Yearly Archives: 2019

Young people´s views about contemporary music

After a course in music criticism, students from the Langhaugen VGS attended a Song Circus concert in Bergen. Afterwards, they wrote reviews. The course was developed by Ida Habbestad and Hild Borchgrevink, who both have long experience as reviewers in … Continue reading

Bird festival at Ogna November 23rd and 24th!

Jippi! Our bird festival starts in one week!It is the first collaboration between Song Circus, Stavanger Kitchen Orchestra and Ogna Scene. Saturday is most suitable for youth and adults, while Sunday is The Children’s Birdfestival. Have a listen to Song Circus´ bird … Continue reading

Song Circus interview at NRK “Spillerom”

Meet Song Circus and listen to the interview with Liv Runesdatter and Britt Pernille Frøholm at NRK “Spillerom”. About the story behind “Graatarslagjet” and the composers’ approach when they developed new works based on the fiddle tune and legend. Music … Continue reading

Song Circus performing Graatarslagjet

SONG CIRCUS & FRØHOLM performing ABSENCE (2019) by composer THERESE BIRKELUND ULVO at ULTIMA Oslo Contemporary Music Festival. Interactive installation by TOVE KOMMEDAL. Commissioned by Song Circus. First Premiere 2019.

New lovely “Graatarslagjet” review!

Sebastian Wemmerløv has reviewed Graatarslagjet on scenekunst.no: “On the one hand it was possible to perceive the work as descriptive and programmatic, with the sound of the inhospitable wind over the icy water, the screams of a human or animal … Continue reading

Song Circus/ Tarozzi/Walker – music by Criton at Only Connect Festival

Is it possible to mix spectral music with Pauline Oliveros and Salvatore Sciarrino? According to Bjørnar Hsbbestad and nyMusikk, we did so when we performed Pascale Criton’s music for the first time in Norway in May, together with violinist Silvia … Continue reading

Birds!

Graatarslagjet – review by http://5against4.com!

What to say, except for feeling thankful? What a lovely review! “One of the most beautiful works I heard took place at Kulturkirken Jakob in an afternoon concert given by the outstanding vocal quartet Song Circus (who had been so … Continue reading

World Premiere at Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival!

Last weekend was the world premiére of our new performance “Graataralagjet”, a new vocal song cycle and a themed concert based around one of Norway’s grisliest folk tunes. We have commissioned new works from Norwegian composers Therese Birkelund Ulvo and … Continue reading