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time to sum up 2013

Posted by on Jan 7, 2014 in News | Leave a comment

So the christmas food is eaten, think I’ve gained a pound or two. Just wanted to look back at 2013, a really great year with so many things happening. Thought I’d do a top five…

* Norrbotten NEO released TWO records, New Sweden – Diptychon with exclusively Swedish composer and most pieces written for us. The other was a double CD with musica by Steve Reich.

* I had the chance to meet and work with Kaija Saariaho before performing her solopiece ”Duft” at her Polar Price Concerto in August.

* We went with Norrbotten NEO to Lisbon in Juli to premiere the chamber opera ”a Laugh to Cry” by Miguel Azguime, later in the fall we also performed it at Warsaw Autumn

* In the end of may Norrbottensmusiken hosted a BIG contemporary festival, New Directions Festivale. Norrbotten NEO did three different programs and I also did a short solo concert but the best thing was going to all the other concerts with Ensemble Recherche, Klangforum Wien and the FIRE! Orchestra among others.

* Lastly I think the week in may we spent with Tonsättarskolan in Visby and the concerts on their festival Ljudvågor. I was the fifth year i a row we went there but now we’ll take a break. As always a wonderful week with young inspiring composers.

Spränga gränser

Posted by on Sep 29, 2011 in News | Leave a comment

Repeat the previous event several times, each time transposing it in all parameters AND TRANSCEND IT BEYOND THE LIMITS OF THE PLAYING/SINGING TECHNIQUE THAT YOU HAVE USED UP TO THIS POINT and then also BEYOND THE LIMITATIONS OF YOUR INSTRUMENT / VOICE.

For this all visual and theatrical possibilities are also brought into play.

FROM THIS POINT RETAIN WHAT YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED IN THE EXTENSION OF YOUR LIMITS, AND USE IT IN THIS AND ALL FUTURE PERFORMANCES OF ”SPIRAL”.

 

Jag jobbar just nu med Stockhausens Spiral från 1968. Det mest gäckande med verket är just spiraltecknet ovan. Det utmanar en att hela tiden bryta ny mark aldrig vila utan fortsätta sökandet efter det omöjliga.

Verk som dessa blir mer konceptuella, men samtidigt så fångar ”SPIRAL” enligt mig essensen av konst, att utforska det vi vet men också gå bortom det in i det okända.

För er som inte vill vänta på min version av detta syckte så kan jag rekommendera Peter Etvös version på YouTube: SPIRAL