nattasang fra andre siden av havet


Bass flute, Percussion, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Tape


for nyMusikk’s Composer Groups’s 30th anniversary


ca. 1 min 30 sec


nattasang fra andre siden av havet begins tentatively and remains subdued and soft-spoken for a while. Air and key sounds in the winds, as well as bowing on wood in the strings, mix with the sound of the musicians whispering. Then, suddenly, a small child’s voice breaks in, babbling and singing, in the end taking control of the musicians’ pulse.

The Norwegian title translates to “lullaby from across an ocean”


Text from the CD booklet:

the first time I was away from my son

for more than a weekend


I was on Gotland

writing a piece for Oslo Sinfonietta

the only thing I knew for sure

was that his playful singing would be part of

the piece


I’ve never had such

longing for home


as I had

towards the end

of my stay there


but in the end, I came home

“nattasang fra andre siden av havet” in my list of works


in my album unleash, published by MERE records


Order from NB noter

Read watermarked score here:

World premiere

by Oslo Sinfonietta, conducted by Lars-Erik ter Jung 19th of November 2008 in Oslo.


Other performances


by Gageego, conducted by Rei Munakata, UNM, Gothenburg



by Caput, Nordic Music Days, Harpa, Reykjavik



by NOSO sinfonietta at the portrait concert #tettpå, Stormen Concert House, Bodø



by Trondheim sinfonietta, conducted by Kai Grinde Myrann, as a part of the concert “Repons: Therese Ulvo”

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