Victoria Borisova-Ollas’ and Elias Faingersh’s Hamlet – a drama for trombone and orchestra – receives its Norwegian première on 31 March.
The orchestral part was tight and full of feeling, but at the same time perfect for Hamlet, played by Elias Faingersh, to take a central role.
The solo trombone part made a very strong impression. With the help of live electronics (loop-mashines) Faingersh recorded layer after layer of polyphonic structure, to which he then performed.
In the ghost scene he created a fascinating atmosphere with winding melodies, old-fashioned church bells and sounds of waves, culminating in a powerful explosion.”
(Pressespiegel, Tobias Lund, on the world première)