Bjørn Bolstad Skjelbred

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Bjørn Bolstad Skjelbred (born 1970) is a Norwegian composer,[1][2] arranger, improviser and teacher.[3][4]

Career[edit]

Skjelbred is educated from the Norwegian Academy of Music. His list of works encompasses more than 60 works in a variety of genres: solo- and chamber music, electro-acoustic pieces, works for sinfonietta and orchestra as well as film and theatre scores. He has worked with a number of groups, ensembles and performers including theatre collective De Utvalgte, percussionist Eirik Raude, ensemble Pärlor for svin, Nordic Voices, Ensemble 2000 and flautist Marianne Leth.[5]

Skjelbred’s works have seen performances in the Nordic countries, Germany, France, the US and Canada at festivals such as Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival, Ilios and UKM.[6]

Parallel to his compositional career, Skjelbred teaches composition and improvisation. He has also served as deputy director of Ny Musikk Oslo and a member of the board for the Norwegian Society of Composers.[7]

Selected works[edit]

Large ensembles[edit]

  • Different Rooms (2017)
  • On Shaking Ground commissioned by Manger Musikklag (2015)
  • Shadows of an Anthem II - 2014, commissioned and premiered by Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra (2014)
  • Wave-Chains [Liquid reconstruction 1] – Sinfonietta (2005)
  • Shadows of an Anthem Commissioned by the Norwegian Radio Orchestra (2004–2005)
  • Inside a moving Spiral, (2002)
  • In a different Light, (1997–2001)
  • Evolving, (1998)
  • Trippelkonsert, Sinfonietta og Fagott/Cello/Slagverk-solister Dur. 20'30", (1993–1995)
  • Oppvåkning, (1993–1994)

Small ensembles[edit]

  • as the wind behaves (2015)
  • ConVergEnce (2013)
  • In ruins (2016)
  • Strykekvartett No.1 ”Fallen Angels” (2005–2006)
  • 3 Studies for Saxophone Quartet, (2006)
  • Cycles (2006)
  • 2 Pieces for String-Ensemble, (2004/05)
  • 3 Pieces for 4 Accordeons , (2003)
  • Cycles, (2001)
  • 3 Studies for 4 Alt-Saxes, (2001)
  • 4 Studies for 3 Flutes, (2001)
  • 3 Grooves, (2001–2003)
  • 3 Grooves, (2001–2002)

Solo[edit]

  • Nothing has Changed Everything is New (2012/2014)
  • NYX Dur. 9'30'" (2013)
  • Recognizing the Undercurrent 1 Dur. 8' (2013)
  • IYOU, (2005)
  • Waves & Interruptions, (2005)
  • Music for restless Minds, (2002–2003)
  • 22 små Klavérstykker (2001–2002)
  • Breathe, (1999)
  • Rising, (1998)
  • Head or Gut?, (1996)
  • Stream, (1995)
  • Moves, (1992–1993)

Music for young performers[edit]

  • Don Giovanni : Remake (2012)
  • Polyfonia (2009)
  • Inside a moving Spiral (2002)
  • Oppvåkning (1995)
  • 3 Studies for Saxophone Quartet (2006)
  • Cycles (2006)
  • 2 Pieces for String-Ensemble (2004/05)
  • 3 Pieces for 4 Accordeons (2003)
  • Cycles , (2001)
  • 3 Studies for 4 Alt-Saxes (2001)
  • 4 Studies for 3 Flutes', (2001)
  • 3 Grooves (2001–2003)
  • 3 Grooves (2001–2002)
  • E, (2000)
  • Echoes & Turns, 4 (1998)
  • Nocturnal Transition (2006)
  • Hall of Mirrors (2004)
  • Floating Upwards (2002)
  • Bølger-Stille (2000)
  • 22 små Klavérstykker (2001–2002)

Discography[edit]

  • Erlend Aagard-Nilsen, Perpetuum Trompetuum (2015)
  • Roy Henning Snyen, Preludes for Guitar (2015)
  • Bjørn Bolstad Skjelbred, Waves & Interruptions (2014)
  • The London Schubert Players, A European Odyssey (2012)
  • European Odyssey CD Series, Enescus Farewell (2011)
  • European Odyssey CD Series, Les Enfants du Paradis (2011)
  • Urban Visions, Urban Songs (2005)
  • Live Maria Roggen & Lars Andreas Haug, [TU´BA] (2005)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MIC Catalog". Music Information Center Norway - MIC. Retrieved 2 November 2011.
  2. ^ "Listen to Norway". musiconline.no. Retrieved 2 November 2011.
  3. ^ "Department of Music Theory, Composition and Music Technology". Norwegian State Academy of Music. Archived from the original on 25 April 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2011.
  4. ^ "MIC". Music Information Center Norway - MIC. Archived from the original on 2 April 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2011.
  5. ^ "Bio from the Norwegian Society of Composers". komponist.no. Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  6. ^ "Bio from Skjelbred's own site". skjelbred.no. Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  7. ^ "Bio from record label 2L". 2l.no. Retrieved 2017-02-15.

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