Composes music based on experimental jazz, contemporary music and Balinese gamelan
Olga Witte composes music that intergrates elements of experiental jazz and Balinese gamelan.
In 2019-2021 Olga Witte has been working on two organ trios. Organ Trio No 1 is an abstract piece written for pipe organ, which Olga Witte herself serves, and two trombones played by Jens Kristian Bang and Jens Balder. Organ Trio No 2 is a musical tale about a mighty East Javanese witch, Calon Arang written for pipe organ (Olga Witte) and Anja Nedremo on alto saxophone and Jacob Danielsen on tenor saxophone.
Olga is active in the composer's association ToneArt, and she has several times composed for groups, some whe has participated in herselv, and others exclusively for other musicians. In the videos below she composed a piece for the project ToneArt: Under nattens overflade, presented at Musikhuset in Aarhus 6th of November 2022.
Olga Witte Organ Trio No 1
She has arranged and composed several tunes for Aarhus Jazz Orchestra. Below is a tune by the group Abekejser, performed by Aarhus Jazz Orchestra and Abekejser in November 2020. Here she also combines jazz with principles from Balinese gamelan.
Olga Witte Organ Trio No 2 - music video produced by Olga Witte, puppeteer/dalang I Wayan Mardika.
Tunes with other orchestras such as Aarhus Improvisers Orchestra, WitteKjær Duo and not least her debut concert: The Sensation of Ethnographic Things.
Olga was commissioned by Jazz I Trekanten to create an hour long concert for the UNESCO Heritage town, Christiansfeld. She composed a grand work for mixed choir, brass ensemble and five experimental musicians: Three saxofonists, double bass and church organ. It was performed with great success on the 12th of August 2023. The composition was supported by The Danish Art Foundation and Dansk Komponistforening/KODA kultur. Read what the priest in Brødremenigheden, Jørgen Bøytler, writes about the music here.
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