2018

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.

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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.

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Photo by Emil Bekkevold

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Poster made by Sayuri Minagawa

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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 🙂

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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!

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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!

#2019
#Reinofon

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September 14th is the day!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2126638940936959/?notif_t=plan_user_associated&notif_id=1535029708745482

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The premiere of “Láhpoluoppal” is finally happening!

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A CD will be available soon as well. A big thank you to Sayuri Minagawa for making the cover 🙂

 

2018 is happening

It’s been a while since my previous post, so here’s an update;

My autumn has been about composing. I’ve been writing music towards March 8th (2018), because I’ve been the director of a production called “1663”. It’s created by me in cooperation with great colleagues. It was the opening-show for the Borealis festival in Alta, and it was a crazy experience. Thank you all!

The stage was by the way designed for the occasion. It’s built out of snow and ice, and it’s been developed in great cooperation with Laila Kolostyák.

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I’m at the moment working towards “Finnmark percussion festival”. This is happening in September and I’m finally premiering with “Láhpoluoppal” as a part of this festival. I’m also performing Beat-Botox by Arnt Håkon Ånesen – a solo for snare drum and electronics. The piece is written to the festival and supported by Art Council Norway. Is_beat is also going to perform CaDance for two by Andy Pape 🙂

Alta is the place – you better start noticing it on the map 🙂

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I also composed “No kjæm de me’ hornan” commissioned by “Norsk Hornklubb”. It was performed in October 2017, and the sheets are available on their homepage.

More to come!

#LifeIsHappening #2018

 

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 ma “artsy” environment for myself. That hasn’t been easy at all, but I seem to enter 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 happy 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 very happy for my reinofon 🙂

…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!

#AlotOfWork #SoManyGreatThingsHappening

 

Lyd-ID

Alright, I’m back!

It’s strange to leave “Et fokus på Snefjord” behind but I’m moving towards a new project. As I shared in a previous post: I received funds from Art council Norway to a project called Lyd-ID. I’m going to do some fieldwork out in nature and connect my own material with traditional music from  the specific place that I’m going to travel to.

I have a lot of ideas and I’m spending the autumn to figure out what the project will become 🙂

Stay tuned!

#LydID

Thank you!

The premiere of Et fokus på Snefjord went great, and I’m very pleased and grateful.

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 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 thank you to Ingrid Eliassen and Geir Davidsen – this experience as well as the process towards the premiere has been inspiring and a lot of fun!

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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 taking a few weeks off before returning to Alta and work again 🙂 Thank you all!

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. Super news 🙂

I’ve also been asked to write a piece for eight french horns in Harstad.

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 they received warm greetings (in the rain) for the people in Alta 🙂

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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