Standing Waves record release + Bøen/Fiskaaen duo premier concert 21st February, Østre, Bergen

Standings Waves perform music from their newly released album “The Wave” and the Bøen/Fiskaaen flute and Guitar duo premier 4 Balkan Dances by Marcus Davidson at Østre, Bergen 21st. February 2019.

Standing Waves mixes music from the eastern and western hemispheres – with violin, percussion, keyboard, vocals, natural and space sounds and film, Standing Waves really is world music – east meets west, electroacoustic soundfest!

Violin – Roger Huckle
Vocals – Kat Kleve
Keyboards/sounds – Marcus Davidson
Percussion/drums – Anders Christian Jakobsen
Bass – Edvard Mjanger

Bøen/Fiskaaen duo (Knut Magnus Bøen, flute
Hallgeir Fiskaaen, guitar) were established in 2009 and are Bergen based. In 2017 they commissioned Marcus Davidson to write 4 Balkan Dances, this is its first performance. Funding was kindly provided by the Komponistenes vederlagsfond.

Marcus plays on Semper Liber

Some of Marcus´s past organ performances with Spire have been captured on Touch´s latest release, Semper Liber

The Players: Marcus Davidson Hildur Gudnadottir Mike Harding
Charles Matthews Clare M Singer Maia Urstad Anna von Hausswolff

Performed on the 1893 Schlag & Söhne organ at Johanneskirken, Bergen; the 1967 Karl Ludwig Schuke organ at Passionskirche, Berlin; the Peter Bares organ, inaugurated in 2004, at Kunststation St Peter, Cologne; the 1885 ‘Father’ Henry Willis organ at Lincoln Cathedral; the 1877 ‘Father’ Henry Willis organ at Union Chapel, London; the Rieger organ at St. Stephan’s Church, Mautern & the 1897 Johnson & Son organ at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church, Riga between 2009 and 2016

The Eternal Chord – Semper Liber

Marcus works being performed at word PAINTING sound

Contemporary music meets sound painting (gratis concert)

Mimes Brønn, Universitet på Vestlandet, Kronstad, Bergen 4th June 17.15.

Featuring compositions by Jostein Stalheim and Marcus Davidson, word PAINTING sound presents works based on texts by Shakespeare and Hughes, together with a demonstration of sound painting with its creator – Walter Thompson – with live video painting by Xavier Bonete. Featuring The Sky of Consciousness by Roger Huckle and Marcus Davidson.

Soundpainting is the universal multidisciplinary live composing sign language for musicians, actors, dancers, and visual Artists. The language comprises more than 1500 gestures that are signed by the Soundpainter (composer) to indicate the type of material desired of the performers. The Soundpainting language was created by Walter Thompson in Woodstock, New York in 1974.

Performing are:

Walter Thompson
Jostein Stalheim
Roger Huckle
Hilde Annine Hasselberg
Ljubov Katerli
Marcus Davidson
David Hebert
Alexander Fikse Fosse
Sonat Cosçuner

Minima Moralia plays Organ Psalm 5

On 26th February Denis Smagin on his show Minima Moralia (Organ music, modern composition and otherworldly electronic tunes) broadcast Organ Psalm 5. Recorded by Charles Matthews in St. Mary´s church, Warwick, March 6th 2003, Organ Psalm 5 is taken from Organ Psalms, a set of 5 organ pieces inspired by Pslam singing.

Organ Psalm 5 was released by Touch on Spire: Organ Works Past Present and Future.

2 new pieces at Borealis festival

AvGardEns: Identity : Borealis 2018

Marcus had 2 new pieces performed at the Borealis Festival in collaboration Avgarde on March 10th at Bergen Bibliotek. Hilde Anninne Hasselberg – sopran and Ljubov Katerli – piano performed Little Blood and King of Carrion, settings of poems by taken from Ted Hughes´s extraordinary Crow.

Music for Carte Blanche film

Vi er Carte Blanche – Olha

Vi er Carte Blanche – Olha. Årets første portrettvideo er om Olha. Det blir en spennende danse-vår for Carte Blanche!

Posted by Carte Blanche (NO) on 4. januar 2018

Marcus has written music for films by Tale Hendnes of dancers from Carte Blanche, Norway´s national company for contemporary dance.

Marcus is also class pianist for Carte Blanche since 2010, and has worked with many international ballet teachers including Sun Xiao Jun and Laura Rae Berlusconi.

New music for flute and guitar

Vi har sett litt i dag på verket Marcus Davidson holder på å skrive til oss. Det skal bli et verk i 4.satser. Davidson fikk penger av Norsk komponistforening for å skrive dette verket til oss.

Posted by Bøen/Fiskaaen DUO on 8. desember 2017

The Bøen/Fiskaaen duo (Knut Bøen and Hallgeir Fikaaen) have begun to practise my new piece for flute and classical guitar, influenced by Bulgarian and Macedonian music.

New material at house concert

Posted by Ronald Toppe on 3. november 2017

Roger and Marcus premiered new works based on the music of Hildegard von Bingen at a house concert in Bergen on November 4th. The new music mixed chants from Hildegard von Bingen sung by Kat Kleve, with tabla rhythms, nature sounds and indian tempura drones. The concert was warmly received by a mixed audience, many who are unfamiliar with contemporary music.

The Passing and Sacred Space digital release

The Passing and Sacred Space released by Touch on SPIRE5 are now available on digital release and Youtube

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The Passing –

Recorded at St. Stephan’s Church, Mautern, Austria as part of Spire live at The Kontraste Festival, Krems, 11th October 2013.

Marcus Davidson – Organ & Electronics

2. Sacred Space 9:17

Recorded at PassionsKirche, Berlin, Germany as part of CTM12 Festival, 5th February 2012

Marcus Davidson – Electronics
Charles Matthews – Organ