Olivia Køppe Christoffersen

Olivia Køppe Christoffersen (b. 1996) has played a wide variety of genres as a bass player – ranging from rock, funk and jazz to orchestral music. For the last 4 years, she has moved her focus to contemporary composition and has studied at Gotlands Tonsättarskola (Gotland School of Music Composition) in years 2016-2018. In her music, which spans both instrumental and electroacoustic genres, she works with exploring sound structures. Earlier pieces have been played at the Ljudvågor-festival and FRST-festival in Visby; most recent pieces have been written for Norbotten NEO and Uppsala Kammarsolister and were both played at the Ljudvågor-festival 2018 in May. In August 2018, she will begin studying composition at Norges Musikkhøgskole (Norwegian Academy of Music).


For orchestra

EXPAND:ONE is about examining different sound qualities in the wind orchestra as one instrument. This has turned into a piece with a clear two-part structure. An opening part built on an organic and even development of register and dynamics and a second part consisting of sudden shifts between two highly contrasting materials – a tutti chord in full register and a lonely piano solo.

In the music I explore extremities of the wind orchestra through register, dynamics and orchestration. Similar to the rest of my music I am trying to build sound spaces and to enhance the qualities of the sound of the orchestra through sudden dramatic shifts in the music.