THU / NOV 8TH 7:30 PM
Amos Rex (Lasipalatsi square, Bio Rex)
Ørjan Matre (b. 1979) studied composition at the Norwegian Academy of Music with Bjørn Kruse, Lasse Thoresen, Olav Anton Thommessen and Henrik Hellstenius. He has distinguished himself as a distinct voice in Norwegian music, and has been awarded high profile commissions by leading performers, ensembles and orchestras.
Orphic Songs - for mixed choir (2016)
Orphic Songs use four different ancient texts taken from the Orphic Rhapsodies and Hymns. Orphism (Ancient Greek: Ὀρφικά) is the name given to a set of religious beliefs and practices originating in the Ancient Greek and the Hellenistic world, associated with literature ascribed to the mythical poet Orpheus, who descended into Hades and returned.