Ruben Sverre Gjertsen (born 1977) had his first international experience as a composer in the season 2002-2003, when Ensemble Intercontemporain performed two of his works. Pierre Boulez and Lucerne Festival Academy commissioned the piece Circles, which was premiered during the Lucerne Festival 2006. He has also had commissions from ensembles such as Nouvel Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Vortex and Neue Vocalsolisten, and he has been performed at festivals all over Europe.
A selection of works: Contradiction (violin, bass clarinet, horn). Miniatures I – III (various duos). Rituals II (ensemble). Rituals III (orchestra). Grains (percussion, viola, harp). Fluente (cello solo).
Link to Ruben Sverre Gjertsen’s site at mic.no (biography, work list, and articles):