Nethuns is the name for the God of all waters in Etruscan mythology. Dedicated to the ocean, this forty minute conducted composition is founded on long and percussive shapes that gradually merge and overlap, creating polyphonic layers throughout its narrative.
OJKOS is a Norwegian orchestra whose repertoire is rebuilt every month with new scores from its members. Nethuns was created in 2018 as a commission during Michaela’s tenure with OJKOS. The orchestra gets its name from the old Greek word οἶκος, meaning family, creating a community of performing composers.
Nethuns was OJKOS’ first piece ever performed as a full-length concert, and its live recording is now proudly presented by Dugnad rec.
Michaela Antalová is a Slovak composer and drummer living in Oslo. Leading her own ensemble Mikoo and touring with her solo drum performances, Michaela drifts through genres playing a variety of percussion, hand drums and drum kit. She is occupied by exploring improvisation in many settings and using this experience in baroque, world, singer-songwriter and experimental music.
Collaborations with Lę Quan Ninh, Chris Corsano, Martin Küchen, Knut Reiersrud, Kim Myhr, Atle Nymo, Mats Eilertsen, Sudeshna Bhattacharya, Hans Kjorstad and Bjarte Eike. Her first solo album Oblak, Oblek, Oblúk was released in 2016.