The rehearsals with Linköping Academic Choir for Vårdnässpelen 2019 has begun. Last weekend I was invited to introduce one of the most vocally complex scenes in the drama –the court session. I am enthusiastically looking forward to continuing working on the pieces and premiering in september. This will be great!
Happy to announce that I am composing music for a newly created stage drama, premiering at Vårdnässpelen in September 2019. The music consists of parts for acting choir, ensemble and electronics. Starting off by composing the longer pieces for the choir involved in the project, Linköping Academic Choir. Inspiration abound in the misty autumn.
Bridges –an explorative collaboration between percussionist Emelie Sjöström and composer Simon Berggården, is now out on Spotify, Apple Music, Itunes etc.
Listen, download, enjoy!
Full version is also available here: simonberggarden.com/audio
On August 18 Non Siamo Qui (We are not here) premiered with great success at the festival Nuovi Affreschi Sonori in Bomba, Chieti, Italy. Many thanks to the performers Åsa Jäger -soprano, Per Svansbo -flute and Emelie Sjöström -multipercussion. Also thanks to Pro Loco Bomba, The Musicspectra T Society and Anders Flodin for making the Festival happen.
Emelie Sjöström, percussion
The newly composed piece “Here and beyond the horizon” for orchestra, mixed choir, three solo voices and tape part was premiered on November 6 in Linköping Cathedral in Sweden.
A big thank you to all who took part in the premier in the most excellent way; conductor Marie-Louise Beckman, kapellmeister Torbjörn Köhl, tenor Ole Alexander Bolstad Bang, soprano Sibylle Glosted, mezzo soprano Rebecca Fjällsby, the Cathedral Choir, the Cathedral Chamber Orchestra and the Östgöta Wind Orchestra. And thank you, everyone who came to listen!
Dunja percussion duo (Emelie Sjöström & Robert Drewstad) will perform Still life light on cobbles (2014) for the first time in Sweden on June 13, 12:00 p.m. at Wasakyrkan, Örebro on a concert arranged by the Musicspectra T Society.
The four movement version of Alba, for saxophone quartet (2012) will be performed on July 10 by Current Saxophone Quartet at the World Saxophone Congress & Festival in Strasbourg, France.