Critical Band is a modular, site-specific composition designed as a process: a negotiation between a site, a group of musicians and a score. Fundamentally, the piece investigates how music can relate to the space in which it is performed: turning a composition into a utility to illuminate architecture in sound. Ideas from music history, architecture and room acoustics have informed all stages of this project, and found their way into terminology, harmony, instrumentation and musical form.
Critical Band was premiered in Nidarosdomen in 2012 but will be staged in new versions, adapting itself to new sites and new musicians. A score will be published by Marhaug Forlag autumn 2013.