Last weekend Göteborgs Vokalensemble, a chamber choir that I am a member of since last autumn, visited Chorioso, my former German choir from Karlsruhe. For two concerts, one in Baden-Baden and one in Karlsruhe, the choirs joined forces and sang German and Nordic music. Even two of my pieces were performed: Havet and, for the first time, Se och smaka herrens godhet. I want to thank both choirs for the fantastic time we had and for the great performances of my pieces.
I even made a recording of Havet which can be listened to under Havet’s article.
Every year the composition and sound art students at Göteborgs musikhögskola get an amazing opportunity: They get to organise their own festival. For three days the whole school is committed to us students. For our projects and concerts we can use the school’s rooms, resources, people…
But apart from my own pieces there will be a lot of other interesting performances and installations. It will thus be definitely worthwhile to visit the school during these three days and see what is going on.
My piece Variationen über ein altes Thema will be performed at a concert organised by the students of the Master’s programme. There will also be other pieces by composers from the school as well as solo performances, improvisations, world music and many other things.
SNOA, the Swedish National Orchestra Academy, has commissioned a piece from me which they are going to play on Saturday, the 28th of April 2012. The orchestra will be conducted by Roland Kluttig, GMD in Coburg. Apart from my composition, Salvador Brotons’ Percepcions percudides for percussion and string orchestra and Franz Schubert’s 8th symphony in C major The Great will be performed.
Update: The piece has now been finished. It is called PRISMA, more details can be found here.