C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

D0 note (18.35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

F0 note (21.83 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

G0 note (24.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

A0 note (27.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

Mikalsen, Jan Erik 




The prize-winning Norwegian composer Jan Erik Mikalsen has been chosen as his country’s INTRO-Composer for three years beginning in 2014. Norway’s INTRO-Composer scheme supports young composers for a three-year period to enable them to establish a greater international presence.
The exposure that the INTRO programme gives Jan Erik Mikalsen should only accelerate the speed with which the Oslo-based composer is becoming known. He has already built up a reputation within Norway for inventive and dynamic compositions that have been commissioned by such major institutions as the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Oslo Sinfonietta and the Faust Quartet. Jan Erik’s work has also been performed by many international ensembles and at festivals such as the Nordic Music Days, Radio France’s Festivale Présences and New York’s Performa 13 (with artist Tori Wrånes). In 2013, Jan Erik’s Parts II for Orchestra was the winner of the prestigious Edvard Prize for the best contemporary music composition. A year earlier, the same piece had taken the third prize in the 2011 Toru Takemitsu Composition Award, which was judged by Salvatore Sciarrino.

Born in 1979 in Kristiansund on the western coast of Norway, Jan Erik Mikalsen studied at the Grieg Academy in Bergen (2000-04) and at the Royal Danish Music Academy in Copenhagen (2003-04). His earliest musical experiences were as a tuba player in a children’s marching band.





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