... a quick look back on this year ... when I had the pleasure to work with so many excellent musicians, as the 22 solo string players that premiered my Concerto Grosso in Bergen on June 2 ... the strings of Oslo Philharmonic performing Chase ... and the Norwegian/British ensemble Paulus Barokk that together with Nordic Voices presented my new Interludes for Buxtehude.

 

... at the Ultima festival, Laila Goody did a moving performance of musical drama "Grader av hvitt" (Degrees of White) along with the Norwegian Broadcasting Orchestra in Scene 2 of the Norwegian Opera ... from this, NRK2 TV showed a few clips, as from the Resonans performance outside Stavanger Cathedral ...

... at the place where this TV interview was shot, Tou Scene,  I presented the document "Tou Visjonen" in March. Since then, my work at Tou has been limited to being a seat in the board. Though, as leader of Ny Musikk Stavanger I managed to present a few nice events here, f.ex the new Vårkonsert (Spring Concert).

"Mazurka - remaking Chopin" was released in September to very good critics, followed by a short tour of Scandinavia and Germany with Gjertruds Gypsy Orchestra I feel this project is just the start of a new obsession with classical repertoire ...

... let me also mention the Orgelnatt (Organ Night) concept, launched with success in May, in Stavanger, Trondheim and Oslo. To be developed! Paal Nilssen-Love and I also did a duo at Kongsberg Jazz Festival

... and on organ solo, I did a workshop/concert in Belgrade (Oct) and solo concert in Århus (Dec). Improvisation concerts also happened with Øystein Birkeland at Oslo Church Music Festival (March) and Günter Heinz at the Silbermann Organ celebration in Freiberg (Nov) ...

.. free improvised piano was played with ZAS trio, S/S Motsol and Kitchen Orchestra.  Guest appearences on melodica at Zang's christmas concert and with Baktruppen in Rotterdam (June).

... the first new work to be premiered in 2011, for Bergen Cathedral Choir and the Raschér Saxophone Quartet, is written in the new studio in my garden. A welcome change of environment: farewell Bjergsted and Sandvigå 24, my working place since 2001. The dedicated white room is the new place. See below how it developed from demolishing the garage...

... so this is where you visit me in 2011 ! Thanks for 2010 and looking forward to new encounters.