In the course of a 30 year-long career, Kaija Saariaho has established herself as one of the most highly respected and performed composers of the world. When one of operas was staged in New York last year, it was the first time since 1903 that The Meteropolitan Opera staged an opera composed by a woman. ‘It just shows how slowly these things evolve. But they are evolving in all fields, also in music’, Saariaho says. She meets Norwegian composers Rebecka Ahvenniemi and Rune Rebne to discuss the gender gap in composition, in this conversation led by Artistic Director of the Borealis Festival, Peter Meanwell.
In collaboration with Balansekunst.
Supported by Fritt Ord, FINNO, The Norwegian-Finnish Cultural Foundation, The Sibelius Society of Norway and The Finnish-Norwegian Cultural Foundation.
Sponsored by Bergens Tidende