Ola Aasdahl Rokkones
Tromsø Kulturhus, Norway.
Starting off with Kirsten Flagstad's premiere of Strauss's Four Last Songs in 1950, I will be giving a very brief and selective talk about vocal music in the 20th century.
At an upcoming conference dedicated to Rolf Jacobsen's poetry, I will be presenting ideas behind my work "En Verden Bortenfor Øynene" under the title "Setting Music to Poems by Rolf Jacobsen."
The Norwegian Art Council has awarded me a two-year work grant from the Norwegian Government Grants for Artists. Looking forward to sharing more about upcoming projects and performances soon.