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Arne Nordheim

(1931—2010)


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(b Larvik, Norway, 1931; d Oslo, 2010).

Norweg. composer. Worked as mus. critic 1960–8. From 1968 concentrated on elec. mus. not only in the concert‐hall but by providing ‘accompaniment’ for an Oslo sculpture. Works incl.:

orch.:

Canzona

(1960);

Floating

(1970);

Katharsis

, suite (1962);

Epitaffio

, orch., magnetic tape (1963);

Greening

(1973);

Zimbel

(1974);

Spur

, accordeon, orch. (1974);

Doria

, ten., orch. (1974–5);

Be Not Afeared

, sop., bar., ens., tape (1978);

Tempora noctis

, sop., mez., orch., tape (1979);

Tenebrae

, vc., orch. (1981–2);

Varder

, tpt., orch. (1986);

Rendezvous

, str. (1987);

Monolith

(1990);

Acantus firmus Olympiadis

, Hardanger fiddle, tpts., str., tape (1992);

Music for the Winter Olympics 1994

, orch. (1994); vn. conc. (1996).

electronic:

Favola

, musical play for tv, sop., ten., ch., orch., elec. sound (1965);

Evolution

, elec. and concrete sound on tape (1966);

Colorazione

, Hammond org., perc., 2 tape‐recorders, amplifiers, loudspeakers (1968);

Solitaire

, elec. and concrete sound on tape (1968);

Partita II

, electric gui. (1969);

Lux et tenebrae

(1970);

Pace

(1970);

Osaka‐Music

(1970);

Dinosauros

, accordion, elec. sounds (1970);

Return of the Snark

, tb., tape (2000).

Also ballets, chamber mus., and choral works.

Subjects: Music.


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