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Past events

2011
  • OCTOBER 29, 18:00 & 20:00
    Premiere of the piece O Pen, write new me for two singers at the Emanuel Vigeland Mausoleum in Oslo. More information on the Facebook event page. This is a collaboration between NMK (Ny Musikks Komponistgruppe) and singers Kristin Bolstad and Camilla Ediassen.

  • DECEMBER 3, 16:00
    Premiere of MITDOGC for Duo Hevans (Henri Bok on bass clarinet and Ann Evans on tenor saxophone), at the Tøyen office, Oslo. This is a collaboration between NMK (Ny Musikks Komponistgruppe) and Duo Hevans.
    Location: Tøyenkontoret, Hagegt. 22, Oslo

  • DECEMBER 10, 14:00
    Performance of MITDOGC for Duo Hevans (Henri Bok on bass clarinet and Ann Evans on tenor saxophone), at the 2nd European Clarinet Festival in Madrid. This is a collaboration between NMK (Ny Musikks Komponistgruppe) and Duo Hevans.
    More information here


2012
  • JANUARY 5
    Mira Benjamin performs Alien Dialogue for solo violin and digital audio playback. This concert is produced by NMK (Ny Musikks Komponistgruppe). The concert is held a Sound of MU in Oslo. More information on the Facebook event page.

  • FEBRUARY 9 - 19:45
    Imitation Study 1 was premiered at Codarts Muziekzaal, Rotterdam. Musicians: Hans Blok, Panagiotis Gklistis, Hinse Mutter, Karolina Ogrodowska. Watch and listen to a part of the performance here:


  • FEBRUARY 23
    Mira Benjamin, violinist of Ensemble Portmantô, performs Alien Dialogue for solo violin and digital audio playback in Montréal, Canada. More information on the Facebook event page.

  • FEBRUARY 27
    Performance of MITDOGC for Duo Hevans (Henri Bok on bass clarinet and Ann Evans on tenor saxophone), in Huddersfield, UK. This is a collaboration between NMK (Ny Musikks Komponistgruppe) and Duo Hevans.

  • MAY 11 - 19:30
    Codarts composition department concert, at Kruisplein, Rotterdam. Two world premieres by Hugo Harmens;

    • "There is no soon" for four percussionists, performed by Robin Eggers, Ruben Martinez Orio, Yves Popov and Romeo Cimarosti.

    • "Accept-dance" for extended sinfonietta and solo soprano. Performed by students of the Rotterdam Classical Music Academy (Codarts) and soprano Anna Majchrzak

  • MAY 15
    Codarts OPEN PODIUM with works by composition students of the classical academy, at Kruisplein, Rotterdam. "Imitation Study 2" was performed by Hans Blok (euphonium) and Hinse Mutter (double bass).

  • JUNE 8 - 20:15
    Premiere of "A park in my garden in the park" for the Nieuw Ensemble (NL), at the composers' festival at the Conservatory of Amsterdam.

  • JUNE 9 - 20:15
    Second performance of "A park in my garden in the park" for the Nieuw Ensemble (NL), at Nutshuis in Den Haag.

  • JUNE 26 - 14:00
    "There is no soon" was performed at Robin Eggers' first year master recital at Codarts, Kruisplein.
    Theaterzaal 6.41
    Watch and listen here:


  • JULY 2 - 9
    nu:nord 2012 edition in Montréal, Canada. A new music conference involving composers and performers from Norway and Canada. Read more on the nu:nord website ...

  • AUGUST 12 - 25 / QC, CANADA
    Hugo Harmens participated in the Domaine Forget New Music Session 2012 in Canada.
    The piece "My second glass of wine with Margaret" for string quartet was premiered in one of four concerts with music by the participating composers, plus composers Lasse Thoresen and Martin Matalon, performed by the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne and young performer participants.

  • SEPTEMBER 9 - 18:00 / TRONDHEIM, NO
    Texturealities 1 was premiered by Trondheim Sinfonietta at the Trondheim Open Festival.
    Location: Gråmølna, Nedre Elvehavn.

  • SEPTEMBER 12 - 20:00 / OSLO, NO
    isms for string quartet was premiered by Quatuor Bozzini (CAN) at the Ultima Festival.
    Location: PARKTEATERET
    This was a collaboration between Quatuor Bozzini, Ultima Festival and NMK.

  • SEPTEMBER 23 / THE HAGUE, NL
    "Sunrised" for solo female voice was performed by Merlijn Runia at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague

  • NOVEMBER 18 - 13:00 / BERGEN, NO
    isms for string quartet was performed by Quatuor Bozzini (CAN) in Bergen. The concert was a collaboration between Quatuor Bozzini, NMK and AVGARDE concert series in Bergen.
    Location: Bergen public library



2013
  • JANUARY 18 / OSLO, NO
    Premiere of the new piece JS Music zero, based on algorithmic composition principles and programmed in JavaScript, to be premiered by the Oslo-based Aksiom Ensemble.
    The concert also features new works by other members of NMK (Ny Musikks Komponistgruppe).

  • MARCH 2 / UTRECHT, NL
    The Fox String Quartet (NL) performed Hugo Harmens' arrangements of pieces by the Icelandic composer/musician Ólafur Arnalds at the Nordic Delight Festival in Utrecht.

  • APRIL 18 - 20:00 / MONTREAL, QC, CAN
    Third performance of isms by Quatuor Bozzini (CAN), as a part of their QB Salon series in Montreal. This is a collaboration between the quartet and Ny Musikks Komponistgruppe (NMK, Norway).
    Location: Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur, Montreal.

