Artistic research (FOU)
The Trondheim Concertos, 2021
A pursuit to identify anonymous 18th century manuscripts in the Gunnerus library in Trondheim, which led to a rediscovery of unknown music and a world premiere recording of violin concertos and a piano trio. Link to project website
The Tartini Style, 2015
‘The Tartini Style’ is my contribution to the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme, a research project that concluded in 2015 and was subsequently recognised as Ph.-D. equivalent. The entire text can be downloaded from Brage, the Norwegian university libraries online services.
The pursuit was to identify elements of Tartini’s personal style of performance, in particular his style of embellishment, and to develop a method to re-implement them in his music where direct sources are insufficient. The subsequent recording, released on the label 2L in 2015, demonstrates this ornamental practice applied in typical slow movements, like the famous ‘Devil’s sonata’.
This recording is available on most online streaming services, like Spotify, Tidal, iTunes etc. The full album in hi-res multi-channel format is available in 2L web store for download or on Pure Audio Blu-Ray.
Copying the “Lipinski” Stradivarius into baroque, 2011
How does one copy a violin, a famous Stradivarius from 1715 currently in a modern condition, back into its original baroque shape? And how does one set it up in a way that favours to the repertoire that we know was performed on this excact instrument? Read more