Ultima Podcast 2022: Flock tactics: Prizewinning composer Jan Martin Smørdal

Rob Young meets Jan Martin Smørdal, winner of the Arne Nordheim Composer Prize 2022. Jan Martin's music is partly inspired by natural flocking movements and musical memories. He talks about his reaction to the award and gives us a peek into his creative process. Additional input by Ultima Director Thorbjørn Tønder Hansen and composer Kristine Tjøgersen.

Listen at Ultima Podcast or Spotify

The portrait concert of Jan Martin's music is on 16 September 2022 at MUNCH, Oslo.

Jan Martin Smørdal

Music heard in the programme used by permission.

  1. My Favorite Thing 3 – I.
  2. flock foam fume
  3. Flock of Me
  4. (herd)STUDY
  5. My Favorite Thing 2 (for 9 musicians)

2 from the album Flock by Karen Hellqvist (LAWO Records), on Spotify and CD

4 from the album Xtended Hearts and Unheard Herds by Ensemble Ernst (LAWO Records), on Spotify and CD

Ultima Festival 15–24 September 2022
Presenter: Rob Young
Producer: Regine Døsen Kristoffersen @ Filt Oslo
Sound mix: Daniel Daatland
Original music: Kristine Tjøgersen