Site Specific Sounds

Three composers have written music in dialogue with Oslo's new urban architecture. The pieces of music are each based on constructions in Oslo's new cityscape. The pieces can be streamed below.

Akrobaten. Foto: Thomas Ekström.

Jenny Hval - LUXUS

The Thief

Jenny Hval has in recent years made a name for herself as an artist, musician and writer both in Norway and abroad. Multidisciplinary and transgressive are words often employed to describe her art, but Hval’s polyphonic artistry is in fact seamlessly interwoven between musical, literary, visual and performative modes of expression.

Rebecka Ahvenniemi - Banalala


Rebecka Ahvenniemi is a Finland born composer and philosopher. She completed her master’s degree in 2013, specializing in language as a physical and phonetic expression in musical contexts. She is currently a PhD student and is working as a producer and managing director of the concert series AVGARDE.

Stine Sørlie - Acrobat Collage


Stine Sørlie is a Norwegian composer whose works include solo, chamber and orchestral pieces, and music for film, theater and dance. Sørlie is interested in creating compositional formats that include different variables that engage the musicians in an active manner, offering flexibility when interpreting the music.

Only Connect:
J.G. Ballard

22 - 24 May 2014

About the festival and Ballard theme

Supported by Norsk komponistforening and Norsk kulturfond.