Berlin Fellowship 2019 — Music

Kristine Tjøgersen

*1982 in Oslo (NO)

lives in Oslo


Kristine Tjøgersen studied composition under prof. Carola Bauckholt at the Anton Bruckner Universität in Linz and clarinet under prof. Hans Christian Bræin at the Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo. Her works have been performed, among others, by Arditti Quartet, ensemble recherche, Ensemble Aventure, Mimitabu, BIT-20 and Bruckner Orchester Linz. She plays the clarinet in the award-winning ensembles asamisimasa and Ensemble neoN, and has performed at many major European new music festivals. Kristine Tjøgersen has a special interest in music that combines sound and visuals, and investigates and explores how they interact with each other.


“During my residency I will compose the following pieces: a piano concerto for Ellen Ugelvik and Trondheim Sinfonietta, and an orchestra piece for the Norwegian Radio Orchestra. In my compositions, I often explore the relationship between what we see and what we hear. My interests can be divided into two focus areas: works that are inspired by nature and works that have visual elements, in which I investigate how these are connected to music through close interplay. For me music is not isolated, but rather in contact with something outside of it, and through this contact the music can be changed and developed through interaction. Connection with something different always entails a certain risk, and I find that exciting, because you risk the music changing into something you do not know yet.”