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2024

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Read the review here:

https://en.gurstad.se/press

The Deer Park
A choral drama about opression and historical trauma  

VOKALHARMONIN WITH GUESTS

Borgholm Castle
May 12

Köping church, Köpingsvik
May 11


Soloists

Eleonora Poignant, soprano

Anna Zander, mezzo-soprano

Simon Frank, tenor

Karl Söderström, baritone

Ensemble/soloists

Mika Takehara, percussion

Dohyo Sol, theorbo  (Höör barock)

Mats Wallin, bass clarinet  (Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra)

Fredrik Malmberg, musical direction


Music and libretto:

Hans Gurstad-Nilsson



Arr: Chronotopia and Vokalharmonin. In collaboration with Ölands Hembygdsförbund.
WITH GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM SIG
NATUR, SYDOSTLEADER, SWEDISH ARTS COUNCIL, BORGHOLM MUNICIPALITY and ÖLANDSFONDEN.

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ÖLANDSFONDEN

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The Deer Park
A pre concert evening about my new choir drama before the premiere at Borgholms castle in may 

Dohyo Sol, theorbo, (Höör Barock)
Peter Aronsson, historian and principal of
Linnaéus university
Chronotopia, Music of the cultural heritage, presentation
Arr: Chronotopia and Ölands Museum Himmelsberga
MED FINANCIAL SUPPORT FROM BORGHOLMS KOMMUN

Hemgården, Långlöt, Öland
12 january
16.30-19-00
Free entrance, coffé/tea and sandwich!

Between 1572-1801 Öland was reserved as a royal hunting park. The oppression during this era still lingers in the folk memory on the island. In Hans Gurstad-Nilssons new choir drama, The Deer park, the historic events are interpreted by VOKALHARMONIN, one of Sweden's most prolific choirs.

 

Chronotopia warmly welcome you to this theme evening before the premiere in may!

Programme

Lecture:

PETER ARONSSON, Linnaeus University. The royal Deer park on Öland. Estabishment, expiry and significance 1572 - 2024
Open forum:

Local stories about The royal Deer park
DOHYO SOL (Höör Barock) Music for lute
HANS GURSTAD-NILSSON and  Chronotopia

present their work

More info at:

https://www.chronotopia.se/en

Ice Memory
The hidden music of the glacier


Premiere 2025

Sweden
The Netherlands

Austria

Ice Memory is an international art and music project about the climatological memory of glacial ice. Together with artist and curator Eline Kersten (The Netherlands/Switzerland), glaciologist and artist Lindsey Nicholson (Austria) I´m exploring how historic climate data from ice drillings from the Greenland ice cap can be transformed into music and sonic landscapes.

In Ice Memory I will work both with electronic soundscapes and with live string players Camerata Nordica

 

Performances/exhibits are prepared in three countries: Sweden, the Netherlands and Austria.

Events in 2025

WITH SUPPORT FROM:

Helge Ax:on Johnsons stiftelse

Mondriaan Fund

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2023

Film premiere:
J.A.G.S. The Öland Pharaoh
Reqiuem


Per Nyström and Vokalharmonin
Autumn 2023
J.A.G.S museum, Segerstad, Öland

A concert film from Segerstad's church, august 28, 2022. Cellist Per Nyström and the choir Vokalharmonin under the direction of professor Fredrik Malmberg. Vokalharmonin consists of singers from two of Sweden's most renowned choirs: Radio Choir and Eric Ericson's Chamber Choir.

 

"In this requiem for solo cello and mixed choir, we celebrate the extraordinary life and work of the farmer and folk artist Johan August Gustafsson (J.A.G.S) from Segerstad Parish, Öland. It´s a piece about a man who, despite the ridicule of those around him, dreamed big and beyond the horizons of the village norms."

WITH SUPPORT FROM:

Statens MusikverkMörbylånga municipality, Cementa Sweden AB, Ölands Bank and Cke Lavér. 

 

ORGANIZER:

Musik på Allvar in collaboration with J.A.G.S museum and Kalmar läns hembygdsförbund 

PODCAST:

Kalmar County Museum

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2022

J.A.G.S. The Öland Pharaoh
Requiem


Per Nyström and Vokalharmonin

August 28,18.00
Segerstads church,
 Öland

2021

A L V

Per Nyström, cello

18 september

Ölands Museum Himmelsberga

 

3 september 6.00 PM

Vänersborg Chamber Music Festival

Vänersborg church

https://k-v.se/konserter/festivalkonsert

Arr: Kammarmusikens vänner

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Kalmar castle february 26

G A N  Erik Wickström, piano
Zephyrin Rey-Bellet, cello

GAN is a chamber piece inspired by the imagery of Swedish painter and modernist pioneer Gösta Adrian-Nilsson (GAN). Eventually the piece will be the backbone of a dance performance about facing change. GAN (1884-1965) depicted the dawn of the modern industrial age. Influenced by the dynamic art scenes of Berlin and Paris in the 1910s and 20s he created a personal blend of the modernist styles, with erotic symbolism as a salient feature. His ruptured paintings of urbanity, new technology and athletic men capture a time full of hope and promises of freedom. Today their slightly disturbing dystopic gloom comes to the fore. The images resonate with our own troubled times of transition and uncertainty. On february 26 pianist Erik Wickström and cellist Zéphyrin Rey-Bellet, artistic director of the renowned string orchestra Camerata Nordica, meet in a filmed work in progress presentation of GAN with musical excerpts at Kalmar Castle (see Calendar below). Arranger: Länsmusiken, Camerata Nordica and Byteatern, Kalmar läns teater.

 

With support from:

Helge Ax:on Johnsons stiftelse

County Council of Kalmar County

Länsmusiken, Kalmar

Kalmar municipality

Filmregion Sydost

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