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 cikada RBK 

Rolf Borch – clarinet
Bendik Foss – viola
Kenneth Karlsson – piano


Cikada RBK first performed together as a trio at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival in 2011. Then, they performed Bent Sørensen’s Schattenlinie, a work which is still on their repertory and part of their beautiful program Memories of Forgotten Shadows.

Memories of forgotten shadows

A musical journey through memories and shadows, under beautiful musical veils, in dreamlike moods and memories of a long-gone era and lost friendships, mixed with short expressive outbursts. A storytelling concert ...


Trio from Cikada

Rolf Borch – Clarinet

Bendik Bjørnstad Foss – Viola

Kenneth Karlsson – Piano



Asbjørn Schaathun: Mirage - London 1985 (2017) 10'

José M. Sánchez-Verdú: Teatro de sombras (2003) 5'

José M. Sánchez-Verdú: Qasid I / II / III (2000-01) 5-18'

Luigi Nono: Sofferte onde serene (1975-77) 14'

Bent Sörensen: Schattenlinie (2010) 18'

The program is intended as a suggestion and can be changed within the concept in cooperation with Cikada.

Additional suggestions:

Bruno Mantovani: Da Roma (2004)12'


György Kurtág: Hommage a Robert Schumann, op 15d (1990) 6'


Bruno Mantovani: Une autre incandescence n° 1 (1998) adaptation de L'incandescence de la bruine (1998) 9'


Marco Stroppa: Hommage à Gy. K. (1997–2003, rev. 2007, 2013)18'

The composers:

Asbjørn Schaatun (1961) is regarded as a pioneer in Norway with his work with computer-aided music. He has received numerous awards and was a founding member of Oslo Sinfonietta. José M. Sánchez-Verdú (1968) is a Spanish composer and conductor with a long track record. His compositions are performed by several major festivals and concert halls. Bent Sörensen (1958) is one of Denmark’s most prominent composers. His mature works create a sense of decay that is emotionally similar to viewing an aging visual artwork. There is a sense of compromised beauty. Luigi Nono (1924–1990) was an Italian avant-garde composer and is regarded as one of the most prominent composers of the 20th century.

To set the mood

José M. Sánchez-Verdú: 

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