Music Sound Light
Geir Jenssen (better know as Biosphere) is one of the leading players in ambient/electronic/drone scene. He has been involved with numerous sound installations and soundtracks. In a career spanning nearly two decade, seven solo albums and a number of collaborations, Geir Jenssen has gone from one third of pop outfit to being one of the most respected names on the electronic scene. Biosphere was awarded Spellemannsprisen for “Cirque” in 2002. “Poppea” is Geir Jenssens first collaboration with Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt.
Henrik Hellstenius’ works are wide-ranging: chamber music, orchestral works, opera, electroacoustic music and music for theatre, film and ballet. His music is frequently performed in concerts and festivals in Europe including the Magma festival in Berlin, the Ultima festival in Oslo and the World Music Days in Oslo. One of his major works, a violin concerto entitled “By the voice a faint light is shed”, was performed for the first time at the Ultima Festival 2001 in Oslo. Hellstenius’ first opera, entitled “Sera”, was premiered in 1999 and was awarded the Edvard Award in 2000. Hellstenius composed the music for three of the IBP’s former productions: “Alminnelig Olympia”, “pli á pli” and “the afternoon and the others” and collaborated closely with Ingun Bjørnsgaard on “Book of Songs”.
Rolf Wallin studied composition at the Norwegian State Academy of Music, with Finn Mortensen and Olav Anton Thommessen. In the mid-80’s he spent one year at the University of California, San Diego, where he studied with Joji Yuasa, Roger Reynolds and Vinko Globokar. He has produced works for a wide range of instrumental combinations, from commissions for the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, to large-scale music theatre events for the Molde International Jazz Festival and the World Music Days in Oslo. Besides this, he has taken part in Norwegian musical life as a music critic and as a teacher at the Norwegian State Academy of Music. His collaboration with IBP includes an original score for “Seven Imperatives” and “A Solitary Shame announced by a Piano”.
Per Henrik Svalastog is one of Norway’s leading ambient DJs and has composed music for film, art and performance. He is a member of the electronica duo Information and of the Norwegian performance group Baktruppen and has previously composed music for IBP’s “capricorn domestic”, premiered in 2002.
Per Henrik Svalastog, Henrik Hellstenius og Rolf Wallin have for the first time collaborated on one and the same IBP production, producing an original score for Ingun Bjørnsgaards latest ballet “Four pieces including Sjoa & Skjåk”.
Morten Pettersen graduated from Norsk Lydskole and is the manager of Lydlosjen in Oslo. Since 1991 he has worked as sound designer for Trøndelag Teater, Teater Ibsen, Opera Vest, Verdensteatret, Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt and Zero Visibility among others. In addition to this he has been producer and technician producing CDs.
Ken Ruben Theodorsen has collaborated with some of Norway’s foremost theatre groups and electronic artists and has also composed music for film and TV. The sound design for “Four Pieces including Sjoa & Skjåk” is a collaboration with sound designer. Morten Pettersen, who has worked with IBP in all productions since the flux position of an insulted eye in 1996. Besides designing sound for various Norwegian venues and events, Pettersen records music in Lydlosjen, his own sound studio in Oslo.
Jean Vincent Kerebel has been working with IBP since 1996. Following his graduation from the Centre Professionel de Formation Technician du Spectacle in Paris, Kerebel moved to Oslo in 1989. Since 1996, he has held the position of technical manager at the Black Box Theatre in Oslo.
Hans Skogen is engaged by IBP to design the light for the new production, “Poppea”. He has in the previous years designed the light for Kreutzer Kompani, Baktruppen, NONcompany among others. He has worked at BIT Teatergarasjen, Festspillene i Bergen and been a freelance light and sound designer since 2000. Poppea is his first collaboration with Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt.
Violinist Frode Larsen works primarily with the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, the Norwegian Broadcasting Company Orchestra and the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. He is also an active free-lance musician in Norway. “Book of Songs” was the fifth IBP production Larsen has taken part in.
Emery Cardas has performed as a solo cellist with various orchestras in Naples, Barcelona, Bergen and Oslo. He is principally employed as a member of the Norwegian Broadcasting Company Orchestra and the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra. Emery has worked with IBP on “the afternoon of the others”, “Book of Songs” and “capricorn domestic”.