Tre satser för damkör och orgel

From Missa Praesentis Dialectica (1999), three extracts arranged for female choir and organ. First performance Hagakyrkan, Göteborg 27/9 11.00… Lyrics: Thomas Tranströmer, Bei Dao, trad. Female choir YMNA; organist Johannes Landgren; conductor Johanna Thür.

21 september, 2015

VND

Comissioned by Gustaf Sjökvists Kammarkör, ”Vnd” was beautifully performed in Eric Ericssonhallen, Stockholm November 2014. A lyrical contribution to the environmental debate…

16 januari, 2015

VIDDER

Based on poems by Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, VIDDER is a three movement piece for Erik Westbergs Vokalensemble and percussionist Daniel Saur. Tour in North Sweden April

16 januari, 2015

Composer´s radio

Welcome to Composer’s Radio
Composer’s Radio is broadcasting new music by living Swedish composers.
Produced by Paulina Sundin, written and presented by Jamie Fawcus, published by the Society of Swedish Composers (FST). The music on this internet service is presented with permission fromStim/ncb and Ifpi/Sami.
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Desire Encapsulated (Saxophone Quartet)

25 juni, 2014

My dear mother Gunilla

My dear mother Gunilla sings in eternity and will not stop to inspire me in my life and in my work.
My 2nd saxophone quartet Desire encapsulated, dedicated to her and dad, was performed beautifully by Stockholm Saxophone Quartet in Reykjavik 2/2. Unfortunately, time ran out and she never heard it.
Gunilla was a great person in humanity, wisdom and pride and a true artist in heart and soul. I learned so much from her, and she didn´t hesitate to be critical if she discovered that I maybe chose the broad path now and then…but always comforting, relying on your gifts and with a BIG PORTION OF HUMOR.

Listen to her outstanding voice and musical carisma:

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30 maj, 2014

Criança

Her Majesty Queen Silvia spent her childhood partly in Brazil. In December 2013 she turned 70. I composed Criança (10 min) for choir a cappella, with lyrics in Brazilian Portuguese as a gift to her. On commission from The Royal Musical Academy. Many thanks to Anna de Geer and Gabrielle Iselius, who put me in contact with Childhood Brazil, from whom I got the authentic quotes for the lyrics. Gustaf Sjökvists chamber choir performed the piece on Silvia´s birthday – totally unexpected, one of the solo parts happened to be sung by me! – in The Drottningholm Castle Chapel. The choir is celebrating 20 years of singeing, and will perform Crianca again 5/4, Eric Ericsson Hall, Stockholm GSKK homepage

17 december, 2013

CD with Peter Mattei

CD with world baritone Peter Mattei released! I made 3 orchestral arrangements (Stardust, What kind of fool am I, I´ve gotta be me), side by side with arranger/conductor Anders Berglund and arranger Dan Evmark. Peter is a wonderful singer that made my little cottage burst of musical pleasure, while rehearsing with audio files in August 2013.  Norrköping Symphony Orchestra with jazz trio, the production firmly held together by fabulous producer Lars Nilsson at Nilento Studios.

26 augusti, 2013

Dance my Doll (Dansa min Docka)

Finally: www.dmd.nu
April 2013: I took place on stage with my co-writer Pernilla Holmgren-Larsson and mezzosoprano Monica Danielson in a quite different context: the Swedish Exhibition Centre (Svenska Mässan) in Gothenburg. Pernilla and I wrote a libretto to the opera ”Dance my Doll” some years ago. Just to get started, we presented some themes and some music in an unusual surrounding. Since the subject of the opera has to do with anorexia nervosa, Swedish psychiatry, disability among humans to really meet….and other modern ”western civilisation” phenomenas, we find it natural to take place in Leva&Fungera-exhibition. Read interview here. Storyline: Dansa min docka – operan mitt i samtiden, Libretto Dansa min docka
April 2015: During the creative process with Dance my Doll – the opera, we invite you to a very special evening, dedicated to BRIS – Children´s rights in Society. Opera meets gospel in this unique event concerning grief, love and life. 21/4 Brewhouse.
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11 april, 2013

Tungol night

April 9th Tungol night was successfully premiered with Alto Anna Larsson, maestro Nagano and beautiful Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Mmm. See link (in Swedish).

Autumn 2012, I was asked by GSO direction and first guest conductor Kent Nagano if I would like to make an orchestral suite from three songs by Wilhelm Stenhammar. YES! I yelled. This has been a truly wonderful composing period of time, since I chose the songs, with ”Nattyxne” as the central song (words by E.A. Karlfeldt). The other songs presented are ”Vandraren” (Wilhelm Ekelund) and ”Månsken” (Bo Bergman). The suite has a duration of approx. 17,5 minutes.

Listen in three parts (chronological)

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18 februari, 2013

Try-out for opera goers (Prova-på för operasugna)

My latest opera premiered! A 37 min piece for 4 sopranos, string quartet and piano. Text by singer Anette Stridh and myself. The subject contains artistic jealousy, quasi-politcal behaviours, true grief, cooperation difficulties, hidden power structures…
In short: Life itself
Thank you for a successful premiere February 5th – all talanted students at ”Artisten” – the Academy of music and drama in Gothenburg- who made the piece come to life. Conductor: Finn Rosengren, director: Mattias Ermedahl, both from The Gothenburg Opera. Now we have some plans for either this or next summer, to performe it with ”The three Coloraturas” (Anette Stridh, Angela Wannbäck, Ulrika Precht, together with Eva Malmgren) for whom the piece is originally written! at the Piteå Festspel. I will keep you updated.

1 september, 2010