Tróndur Bogason (fo)

Barbara

In English

Tróndur Bogason (born 1976) studied composition in Copenhagen with Ib Nørholm, Hans Abrahamsen and Bent Sørensen, and in Den Haag with Martijn Padding and Louis Andriessen. He has written for a wide variety of ensembles - in Europe predominantly - often incorporating electronics and/or spatial dimensions. In Babel (2007) 11 musicians were split between three rooms, playing three different compositions simultaneously, each with its own musical characteristics, while the audiences were free to move between the different locations. Barbara presents a somewhat similar approach, although it all takes place in the same room. 4 traditional Faroese Kingo hymns, sung by choir or soloist, are placed in different sonic surroundings; sometimes alone, sometimes two or more on top of each other. The score was written for a contemporary dance performance, based on the novel by Jørgen-Frantz Jacobsen. Tróndur Bogason has been awarded several prizes and grants and in 2010 he was awarded the three-year working grant from the Faroese Cultural Foundation.

På dansk

Tróndur Bogason (født 1976) har studeret komposition i København hos Ib Nørholm, Hans Abrahamsen og Bent Sørensen, samt i Haag hos Martijn Padding og Louis Andriessen. Han har skrevet for en lang række ensembler, primært i Europa, og han gør ofte brug af elektronisk musik og/eller rumlige dimensioner i sine værker. I Babel (2007) blev 11 musikere placeret i tre forskellige rum, mens de spillede tre forskellige kompositioner samtidig. Hver komposition havde sine egne musikalske karakteristika, og publikum kunne frit bevæge sig mellem de forskellige rum. Barbara gør brug af en lignende metode, selv om det hele foregår i det samme rum. Fire traditionelle færøske Kingo-salmer, sunget af et kor eller en solist, placeres i forskellige lydlige omgivelser. Nogle gange kun én salme, andre gange to eller flere oven i hinanden. Partituret er skrevet til en nutidig danseforestilling, baseret på Jørgen-Frantz Jacobsens roman. Tróndur Bogason har modtaget flere priser og legater, og i 2010 modtog han det treårige arbejdslegat fra Færøernes Kulturfond (Mentanargrunnur Landsins).