(English) Ligeti disc on the BIS label released

Catalogue Number BIS-2209 SACD EAN 7318599922096 Format SACD Hybrid Release date Dec 2016 Total time 71’30 buy it here Described as ‘one of the most innovative and influential among progressive figures of his time’, György […]

Caffeine and Tchaikovsky

Where? Lidl Boavista, Rua Agramonte, Porto (Portugal) A local supermarket. With the food still packed in boxes. How much? 0.60 € for a pingo (an espresso with a splash of milk) Served by Cristina We’re […]

Bernd Alois Zimmermann – Die Soldaten

Einführungstext zur südamerikanischen Premiere (Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires, 2016) Baldur Brönnimann „Oper“ im Nachkriegsdeutschland war eine durch den Faschismus vorbelastete Kunstform. Besonders die jungen Avantgardisten der 50er und 60er Jahre waren der Oper gegenüber sehr […]

Von Ausländern und Inländern

Meine persönliche Sicht zur Durchsetzungsinitiative Vor 21 Jahren habe ich die Schweiz verlassen. Danach lebte ich 13 Jahre in England und mittlerweile 8 Jahre in Spanien, hatte feste Engagements in Kolumbien, Norwegen und Portugal und […]

Principal Conductor with Basel Sinfonietta from 2016

DIE BASEL SINFONIETTA ERNENNT GEBÜRTIGEN BASLER ZUM PRINCIPAL CONDUCTOR UND SCHLIESST ERSTE PHASE DER UMSTRUKTURIERUNG AB Die Basel Sinfonietta ernennt mit Baldur Brönnimann erstmals in ihrer 35-jährigen Geschichte einen Principal Conductor. Zudem beendet sie die […]

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The „Leningrad“ symphony and the Falange

Last week I spent a week  at the RNCM in  Manchester working, amongst other things, on Shostakovich’s Leningrad symphony. During the week I had many doubts about the piece – this is music where the […]

Bit 20 – Season 13/14 brochure and new website!

This season, we’ll present the norwegian premiere of Romitelli’s seminal „Index of Metals“ at Borealis Festival 2014, Martin Matalon’s scoring of Fritz Lang’s „Metropolis“ movie, conducted by the composer himself plus many other world premieres […]

talking to Djuro Zivkovic – 24/9/2013

On the 29th of September, we’ll play Djuro Zivkovic’s „On the Guarding of the Heart“ at Logen in Bergen (Norway). Djuro will also accompany us on a Bit Lounge, the new post-concert event which is […]

Talking with Lene Grenager – 11/9/2013

This week on Friday, we’ll play the premiere of Lene Grenager’s new Orchestral work, VEV, with Oslo Philharmonic at the Konserthus in Oslo. Here is a little chat I had with Lene:   What does […]

Bit20 gets new grant for education projects

  Bit 20 got a 100 000 € Arts develompent grant to develop childrens projects with Contemporary Music over the next three years. The funds come partly from Hordaland County council and Bergen City council. […]

Prometeo (Nono) in Buenos Aires

Its now quite a few years since I last worked on „Prometeo“ and I think its one of the greatest pieces ever written. The score is not printed, so the autograph is all we have, […]

Preview to the 13/14 season

  After two months of summer, there are still some sounds of last season hanging around in my head. But in a week’s time, I’ll be back on the road, discovering new places and new […]

Dans le bar avec Vinko Globokar (in french)

Vinko, quelles sont les personnes qui vous ont influencé le plus sur votre carrière musicale? ,Je suis né en France dans un famille d’émigrés slovènes.A l’âge de 6ans j’ai commencé avec l’accordéon et chantais dans […]

El Tiempo (Colombia)

Sinfónica Nacional dice adiós a la batuta que la dirigió cuatro años Por: CARLOS SOLANO | 7:55 p.m. | 10 de Diciembre del 2012   Descomplicado y dispuesto a los retos, es la imagen que […]

La Nacion (Pablo Gianera) 2.12.2012

Domingo 02 de diciembre de 2012 | Publicado en edición impresa Contemporánea Genialidad austríaca   Por Pablo Gianera  | LA NACION        La orquesta durante la interpretación de Monadologie XII. Foto: Colombaroli / Teatro Colón Klangforum Wien . Programa: Still, de Beat Furrer; Monodie, […]

Klangforum @ Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires

Tonight, we’ll play with Klangforum at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. The concert will be on the main stage, which is a risk, but an important statement. Many important things have happened in this […]

Interview with Anna Thorvaldsdottir

On the 16th of November, Bit20 will play „Hrim“ by Anna Thorvaldsdottir. Anna is the recipient of the Nordic Council Music Prize 2012 and her debut album „Rhizoma“ won the Classical/Contemporary Album of the Year […]