Lyden av Vann (2016)

“Lyden av Vann” (Sound of Water) is a site-specific happening, a commission from Obstfelder 150 år for theatre director Berit Aarrestad and myself. For the anniversary of norwegian poet Sigbjørn Obstfelder (1866-1900). It was premiered September 14th 2016...

Schlafe, Mein Liebster (2010)

Bigband/vocal “jazz” arrangement of the aria from the Christmas Oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach. Originally commissioned by Stavanger Jazzforum/Bjergsted Jazz Ensemble for a Christmas concert with Eva Bjerga Haugen on vocals.  ...

Story Water (2012)

Commissioned by Vossajazz 2012. Durata 68 min, for vocals, 3 horns, 2 electric guitars, drums and visuals. Electronic elements from the performers. Texts by Jalaluddin Rumi, Sienna Dahlen and Edgar Allan Poe, plus traditional children’s rhymes. The visuals...

Du Grønne Glitrende Jazz God Dag (2009)

An arrangement of a traditional Norwegian Christmas song, with text by Johan Krohn to a melody by the German composer Christopher Weyse. It was originally commissioned by Kitchen Orchestra with soloists Eva Bjerga Haugen (voc) and Knut Wedø (recorder). A bit of an...

Mauna Kea (2008)

Improv piece, flexible line-up. Originally composed for Kitchen Orchestra, and named after the giant sleeping volcano of Hawaii’s Big Island. Premiered 2008 with vocals, 6 horns, accordeon and extended rhythm section. Listen to an excerpt of Mauna Kea  ...

City in the Sea (2006)

Bigband with SATB vocal group and extra percussionists. Tone poem, durata 9:33. Based on the Edgar Allan Poe poem with the same title. Performed twice at the Copenhagen Jazz festival 2006.    

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