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Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival / Cikada


Release Date: 02/05/2016 
Label:  Lawo Classics   Catalog #: 1086   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Liza LimJon Oivind Ness
Performer:  Karin HellovistBjorn RabbenBendik FossOdd Hannisdal,   ... 
Conductor:  Christia Christian Eggen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cikada Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 48 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Cikada Ensemble feels right at home in Huddersfield, England after its recent annual performances at the prestigious contemporary music festival there. This release is a recording of a concert at the 2014 festival and features music of two composers who have worked closely with the ensemble over the past years.

The Australian composer Liza Lim has written music inspired by historical and religious mysticism, works shaped in part by the musicians’ own listening.

Jon Øivind Ness from Inderøy often draws on nature and wooded landscapes for inspiration. His work "Gimilen" takes its name from two lakes northeast of Hakadal, Norway.

Since its formation in
Read more Oslo in 1989, Cikada Ensemble has developed a refined and highly acclaimed profile on the international contemporary music scene. The ensemble has become synonymous with the Oslo Sound of fresh, vibrant, warm and virtuosic interpretations of consciously selected, contemporary repertoire.

In concerts at major international festivals and on numerous albums, Cikada’s distinct ensemble profile manifests itself in strong programming. Integral to this work is a wish to develop long-term collaborations with composers and to build composer portraits with commissioned works over time. Cikada’s previous release on the LAWO Classics label, “Drones, Scales and Objects,” features exclusively the music of British composer Laurence Crane.

Cikada was awarded the prestigious Nordic Music Prize in 2005.
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Works on This Recording

1.
The Heart's Ear, for ensemble by Liza Lim
Performer:  Karin Hellovist (Violin), Bjorn Rabben (Percussion), Bendik Foss (Viola),
Odd Hannisdal (Violin), Kenneth Karlsson (Piano), Torun Saeter Stavseng (Cello),
Rolf Borch (Clarinet), Anne Karine Hauge Ronning (Flute)
Conductor:  Christia Christian Eggen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cikada Ensemble
Written: 1997 
Date of Recording: 11/23/2014 
Venue:  Live  Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 
Length: 12 Minutes 13 Secs. 
2.
Winding Bodies: 3 Knots, for flute, bass clarinet, piano, percussion, hardanger fiddle, violin, viol by Liza Lim
Performer:  Bjorn Rabben (Percussion), Magnus Söderberg (Double Bass), Bendik Foss (Viola),
Odd Hannisdal (Violin), Odd Hannisdal (Hardanger Fiddle), Kenneth Karlsson (Piano),
Torun Saeter Stavseng (Cello), Rolf Borch (Clarinet), Anne Karine Hauge Ronning (Flute),
Karin Hellovist (Violin)
Conductor:  Christia Christian Eggen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cikada Ensemble
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2013-2014 
Date of Recording: 11/23/2014 
Venue:  Live  Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 
Length: 7 Minutes 1 Secs. 
3.
Gimilen, for flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, 2 violins, viola, cello & double bass by Jon Oivind Ness
Performer:  Bendik Foss (Viola), Bjorn Rabben (Percussion), Magnus Söderberg (Double Bass),
Odd Hannisdal (Violin), Torun Saeter Stavseng (Cello), Rolf Borch (Clarinet),
Kenneth Karlsson (Piano), Anne Karine Hauge Ronning (Flute), Karin Hellovist (Violin)
Conductor:  Christia Christian Eggen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cikada Ensemble
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2014 
Date of Recording: 11/23/2014 
Venue:  Live  Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 
Length: 20 Minutes 54 Secs. 

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