Sverdrup/Bugge with the MIN Ensemble

Sverdrup/Bugge with the MIN Ensemble 

A work in progress showing as part a Live at LICA artist’s residency

Composer: Maja Bugge Text: Harald Sverdrup 

Performers from the MiN ensemble: Jonathan Williams, French horn - Inge Rolland, Flute - Lazar Miletic, Viola - Maja Bugge, cello - Thor Inge Gullvåg, voice

The Lancaster based composer and cellist Maja Bugge are collaborating with the MiN ensemble in Norway on a new music theatre piece based on the poems by Norwegian poet Harald Sverdrup. He lived from 1923-1992 and at the heart of his writing was a deep compassion and love for nature.

Over the last two years, Maja Bugge has worked closely with the MiN ensemble on developing the music for 17 of Sverdrup’s poems. During a three-day residency at Live at LICA, they will rehearse and record all of the music.

On Wednesday the 30th of April there will be a work in progress showing where some of the music and translations of the poems will be performed.

The MiN ensemble from Norway is a critically acclaimed chamber ensemble both in Norway and abroad. They have played concert series and festivals in Germany, Czech Republic, Russia, Italy, China and the United States, as well as the Scandinavian countries. Quality, versatility and mobility characterize the MiN ensemble, which has led to a large and loyal audience. The repertoire is dynamic and wide, ranging from early to contemporary music. 

Maja Bugge is a Norwegian cellist, composer and cello teacher based in Lancaster, UK. Since 1998 she has created a large body of work both as a solo artist and in collaboration with others for a number of organisations and companies that include Live at LICA, the National Theatre Oslo, Beaivvas Theater and Katma Productions. In 2012 she released her first solo CD, Shelter. She has won several prizes and scholarships, including The Cultural Rucksack Norway’s best performance in 2010 for Usynlig, and was young artist in residence at The Festival of The North of Norway in 2006.

Event Details

Approx 30 mins

Maja Bugge & MiNEnsemble


Wednesday 30th of April 8 P.M.

Duration: 30 min  

Venue: Jack Hilton Room, Great Hall, Live at LICA

The event is FREE, so please just come along. If you require further information, or would like directions to the venue, please contact Leo Burtin on or 07931 215155.