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Nynorsk Messingkvintett

Erlend Aagaard-Nilsen—trumpet Jørgen Arnesen—trumpet Daniel Weiseth Kjellesvik—horn Ingebjørg Bruket—trombone Berger Iver Færder—tuba   NyNorsk Brass Quintet focuses on new, Norwegian music and genre-crossing projects, and since its debut in 2016 has premiered as many as 26 works by composers such as Therese Birkelund Ulvo, Nils Henrik Asheim, and Marcus Paus. The ensemble has also given Norwegian premieres of works by James Tenney and Gerard Grisey. They have created a repertoire with a varied and distinctive soundscape through collaborations with artists such as Tora Augestad, organist Anders Eidsten Dahl, bandoneonist Per Arne Glorvigen, actor Ivar Nergaard, and countertenor Sean Bell. NyNorsk Brass Quintet has appeared at festivals such as Only Connect Festival of Sound, BrassWind, Bergen Kirkeautunnale, and the Egil Hovland Festival, and in the autumn of 2019 toured Helsinki and Tallinn. They have developed several of their own concert productions that lie at the intersection between contemporary music, literature, and performing arts, and where Ole Paus and Kjartan Fløgstad, among others, have contributed new texts.

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