Håkon Thelin

Écrit par Thierry Barbé. Posted in Classique

thelinweb.jpgHåkon Thelin finished his master study at the Norwegian State Academy of Music in 2003 where he did a theoretical and practical study on percussion techniques on the double bass in modern music. He is one of the premier double bass interpreters of contemporary music in Scandinavia and has composed several works for the instrument. He works freelance in all Norwegian symphony orchestras as well as chamber-groups like Cikada, Apartment House and musikFabrik Köln. From 2005 he has had regular engagements as principal double bass in the Norwegian Opera. 
Håkon is a member of the contemporary music ensembles Oslo Sinfonietta and POING. POING has premiered more than 60 works and have been working with composers like Richard Barrett, Dror Feiler, Luca Fransesconi, Helmut Oehring, Rolf Wallin and Michael Finnissy.
Håkon plays regularly recitals with contemporary music and his first solo recording “a p)reference to other things” was released in 2004 on Albedo with works by Iannis Xenakis, Bent Sørensen, Jacob Druckman as well as his own works.
Håkon is teaching a new subject called "Improvisationbased contemporary music" at the Norwegian State Academy of Music. From 2007-2010 he is employed by the same institution on an PhD-level artistic research program with a project called "A new world of sounds - advancements in contemporary double bass techniques". The objective of the project is twofold: first to investigate novel playing techniques for the double bass with basis in works by Stefano Scodanibbio and Philippe Boivin. Second to develop entirely new techniques for the double bass and compose new works for the instrument.

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