(2000 - revised 2002) for Piano (www.mic.no) (dur: 13)
Three movements inspired by the landscape above the Arctic Circle and Lofoten in particular (where I grew up). During the summer of 2000 I did two boat trips across Vestfjorden. I worked on the music on board at the same time as been able to see the beatufil scenery.
1. Midtnattsol i Raftsundet
If you travel with Hurtigruten from Svolvær headong north, you will first pass through Raftsundet. In the northern end you will see the midnight sun, especialley when the weather is as fantastic as it was that summer!
Later the same summer I went to Moskenes with the ferry. It first head for Røst, then Værøy and finally Moskenes. To se the misterious islands of Røst for the first time was spectacular.
The feeling of beeing in the middel of this sceneries is hard to explain. Most of the magic is made by the light. Even shadows are made by light. When the sun never sets it makes everybody "dance" instead of sleep. The sun light conquers everything during the summer in the northern part of the world.
Commissioned by Professor Einar Røttingen, Bergen