Olivia Køppe Christoffersen
Olivia Køppe Christoffersen
Composer
Danish composer Olivia Køppe Christoffersen (b. 1996 in Copenhagen) has studied in Sweden from 2016-2018 at Gotlands Tonsättarskola (Gotland School of Composition) under Per Mårtensson and Henrik Strindberg, and is currently studying for her bachelor’s degree in composition at Norges Musikkhøgskole (Norwegian Academy of Music), with Henrik Hellstenius as a teacher. Her work ranges from instrumental to electroacoustic music, often characterized by slow developments and a focus on timbral and atmospheric changes. She has previously represented Denmark at UNM in 2018 in Bergen with the orchestra piece: EXPAND:ONE.

MY WORDS ECHO THUS (2018) – for bass flute, bass clarinet and cello. My words echo thus… takes its title and initial inspiration from the poem Burnt Norton by T. S. […]

MY WORDS ECHO THUS (2018) – for bass flute, bass clarinet and cello.
My words echo thus… takes its title and initial inspiration from the poem Burnt Norton by T. S. Eliot. The piece started out as an abstraction over echo as a sonic phenomenon, with instruments answering each other with similar but still changed sounds.

However, I have slowed down time, thus making the music exist outside of time. This turns the entire piece into an echo of something else entirely. Something that has already happened, that we can only hear the remnants of. Like an echo.