Hommage À Anna-Eva Bergman
In 2002 the performer and cello player, Tanja Orning, was asked by the director of the Henie Onstad Art Centre, Karin Hellandsjø, to play at the opening of an Anna-Eva Bergman exhibition. Tanja Orning decided to compose a completely new piece for the occasion inspired and dedicated to Bergman's art. The piece was entitled "Hommage À Anna-Eva Bergman." In February 2009, the large retrospective exhibition "Surrealism, Line And Form -- Anna-Eva Bergman's Formative Years 1949-1952," opened at the Henie Onstad Art Centre. Once again, Tanja performed and a couple of months later she was invited by the art center to record the piece, for the in-house label, Prisma Records. On April 13th, Tanja Orning and sound technician Thomas Hukkelberg came together in the center's Studiohall, to record. The outcome is now documented on this CD release. Tanja Orning is a performer, improviser and composer. After studies in Oslo, London, and Indiana University, she held the position as a co-principal cellist in the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra for 5 years until she left for Oslo in order to realize a number of projects. She is currently playing with groups such as Christian Wallumrød Ensemble, asamisimasa, Dr. Ox and Polygon as well as her solo-project Cellotronics which resulted in a CD in 2005. Orning is currently undertaking research in contemporary performance practice at the Norwegian Academy of Music. Prisma Records is proud to present this entrancing and lyrical composition on a single track CD release, pressed in a limited edition of only 300 copies. Cover design by Lasse Marhaug.