On my way to Vara conserthall for the “Kryp-premiere”. 6 dancers and 14 musicians on stage. The theme is insects…. My music is performed by Bohuslän Big Band and the choreographer is Camilla Ekelöf.
Premiere fixed!! 1st march 2014
We have begun to look through all the filmed material for the piece ”Västre Medelpad”. Johan Lehman from Scenkonstbolaget Film is assisting me. We`ve got a lot of material but there is still much that remains to be done….I discovered to my astonishment – that certain visual sequences that I couldn`t imagine to be suitable – contributed a whole new dimension to the overall feeling. Very interesting. Hmmm. Perhaps I need to re-assess the material we`ve got…
It has just been brought to my attention that the old Post sorting office in Ånge will be the venue for the premiere of ”I believe in Escape”. This is the other commission that I have received as the county`s Composer in Residence. I visited the sorting office last year before it was closed down. It had an extraordinary feeling, a bit like Santa`s grotto. Parcels on an assembly line that were tipped into various boxes. (You can see a little of it on the music video ”Västre Medelpad”) Now that the giant hall is completely empty, we`ll be able see if it can be a suitable concert venue!
When I get the chance I play the accordion in a band called Kung Lir. In this gig we`ll play together with Brian Wicklund, a fiddler from Minnesota. Your`re most Welcome!
Anyone who is in or around Ånge on the 31st of May has the chance of catching two premieres in one evening at Ånge`s ”Kulturnatten” – ”Night of Culture”. On the one hand a piece for choir and orchestra ”Den Mangspråkande Tiden”, performed by The Nordic Chamberorchestra together with the Ånge music society, Kulturskolan and various choirs. On the other hand the showing of the music video”Västra Medelpad”, on a big screen in the same location. This is a musical portrait of Ånge municipality that also features the Nordic Chamber Orchestra recorded over the winter and interpreted visually in the course of the last year. You are most welcome!
For various reasons this was the title of choice after being previously called, ”Jag tror på flykten”. ( printing-out of new scores….sigh) Premiere in week 22. I will inform exact date soon.
A trailer about KRYP has now been posted. I received the commission for this piece from Bohuslän Big Band and will be premiered in september. The choreography will be by Camilla Ekelöv on the subject, insects……
Finally I can talk about the commission from Gothenburg Opera!! The overall programming was conclusive after a seasonal planning and presentation meeting. It says on p.63 that March 2014 will be a month of premeieres. Here is a comment from the newspaper Expressen.
This is actually how Cecilia Littorin`s poem begins. The music that I have composed for it shall be performed by the Nordic Chamber Orchestra as well as amateur musicians and choirs of Ånge commune. Its very interesting to write a piece that must work on so many levels. It turned out that I wrote three separate levels of aptitude for most of the instrumental groupings. The easiest is for music school pupils and the hardest for professional musicians. It will be performed in Ånge at the end of May, at a sufficiently spacious venue….