Format Film, Video
Contributors Kortekangas, Olli
Library of Congress
Scribner, Norman
Dates 2011
Conversation: Olli Kotekangas & Norman Scribner
Contributor Names
Kortekangas, Olli (speaker)
Scribner, Norman (speaker)
Created / Published
Library of Congress, 2011.
-  Composer Olli Kortekangas and Norman Scribner, artistic director of The Choral Arts Society of Washington discuss the composer's new work, "Seven Songs for Planet Earth," which has been described as "a statement about our relationship to the natural world and our human duty to respect and nurture our planet -- a universal message for all to understand and contemplate." (Content)
-  Recorded May 16, 2011 (date)
-  Speaker Biography: Olli Kortekangas (b. 1955) is one of the most popular Finnish composers of today. He studied music theory and composition at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki under the direction of Einojuhani Rautavaara and Eero Hameenniemi, and continued his studies in West Berlin with Dieter Schnebel. Subsequently Kortekangas has worked as a teacher, including periods at the National Theatre Academy and the Sibelius Academy, and has taken part in a number of educational projects with children and youth, both in Finland and abroad. Throughout his career, Kortekangas has been interested in collaboration with other arts and artists. (biographical)
-  Speaker Biography: Considered an institution among his choral contemporaries, Norman Scribner is one of Washington's most versatile and respected musical figures. In 1965, Mr. Scribner founded The Choral Arts Society of Washington, and over the last 46 years has led and prepared the Choral Arts Chorus for numerous performances with the world's leading conductors and orchestras, television appearances, recordings and tours, performing the standard repertoire, world premieres, and new works commissioned by the Society. Through his work with Choral Arts and beyond, Norman Scribner's work has greatly influenced the quality of musical life in the nation's capital for the last 46 years. (biographical)
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