by Richard Toop

From the mid-eighties, Cecilie Ore constantly talked about a ’scraped’, bare music, and indeed, ever since works like the wind quintet Helices (1984) or the orchestral piece Prophyre (1986), her music has reminded this listener, at least, of the view from the window of a plane flying over arctic tundra, say from Tokyo to Moscow. Looking down, one is fascinated (but also, almost shocked) by the huge expanses below, and by their remorseless, unornamented geographical trajectories. At one level, there is a labyrinth of peaks and valleys, of huge, incalculably ancient incisions into the rocky...

by Egil Baumann

Cecilie Ore: «Codex Temporis»

Cikada Strykekvartett, Oslo Sinfonietta og Christian Eggen (dirigent) Aurora/Musikkoperatørene

Klassiker med pigger
«Codex Temporis»: Som ei rasende bikkje som løper siklende nedover veiene i etablerte villastrøk for å sette tenna i dem som bare digger klassisk musikk.

Er egentlig innspillingen av tetralogien «Codex Temporis» av Cecilie Ore, utkommet i 1995, en klassisk klassiker? Hører denne utgivelsen egentlig hjemme i en spalte som tar for seg de klassiske innspillingene av de klassiske...

by Ole Robert Sunde / Klassekampen
by Cecilie Ore

Conference ”Reseau Varése 2006-2008”

When the Ultima Festival phoned me and asked if I could make a short statement on ’Why does art matter?’, I was standing in a book-shop in Amsterdam with a book in my hand having just read the following lines:
’One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit. Everyone knows this. Each of us contributes his share. But we tend to take the situation for granted. Most people are rather confident of their ability to recognize bullshit and to avoid being taken in by it. So the phenomenon has not aroused much...

by Cecilie Ore

...and once again this ever-recurring question: the question of what is to be found at the intersection between past and future, in a now where each moment passes into another now, passes into an extended fluid present where the division between past and future disappears, and everything happens at the same time, simultaneously, in an extended space of time where chronology loses its overshadowing presence, and a non-chronological world of sounds appears, despite and because of the underlying mechanisms and time machines, all ticking relentlessly - all these polyphonic clockworks holding...

Cecilie Ore
  • Come to the Edge! (excerpt)
  • This excerpt from Come to the Edge! is made possible with kind permission from BBC Radio 3. The work is performed by BBC Singers and conducted by Nicholas Kok. //