Kristine Tjøgersen, Music, 2019

*1982 in Oslo, lebt in Oslo

Kristine Tjøgersen studied composition under prof. Carola Bauckholt at the Anton Bruckner Universität in Linz and clarinet under prof. Hans Christian Bræin at the Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo. Her works have been performed, among others, by Arditti Quartet, ensemble recherche, Ensemble Aventure, Mimitabu, BIT-20 and Bruckner Orchester Linz. She plays the clarinet in the award-winning ensembles asamisimasa and Ensemble neoN, and has performed at many major European new music festivals. Kristine Tjøgersen has a special interest in music that combines sound and visuals, and investigates and explores how they interact with each other.

Berlin Fellowship

“Piano Piece”

Residency Project

Piano Piece

1919/2020, Composition for piano, electronics and live camera

In the process of making my Piano Piece, I recorded a spruce forest and its inhabitants in Tjodalyng on the south coast of Norway at many different times of the day and night in June and July 2019. I slowed down the recordings many times, made transcriptions and tried to find sounds that we tend to overhear. I then searched for sounds inside the piano that resem ble the sounds of the forest. Insects, birds, leaves, water, creaking trees etc. and the human presence in the forest are the inspiration for the sound material used to create an artificial forest, and the audience is placed in the middle of it. I want to investigate how we relate to nature, how we want it to behave in a way that we can predict, and our desire to control it and make humans the centre of attention. Another important factor is my deep fascination with trees and their secret life and hidden underground communication network. Parallel to this is the inner life of the grand piano, which the listener rarely sees, and has hardly any relationship to. There is still much to discover in both areas.


Piano techniques have been developed in collaboration with Ellen Ugelvik and the light design has been developed in collaboration with Ingunn Fjellang Sæther.

Composition: Kristine Tjøgersen; Piano: Ellen Ugelvik Light; Video: Ingunn Fjellang Sæt

Premiere of the solo version / 1.2.2020, opening Where the Story Unfolds, work presentation JUNGE AKADEMIE 2020

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