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 Hilde Torgersen
 Voice Stories
 Year released: 2001
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Voice Stories consists of pieces for voice and electronics. Common to all
the pieces is the portrayal, in different ways, of profound female destinies
from different cultures and ages, created by some of the most central
composers in New Music:

Alejandro Viñao: Masago¹s Confession (1996)
Hildegard¹s Dream (1994)
Giacinto Scelsi: Hô (1960) and Taiagaru (1962)
Luigi Nono: La fabbrica illuminata (1964)

Masago¹s Confession was originally a scene of the chamber opera Rashomon.
The libretto is based on a short story by Ryunosuke Akutagawa, and filmed by
Akira Kurosawa. Here, Masago tells of an assault by bandits, in which she
herself claims to have killed her husband. Hildegard¹s Dream portrays one of
the most famous of Hildegard von Bingen¹s religious visions. In La fabbrica
illuminata, the singer is the commentator of ­ and is placed amid
loudspeakers that broadcast ­ the sounds of life and drama in a factory,
overdubbed with sequences of choir-song. Scelsi¹s piece Hô is based on a
word of Sanskrit.

Hilde Torgersen was educated at the Norwegian Academy of Music. She is an
active proponent of New Music, and has premiered pieces by James Dillon,
Arne Norheim, James Clarke, Gerhard Stäbler, Rolf Wallin, among others.
Hilde Torgersen has recorded CD¹s with ensembles such as Cikada, Oslo
Sinfonietta, Sisu and pianist Kenneth Karlsson. She has also worked with
jazz musicians such as Bugge Wesseltoft, Sidsel Endresen and Morten Halle.

Release: 17th November, at Fabrikken in Oslo, Nedregate 7, 9pm; free

Musikkoperatørene, Oslo, Norway tel. +47 22 09 69 00, fax: +47 22 09 69 09,

ALBEDO / Ny Musikk
Tollbugt. 28, 0157 OSLO, Norway tel. +47 22 33 70 90, fax +47 22 33 70 95

Alejandro Viñao: Masago's Confession (1996)
Hildegard's Dream (1994)
Giacinto Scelsi: Hô (1960) og Taiagaru (1962)
Luigi Nono: La fabbrica illuminata (1964)