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).
EXPAND:ONE (2017)
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.
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