Cecilie Ore: The Codex Temporis Cycle.

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.


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.

A note on time and music

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 ev