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A tribute to Björk: Emotional Landscapes

A portrait of the composer with Edda Magnason, Annie Angel, Moto Boy, Gothenburg Symphony and Choir.

A tribute to Björk: Emotional Landscapes

A portrait of the composer with Edda Magnason, Annie Angel, Moto Boy, Gothenburg Symphony and Choir.

Edda Magnason, Annie Angel, 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, Annie Angel, 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 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. ”

Listen to the playlist

It includes some of the songs that will be performed – both music by Björk and by artists that has influenced her.

Programme


Guðmundsdóttir All is full of love


Guðmundsdóttir Venus as a boy


Guðmundsdóttir It's not up to you


Guðmundsdóttir Bachelorette


Guðmundsdóttir Frosti


Guðmundsdóttir Aurora


Guðmundsdóttir Oceania


Cage Dream


Stockhausen Zwillinge


Hütter Hall of mirrors


Guðmundsdóttir I´ve seen it all


Intermission


Monteverdi Sinfonia ur Madrigalbok nr 7


Guðmundsdóttir The Hunter


Hütter Franz Schubert


Stockhausen Löwe


Eno Music for Airports


Guðmundsdóttir Hyperballad


Guðmundsdóttir Beats - Sounds - Strings


Hütter Metal On Metal


Guðmundsdóttir Human Behaviour


Guðmundsdóttir Army of me


Guðmundsdóttir Play Dead


Guðmundsdóttir Vokuro


Guðmundsdóttir Jóga


Perotinus Notum


Guðmundsdóttir All is full of love


Guðmundsdóttir Virus


Guðmundsdóttir Undo


Guðmundsdóttir Tabula Rasa


Participants


Gothenburg Symphony

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. www.gso.se


Edda Magnason vocalist


Annie Angel vocalist


Moto Boy vocalist


damkör ur Göteborgs Symfoniska Kör


Hans Ek conductor and arranger


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