In his last experiment, “Elements of Light”, Pantha du Prince (Hendrik Weber) works on the interface between electronic and classical composition. Weber worked with the Norwegian conductor, instrumentalist and electro-acoustic composer Lars Petter Hagen to create a 40-minute symphony for carillon, live percussion and electronic music. In an intriguing performance, Elements of Light is performed on a carillon, together with The Bell Laboratory. The result is a fitting tribute to the mystique surrounding this ancient religious instrument. In addition to the 64-piece carillon, the musicians use a large number of pipe bells, marimbas, xylophones, cymbals and other percussive elements.
“Elements of Light” was created in collaboration with Oslo City Hall’s carilloneur Vegar Sand Holt and percussionist Martin Hornveth of Jaga Jazzist, Erland Dahlen of Madrugada, Håkon Stene of the Norwegian Academy of Music and Heming Valebjørg of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra.