Ore, Cecilie, Norwegian composer; b. Oslo, July 19, 1954. She studied piano at the Norwegian State Academy of Music in Oslo and in Paris, and then pursued training in composition at the Sweelinck Cons. in Amsterdam with Ton de Leeuw and attended the Inst. of Sonology at the Univ. of Utrecht. In 1988 her Prophyre for Orch. was named the Norwegian composition of the year, and she was awarded the Norwegian state guaranteed income for artists. In her output, Ore creates multi-layered constructs in which sonority and rhythm play essential roles. Her use of the computer has become highly significant in her approach to composition.
dramatic: theater:Prologos, electroa-coustic piece (1990). film:Kald Verden, electroacoustic music (1986). televisionIm-Mobile, electroacoustic music (1984); Contracanthus for Double Bass (1987). orch.:Prophyre (1986); Nunc et Nunc (1994). chamber:Helices for Wind Quintet (1984); Janus for Cello (1985); Praesens Subitus for Amplified String Quartet (1989); Erat Erit Est for Amplified Chamber Ensemble (1991); Futurum Exactum for Amplified String Ensemble (1992); Lex Temporis for Amplified String Quartet (1992); Ictus for 6 Percussionists (1997); Semper Semper for Saxophone Quartet (1998); Non Nunquam for Violin, Viola, and Cello (1999). vocal:Carnatus for Soprano and Chorus (1982); Calliope for Soprano (1984); Ex Oculus for 2 Tenors, Baritone, and Bass (1985); Cantus Aquatoris for Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass (1987). tape:Vacuus (1986); Etapper (1988). other:Im-Moible (I+II+III), electroacoustic sculptures (1984); Festina Lente, electroacoustic piece (1996).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire