Carola Bauckholt: Ich muss mit Dir reden Cikada
Info for Carola Bauckholt: Ich muss mit Dir reden
”For me, Carola’s music is all about communication and the relationship between different sounds and musical events. Perhaps this explains the title of this album: Ich muss mit Dir reden, I must talk to you. When you play her music you almost feel you are participating in a conversation, or some kind of social encounter. In my view, sound and tonal resources, music’s building blocks, only get a truly musical function when they speak to one another and develop relationships, and it is this interaction that seems to be what is really important in music.” (Kenneth Karlsson)
”The Cikada ensemble had been playing my pieces for several years before I finally had the chance to meet them in 2007 at a concert in Cologne. There they played Keil, a piece that everyone, including me, had largely forgotten after its premiere. They breathed new life into the piece, and I was even surprised myself. It’s one of the best experiences when a piece takes on a life of its own and I meet up with it again after it has so to say “grown up”. In 2009, I received a major commission from Cikada for the pieces Laufwerk and Sog, which shaped my work up to 2013. This commission was the beginning of my intensive involvement in the exciting new music scene in Norway, which continues until today.” — Carola Bauckholt.
Christian Eggen, conductor
Carola Bauckholt, samples
Since its 1989 formation in Oslo, the Cikada has developed a refined and highly acclaimed profile on the international contemporary music scene. From the very beginning, Cikada has consisted of flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, string quintet and conductor Christian Eggen. All ten are equal, permanent members, and the ensemble has become synonymous with the Oslo Sound of fresh, vibrant, warm and virtuosic interpretations of consciously selected, contemporary repertoire.
In concerts at major international festivals and on numerous albums, Cikada’s distinct ensemble profile manifests itself in strong programming. Integral to this work is a wish to develop long-term collaborations with composers and to build composer portraits with commissioned works over time.
Cikada was awarded the prestigious Nordic Music Prize in 2005.