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As a composer
I am currently the county of Västernorrland`s ”Composer in Residence” via the Scenkonst Västernorrland in Sundsvall. ( also supported by Statens Musikverk – Music Development and Heritage Sweden) My first commission was to compose a ”Musical Portrait” of the municipality of Ånge. Look at the 12 min Music Video here And read more about the work here
The second year was the municipality of Härnösands turn. They got a musical portrait too, but in another way. Voices more included, folk-music more included
We also cooperated with Kapellsbergs Music School. For them a re-wrote an opera to make it suitable for a larger ensemble.
Look at the 7 min Music Video “Härnösand” here
Den där Hallen…
In may 2015 first performance of a small opera. Two voices, two guitars and one soprano sax. On the initiative of The Gothenburg Combo
Bohuslän Big Band
I’m proud to say that my piece KRYP for Bohuslän Big Band got the YAMA 2015 (Young Audiences Music Award) in the class “Best Large Ensemble”. The premiere of ”Kryp was 3 september 2013. The piece is performed in collaboration with RTV, the regional theatre dance ensemble and choreographed by Camilla Ekelöv. Listen to parts from it here
As a Composer in Residence 2014 at the Gothenburg Opera I delivered an “operamusical”. It’s called Jerry Maya and the Operamystery. It had its first performance in March 2014. It is based on the books by Martin Widmark about two children that run a detective agency. I wrote a completely new story but in the same style using the other books as a template. Read more here
My operas for children
- That Hallen..
- Jerry Maya and the Operamystery
- The secret of the Elves
- The Journey of a Circus Girl
- Sunbeam and Troll
As a musician
I have had the pleasure of creating a small course featuring music/song at the Boulevardteaterns theatre school The meaning of what is important in practise as a professional actor is drawn directly from my own experiences. Apart from vocal technique, we concentrate a lot on voice and singing ensembles, pitch as well as a foundation of musical knowledge. I am presently taking a break from teaching but hope to return to it quite soon.
LYRICS – commissioned, performed and/or recorded by others:
”What is life” – med musik av AnnSoﬁ Söderqvist. A choral work commissioned by Voces Nordicae,
recorded in 2011
”Ingredienser” – music by Jan Levander. Performed by ”Composers Big Fun” and Marie
”Fem sånger” – Three songs of five, with music byMikael Råberg. (”Efter vintern”, ”Koral”, ”Hemlighet”)
Performed by Linda Pettersson and Sundsvalls Kammarorkester
LIBRETTI /TEXT MODIFICATI
- ”LasseMaja och Operamysteriet”(Jerry Maya and the Operamystery) – operalibretto
- ”Cirkusﬂickans resa”(The Journey of a Circus Girl) – operalibretto
- ”Älvans hemlighet”(The Secret of the Elves) – operalibretto
- ”Sagan om en kolhydrat”(The Story of Carbohydrate) – a musical fairy tale in rhyme
- ”Trollet och Solstrålen” (Sunbeam and Troll) – a modification of Hjalmar Bergman`s fairy tale.
- ”Hattstugan”(Hat-House) – modification of Elsa Beskow`s fairy tale as well as texts for new songs.
- ”Sven Duva” – a musical dramatisation of Runeberg`s poem
Songtexts – for my own band. Many more, waiting in drawers……