Bente Leiknes Thorsen (Photo: Andreas Ulvo)
Bente Leiknes Thorsen (NO) – Who do you want to be?
Bente Leiknes Thorsen about her piano piece “Who do you want to be?”:
“Who do we remember and who do we forget? And why? I wanted to write a piece that referenced something for piano by Beethoven that I had a personal connection to, but at the same time a piece that wasn’t solely about Beethoven. I set out to write a piece that looked at Beethoven and women in his life (his mother and family, women he wrote letters to and love interests) but in the end i focused on just one and the myths that surrounds her.”
“Who do you want to be?” – in concert:
2nd February 2020 – world premiere – Frauenmuseum Bonn – Susanne Kessel, piano
Bente Leiknes Thorsen (*1980)
Bente Leiknes Thorsen has a master’s degree in composition from the Norwegian academy of music. She is trying to write music that is both poetic and deeply rooted in everyday life. Her work «at the tips of my fingers / on the tip of my tongue» was nominated for the contemporary Edvardprisen in 2016.