Birds

Photo by Hans Falklind

Cecilia Ekmark commissioned me (thanks to generous funding from Statensmusikverk) to write a new piece for flute(s) and piano (Roger Johansson), inspired both by Hans Falklind‘s bird photographs and birdsong, for her ongoing project called Birds. This project is also supported by Sveriges ornitologiska förening (SOF) and BirdLife International. We met twice in Göteborg to develop material through improvisation, which I have now used as raw material to create the piece. Tomas Tranströmer’s early poem ‘Preludium’ is woven throughout the piece, which is titled ‘Vingarna breddas’ (‘The Wings Spread’). The project premiered 26 May 2013 in Gothenburg’s 3.e Våningen.

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* PROJECTS: Chamber Music Upcoming

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Somniloquy

for bass clarinet, tenor/bari sax, piano; also for bass clarinet, cello, piano

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* WORKS: Chamber Music

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Romanska Bågar (Romanesque Arches)

soprano, bass, and chamber orchestra (flute/alto flute, oboe/English horn, clarinet, bass clarinet, horn, trombone, harp, piano, percussion, violin, viola, cello, contrabass)
[Swedish text: Tomas Tranströmer] Read more »

* WORKS: Orchestra voice works with Dance / Movement

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Zosa

oboe and piano Read more »

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The Bears Wake Up

2-part children’s chorus with piano
(text: Marilyn A. Johnson)

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* WORKS: Youth Orchestra — children's chorus

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Groundings

alto sax, cello, and piano

also: cl. (A)-vc-pno • alto fl.-vc-pno • alto fl.-bsn-pno • alto sax-bass cl.-pno • piano trio • soprano-Indian harmonium-vn-pno • alto fl.-contrabass fl.-pno
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* WORKS: Chamber Music

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Scorned as Timber, Beloved of the Sky

solo marimba
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* WORKS: Solo works

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I Dream’d in a Dream

TTBB choir, violin, and piano
SATB choir, violin, and piano
[text: Walt Whitman] Read more »

* WORKS: Choir

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Aspetuck Waters

piano with string orchestra and percussion

or piano and string quintet (2 violins, viola, cello, and contrabass) Read more »

* WORKS: Chamber Music Orchestra

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Chants d’Amour et de Mort

tenor, violin, cello, and piano
[song cycle of poetry by Isabelle Balot] Read more »

* WORKS: Chamber Music voice

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Pastorale and Invention

solo piano Read more »

* WORKS: Solo works

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