2014-01-01

Att konceptualisera glömskan

for Saxophone and voice More...

Private recording

2014-01-01

Drinking

for dan tranh, voice and electronics More...

Private recording

2013-01-01

Elle a dansé - Il se tourna

for Video and electronics, eight channel diffusion First performance: 2013-10-01

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English program note

This work, commissioned for the performance installation Go to Hell in October 2013, is a reflection on the myth of the famous musician and poet Orpheus whose attempt to save his loved Eurydice from the underworld ends with fatal consequences. There are many different transcriptions of the myth, the most commonly referred version is from the time of Virgil in which Eurydice died from a fatal bite while attempting to escape a satyr. Another Roman poet, Ovid, wrote a version in which Eurydice’s death followed from her dancing with water nymphs on her wedding night. The moral undertone of this version is fascinating and opens up for different interpretations. Furthermore, then ending exists in several versions and with different, less tragic outcomes.
In this work we have superimposed the different versions but focused on the moment of Orpheus’ turning around, the fatal mistake that makes him loose Eurydice for good. Giving in to his desire to again see the face of his loved one, or is it perhaps his anxiety that Persephone and Hades have fooled him, is undoubtedly a big mistake? The video is a long ascending movement from the underworld and the original version with three screens made it impossible to see all screens at the same time. The viewer finds herself in a position similar to Orpheus’ dilemma.

Swedish program note

This work, commissioned for the performance installation Go to Hell in October 2013, is a reflection on the myth of the famous musician and poet Orpheus whose attempt to save his loved Eurydice from the underworld ends with fatal consequences. There are many different transcriptions of the myth, the most commonly referred version is from the time of Virgil in which Eurydice died from a fatal bite while attempting to escape a satyr. Another Roman poet, Ovid, wrote a version in which Eurydice’s death followed from her dancing with water nymphs on her wedding night. The moral undertone of this version is fascinating and opens up for different interpretations. Furthermore, then ending exists in several versions and with different, less tragic outcomes.
In this work we have superimposed the different versions but focused on the moment of Orpheus’ turning around, the fatal mistake that makes him loose Eurydice for good. Giving in to his desire to again see the face of his loved one, or is it perhaps his anxiety that Persephone and Hades have fooled him, is undoubtedly a big mistake? The video is a long ascending movement from the underworld and the original version with three screens made it impossible to see all screens at the same time. The viewer finds herself in a position similar to Orpheus’ dilemma.

Recorded and available on cd

2014-01-01

Opposite of Black Noise

for Laptop, eight speakers More...

Recorded and available on cd

2007-01-01

Repetition Repeats all other Repetitions

for Viking Eggeling's "Symphonie Diagonale", 10-stringed guitar and electronics. More...

Recorded and available on cd

2011-01-01

Månens Gråa Ögon

for t.sax, s.sax, git1, git2, el.piano, organ, bass, drum1, drum2, drum3 More...

Recorded and available on cd

2011-01-01

The Transparent I

for sheng, dan bau, dan tranh, accordion, 10-stringed guit., vla, d.bass, More...

Private recording

2006-01-01

Repetition Repeats all other Repetitions

for 10-stringed guitar and computer More...

Recorded and available on cd

2010-01-01

The Mystic Writing Pad I

for sax (midi) or windcontroller, vc (electric), el. guitar, keyboard, MIDI-marimba, crotales and gongs More...

Private recording

2009-01-01

Continuous Breach

for cl, sop sax, trb, pi, laptop, dr, vn, vc, bass More...

Private recording

2006-01-01

The Six Tones

for Dan Tranh, Dan Bau, banjo, e-bow, 10-stringed guitar and electronics More...

Private recording

2003-01-01

Drive

for electric viola grande or viola and computer More...

Recorded and available on cd

2001-01-01

Improvisations for saxophone and computer

for saxophone and computer More...

Private recording

2003-01-01

Perspicio

for saxophone quartet and computer More...

Private recording

2001-01-01

Music for houses / Housebroken

for four channel tape More...

Private recording

1996-01-01

Tetrachordal Variations

for String orchestra and improvising soloist(s) More...

Private recording

2001-01-01

Improvisation VII

for improvising soloist and computer More...

Private recording

2003-01-01

etherSound

for computer and cellular phone (and improvising artists) More...

Private recording

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