New Oboe Music Project

I was very pleased that the New Oboe Music Project chose to feature my music recently.

“This month’s featured composer is one who has written particularly striking and beautiful music for the oboe. It was in 2007 that I heard Ellen’s piece Zosa performed by Laura Karney in Germany. I was immediately struck by how very well she had made use of multiphonics and techniques such as having the oboe play into the piano. Ellen really understood the instrument very well and has composed works that are very strong additions to the repertoire.”

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* PROJECTS: * REVIEWS: Chamber Music ongoing Uncategorized Upcoming

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New piece for Trondheim Sinfonietta and gamelan instruments

I have had an amazing process entering a new soundworld in this new piece, in which I’ve been asked to write for Balinese gamelan instruments together with the Trondheim Sinfonietta. Premiere in on Friday 11 November 2016, at Dokkhuset in Trondheim! Part of Trondheim Open.

Funded by Arts Council Norway (Norsk Kulturråd).

* PROJECTS: ongoing Orchestra Upcoming

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New piece for cello and voice

Marianne Baudouin Lie has commissioned a new solo piece, for both cello and voice (one player!). Many Thousand Gone, which draws inspiration from on an old African-American folk song of the same name, will be premiered during the Fall of 2016. Many Thousand Gone expresses my reaction to the ongoing refugee crisis.

Funded by The Norwegian Composers Fund (Det Norsk Komponistfondet).

* PROJECTS: ongoing Solo works Upcoming

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Velkommen til Huskonsertene i Rissa • Welcome to House Concerts in Rissa!

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drömseminarium (dreamseminar)


Félix Pastor and Michael Douglas Jones, Västerås Konserthus, Sweden. Photo by by Henny Linn Kjellberg.

drömseminarium / dream seminar is a new piece of music-theater based on the texts of contemporary Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer and music of American composer Ellen Lindquist, produced by Companion Star, and developed collaboratively by an international company of musicians and artists.


drömseminarium creates an environment in which the spaces between the real and unreal elements of life are bridged, an important theme that appears throughout Tranströmer’s work. It is bilingual, mixing Tranströmer’s original Swedish with English translations (Robin Fulton). The cast of drömseminariumincludes two singer/actors and twelve instrumentalist/actors. A highly unique aspect of the piece is that all players, instrumentalists and singers alike, are characters in the piece, and also movers (with coaching from Swedish choreographer Helena Högberg). Set design by ceramic artist Henny Linn Kjellberg is a central element of the piece. Costume design is by Camille Assaf, and lighting design by Torkel Skjærven. Directed by Patrick Diamond. drömseminarium is a large-scale work, roughly 75 minutes in length, and is slated to premiere in September 2014 in Sweden.

Watch a video about the making of drömseminarium

Listen to music from drömseminarium:
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drömseminarium

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* PROJECTS: Music Theatre — Chamber opera ongoing works with Dance / Movement

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Skogensemble

Skogensemble is an international ensemble of musicians dedicated to the performance of contemporary classical music by composers from Nordic countries and from composers whose heritage is bound to those cultures. Skogen, which has its roots in Icelandic and Old Norse, is a Scandinavian word meaning “the forest”.

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* PROJECTS: ongoing

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Porcelain Percussion

A research project carried out during a collaborative residency with ceramic artist Henny Linn Kjellberg (Sweden) and percussionist Birgit Løkke (Denmark) at the International Ceramic Research Center in Skælskør, Denmark. Read more »

* PROJECTS: ongoing

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The Musicians’ Alliance for Peace

The Musicians’ Alliance for Peace (MAP) existed from 2001-2007 as an active group of musicians concerned with the role that music can play in creating momentum towards a more peaceful world. Read more »

* PROJECTS: ongoing

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