Folk Music
Choir music, 5 minutes, 2005.
Performed by Ginnungagap, Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo. April 7. 2005.
Commissioned by Happy Days 2005, Sound Festival.
Produced by Ny Musikk.
Concept: “Folk music”
Make a sociological study of a choir.  Interview the choir about music. Use fragments of the interviews to compose a recitative polyphonic composition for a four-voice choir. Make the score without notes; just organize it in bars and rest. Then make them sing and perform their own thoughts or ideas about music, refined and controlled first by the “composer” and then rehearsed and directed by a conductor.
The music shall sound like an illusive everyday conversation, fragmented and chaotic, but in the same time be strictly controlled.