WORK IN PROGRESS 2020
G A N
In the spring 2020 I am composing a work based on the imagery of Swedish painter and modernist pioneer Gösta Adrian-Nilsson (GAN). GAN (1884-1965) is mostly known for his colorful depictions of the dawn of the modern industrial age. Influenced by the dynamic art scene in 1910s and 20s Berlin and Paris 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 just as full of hope and promises of freedom as of dystopic gloom. The images resonate with our own troubled times and their visual rhythm and movement yearns for musical and scenic creation.
With support from Helge Ax:on Johnsons foundation, the County Council of Kalmar County, Kalmar municipality and Filmregion Southeast.
This autumn I´m writing a solo piece for renowned Swedish cellist Per Nyström. Per is co-founder and artistic director of the newly started international orchestra Old Ox Chamber Orchestra (formerly Aurora Chamber Orchestra). He has a background in internationally acclaimed orchestras such as Camerata Nordica and the Yggdrasil Quartet, which he also co-founded. Per often plays with other Nordic chamber- and symphony orchestras and performs regularly at international chamber music festivals. Planned premiere in 2021. Time and venue will be announced here during the autumn.
Commission from Linnaeus University. Together with the irish choreographer Maria Kerin I create a short film for the exhibition Swedish-Irish Experimental Heritage Explorations (see below). Experimental Heritage is a transdisciplinary and translocal project run by Swedish archeologist Bodil Petersson. It´s a collaboration between archeologists and artists connected to Linnaeus University and the University of Galway, Ireland. The project explores the meaning of the cultural heritage for us living today through art (Shows from september 2019 - june 2020).
With support from Riksbankens jubileumsfond and Hainska Stiftelsen.
Original music for author and playwright Emeli Bergman's debut film Je suis ta soeur (I am your sister), about love between siblings. The film is a collaboration between filmmakers and actors from France, Denmark and Sweden. The lead roles are played by Mathilde Weil and Adrien Simion, both students at the Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique in Paris. Emeli Bergman (b. 1988) is educated at Forfatterskolen in Copenhagen. Premiere in spring 2020
Utvecklande möte mellan kulturarv och konst på Himmelsberga
”Cissi Svärdströms och Hans Gurstad-Nilssons upplevelse av Dröstorps ödeby presenterad genom Cissi Svärdströms små bronsskulpturer och Hans Gurstad-Nilssons musik, återskapar inte byn i fysisk form men ger en stark känsla av en unik plats.”
Gunilla Petri, Barometern 2020 10 13