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 Tanja Orning
 Cellotronics
 Year released: 2005
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Tanja Orning eradicates the traditional boundaries within her profession – being both a composer, performer, improviser and an interpreter of classical works – an approach which she shares with many musicians today. It is in fact a return to a historical practice which was common before performance and composition became separate professions. Orning’s background is traditional, with classical cello studies in Oslo, London and the USA, and as a principal cellist in the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra. In 2000 she chose to leave her full-time orchestra post in order to realise her own wide-ranging music projects. In the band Wunderkammer Orning is a rock cellist; in Kyberia she creates new visual and musical forms of expression in collaboration with violinist Victoria Johnson and various video artists. In the interdisciplinary group Mobile Homes she acts as composer and performer, and she has realised a number of projects in collaboration with poets, actors, and dancers. Cellotronics presents Orning's most recent project, a joint venture with performer/composer Christian Wallumrød, in which the musical expression is shaped by the dialogue between composed structures and improvisation. Another feature of Orning’s musical world is her close collaboration with composers writing for her. Four such works are presented on this recording demonstrating her skills as a soloist. But rather than choosing the traditional symphony orchestra, she has chosen the computer as her accompanist and musical partner.
01 Chelsea (T. Orning/C. Wallumrød) 3:17
02 Ricercare (Henrik Hellstenius) 7:30
03 Jilt (T. Orning/C. Wallumrød) 1:53
04 Second Conversation with J.S. (Eivind Buene) 11:56
05 Battutto (Tanja Orning) 4:19
06 Krull Quest (Øyvind Torvund) 5:27
07 Bias Ply (Tanja Orning) 4:12
08 Symbiosis (Natasha Barrett) 17:36
09 Spectre Gul (T. Orning/C. Wallumrød) 3:12
+ Video track: Krull Quest by Risto Holopainen (mpg4)

Tanja Orning, cello
Christian Wallumrød synthesiser (track 1,3,5,7,9)

Recorded December 2003 in Levinsalen, Norwegian State Academy of Music. Recorded and edited by Hans Peter L`Orange, Lindberg Lyd. Mixed and mastered by Natasha Barrett. Produced by Natasha Barrett and Tanja Orning.

Supported by Fond for lyd og bilde and Norsk Komponistforening

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