abrasjon II (2021) for string quartet

Abrasjon II (2021) is one of Anna Berg’s most performed pieces and has been performed by a number of great musicians and string quartets. It was premiered by the Edvard Erdal, Guro Kleven Hagen, Eivind Ringstad and Amalie Stalheim at Norsjø Kammermusikkfest, May 1st, 2021. This performance was featured at Norwegian Radio Broadcasting, NRK Spillerom Søndag and NRK Klassisk.

The piece was selected as the Norwegian contribution for the festivals International Rostrum of Composers in Beograd 2021, and Ung Nordisk Musik (UNM) in Reykjavik, Iceland 2022. 

Other notable performances are by Horus Quartet at Oslo Quartet Series 2021. The same year, Horus Quartet performed the piece once more at the contemporary music festival Ultima.

Sonoro String Quartet performed Abrasjon II at Arctic Chamber Music Festival in Svalbard 2022, and will perform it again at the Norwegian new music festival INN:PUST in September 2022. 

The promising Dutch string quartet Dostojevski Quartet will perform Abrasjon II in several concerts in the Netherlands as part of their two projects MIKROKOSMOS and PLAY in the season 2022/2023.