Nordheim Cikada Duo

Cover Nordheim

Album info

Album-Release:
2007

HRA-Release:
19.11.2010

Label: 2L

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Avant-Garde

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)

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  • 1Colorazione18:45
  • 2Fem Kryptofonier I04:57
  • 3Fem Kryptofonier II01:34
  • 4Fem Kryptofonier III03:02
  • 5Fem Kryptofonier IV00:53
  • 6Fem Kryptofonier V05:46
  • 7Link20:13
  • 8Den Første Sommerfugl04:25
  • Total Runtime59:35

Info for Nordheim

Das Album öffnet tatsächlich neue Blicke auf Nordheim: darauf, dass auch elektronische Musik erneuerbar ist (was auch schon Biosphere und Deathprod in ihrem »NORDHEIM TRANSFORMED«-Projekt bei Rune Grammofon bewiesen hatten). Darauf, dass der »Großvater« der skandinavischen Elektronik vielen seiner Enkel immer noch ästhetisch weit voraus ist und sie und die Hörer noch lange nicht mit ihm fertig sind. Nordheim ist immer schon da: Synthie und Schlagzeug klingen manchmal wie nach Supersilent. Und wenn sich Elisabeth Holmertz schneidend klare, dann wieder samtweiche, biegsame Stimme in die Elektronikwelten einbettet, ist Susanna Wallumrød nicht weit. Dramatisch, melancholisch, fremdartig, vertraut: Nordheim ist ein weites, unerschöpflich spannendes Feld. Wie gut, dass seine Erben es weiter und weiter beackern.

Arne Nordheim in Surround-Sound – das war dem Pionier der elektroakustischen Musik in Norwegen schon in den 60ern ein Bedürfnis. Zusammen mit dem Cikada Duo hat er nun vier Werke bearbeitet für Synthesizer, Elektronik und Schlagwerk; auf diesem Album sind sie erstmals in 5.1 zu hören. Und nicht nur technisch ist die Aufnahme brillant, hier spielen Nordheims so typisch klangbewusste, ungeheuer wohlproportionierte Kompositionen mit dem klaren, mutigen Arrangement und vier hervorragenden Solisten zusammen.

Cikada Duo:

Kenneth Karlsson piano/synthesizer and Bjørn Rabben percussion.

After a concert playing Karlheinz Stockhausens Kontakte in -88 they started as a duo. The Cikada ensemble was formed around the duo the following year. The Duo has toured Europe, Asia and America, often using electronics or other forms of expressions such as contributions from video or dance.

Cikada Duo have been working with composers and musicians like James Dillon,  Rolf Wallin, Richard Barret, Tan Dun, Sven David Sandström, Bent Sørensen, Jon Balke, Hilde Torgersen,  Åke Parmerud, Arne Nordheim. They are members of the Cikada ensemble and also members of improvisation group Point 4 together with Jon Balke and Ingar Zach. Prices include The Nordic Council Music Prize, 2005, Grammy 2001 to Kenneth Karlsson for solo-CD  “Sofferte  onde  serene»,

Kenneth Karlsson Pianist, born 1952 in Åmål, Sweden. Kenneth Karlsson played in the eighties in the Swedish group Aquarius, the Oslo Sinfonietta and the two piano, two percussion group Ensemble K4. After a concert in 1988 playing Karlheinz Stockhausens Kontakte, Karlsson and percussionist Bjørn Rabben started Cikada Duo. In 1989 the ten musician large ensemble Cikada also formed around the duo.

Karlsson is now active playing chamber music and solo concerts. He is pianist in Cikada and Cikada Duo and a member of improvisation group Point 4 together with Jon Balke, Ingar Zach and Bjørn Rabben. Karlsson has toured in Europe, Asia and America. He has recorded a number of CDs, worked with video, dance and multimedia, and has worked with internationally recognized composers and musicians such as James Dillon, Bent Sørensen, Hilde Torgersen, Richard Barrett, Tan Dun, Jon Balke, Conny Bauer, Rolf Wallin, Sidsel Endresen, Paul Rutherford and Åke Parmerud. He has performed a huge number of premiers from Scandinavian and International composers. Prizes include the Norwegian Grammy (2001) for the solo-CD  “sofferte onde serene» playing music by Nono, Berio, Scelsi, and the Nordic Council Music Prize (2005) together with Cikada.

Bjørn Rabben, born 1959 in Måløy, Norway.

Bjørn Rabben began playing drums as a teenager in rock and jazz groups in Stavanger and then studied classical percussion at the academy in Oslo in the early eighties. Besides freelancing in the symphonic orchestras, he has worked mostly with contemporary music. Rabben has performed in Oslo Sinfonietta, piano/percussion quartet K4 and started Cikada Duo in1988 with Kenneth Karlsson and Cikada in 1989. He has performed in Australia, America and Europe, and worked with, amongst others, James Dillon, Rolf Wallin, Richard Barrett, Tan Dun, Olav-Anton Thommesen, Asbjørn Schaathun, Sven-David Sandström, Arne Nordheim, Tristan Murail,Iannis Xenakis, and Bent Sørensen.

Booklet for Nordheim

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