Sound of the Arctic

Concert in the Mine


February 11, 2020

8:00 pm

Sound of the Arctic / Dark with excessive bright

Welcome to a concert in unusual surroundings!

The main hall at the mine is converted into a concert hall – and the Arctic Sinfonietta performs excerpts from Lasse Thoresen’s brand new commissioned work The Sound of the Arctic. The orchestral work is inspired by Thoresen’s trips to Svalbard and Northern Norway’s snow-covered landscape. The premier performance took place at the Ultima Festival in September 2019. The work may be described as a phonetic polar expedition which explores the beauty and fear of a wilderness on the way to disappearing. Some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes are in the polar region. It also provides a shocking image of the climate crisis.

Grammy nominated composer Missy Mazzoli

The orchestra will also play works by the american composer Missy Mazzoli, which brings the atmosphere and feeling of darkness and light into the mine. Starting with Mazzoli's beautiful Vespers for solo violin and electronics, before presenting her ensemble pieces. what could fit better in the beautiful February light?

Conductor:Tim Weiss

Soloist: Peter Herresthal, violin

Arctic Philharmonic sinfonietta


Missy Mazzoli,


Dark with excessive bright

These world's in us

Lasse Thoresen,

Sound of the Arctic

1, 2, 6 movement (Bare hvitt, Brefront og Minnemøter)

Please note:

Bus leaves at 7 pm

Concert starts at 8 pm

Bus transport is included in the concert ticket.

Bus leaves from COOP parking lot - it is possible to but tickets on the bus and at the venue.

Main photo: Trym Ivar Bergsmo

Photo of Mazzoli: Marylene Mey

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