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Rolf Wallin

Publisher: Chester Music

ning (1991),
Commissioned by Ensemble Borealis
Publisher
Chester Music Ltd
Category
Works for 2-6 Players
Year Composed
1991
Duration
17 Minutes
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Programme Note
Rolf Wallin ning (1991),
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The title and concept behind the piece comes from David Grossmann's novel "see under: love", in which he among other things describes a man who joins a school of salmon on its way through the oceans. He swims, eats and sleeps together with them, and gradually he understands the forces that make this large group of fish swim almost as one body.

One of these forces is a cohesive joining force called ning. In my oboe quartet, the four instruments act very much like fish or birds in a group, sometimes moving fast and close to each other, with one clear direction, then all of a sudden the group dissolves to four separate individuals, finding their own paths within a wider area, but still dependent on one another. 'Ning' is the fourth in a series of pieces where I use so called fractal mathematics in the process of composition.

© Rolf Wallin

  • Ensemble
    BIT 20 (ning); SISU Percussion Ensemble (Stonewave); Cikada Ensemble (Solve et coagula)
    Soloist(s)
    Hilde Torgersen, mezzo-soprano / Kenneth Karlsson, piano (Though what made it has gone)
    Conductor
    Ingar Bergby (ning); Christian Eggen (Solve et coagula)
    Hemera:
Performances
Date
Title
  • 28 MAY 2013
    Auditoriul du CRR de Rueil-Malmaison
    Ensemble Court-Circuit
  • 24 SEP 2008
    Trondheim Chamber Music Festival
    Trondheim, Norway
    Martin Grubinger and Lars Sitter, percussion; Arnulf Johanson, oboe, Sigmund Tvete Vik, violin, Oyvind Gimse, cello
  • 26 JAN 2008
    Ultraschall Festival
    Sophiensäle, Berlin
    The Sheridan Ensemble
  • 10 AUG 2007
    Nordland Music Festival
    Bodin Church, Bodø, Norway
    Soloists of Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
  • 12 MAY 2007
    Wallin Festival
    Oslo Konserthus
    Cikada String Quartet / Nordic Voices / Oslo Philharmonic Orchestrra
    Håkon Austbø, piano; Sidsel Endresen, conductor
  • 19 NOV 2005
    Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2005
    Huddersfield
    BIT20 Ensemble
  • 06 APR 2005
    Skopje, Macedonia
    Athelas Sinfonietta
  • 01 MAY 2004
    Danish Radio, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Cikada
  • 15 NOV 2002
    Châtelet, Paris
    Ensemble Alternance
    Jean-Luc Menet, conductor
  • 15 NOV 2002
    Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris
    Ensemble Alternance
  • 14 NOV 2001
    Stockholm International Composer Festival
    Main Hall, Stockholm Concert Hall, Sweden
    Stockholm Kammarorkester
    Øystein Birkeland, cello; B. Tommy Andersson, conductor

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