Monday 23 February 2015, 8pm
Showcase night for the great veteran Swedish experimental venue and artist's society, Fylkingen. Since its establishment in the 1930's, Fylkingen has been committed to experimental work in the contemporary performing arts. The organisation is made up of over 250 member artists from many disciplines who use the venue in Stockholm to develop and present new work.
The live computer music of London-based composers Erik Nyström and Lee Fraser presents a bold and decisive blend of spontaneous improvised collisions and detailed sonic architecture. Fraser and Nyström are both experienced electroacoustic composers and have been performing together as a duo since 2014 (their first appearance was at Fylkingen, Sep 2014). Lee Fraser is current with the Dark Camber CD release on Entr'acte (2014) and Erik Nyström with the Morphonenèse CD release on empreintes DIGITALes (2014).
Helene Hedsund is a composer of mostly electroacoustic music. At the moment she is doing a Ph.D. in Birmingham, but she has been active at EMS (www.elektronmusikstudion.se) in Stockholm since 1994. For more info see: http://helene.hedsund.se.
She will present the work 'Klinga' for speakers.
Lisa Ullén is one of Sweden’s most influential pianists in contemporary music, and a regular on the free- jazz and improvisational scene. Internationally recognized as a distinctive and uncompromising composer and musician, She has toured in Europe, the USA, Canada and Japan. Ullén now releases her second solo cd , Piano Works – a triple CD of solo piano recordings – as well as the vinyl EP Sekvenser och Lager (Sequences and Layers) with Motståndsorkestern (the Resistance Orchestra), which contains Ullén’s compositions for a bigger band, in which no less than four double basses provide a solid foundation.
“Extraordinary is all I can say as I dive in to her unique approach. /…/Amazing piano, some of it prepared, which should appeals to fans of John Cage as well as of Cecil Taylor.” – Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery
”Ullén takes a measured approach at the cusp of improvised music and contemporary classical, with silence also a big player. Cecil Taylor and John Cage might provide touchstones, but what Ullén does cannot be confused with either. ..And through it all resides the sense of a fiercely- focused intelligence at work”. – John Sharpe, All About Jazz 2018
“...from the ashes, something wholly new is created. It's as if the melancholy violin rises from the ruins and, like a postapocalyptic Mad Max, dusts himself off to continue towards new adventures. At that moment I refuse to believe all the predictions that classical music is withering away." (Johanna Paulsson, Dagens Nyheter, about the project reBiber)
There are no more four seasons is the name of a duo comprised of the electronic musician Mattias Petersson and classical violinist George Kentros. They take older pieces of music and recompose them in order to once again become relevant to our times. They are also quite the live band, playing everything from rock festivals to concert halls, as well as conducting workshops for conservatories and musically inclined youths. Their self-titled debut CD was named one of the ten best classical recordings of the past decade by Sweden’s biggest daily paper Dagens Nyheter, and Time Out New York called them a must see concert, writing that ”the result fits together more perfectly than any Ikea bookshelf.”
See also www.nomoremusic.se .