New releases

The renowned violist Paul Cortese has released two of my works for solo viola: "Lockdown Miniatures #2b" and "Notturno". Beautifully recorded in Barcelona by Julian Jahanpour, art work by Jonas Howden Sjøvaag. Available on all digital music services. Check it out! Spotify

Performances Spring-22

Finally the world is starting to get going again, and concerts are back on!

February 2nd Nordic Voices at Munch: Still in Silence and Spring without Voices (From The Bee Madrigals)

February 26th DonkeyJam with Lucy Riley premiere of "Mirror Systems" (viola, piano, saxophone) Slemmestad Church

February 27th DonkeyJam with Lucy Riley "Mirror Systems" Gamle Raadhus Scene, Oslo

March 15th Halvorsen Musikkfest Drammen premiere of "Trio" (vln, vlc, piano) by Birgitte Stærnes, Kristian Ofstad Lindberg and Jan Clemens Carlssen

April 4th Trondheim DonkeyJam with Lucy Riley "Mirror Systems"

April 23rd "Imprints" new version for brass quintet NyNorsk Messingkvintett Nes Kirke

April 24th "Imprints" NyNorsk Messingkvintett Kulturkirken Jakob, Oslo




Performances are back again!

After more than 18 months of cancellations and delays concerts are slowly starting to happen again.

24th October world premiere of "Anima | Persona" for cello and piano by Michael G. Ronstadt and Forrest Tobey at Earlham College, Indiana.

30th October world premiere of "Gravity and Center by The Bassless Trio at Eastern Connecticut State Uni. The piece is based on a poem by American poet Henri Cole.

The Progression Ensemble Oslo performs "As the Wind Behaves" in Oslo Nov 9, Moss Nov 10 and Hamar Nov 11.

30 November Birgitte Stærnes and Telemark Chamber Orchestra performs "Fading Time: Concerto for Violin and Strings" at Gamle Raadhus Scene, Oslo. This will be the second performance of the concerto.

19 December NyNorsk Messingkvintett and Fakta Morgana with singers Frank Havrøy and Silje Aker Johnsen will give two shows at Sentralen, Oslo,  of our new music theathre project "SOL". 

In February 2022 the trio Donkey Jam will give the premiere of "Mirror Systems I-V", composed for saxophone, viola and piano in every possible combination.

Spring 2022 NyNorsk Messingkvintett will perform the quintet version of "Imprints", originally written for brass septet.

Spring 2022 Fakta Morgana with Juliana Venter will premiere the musictheathrehybrid "Minefelt" (Minefield) at Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo.

And more to come!


Performances despite the pandemic!

Despite the pandemic, concerts are happening in Norway. Within the limits of 200 max audience, several orchestras and ensembles continue to give concerts. In November, The Progression Ensemble Oslo will give two concerts: HøstRiss festival arranged by NyMusikk Østfold in Fredrikstad Nov 6, and Mikaels Church in Oslo Nov 8. Works by Magnar Åm, Kari Beate Tandberg, Ginto Mizuki (US), Dagfinn Koch and Bjørn Bolstad Skjelbred. As The Wind Behaves, Lockdown Miniatures #2, #3 and #4.

December 6th, accordionist Andreas Angell will give a solo concert at Mikaels Church in Oslo, with works by several composers (dead and alive) including the world premiere of my piece "Reveal|Conceal", composed to Andreas and Rocco Jerry.


Next year (hopefully) : Premiere of Lockdown Miniatures $2b Viola and #5 Piano by Karoline Vik Hegge and Finn Magnus Fjell Hjelland, "En Følsom Tid" (A Time Of Sensitivity) for choir and 2 vibraphones by Volda Vokal, "Mirror Systems" for Donkey Jam / Lucy Riley and new pianotrio composed for Ars Nova Trio/Birgitte Stærnes. "Vox terra"(solo Cello) and new cello / piano duo "Anima|Persona" composed to Michael G. Ronstadt (US).



jakke skulder MG 2699-small