Göteborgs Konserthus Magical Formulae with Percussion and trumpet

Event has already taken place. A suggestive chamber concert with musicians of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra – and the orchestra’s bag of magic tricks...

Concert length: 2 h incl. intermission Scene: Stenhammarsalen
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Suggestive sounds and colours swirl together in chamber music by Gubaidulina, Jolivet and Bryars, performed by musicians of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.

Today, the stage is mainly occupied by percussionists – responsible for the symphonic orchestra’s most wicked magic tricks.

Sofia Gubaidulina says she became a composer because her childhood in the industrial Ural town of Chistopol was so boring. She also felt there was too little music around – so she simply wrote her own.

Her approach to music is almost the polar opposite of that of André Jolivet, whose motivation to start composing was more grandiose: he wanted to retrace music back to its ancient origins, when it served as magical formulae in the religions of our forefathers.

Jazz bassist Gavin Bryars has worked a lot with collage as a medium. His most well-known piece is Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet (1971), in which an anonymous, homeless man sings the same phrase over and over again. Just like Gubaidulina and Jolivet, his music explores sounds and colours. Today, the stage is mainly occupied by percussionists – responsible for the symphonic orchestra’s most wicked magic tricks.


Gubajdulina Pari e dispari 14 min

Jolivet Suite en concert for Flute and Percussion 18 min

Intermission 25 min

Jolivet Heptade 18 min

Bryars One last bar then Joe can sing 19 min


Musiker ur Göteborgs Symfoniker

Fredrik Björlin percussion

Roger Carlsson percussion

Hans Hernqvist percussion

Martin Ödlund percussion

Håvard Lysebo flute

Per Ivarsson trumpet

Fredrik Duvling percussion

Lucia Viana da Silva percussion

Angelina Mangs percussion

Mikael Kjellgren harpsichord and celesta

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