Places of Sounds and Words
The Hands. The Double
Spill avPlay
Spill avPlay
Spill avPlay

Places of Sounds and Words – new album

New album with Elisabeth Holmertz, Cikada and asamisimasa on Lawo classics

Public Behaviour

November 10, 2022 Stavanger Concert House
Hans Kristian Kjos Sørensen -perc./voice
Nordic Voices – singers
Stavanger Symphonic Orchestra
Ilan Volkov -conductor

Places, People and Things

October 8, 2022 Ilios Festival, Harstad, Norway
Silje Aker Johnsen – soprano
Victoria Johnson – violin
Henrik Hellstenius – electronics


October 6, 2020 Viola – Centre for Arts in Prešov, Slovakia.
Peter Katina – accordion

Recording of ‘Dichterliebe’ with Tora Augestad, BFO and Edward Gardner

September 11, Grieghallen, Bergen Norway
Tora Augestad – mezzo soprano
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Edward Gardner – conductor


October 7, 2019 Ny Musikk Bodø, Norway
Sunniva Rødland – Harp

Grieg/Hellstenius: Landkjenning

September 27 and 28, 2019. Oslo Concert House, Norway
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir – conductor Vasily Petrenko

Tellef Øgrim/Henrik Hellstenius at Lillelyd

September 17, Lillelyd , Klosterenga Café, Oslo Norway.
Tellef Øgrim – guitar and electronics
Henrik Hellstenius – electronics and harmonica

Mugetuft @Factory Light Festival

September 13 Factory Light Festival, Slemmestad , Norway
Video by Peter Knudsen
Guitar/electronics – Tellef Øgrim
Drums/electronics -Per Oddvar Johansen
Electronics – Henrik Hellstenius

Nokon kjem til å kome

September 7–November 26 2019. The Norwegian Theatre, Oslo, Norway
Play by Jon Fosse.
Director Kai Johnsen, set design by Erlend Birkeland and music by Henrik Hellstenius.
Actors: Birgitte Larsen, Joachim Rafaelsen and Ola G. Furuseth.


April 12, Verftet USF, Bergen Norway
Sunniva Rødland – Harp

Henrik Hellstenius: “Robert Schumans Dichterliebe”

March 6, Universitetes Aula, Bergen Norway
Tora Augestad – mezzo soprano
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Risto Joost – conductor

Unfolded as it were (wp)

February 22, Cafe Teateret, Oslo, Norway
Cikada Piano Trio
Odd Hannisdal -violin
Torun Stavseng – cello
Kenneth Karlsson -piano

The bee

February 8, Arkhipovski Hall, Moscow, Russia
Håkon Austbø – piano

The bee

October 22, Sentralen Oslo, Norway
Håkon Austbø – piano

You Talking to Me

September 20/21 2018. Ultima Festival, Sentralen Oslo, Norway
Henrik Hellstenius – composer and performer
Victoria Johnson – violin
Peter Knudsen – video
Bernt Isak Wærstad – sound


March 4, 2018, Cleveland Museum of Art, USA
Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble
Tim Wiess -conductor

Interview at

(Picture from cooperation between Høyskolen for Dansekunst and the Norwegian Academy of Music in 2017) Interview at