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Juliet Fraser & Mark Knoop

Øyvind Torvund

Norwegian composer Øyvind Torvund will unveil his plans for operas of the future using projections of pencil drawings. Of course, these plans are unworkable, and they blithely ignore the laws of physics and acoustics. Expect absurd humour, un- bridled imagination, a hefty dose of samples and the dramatic flair of soprano Juliet Fraser and pianist / keyboardist Mark Knoop as they reveal what is in all of these plans.

Sun 20 Oct · 14:00


Torvund: Plans for Future Operas

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Juliet Fraser & Mark Knoop

Juliet Fraser & Mark Knoop

British soprano Juliet Fraser and pianist/conductor Mark Knoop have been performing as a duo for over a decade. During that time, they have commissioned new works from composers such as Matthew Shlomowitz, Michael Finnissy and Laurence Crane. Øyvind Torvund’s Plans for Future Operas was written for them in 2022 and premiered at Munich Biennale. They have since performed it at festivals such as Borealis Festival (Bergen), MaerzMusik (Berlin) and Darmstadt Ferienkurse.


Øyvind Torvund

Øyvind Torvund

Alongside regular musical studies in Oslo and Berlin, Norwegian composer Øyvind Torvund played guitar in rock and improvising groups. Contrasts, juxtapositions and completely opposite perspectives interest him: sounds from rock or from everyday life (or nature) occurring in chamber music, simplicity in a complex context, improvisation coexisting with exact notation, music combined with film or projections, seriousness in counterpoint with humor.


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Juliet Fraser & Mark Knoop Sun 20 Oct 2024 · 14:00
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