Presentation #1
Wednesday August 21st − 10:00 – 11:00
Nykantina (Room 139), Norwegian Academy of Music  Map
New instrument, new notation, new music performance

Invention of new instruments and new ways of notating music are key ingredients for many young Icelandic composers. Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir (IS) has combined both of them in her piece “lohanimalia”. In this session we meet her and Ingi Garðar Erlendsson, the world’s leading Thranophone-performer, for a discussion about the piece, the instrument, and their collaboration on the development of this performance.

Presentation #2
Wednesday August 21st − 11:00 – 12:00
Nykantina (Room 139), Norwegian Academy of Music  Map
Trond Reinholdtsen

For the last decade, the Norwegian contemporary music scene has enjoyed witnessing the birth of a unique and new style of performance created by Trond Reinholdtsen. In his works, often presented at his one-man opera house The Norwegian Opra (sic) and in collaborations with asamisimasa, the emphasis on semantic meaning and critical investigation of the genre and institutions of contemporary music is coupled with references to the lecture, documentary, performance and banality; often with hilarious results.

Presentation #3
Wednesday August 21st − 13:00 – 14:00
Nykantina (Room 139), Norwegian Academy of Music  Map
Clemens Gadenstätter

This year’s main guest lecturer is the Austrian composer Clemens Gadenstätter. He has been teaching composition for many years in Vienna and Graz, and is much sought after as a guest lecturer. In many of his compositions he incorporates sound objects from our everyday acoustic environment, and by transposing them into a musical context, the semantics and connotations of the sounds are renewed, and the listener’s perception may change.

Masterclass #1
Wednesday August 21st − 14:00 – 15:00
Nykantina (Room 139), Norwegian Academy of Music  Map

Clemens Gadenstätter leads a masterclass with Matti Heininen (FI) and Martin Ødegaard (NO).

Presentation #4
Wednesday August 21st − 15:00 – 16:00
Nykantina (Room 139), Norwegian Academy of Music  Map

The two participating composers Max Wainwright (SE) and Lauri Supponen (FI) present their own pieces.

Presentation #5
Thursday August 22nd − 10:00 – 11:00
Auditorium (Room 01024), Norwegian Academy of Music  Map
Lasse Thoresen – sonology

Lasse Thoresen is professor of composition at the Norwegian Academy of Music. In addition to being one of Norway’s most successful modern classical composers, he has done extensive and highly acknowledged research in the field of aural sonology, developing a theory of emergent musical forms and methods of aural analysis of electroacoustic music. His expertise has tempted many students to Oslo, and now his much anticipated volume on the subject is finally to be published.

Presentation #6
Thursday August 22nd − 11:00 – 12:00
Auditorium (Room 01024), Norwegian Academy of Music  Map

The two participating composers Eric Skytterholm Egan (NO) and Kaj Duncan David (DK) present their own pieces.

Masterclass #2
Friday August 23rd − 12:00 – 14:00
HL-senteret, Bygdøy  Map

Henrik Hellstenius leads a masterclass with Halldór Smárason (IS), Nicholas Martin (DK) and Esaias Järnegard (SE).

Presentation #7
Saturday August 24th − 12:00 – 13:00
Lindemansalen, Norwegian Academy of Music  Map
Open rehearsal

Clemens Gadenstätter has worked in close collaboration with asamisimasa, and “ES” is a highly demanding piece to play. Through this open rehearsal we are offered an opportunity to witness this cooperation during the rehearsal for the concert later the same day. Afterwards, the musicians will share their thoughts on working closely with different composers and acquiring innovative performing techniques and performance styles.