Anna Berg
Anna Berg
composer
Anna Berg (b. 1992) is a composer from Norway currently enrolled in the Bachelor programme in composition at The Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo (NMH). At NMH she has studied with Rune Rebne, Henrik Hellstenius and Natasha Barrett, and had lessons with Manos Tsangaris, Clemens Gadenstätter and Marie Samuelsson. Her primary focus is on chamber music for large and small ensembles, choirs, and works for soloists and duos. Her music has been performed at concerts and festivals in Scandinavia and the Nordic countries, among them at Ultima in September 2019 and at Only Connect Festival of Sound in april 2020. Aside from composing, her artistic background is diverse. Vocals and piano have been her primary instruments, and additionally she has studied theatre and languages and worked with writing and performing text. All these different elements are incorporated into her instrumental-, vocal- or electroacoustic pieces. Words describing her work include rhythmical and timbral layers, a consciousness surrounding the use of extended techniques and working with performative elements and spoken text in musical contexts. In 2019, Anna Berg founded Ensemble 3030, a new ensemble for contemporary music at The Norwegian Academy of Music. The ensemble has the eminent conductor Christian Eggen as supervisor and is supported by research centre CEMPE (Centre of Excellence in Music Performance and Education). With Ensemble 3030, instrumental-, conductor- and composition students expand their knowledge and experience regarding performing, interpreting and creating new music for large ensembles.

ZERRISS One word, crushed into pieces, where the mere shadows of its syllables is all that is left. ZERRISS derives its title from the German word ‘zerrissenheit’, meaning fragmentation, brokenness [...]

ZERRISS
One word, crushed into pieces, where the mere shadows of its syllables is all that is left. ZERRISS derives its title from the German word ‘zerrissenheit’, meaning fragmentation, brokenness or disunity, and the piece investigates a yearning for something separated to once more becoming unified.