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Sat, 27 Apr




Cikada's star duo Karlsson/Byrkjeland performs Linda Catlin Smith's Ballad in Drammen


Time & Location

27 Apr 2024, 16:00

Drammen, Grønland 57, 3045 Drammen, Norway

About the Event

The word “ballad” implies a tale or narrative, and while there is no literal story being told there, I found myself thinking of the two performers as co- travellers in a terrain - or as dance partners - and the music as sometimes like a song they sing together, sometimes a landscape they cross, sometimes a mood, sometimes a monologue, and sometimes a fine line they trace. In the end, it is a ballad about the cello and the piano, and the way I hear them together. - Linda Catlin Smith

KENNETH KARLSSON has been pianist and artistic director in Cikada since 1989. He has toured the world and recorded several albums and has received the Spellemannsprisen for his solo album “Sofferte Onde Serene”. Kenneth has also worked with video, dance and multimedia, and is behind a number of commissioned works and premieres.

INGA GRYTÅS BYRKJELAND is a Norwegian cellist, active as a chamber musician and in orchestras. Inga is passionate about expanding her repertoire and has collaborated with many composers and had many pieces written for herself and her ensembles.

The concert is presented by Kvinnelige spor i musikkhistorien. More info and tickets at the promoter's website.

Photos: Siv Dolmen og Carmen Castrejon

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