Tanja Orning presents
A unique musical and verbal encounter between three practitioners of contemporary music. Cellist and composer Tanja Orning invites you to a "concert conversation" with percussionist Håkon Stene and singer Sofia Jernberg.
Bernt Alois Zimmermann
Tanja Orning is a cellist active in the fields of contemporary and experimental music. After studies in Oslo, in London with William Pleeth and at Indiana University with János Starker as a Fulbright Research Fellow, she held the position as a co-principal cellist in the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra for 5 years until she left for Oslo in order to realise a number of projects as a performer, improviser and composer with groups such as Christian Wallumrød Ensemble, asamisimasa, BOA trio, Dr.Ox, as well as her solo-project Cellotronics which resulted in a CD in 2005.
She has commissioned and premiered approx. 80 chamber music and solo works, and has performed at festivals such as Darmstadt, Donaueschingen, Huddersfield, Ultima, Ultraschall, Shared Sounds (Berlin), Taktlos (Zürich) and Portland Jazz festival.
Håkon Stene studied in Oslo, Freiburg and San Diego with Rob Waring, Kjell Samkopf, Bernhard Wulff, Pascal Pons and Steven Schick among others. From 2005-2008 he was selected for the launch programme INTRO for young soloist by Concerts Norway. Solo and chamber performances with ensembles asamisimasa, Pantha du Prince & the Bell Laboratory, Oslo Sinfonietta, London Sinfonietta, 2e2m, Klangforum Wien, Rolf Lislevand Ensemble, Barokksolistene and Nils Økland Ensemble.
Sofia Jernberg is a Swedish soprano, voice-artist, improviser and composer. Between 2002 and 2004, Jernberg studied jazz at Fridhems Folk High School. Later she studied for Per Mårtensson and Henrik Strindberg at The Gotland School of Music Composition. In 2008, she received the Royal Swedish Academy of Music's jazz award. Jernberg is the leader (together with the pianist Cecilia Persson) of the chamber jazz group Paavo. The group received the "jazz group of the year" award from Swedish Radio. Jernberg is also working on the contemporary classical music scene, in which she serves as both singer and composer.
Doors 7:30 pm