Lights Out | Aurora ACD5048

Lights Out

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Label: Aurora

Cat No: ACD5048

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 26th February 2007

Contents

Works

Ørjan Martre
Four Miniatures for Orchestra

Evan Gardner
Lights Out

Jørgen Karlstrøm
Tristanfi lter II

Jan Erik Mikalsen
Ghouls and Moons I-III

Artists

Norwegian Radio Orchestra

Conductor

Rolf Gupta

Works

Ørjan Martre
Four Miniatures for Orchestra

Evan Gardner
Lights Out

Jørgen Karlstrøm
Tristanfi lter II

Jan Erik Mikalsen
Ghouls and Moons I-III

Artists

Norwegian Radio Orchestra

Conductor

Rolf Gupta

About

The four composers represented in this new Aurora CD are all in their twenties and each of the pieces featured is full of fresh and challenging music. There are clear similarities between the four composers’ treatment of the orchestra, where a fragmented restlessness, and an underlying dark friction in the harmonic sphere pervades the music.
 
Each of the four is involved in interesting contemporary projects. Jan Erik Mikalsen is writing for Thomas Bloch and the Reykjavik Chamber Orchestra, whilst Jørgen Karlstrøm works for the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. Ørjan Martre is composer in residence with Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra. Evan Gardner was among the finalists of Gaudeamus International Music Week 2006 and had a piece performed by the Netherlands Radio Orchestra.
 
For chief conductor of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Rolf Gupta, working on the ”Lights Out” project is a natural continuance of Gupta’s work with established contemporary composers like Nørgård, Berio, Lindberg, Benjamin, Rautavaara, Francesconi and Maxwell-Davies. He has also been a close associate of Hans Werner Henze and has conducted the Sharoun Ensemble of the Berlin Philharmonic in a concert celebrating the composer’s 75th birthday, as well as performing the7th and 9th symphonies with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Oslo Philharmonic, the Russian National Orchestra and the West German Radio Symphony Orchestra.

 

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