Alexander at the Hønefoss summer school 06.07.13

Source: Ringerikes Blad
Paper issue  – 06.07.13
Online version
Author: Pål Tr. Mannsverk

Translated by Susanne Berlin. Revised by Tessa Lande and Katie Anderson.

Masterclass By Rybak

CONTACT WITH THE AUDIENCE: Mathias Liodden showed that he had learned to keep in contact with the audience while playing. The other strings are Synnøve Liodden, Helene Nagel, Cathrine Hvasshovd, Adrian Bråten-Obel and Sasha P.H. Coles.

Mathias Liodden from Ådal learned about stage presence from Alexander Rybak at the summer school in Hønefoss.

Hønefoss: For the third time, Jørn Atle Støa arranged the summer school for 30 young musicians and singers, and yesterday afternoon the participants showed at the final concert what they had learned. Rybak has been with them the last two days, and he was inspired by the work with the young talents.

POPULAR: Alexander Rybak was a popular violin teacher,
as was Jørgen Tangen Bendikssen.

“I think it’s been fun to play with Alexander. It was really nice to see him again”, Mathias said.
He and his sister Synnøve have met the well-known artist once before at a different arrangement in Hønefoss. They both play violin, Rybak’s main instrument.

– Have you learned something from him?
– “Yes, to put on a show while playing by memory”, responds Mathias.
During the concert he really proved it by keeping steady eye contact with the audience while playing, even though his sister believes that her brother did not need to learn it.
“You already knew how to perform on stage, pretty much!”

VARIETY: Singers performed songs by, among others, Rihanna, Green Day, One Direction, and Vamp.

Jørgen Tangen Bendikssen, who was the violin teacher during the first days of the summer school: “I think stage presence is most important for the audience. You can play as well as you want, but if you do not make contact with the audience, it doesn’t matter.”

– “The whole package is important. To survive in the music industry you have to be versatile”, says Rybak.

DREAM: Jørn Atle Støa and Alexander Rybak performed the classic “Dream”.

It’s not often he is present at these summer schools. Generally Rybak has arrangements for orchestras with 60-70 musicians, but he liked being a guest at his friend’s school in Hønefoss.

OWN SONG: Rapper “Tred” (Simen Felix Omland) from Skien was the only one who fielded his own song, “Kalte meg selv blid.” Hege Holmenog Maren, and Irene Vargas in the background.

Alexander Rybak came straight from the recording of “Allsang på Grensen” and also managed to attend the Hønefoss revue.

“It was one of the funniest I’ve seen in a long time”, he said.

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One thought on “Alexander at the Hønefoss summer school 06.07.13”

  1. 2013.07.06 Hønefoss Norwegia
    W piątek po południu zakończył się koncert zamykajacy zajecia. 30-tu młodych muzyków i śpiewaków pokazało, czego się nauczyli w letniej szkole.
    Alexander Rybak był tutaj w ciągu ostatnich dwóch dni i inspirowal sie twórczością młodych talentów.
    -- Myślę, że to było zabawne grać z Alexandrem. To naprawdę miło zobaczyć go jeszcze raz mowi Mathias Mathias Liodden z Ådal.
    Czy dowiedział się czegos nowego?
    -- Tak. Alexander pokazywal nam jak podczas gry naprawdę caly czas mozna utrzymac stały kontakt wzrokowy z publicznością.
    Jørgen Tangen Bendikssen, który był nauczycielem gry na skrzypcach w pierwszych dniach szkoły letniej, mowi:
    -- Możesz grać tak dobrze, jak tylko potrafisz, ale jeśli nie zostanie to przekazywane publiczności, mija sie z celem.
    -- Cały pakiet jest ważny. Aby przetrwać w przemyśle muzycznym trzeba być wszechstronnym, mówi Rybak.
    To nie jest często, że Alex ma czas przebywac i pracowac w tych letnich szkołach. Generalnie Rybak robi własne aranżacje orkiestrowe na 60-70 muzyków, ale czasami lubi być gościem i w takiej szkole.
    Alexander Rybak przyszedł prosto z nagrania “Allsang på Grensen” i udało mu się również uczestniczyć w koncercie w Hønefoss.
    -- To był jeden z najzabawniejszych koncertow jakie widziałem w ostatnim czasie, powiedział.

    http://www.ringblad.no/liv/article6747749.ece

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