Bergen International Festival 2015 English catalogue - Page 68

068 BE RGE N INTE RN AT I ON AL FE STIVAL 2015 FR I CT I ON L’Homme Armée with the Norwegian Navy Band Bergen m B E RG E N KJ ØT T Norwegian Navy Band Bergen Ingar Bergby conductor Geir Johnson host BERGEN D O M KI RKE DAT E/ T I M E Friday 05 June at 19:30 D U RAT IO N Bygdin Military music for a new age. KETIL HVOSLEF (1939–) L’Homme Armée The Norwegian Navy Band Bergen is a highly versatile ensemble consisting of 28 musicians with a broad range of experience. The band has made its mark in contemporary music, with numerous world premieres, festival performances and recordings to its name. DAT E / T IME Tuesday 09 June at 19:30 REBECKA AHVENNIEMI (1982–) Muse’s Puzzle KNUT VAAGE (1961–) Breaking Another Wall B E RG E N IN T E RN AT ION A L F E ST IVA L 2 01 5 Oslo Sinfonietta T IC K E T * Full price: 290 Under 30: 150 *Festival card: 40 %–30 % discount with Helmut Lachenmann ‘Composing means building a new instrument,’ according to Lachenmann. Meet the composer in his own anniversary concert at the Bergen International Festival. T IC KET * Full price: 190 Under 30: 150 At this concert they perform a handful of the works commissioned for the band in recent years. The programme spans a wide variety of music by several generations of Norwegian composers. The German Helmut Lachenmann (born 1935) is one of the greatest composers of our time. In 2015 his 80th birthday is being celebrated worldwide. When Oslo Sinfonietta paints his musical portrait at the Bergen International Festival, he will be on the stage himself. The Nordic Council Music Prize 1:10 Using scraping sounds and mechanical noise emitting from the instruments alongside velvety tones from Romantic composers, Lachenmann creates a sound universe of unfamiliar beauty and tender sensuality. The composer is known for a wealth of detail and experimentation with new tone qualities in his music. As such he has become a father figure for several generations of composers in the wake of central European mode