Vals från Rundvik

This year I have really taken to the viola. I started playing about four years ago, but have been practising with much more determination this year, and this summer I joined with a local folk music ensemble. I have been playing a lot of Swedish folk music, particularly for dancing. Well, now I have my first waltz. I will record… (more…)

Recordings from SLC performance of two songs

Margot Glassett Murdoch and I performed these songs in Salt Lake City on September 20th, and then we took the same songs to Christian Asplund’s Avant GaRawge on September 29th. These are the recordings from the first performance. Enjoy! Good, Right and Welcome: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Frid: [translation of the Swedish: You and I, Peace, I… (more…)

A new song at the Avant GaRawge Post Confrince Fireside

The last few days I have been writing a new song. It is called “Inner Singing” and I am excited to announce that Michelle Flowers, the trombonist, will be playing the other part. I started writing songs for soprano and trombone in 2005; it has become one of the orchestrations I enjoy coming back to. Christian Asplund is the host… (more…)

Performing in Provo at Avant Garawge

Margot Glassett Murdoch and I will be performing a couple of my songs again on Sunday the 29th of September, at 8:30 pm at Avant Garawge, 1182 Locust Circle, Provo. Contributions welcome. Christian Asplund is the host of this event.

Participating in Free Composers Showcase in Salt Lake City

I will be singing the songs “Good, right and welcome” and “Frid”, now arranged as two duets for sopranos a cappella, together with Margot Glassett Murdoch tonight at the Free Composers Showcase in Salt Lake City. It takes place at the Ladies Literary Club on 850 East South Temple, at 7:30 pm, and tickets are free. Margot has written a… (more…)

Magnificat for Trombone Choir to be premiered

On April 16th, on Brass Night at the University of Maine, my piece “Magnificat” for Trombone Choir will be premiered, under the direction of Dr. Dan Barrett. It takes place in the Minsky Recital Hall at 7:30. This piece was originally written for voices, but will first be heard in this setting – played by trombones, euphonium and tuba. It… (more…)

The performance of Probably Alright Now – recorded

The premiere of the brass piece “Probably Alright Now” took place last week in Maine and here is a recording of that piece.[Audio clip: view full post to listen] The sheet music is available from Svensk Musik. The performance of a composer’s music is the meaning of our writing, what gives us energy to continue with our creating.

Disentangling the vision

One reason that I haven’t been posting here very frequently the last several months is that I have been struggling to write a song. I wanted to get it just right. There are several versions of it, in particular text versions, before they got to the “song versions”. Then one night, when I lay sleepless in bed, I resolved that… (more…)

Premiere of “Probably Alright Now” at UMaine

I got word last week that Svensk Musik will sponsor me to come out to the premiere of “Probably Alright Now”, a piece of roughly seven minutes for three trumpets and four trombones. It will be performed at the University of Maine on the Women Composer’s Concert, by the Maine Trombone Collective and trumpet players from the University of Maine.… (more…)

A Cold Wind

Recently I have been working on a string quintet, and the first movement was completed today. I call it “A Cold Wind”, it runs approximately 4½ minutes, and it is looking for some string players to realise it. Two violins, one viola, and two cellos. Contact me if you would like to take a look at it. The picture is… (more…)