkon Ånesen’s Inner Timing Out (the very first solo ever written for my reinofon), and Alibi, by Ruben Sverre Gjertsen. I’m super-excited about these commissions, and I can promise you that 2017 is going to be an amazing percussion- and reinofon-year!

These pieces will be a part of my solo-tour in the Cap of the North, which will happened in 2018/2019. I’m also recording and releasing another CD, and that will happen during 2018. Both the CD and the tour is named “Min (t)UR”.

…and just to crown the whole thing; I’ve been working for a new ensemble called “FinnSam” – Finnmark Samtidsensemble, and we just got news that our debut will happen. I’ll create an own page for FinnSam, so keep clicking until the day you’ll find it!

I’m ending this post with pointing out that I feel very lucky and happy for the opportunities. The upcoming years are going to be such an inspiring and interesting journey 🙂

#BecomingThePercussionistThatIWantToBE

 

Lyd-ID

Alright, I’m back!

This autumn will be like starting over again, changing my focus and looking ahead towards new projects.

Luckily, I received some funds from Art Council Norway to a project called “Lyd-ID” (sound-ID). This project, as well as building up repertoire for my reinofon, is going to be my focus for the upcoming years.

Stay tuned!

Thank you!

The premiere of Et fokus på Snefjord went great, and I feel wonderful, proud and very humble and grateful for the opportunity!

It was special to put everything together. The production would defiantly not have been the same without Ola Graff and his interesting and funny stories along with Johan Máhtte Skum’s charming performance of the original joiks.

Here’s a few pictures from the premiere:

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…as well as some pictures from #Itromsø beforehand. http://www.itromso.no/kultur/2016/06/18/Spiller-på-instrumenter-du-aldri-har-hørt-om-12911721.ece

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A big thanks to Ingrid Eliassen and Geir Davidsen – this experience as well as the process towards the premiere has been of such importance for me.

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I also want to thank the audience in Harstad, as well as people travelling from wherever for this concert. 2 out of 3 concerts were filled with people!

I’m going to relax now, and I’m doing it while thinking about the compliments and the experience itself. Thank you!

It’s getting closer

Hello!

In one month, the premiere of Et fokus på Snefjord will happen, and oh, don’t forget about the CD-release!

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Trio Snefjord, May 2016 – photo: Klara Feiring

 

My calendar is filling up for the coming years, and I’m very happy and excited about that! I was recently granted funds to another commission, this time from the The Norwegian Composers’ Fund. Ruben Sverre Gjertsen is going to write another solo for my reinofon, and I can’t wait to see what the result will be…!

I’ve also been asked to write a piece for eight french horns in Harstad, and that’s going to be so much fun!

 

I’m at the moment investing in some instruments, and I’m trying to create an artsy and inspiring environment for myself. I enjoy it a lot, and the very kick-off for this long lasting process has been the arrival of a very beautiful Yamaha marimba. #InLove

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I also want to share some local Alta-news; I’ve started a brand new drum band! Their debut was May 17th, and I truly enjoy working with them.

 

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…I also had the chance to visit my previous drum band in Tromsø 🙂

 

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Even more tickets are being sold towards the premiere of Et fokus på Snefjord, and I really recommend YOU to buy some as well!

http://www.festspillnn.no/…/progr…/2016/et-fokus-på-snefjord

#EtFokusPåSnefjord #Artsy #LifeIsHappening

Happy news!

Hello!

Art Council Norway has granted me funds to a commission and a new project called Lyd-ID (sound-ID). Lyd-ID is going to be a pilot-project to what I hope will become a much bigger project in the future. More information about that will come later 🙂

The commission will, again, be written by Arnt Håkon Ånesen, and I’m super excited to tell you that it’s going to be the very first solo-piece ever written for my lovely reinofon!

This means that 2017 will be an exciting year 🙂

 

meg + ReiLimba  <— I’ve also developed another instrument, a ReiLimba!

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#speechless #proud #optimistic

Busy times

Time for an update!

I’ve been busy being a musician lately, which is very good! I’ve been a soloist with Regionskorps Finnmark, attended “Percussion Plus” in Estonia, worked in Harstad with Et fokus på Snefjord and ended this little tour with a premiere and a concert with Ensemble Noor (Scene Finnmark’s professional chamber group) and Åge Kvalbein in the Northern Lights Cathedral.

I’m very happy and thrilled to be a part of so many great projects!

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Photo: Bernhard Hienerwadel

Ensemble Noor ordered a commission from me in December, and the result is “Hva er din vidde?”. The premiere was March 6th. I also contributed with the third movement from I Ching!

Altaposten wrote: “…Kristine H. Nordgaren astonished and created an exciting atmosphere with her piece “Hva er din vidde?” yesterday. …Ur is the word…” (translated by me)

Nowadays, Et fokus på Snefjord is the main thing going on. I went to Snefjord a few weeks ago to take some photos etc. and the festival interviewed me about this trip: http://arcticarts.no/877-2/#more-877 (in Norwegian only)

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Photo: private

You can actually buy tickets to Et fokus på Snefjord now: http://festspillnn.no/nb/program/2016/et-fokus-på-snefjord – a few tickets are sold already!

The premiere will be June 20th, and you can choose between three concerts.

There’s been some attention from the media about Et fokus på Snefjord lately, and I’ve published some of it here: http://site.kristinehansen.no/media/artikler/

I’ve also created a facebook-page: https://www.facebook.com/Snefjord/?fref=ts

Alright, that’s enough advertisement for today 🙂

 

#EtFokusPåSnefjord #Itshappening