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New Directions 2016

 

I was honored with a "composer portrait" concert  during the festival "New Directions 2016", held in Studio Acusticum, Piteå 17-18 march.

 

It was my colleague Robert Ek (clarinets) and my dear friends in
Global Percussion Network that helped me perform the concert.

 

The program consisted of :

* The Labyrinth (a 20-minute suite for Bass clarinet, EAM and 2 perc.)
* Tapachula River (for solo Marimba and 2 perc.)

* In the Meantime (for Bb clarinet and 3 perc.) - World Premiere -

 

There should have been a world premiere of a new piece "The Mechanic" (a 25-minute suite for Bb clarinet, EAM and 3 perc.) but I could not complete the piece in time, so we world premiered a new piece by Anders Åstrand "Deep Thoughts" instead.

 

The concert was broadcast by the Swedish Radio, as only a few concerts during the entire festival.

Upcoming concerts

2016-08-04 at 7:00 PM
Norrbotten-NEO at "Katrina" festival

at S:t Görans Kyrka, Mariehamn, Åland

 

2016-08-05 at 12:00 PM
Norrbotten-NEO at "Katrina" festival

at S:t Görans Kyrka, Mariehamn, Åland

 

2016-08-05 at 7:00 PM
Norrbotten-NEO at "Katrina" festival

at Jomala Kyrka, Jomala, Åland

 

2016-08-18 at 7:00 PM
Norrbotten-NEO in the theatre

"Malmens Väg"

at Arcushallen, Karlsvik

 

2016-08-19 at 7:00 PM
Norrbotten-NEO in the theatre

"Malmens Väg"

at Arcushallen, Karlsvik

 

2016-08-20 at 7:00 PM
Norrbotten-NEO in the theatre

"Malmens Väg"

at Sporthallen, Malmberget

 

2016-08-21 at 7:00 PM
Norrbotten-NEO in the theatre

"Malmens Väg"

at Ishallen, Pajala

 

2016-08-24 at 7:00 PM
Norrbotten-NEO in the theatre

"Malmens Väg"

at Sporthallen, Kiruna

 

2016-08-25 at 6:00 PM
Norrbotten-NEO in the theatre

"Malmens Väg"

at Arena Rohki Halli, Pello, Finland

 

 

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Ice Music in Swedish Lapland

 

During February and March I'm playing the Ice Xylophone in the Ice Concert Hall at Gültzaudden in Luleå. I was asked to join by Tim Linhard, the ice instrument maker, and I ended up playing with both "The Ice Breakers" and "Balkan Love Story".

In total nine concerts, crowded with audience, and very, very fun!

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Norrbotten-NEO "7 Degrees of Fragility"

 

In the end of January, Norrbotten-NEO will have a production called "7 Degrees of Fragility " or "The Music of Chaya Czernowin".

The program consists of five piece by Czernowin, where the last piece on the program is our new commission piece "Ayre".
In addition to her own pieces, Chaya programmed music by both  K. Hübler and M. Feldman.

Conductor Pierre-André Valade.

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Last weekend we started the recording of my next CD, (work name The Labyrinth) together with Robert Ek, clarinet and Rolf Landberg, percussion. Sound engineer and sound design: Oscar Lovnér.

 

"The Labyrinth" is a 20-min piece for Bass Clarinet, two percussionists and Pre-recorded sounds. The CD is planned to contain my new piece "The Mechanic" for Bb Clarinet, three percussionists and Pre-recorded sounds as well as a couple of smaller percussion pieces.

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Finally, after a long time of anxiety, I was able to give you both audio- and video clips of some of my music. Please visit MEDIA.

And also score samples of my music.  Please visit WORKS.

Norrbotten-NEO "Beautifull Screams"

 

In the beginning of November, Norrbotten-NEO made a production called "Beautifull Screams", a slightly larger ensemble than usually, together with two singers; Jeanette Bjurling - soprano, and Monica Danielsson - Mezzo soprano and conductor Pierre-André Valade.

 

For me, it was a great pleasure to invite my dear friend and colleague Rolf Landberg to help me out with the compositions of Hurel and Sciarrino:

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Norrbotten-NEO "New Sweden 2015"

 

Every year, we give a series of concerts called "New Sweden", where we present our commissions of the year. This year we performed pieces by Anders Lind, Sol-Andersson, Joakim Sandgren, amongst others. Here a quick picture from the rehearsal before our concert during the "Magnetfestivalen 2015", at the Concert house in Vara.

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REACTOR PERCUSSION DUO

 

We made our Swedish premiere during the festival "Klusterfestivalen 2015".  We gave the inauguration concert in Domkyrkan, Luleå, a concert we gave together with clarinetist Robert EK. Later during the festival, we appeared twice more.

 

I was invited as the guest of honor for the festival. We played my pieces Tapachula River, Crystal Dreams and the world premiere of The Labyrinth (for Bass Clarinet, two Percussionists and pre-recorded sounds).

 

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