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Eivind Buene: Again and Again and Again

A study on new musical works that in various ways integrate historical music as important components.

Field of study: Artistic Research (Composition)


Buene has investigated the critical potential in the repetition of music history, and he is interested in the historical residue in both the apparatus of production and performance of new music.

Buene has composed three works during the project period, dealing with different aspects of the apparatus of musical performance: A piece made within the framework of the institutionalized orchestral performance – the symphonic site; A work where the situation of chamber music performance is thematized; A performance where the intimacy of the private musical space has been investigated. These works are reflected in an accompanying body of text where ideas in and around the works are discussed in three different formats: The long essay, the brief note and the fictional form of the novel.


Title: Again and Again and Again. Music as Site, Situation and Repetition.

Artistic Result

The following was presented at NMH 22 November 2012:

  • Eivind Buene: “Standing Stones” (2010) for orchestra hall with symphonic orchestra and electronics, recording of a performance at the Ultima festival 2010
  • Eivind Buene: Johannes Brahms “Klarinetten-trio” (2011) with Asamisimasa; Tanja Orning, Rolf Borch, Anders Førisdal, Daniel Paulsen og Håkon Austbø
  • Eivind Buene: Schubert Lounge (2012), EP Vinyl Record.

Also included:

  • “Standing Stones” for orchestra hall with symphonic orchestra and electronics (score, CD and DVD from the performance 13 September 2011)
  • Johannes Brahms “Klarinetten-trio” (example: facsimile of the clarinet part and DVD from the performance 13 September 2011)
  • Schubert Lounge (Photo documentation of house concert 14 May 2012)

Written documentation

Eivind Buene’s critical reflection is presented as five essays, long stretches of text from his two previously published novels Enmannsorkester and Allsang, together with a text with Q&A.

The project is documented in the Research Catalogue

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Published: Jan 4, 2017 — Last updated: Jun 24, 2024