meet our lecturers:ole-henrik moe

Ole-Henrik Moe is one of the lecturers of our Analysis Day: Ligeti X Kagel, a comparative analysis of central works by the two composers, Le Grand Macabre and Staatstheater. This seminar is a sequel to the successful Analysis Day: Berio X Kolberg, carried out by Trond Reinholdtsen and Ole-Henrik during Ultima Academy 2012.

Ole Henrik Moe is undoubtedly one of the most interesting composers and musicians of his generation. Born in Oslo in 1966, he first studied violin and composition in Norway to then pursue his composition studies in Paris with Iannis Xenakis. This experience proved decisive for his further career, as Xenakis encouraged him to develop his very specific sound language and to apply his many non-musical interests (such as cognitive philosophy, psychology and biophysics, which he studied at the University of Oslo) in his composition. Followed a short period as a student of Mauricio Kagel in Cologne.

His works have been performed by both Norwegian and international ensembles, such as asamisimasa, Arditti Quartet, Münchener Kammerorchester, Ensemble Laboratorium, Ensemble Recherche, and Klangforum Wien. Ole – Henrik has worked with Arne Nordheim for many years, assisting him in the composition of several of his works. This led to a researcher position at the Nordheim-Senteret, Norwegian Academy of Music.  As a violinist, he has performed with several classical orchestras and chamber ensembles. He is one of the founders of Oslo Baroque Orchestra (Oslo barokkorkester) and is part of the duo “Sheriffs of Nothingness”, performing with, among others, Streifenjunko and Nils Bech. In addition, he works as a producer and studio musician and has given out of at least forty recordings with music from all genres.

Here you can listen to his string quartet Vent Litt Lenger, nominated for the Nordic Council Music Prize in 2012.