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​Eirik Molnes Husabø born in 1966 and lives in Floro. Without prejudice when it comes to musical genres, it must be said that his versatility is his greatest strength. With extensive experience as a composer, arranger and producer of almost all genres, he can still be said to be "young" as a composer of art music.

"My artistic goal is to create new music from Sogn og Fjordane for use by local and regional constellations, without limitations regarding genre. In this way I want to create a bridge between the more traditional tonal idiom and the modern."

When Husabø was asked to write a piece for Sogn og Fjordane Symphony Orchestra in 2009, he took the challenge. This was clearly done as "crossover" composer, but Husabø had come "home."

Using hard work and self-study Husabø started to develop his compositional skills, and by autumn 2013 the Norwegian Broadcast Orchestra performed the work "Tri Tonar" at the Opera Nordfjord, commissioned by Sogn og Fjordane county. In addition to his previous compositions in "popular" music, composed his list of works now on several works for large orchestra, choir, brass band, string quartet, piano quintet and solo cello.

​​​King Solomon said: For where there is great wisdom, there is great anger, so that he who increases his knowledge increases his pain. We have more education, but less sense. More knowledge, but poorer judgement. More medicine, but less well-being. Society is permeated with knowledge and expertise but lacks wisdom.

The technology that brings us closer people who are far away take us far away from those people who is actually close. We feel lonely. It is the paradox of our time.

Requiem for a lost worlds result of everything Eirik Molnes Husabø has thought. He lived so hard that he was about to driving himself to death. He was in the deepest depths, physically and mentally. He experienced what most of us do not dare to see: We add mass energy in satisfying ourselves, but the prize is emptiness.

King Solomon in Jerusalem was allowed to wish for what preferably by God. He asked for wisdom and received pain. "Everything is emptiness and haste after wind. What gain does a man have from all the hard work which He works with under the sun? All things are thirteen, none is able to talk about it. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, and the ear is not filled of hearing.”

In a world where self-love, love for money, disloyalty and lack of natural affection are prized, is it is difficult to understand that we fail ourselves, as we fail others. Everything hangs together. We are made of the same substances and minerals that are found in it the earth. The earth is our womb, and in that way there is no difference us and the tree. If you hold a tree upside down, it looks like a lung. We share the same breath.

"Perhaps it means nothing in the world that it goes this way," says the composer. "But I believe that many people need to be involved in choosing where we go. What makes a person want to live? If it says so on the ledge and has decided to jump to your death, it will take you for, if it stumbles. Isn't that strange?”

*** The word "requiem" means rest. Requiem for a lost world - is in theme and text based on the Preacher the Bible and it traditional requiem text. But it is a non-traditional death fair Florø-based composer Eirik Molnes Husabø has created

By Heidi Hattestein

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