  • MAY 29-30 / MONTREAL, QC, CAN
    Hugo Harmens participated in a workshop for young composers with Ensemble Transmission, with a new work-in-progress for flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, violin and cello, entitled "Incognito".
    Other participants in the workshop were Scott Rubin, Mason Koenig, Vahram Sargsyan, Charles-Antoine Fréchette and Pedro Henrique de Faria.
    Conducting and leading the workshop was prof. Denys Bouliane.








  • JUNE 26 - 18:00 / OSLO, NO
    "Nemesister" for harpsichord, flute and percussion was performed by The Roentgen Connection (NL). The concert also featured music by other members of NMK.
    Location: Ladegården, Oslo gate 13

  • SEPTEMBER 28 / OSLO, NO
    Third performance of the piece "O Pen, write new me" for two singers.
    Camilla Ediassen (sop), Kristin Bolstad (alt)
    Location: Emanuel Vigeland Mausoleum

  • SEPTEMBER 29 / OSLO, NO
    Fourth performance of the piece "O Pen, write new me" for two singers.
    Camilla Ediassen (sop), Kristin Bolstad (alt)
    Location: Emanuel Vigeland Mausoleum

  • NOVEMBER 10 - 20:00 / OSLO, NO
    Yumi Murakami performed "The past is present in the future" for solo flute.
    Location: Sound of Mu
    Facebook event page

  • DECEMBER 8 - 20:00 / OSLO, NO
    Erik Nerheim and Kristine Tjøgersen performed "MITDOGC", version for alto sax and bass clarinet (orig. tenor sax).
    Location: Sound of Mu


2014

  • FEBRUARY 13 - 19:30 / KRAKÓW, PL
    The Roentgen Connection performed the piece Nemesister together with other pieces composed by members of NMK.
    Facebook event page


  • MARCH 1 - 20:00 / WINNIPEG, MB, CAN
    Architek Percussion performed short pieces by 12 composers based on texts by Georges Aperghis, along with readings of the same texts as well as their own interpretation.
    The concert was a part of the Cluster Festival Location: Urban Shaman Gallery
    Time: 20:00

  • MARCH 10 - 11:30am / MONTREAL, QC, CAN
    The McGill Symphony Orchestra did a reading of orchestrations of short piano pieces, including Hugo Harmens' orchestration of Messiaen's Prelude no. 3 ("Le Nombre Leger").

  • MARCH 14 - 21:00 / MONTREAL, QC, CAN
    Architek Percussion performed short pieces by 12 composers based on texts by Georges Aperghis, along with readings of the same texts as well as their own interpretation.
    Location: O Patro Vys

  • MAY 25 - 20:00 / OSLO, NO
    Mira Benjamin performed the piece "Alien Dialogue" for solo violin and digital audio playback, along with other works by nu:nord composers Pia Møller Johansen, Harald Sæther, Kristin Bolstad, Tyler Futrell, and Luke Nickel.
    Location: Sound of MU, Markveien 58

    Facebook event page

  • SEPTEMBER 24 - 20:00 / OSLO, NO
    "Flytende" for string orchestra was premiered by Telemark Kammerorkester (NO), conducted by Lars-Erik ter Jung.
    The concert was a part of the mini festival Konglomerat.
    Location: Akershus slottskirke, Oslo
    Facebook event page...

  • SEPTEMBER 27 - 20:00 / ROTTERDAM, NL
    "Chapter Closed" for large wind orchestra was premiered by De Christelijke Muziekvereniging te Hattem (NL), conducted by Carlo Balemans.
    Location: Laurenskerk Rotterdam
    Facebook event page...



2015

  • JUNE 2-3 / MONTREAL, QC, CAN
    Hugo Harmens participated in a workshop for young composers with Ensemble Transmission, with a new computer-generated sketch for flute, bass clarinet, piano, percussion, violin and cello.


  • SEPT 27 - OCT 11 / STJØRDAL, NORWAY
    The exhibition Farfabula by Norwegian artist Per Kristian Solbakken featuring a sound installation piece by Hugo Harmens and lighting design by Morten Reinan. Read more here and here (Norwegian).
    This exibition was also a part of Den Kulturelle Skolesekken and Den Kulturelle Spaserstokken.


  • NOVEMBER 27 - 19:00 / OSLO, NORWAY
    Hugo's piece "Secret" for solo alto flute was performed by Sigrid Maria Inderberg at a concert featuring music by young Norwegian composers who are all members of nyMusikks Komponistgruppe (NMK).

    More information here.


  • DECEMBER 7 - 20:00 / TORONTO,ON, CANADA
    Premiere of Hugo's piece "Intellectual Negotiation" for cello and male voice, together with music by Canadian composer Jeremy Bellaviti.
    Location: GALLERY 345, TORONTO







2016

  • MARCH 2 - 15:30 / OSLO, NORWAY
    Official release of record with works by young Norwegian composers, including Hugo Harmens' piece "Flytende," performed by Telemark Kammerorkester.
    An official release event took place at the National Gallery in Oslo.
    More information on the Facebook event page.

    Digital release for purchase at
    Clicktrack Music Store.




  • AUGUST 11 - 20:00 / BERGEN, NORWAY
    Montreal-based Architek Percussion performed the piece "ZMIX" in Bergen.
    Link to facebook event page here.


  • AUGUST 13 - 19:30 / OSLO, NORWAY
    New piece for saxophone duo and tape was premiered in Oslo by Decho Ensemble (US).
    Link to facebook event page here.


  • AUGUST 14 - 17:00 / OSLO, NORWAY
    Montreal-based Architek Percussion performed the piece "ZMIX" in Bergen.
    Link to facebook event page here.


  • SEPTEMBER 22 - 19:00 / OSLO, NORWAY
    New piece for solo guitar was premiered by Ole Martin Huser-Olsen.
    The concert was organized by NMK, and featured music by other NMK composers as well.
    Location: Augusta's, Seilduksgt 11

    Facebook event page...