“Persefone Perseptions is written by the Norwegian composer Ole-Henrik Moe, for five female voices and an orchestra of wine glasses. The piece is a detailed study of vocal sound surfaces and micro tonality.”
Ole-Henrik Moe (1966) has studied violin and composition in Oslo and Paris, as well as biophysics, cognitive science and musicology at the University of Oslo. Moe works as a composer and violinist, and he has made music for concerts, dance, theatre and film. As a violinist Moe has a rather unique technique in his playing, and he works with a great number of genres and expressions – for instance he has cooperated with the Norwegian rock band Motorpsycho and Magne Furuholmen from a-ha. Moe has been awarded prices for his compositions, and in 2007 the Norwegian Grammy Award (Spellemannprisen) was awarded for a recording of his works, Ciacconna / 3 Persephone Perceptions, with the violinist Kari Rønnekleiv. Ole-Henrik Moe was nominated to The Nordic Council Music Prize in 2012.