On September 10 Ørjan Matre received the Edvard Prize, named after Edvard Grieg and awarded by the Norwegian Performing Rights Society TONO, in a concert for the inauguration of the Arne Nordheim Centre at the Norwegian Academy of Music. On September 14 Øyvind Torvund won the Arne Nordheim Composer Prize during a concert with Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra.
Both composers have been in the MIC launching program INTRO Composer. Matre is still in it, while Torvund took part in the program from 2007-2009. The two composers represent quite different styles. Matre has a considerable orchestral production, and is going to be the profile composer of Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra in the season 2013-2014. Torvund has a more experimental and challenging mode of expression, often with free improvisation as an important ingredient.
Ørjan Matre: Four Miniatures for Orchestra
Øyvind Torvund: The Stacks for Percussion and Electronics
Øyvind Torvund: Slideshow for Saxophone
Øyvind Torvund: Bandrom 3