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Tue, 28 Feb


Cikada Studio

Stavseng/Karlsson – Special Events at Korsvoll

Are you curious about contemporary music? Neighbor? Or do you just want a new concert experience – a special event?

Stavseng/Karlsson – Special Events at Korsvoll
Stavseng/Karlsson – Special Events at Korsvoll

Time & Location

28 Feb 2023, 19:00

Cikada Studio, Tåsenveien 127, 0880 Oslo, Norway

About the Event

This Cikada duo - consisting of pianist Kenneth Karlsson and cellist Torun Sæter Stavseng - invites you to a concert of completely fresh and slightly older contemporary music.

Join us for a different kind of concert in Cikada studio at Korsvoll!

The concert is free and everyone is welcome.


Jenny Hettne: Så talrika som bara två kan vara (2022)

Rebecka Ahvenniemi: Sonatiner til tidens ende(world premiere - 2023)

Luciano Berio: Sequenza IV (1966)

Giacinto Scelsi: To the Master, Due Improvvisazioni Con Victoria Parr (1974)

Earl Brown: Special Events (1999)

Special Events is a concert with the duo Stavseng/Karlsson and is made up of two completely new pieces commissioned by the duo, and three somewhat older pieces that have remained as classic masterpieces.

Jenny Hettne is one of the most interesting young composers in Sweden, and writes beautiful, transparent music. Så talrika som bara två kan vara is composed for Torun Stavseng and Kenneth Karlsson in 2022.

Ahvenniemi is a Norwegian-Finnish composer and philosopher, and one of the most influential figures on the Norwegian contemporary music scene. This evening we offer nothing less than the premiere of her latest piece, commissioned by Stavseng and Karlsson.

One of the most famous series of solo pieces of all time is Luciano Berio's wonderful, challenging Sequenza, 13 solo pieces for various instruments. Berio referred to Sequenza IV for piano as his most virtuoso.

Giacinto Scelsi is one of the most important style creators for many of today's composers and improvisers. In 1974 he did an improvisation with the cellist Victoria Parr. It was all recorded, written down and became the piece To the Master.

The last work of the American composer Earl Browns (1926-2002) is Special Events. In the score, there are many different options, so one musician cannot always know what the other is up to. Playful, elegant and virtuoso!

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