Lasse Thoresen.

Lasse Thoresen (b. 1949) is a professor of composition at the Norwegian State Academy of Music where he has taught composition, electro-acoustic music, and sinology since 1975. He received a graduate degree in composition in 1972 from the Oslo Music Conservatory, where he studied under Finn Mortensen, after which he studied electro acoustic music and composition under Werner Kaegi at the Institute of Sonology in Utrecht, the Netherlands. From 1978 to 1981 he conducted a post graduate research project in sonology with support from the Norwegian ‘Norwegian Research Council for Science and the Humanities’.  From 1988 to 2000 Mr. Thoresen occupied the principal chair of composition at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo where he is still teaching composition. Thoresen is a pioner in using microtonality in contemporary music in Norway. His latest reseach project is "CONCRESENCE", and involves quartertones in for singers. This is an example on how he scores and one of his main ideas are taht he want to use symbols witch are double different from the normal accidentals.
In this ear training exercises from the concrescence workshop november 2005 he uses the symbols. This was made by Lasse Thoressen and Gro Shetelig Kruse. Kjell Tore Innervik played the exercises for the singers and made a rehearsal cd with 80 exercices.

Quartertone flat:

Quartertone sharp:

A test of a Norwegian "KULOKK" made scoring with quartertones.

A sample of this tune are soon to be added.

Copyright: Kjell Tore Innervik | February 7, 2008