Henrik Hellstenius (Composer)
Born: 28th April 1963, Bærum, Norway
Henrik Hellstenius is a Norwegian composer and musicologist.
Born in Bærum, Norway, Hellstenius studied musicology at the University of Oslo and composition with Lasse Thoresen, Olav Anton Thommessen and Bjørn Kruse at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo. He studied in 1992–1993 with Gérard Grisey at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris in Paris, and he also studied computer-supported composition at IRCAM.
Hellstenius is currently professor in composition and music theory at the Norwegian Academy of Music.
Hellstenius’ compositional output spans a wide stylistic field, including opera, chamber music, orchestral works, electro-acoustic music and scores for theatre, film and ballet. His works have seen performances throughout the Nordics, Russia, Australia, the U.S., Canada, England, Scotland, Greece, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Germany, France, Holland and Japan. His works have been featured at festivals such as the Bourges Festival for electro-acoustic music in France, the International Rostrum for Composers in Paris, the DUT-festival in Copenhagen, Nordic Music Days and the ULTIMA Oslo Contemporary Music Festival, performed by ensembles Cikada, Oslo Sinfonietta, BIT20 Ensemble and Ensemble Court Circuit.
Hellstenius has also penned scores for a number of stage productions.
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- Like Objects in a Dark Room for orchestra (2)
- ...as the last blow falls… (1)
- As If The Law Is Everything (1)
- Avtrykk av tiden (5) (1)
- Book of Songs 1-b (1)
- Book of Songs I (1)
- Book of Songs III (1)
- By the voice a faint light is shed (2)
- Essays sur les Temps Double (1)
- Five Imprints of Time II (1)
- Hi-Ophelia! (1)
- Imprints III (1)
- Imprints V (1)
- Improvisation I & II (1)
- In Memoriam (Violin Concerto No. 2) for violin solo, string orchestra and percussion (2)
- Ombra della sera (2)
- Ophelias: Death by Water Singing (1)
- Readings of Mr. G (1)
- Rift (1)
- Sera (1)
- Still Panic (1)
- Stirrings Still (1)
- The Argonaut (1)
- Tre Bevegelser (1)