Don’t miss out on composer and Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival director Lars Petter Hagen new edition of Magma – an adventure through the intriguing and multifaceted landscape of sounds, aesthetics and modes of presentation inherent in the Nordic contemporary Music scene visualized through playlists, interviews, background articles and music recommendations.
Familiar and alien
Lars Petter Hagen’s music is uncanny, immersing the listener in a sound world that is both familiar and alien at the same time. Despite the deceptive halo of nostalgia, Hagen’s music is decidedly oriented towards the present with a trajectory into the future.
The director of Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival and former artistic director of Ny Musikk (the Norwegian Section of ISCM), as well as the festivals Happy Days and Nordic Music Days in Oslo, Norwegian composer Hagen this week shares his work, influences and recommendations in the latest edition of Magma.
Get a fragmented glimpse into Lars Petter Hagen’s thoughts and archive of curiosities through his Magma feature HERE.
Magma = A Nordic contemporary snapshot
An offshoot of the highly successful Nordic Playlist, Magma is an invitation to embark on an adventure through the intriguing and multifaceted landscape of sounds, aesthetics and modes of presentation inherent in the Nordic contemporary Music scene.
Through the Magma service, on a biweekly basis, a featured curator will invite listeners to take a personal glimpse into his/her mind and artistic practice. Magma invites composers and individuals strongly affiliated with the Nordic contemporary music scene to present a wide array of content, ranging from interviews and introductions to works, to a ‘curated section’ of items of particular and significant interest, all chosen and recommended by the featured curator.
Lars Petter Hagen biography
Hagen studied composition at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo. He has been performed at festivals such as Donaueschinger Musiktage, Maerzmusik, Eclat, and Gaudeamus Music Week by ensembles Ensemble Modern, SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden- Baden, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart and Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to vocal and instrumental music he works with sound installations and music for stage and film. He has also cooperated with Panta du Prince and Wakka Wakka. Director fo Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music festival and former artistic leader of Ny Musikk (Norwegian Section of ISCM), and festivals Happy Days and Happy Nordic Music Days in Oslo.
A selection of works: To Zeitblom (Hardanger fiddle and orchestra or ensemble). Norwegian Archives (chamber orchestra and live electronics).Tveitt-Fragments (string orchestra). Kunstnerens fortvilelse foran de antikke fragmenters storhet (large orchestra). Funeral March for Edvard Grieg (large orchestra). The Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart Notebook (for Neue Vokalsolisten Stuttgart). Johannesburg Hymns (ensemble)