J. A. G. S - The Öland Pharao
A concert film from Segerstad's church 28 august 2022. Cellist Per Nyström and the choir Vokalharmonin under the baton 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."
Per Nyström: cello
Fredrik Malmberg, conductour
Sopranos: Sofia Niklasson, Emma Fagerström, Cassandra Jenner
Altos: Amanda Flodin, Lotta Gullberg, Elias Aaron Johansson
Tenors: Johan Uusijärvi, Olof Olofsson, Szymon Rudzki
Basses: Ove Pettersson, Karl Peter Eriksson, Olof Akre
Karl-Peter Eriksson (recitation)
Film: Take5 Music Production
A L V
A L V is a piece for solo cello inspired by stories from the deserted village of Dröstorp on Öland's Great Alvar. In this film cellist Per Nyström interprets the piece in a recording from Kulturhuset Zokker, Mörbylånga, Öland in mid September 2021.
The word alv, which probably lies behind the notion alvar, is the infertile soil under the topsoil, a symbol of the harsh conditions that prevailed for the inhabitants of Dröstorp.
Film: Oddbjörn Andersson
Sound: Magnus Bergman
Post production: Hans Gurstad-Nilsson
From the beginning, I had the intention to work with the silence in the deserted village. But during the process, the stories about the cattle thief Bohman came to the fore. The tale of him dancing the cattle to death to get meat is macabre, but at the same time grad an archaic, a stark image of the life struggle.
G A N
GAN is a work for chamber ensemble inspired by the avant-garde artist Gösta Adrian-Nilsson's pictorial world. Gösta Adrian-Nilsson (GAN) (1884-1965) from Lund was one of the pioneers in Swedish 20th century art. In this film Zéphyrin Rey-Bellet , cello and Erik Wickström, piano play two extracts from GAN in a concert at Kalmar Castle, February 26 2022.
From the festival Avantgarde 10, a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Swedish Ballet.
Episode: The development and inspiration of music - then and now.
See the entire program here:
Carolina Johansson: Producer, Länsmusiken
Kristina Flygare, Dance Developer, Byteatern - Kalmar County Theater
A co-production between Länsmusiken - Kalmar County Music Foundation, Camerata Nordica, Byteatern - Kalmar County Theater and Kalmar Municipality.
Erik Wickström plays the piano piece Ilja from GA N. Despite his radicality GAN was profoundly a romantic. In his art, he merges a personal, often swarming romantic world of motifs with a modernist visual language. Ilja was the nickname of GAN's first and perhaps also greatest love, Karl Edvard Holmström. Ilja died of pneumonia only 22 years old. Paintings shown in the film: The Electrician (1913), Gränden (1919) and Blue harbor (undated). Kalmar Castle 26 February 2021.
G A N
GAN is a work for chamber ensemble inspired by the life and work of the swedish avant-garde painter Gösta Adrian-Nilsson. Gösta Adrian-Nilsson (GAN) (1884-1965) from Lund was one of the pioneers in Swedish 20th century art. This is an excerpt from two workshops with dancers and musicians at Kalmar Theater and the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg 2018.
Choreography and dance: Ingrid Rosborg and Camille Marchadour
Musicians: Carl Marttala, oboe, Jonas Olsson, piano, Daniel Berg
and Fredrik Duvling, percussion.
Staging and lighting design: Bengt Gomér
Film: Kåre Persson
The Earth Book - an oratory of the changing city. Excerpt. Scene 4 Val Paraiso. Göteborgsoperan 14 maj 2016. Film: Joakim Engstrand
T H E E A R T H B O O K
AN ORATORY OF THE CHANGING CITY
THE EARTH BOOK is a dream play for chamber choir, song soloists, piano, percussion, double bass and live electronics. Based on archeological remains and ongoing urban changes in Gothenburg I explore the timeless dream of the city. A collaboration with Varberg Chamber Choir, soprano Karolina Andersson, tenor Tore Sunesson, pianist Jonas Olsson, percussionist Daniel Berg and bassist Adrian Eriksson. Conductor: Professor Gunno Palmquist. Direction and light design: Joakim Engstrand.
In collaboration with Gothenburg Opera, Museum of Gothenburg and support from the Västra Götaland Region, Frispel and Gothenburg city.