Ole-Henrik Moe and Kari Rønnekleiv presents: Jono El Grande, Sofia Jernberg, Torgeir Vassvik and more
'Clear Spot', a title borrowed from Captain Beefheart, is the name of nyMusikk's new concert series, where we invite artists to curate sound in our own living room. Clear Spot's first ever program is curated by composer- and violin duo Ole-Henrik Moe and Kari Rønnekleiv.
Vital Requiem consists of Jono El Grande, Stefan Ibsen Zlatanos, Kari Rønnekleiv and Ole-Henrik Moe.
Jono El Grande is an avant-garde composer, guitarist and conductor, known for his dada-influenced performances. In 2007 El Grande was the festival composer for nyMusikk's festival Happy Days.
Stefan Ibsen Zlatanos started playing piano when he was 5 years old. Today Stefan is a popular musician who works as an accompanist at Musikkhøgskolen (the Norwegian Academy of Music), Oslo By Steinerskole, and as an organist in Skoklefall Church.
Vital Requiem will perform an improvised work of Jono El Grande's compositions on flute, mezzo soprano, toy piano, saw, electric guitar, violin and viola.
Yoik, Sami drums, siberian throat singing, Icelandic fiddle and violin are all elements of Global Fever Trio who use the music from the indigenous people of the polar regions as the basis for their unique sound expression. With Torgeir Vassvik, Ole-Henrik Moe and Kari Rønnekleiv.
Rønnekleiv and Moe have on this occasion put together an exclusive ensemble of Sofia Jernberg, Espen Reinertsen, Eivind Lønning and Martin Taxt, who shakes life into Rønnekleiv and Moe's zither and e-bow drones. In the words of Lamont Young: "draw a straight line and follow it".
About the curators
Kari Rønnekleiv (born 1972) studied at the Trondheim Conservatory of Music and Royal College of Music in London. She co-founded the chamber orchestra The Trondheim Soloists, with whom she played for many years as both leader and soloist. In more recent years her work has focused on various solo projects, and close collaborations with a variety of composers. In 2007 she received the Norwegian Grammy for best contemporary music album, performing the music of Ole-Henrik Moe. Since then she has given solo concerts at festivals such as Wien Modern, Zürich Tage für neue Musik, Bremen Tage für neue Musik and Ultima Oslo. Kari is also a co-director of Apropos, a concert series for new and classical music. - SOFA
Ole-Henrik Moe (born 1966) is a composer and musician of extraordinary talent and originality who has never really found his place inside the various music scenes in Oslo and Norway. He studied violin and composition in Oslo, as well as composition in Paris, where a year with Iannis Xenakis at the Sorbonne was of utmost importance for him. He received the Arne Nordheim Composer Award in 2006 and released the critically acclaimed Vent, litt, lenger with The Arditti Quartet in 2008. He appears on several recordings with the Norwegian rock group Motorpsycho. - SOFA
Clear Spot is a new concert series in which we give a central Norwegian composer or sound artist free rein to curate an evening at nyMusikk.