Ruben Sverre Gjertsen’s (NO) prestigious assignments have already earned him international attention. His work is characterised by a virtuosity on the micro level that distorts expectations as to how instruments and ensembles should sound.
In his new work, Landscape with figures II, the room is used in different ways, musicians and singers are positioned among the audience, and electroacoustic sounds are conveyed via a large loudspeaker setup that fills the room and creates a three-dimensional terrain.
Landscape with figures is written for Song Circus, and is available in to different versions:
Landscape with figures II (70 min) written for Song Circus, Oslo Sinfonietta and electronics
Landscape with figures IIa (45 min) written for Song Circus and electronics
In this Norwegian interview Gjertsen speaks about “Landscape with figures” and his approach to composing music: