nyMusikk Bergen presents: 

Architek Percussion

Architek Percussion. Foto: Alex Tran & Peter Duinker.

Architek Percussion is a Montreal-based quartet specializing in the performance of experimental, minimalist, multi-disciplinary, crossover, and electroacoustic chamber music.

Founded in early 2012, the quartet has quickly established itself as a dynamic force in Canada’s vibrant new music community; equally comfortable in performing classic repertoire and exploring new terrain through commissions and premieres.

Appearances in 2016 include a tour supported by CAM En Tournee, a tour of Quebec and Ontario supported by Jeunesses Musicales Canada, and a UK and Norway tour supported by nu:nord and nyMusikk Norge, collaborating with the Norway-based mezzo-soprano Melis Jaatinen.

For this concert in Bergen, the ensemble will perform pieces from Norwegian composers and the Canadian composer Adam Basanta. All the pieces are Norwegian premieres.


Half & Half (2014) (5'), by Stine Sørlie (NO)
for percussion quartet

Storytable (2016) (10') by Gyrid Nordal Kaldestad (NO)
for percussion quartet

Dadaroque (2016) WP (5'), by Rebecka Sofia Ahvenniemi (NO) * Premier *
for solo mezzo-soprano - Melis Jaatinen

Wayfaring Stranger (2006, 2016) (10'), by Peter Edwards
for percussion quartet and mezzo-soprano - Melis Jaatinen

Z Mix (2014) (3') by Hugo Harmens (NO)
for percussion quartet

The Privacy of Domestic Life (2015) (30’), by Adam Basanta (CA)
for percussion quartet

11 August

Doors opening 20:00
80 kr, free for members of nyMusikk

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