the City Hall
Monday 9th of August, the IAML/IASA Congress was invited by the Municipality of Oslo to a reception in the City Hall.
The City Hall had its foundation stone in 1931, and was opened in 1950. Every year the building hosts the
Nobel Peace Prize ceremony.
The reception started with a carillon concert outside in the "Borggården" played by the
soloist Vegar Sandholt.
Inside this majestic building "Peter Wollnick trio" played table music, while champagne and finger food was
Oslo City Hall
The host of the evening, Knut Even Lindsjørn, second leader of the Health- and social committee in Oslo
welcomed us. Bjarne Grevsgard, Head of Broadcasting Archives, thanked the City of Oslo for the
He introduced Gaute Vikdal, who played on the birch bark lur, in norwegian called "neverlur", an instrument made from the bark of a Birch
A sample of this instrument was found in the "Osebergskipet", a ship used by the Vikings.
Gaute Vikdal played a composition of Arne Nordheim, called "OHM for lur and tape".
After the performance, in the end of the reception, there was a guided tour to see numerous wallpaintings, painted by among others, Per Krogh, Dagfinn Werenskiold and Edvard Munch.
By Kristin Bråthen
Published 12 August 2004