In Moss, on the southern coast of Norway, on 5th June, Henning Kraggerud performs an exciting world premiere – his own composition Equinox, in its new version for violin and piano.

Already recorded for Simax in its violin and orchestra version, Equinox is Henning’s largest-scale work, composed as a musical counterpart to an original story  by Jostein Gaarder (world-famous author of Sophie’s World).

Now existing in a version for violin and piano, the work will be performed by Henning with pianist Clare Hammond, with the accompanying story narrated by Jostein Gaarder himself.

In the story, a man awaiting a potentially serious medical diagnosis travels around the world in 24 hours, visiting 24 cities in 24 time zones. Each location is represented by a musical ‘postlude’, circling round all 24 keys and ending back at Greenwich in C major.

The work has been called “…a window on a magical world …endlessly resourceful and surprising… from meditation to lopsided dance, it is extraordinary”  (BBC Music Magazine) anda fascinating composition to return to over and over again” (MusicWeb International).

 

More about this special journey can be found at https://ticketco.events/no/nb/events/45354/orders and http://www.hazardchase.co.uk/projects/the-world-of-equinox/