Lyric Pieces II – Premiere




24th of November Lyric Pieces II will be premiered at Edvard Grieg’s home Troldhaugen by Bergen String Quartet and Ellena Hale (piano). The pieceis scored for string quartet, piano, electronics, 15 metronomes, and a gramophone player playing a 78 RPM record. The work is a kind of continuation Lyric Pieces for orchestra (2019). Some of the Lyric Pieces from the orchestral piece have been revisited, but in a completely new setting.

The electronics are based on Edvard Grieg’s recordings from 1903/1906 of some of his Lyric Pieces and field recordings from Torshov in Oslo and Fløen in Bergen.