Edda Magnason, Moto Boy, Gothenburg Symphony and choir leads us into Björk’s mysterious musical universe. The concert contains songs written by Björk, one of our most important composers today, as well as music that inspired her – a fascinating blend of the hypermodern and the ancient.
Björk is famous for her uncompromising and original music creation in a sound landscape between pop and art music, but also for her exciting collaborations with artists from different disciplines. At this concert parts of her great music production are interpreted by Edda Magnason, Moto Boy, Gothenburg Symphony and singers from Gothenburg Symphonic Choir.
The concert will also contain pieces of music creators that Björk has been inspired by, including Brian Eno, Kraftwerk and Karlheinz Stockhausen.
“Björk has her own enigmatic universe and its magnificence works incredibly well for symphony orchestra,” says Hans Ek who has written the new orchestra arrangements and also conducts the concert. “We will also weave in really old music. Björk’s music is a fascinating blend of the hypermodern and the ancient. ”
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The Gothenburg Symphony, called "one of the world's most formidable orchestras" by the Guardian, has toured the USA, Europe, Japan and the Far East and performed at major music centres and festivals throughout the world. Chief conductor is Santtu-Matias Rouvali who started his tenure in 2017. Kent Nagano has been principal guest conductor since 2013. Already at the orchestra's very first years, the great Swedish composer Wilhelm Stenhammar was appointed principal conductor, contributing strongly to the Nordic profile of the orchestra by inviting his colleagues Carl Nielsen and Jean Sibelius to conduct their own works.
Subsequent holders of the post include Sergiu Comissiona, Sixten Ehrling and Charles Dutoit. During Neeme Järvi's tenure (1982-2004), the orchestra became a major international force. In 1997 it was appointed the National Orchestra of Sweden. The list of prominent guest conductors has included Wilhelm Furtwängler, Pierre Monteux, Herbert von Karajan, Myung-Whun Chung, Herbert Blomstedt and Sir Simon Rattle. The orchestra also runs extensive concert projects for children, and regularly releases digital live concerts free on www.gsoplay.se.
The orchestra has issued over 100 recordings on BIS, Deutsche Grammophon, Chandos, Farao Classics and several other labels, including the complete orchestral music by Grieg and the complete symphonies of Sibelius, Nielsen, Stenhammar and Atterberg, and most recently orchestral music by Richard Strauss. The Gothenburg Symphony is owned by the Region Västra Götaland.
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