"Marble Surplus" was commissioned for the opening of the new operahouse in Oslo and had its world premiere on April 12th. It will now have its second performance, at the opening ceremony of the 2008 Ultima Festival, at Scene 2 of the Operahouse. The percussionists Laila Sjørbotten, Jonas Blomkvist, Pål Bugge and Rune Martinsen will perform, conducted by Gisle Kverndokk and sound design by Cato Langnes, Notam.
The piece is written for marble percussion and electronics. All the soundmaterial is from the Carrera-marble of the operahouse.