12 Apr 2017, by MyleneJankowski
starts on 27 Apr 2017,
ends on 27 Apr 2017
2960 Broadway, New York, NY, United States
0 Comments on this event
Sweden’s Ensemble SON teams up with Miller favorites Either/Or to introduce to New Yorkers the Swedish-born, Netherlands-based composer Klas Torstensson. Championed by conductor Peter Eötvös, and celebrated at new music festivals in Huddersfield, Vienna, and Darmstadt, the composer has explored Nordic history and themes in works inspired by the polar seas and Arctic expeditions of yore. This program features recent chamber music works, including a new octet composed especially for Either/Or and Ensemble SON.
Torstensson studied composition at the Ingesunds Musikhögskola (Sweden), musicology at the University of Gothenburg, and electronic music at the Institute of Sonology, Utrecht. He was featured composer at festivals such as Stockholm New Music 1999 (together with Mauricio Kagel and György Kurtág), Time of Music 2001, (Finland), Montréal-Nouvelles-Musiques 2003, Baltic Sea Festival 2008, Sacrum Profanum 2009 (Krakow) and Båstad Kammarmusikfestival (Sweden) 2013.
Torstensson’s compositions are performed by orchestras, ensembles and soloists worldwide, and are also regularly presented at major new music festivals.
in the spotlight
Jun 2, 2017
In June, Candy Dulfer will tour through the US
May 3, 2017
New works by Sebastiaan Bremer presented at exposition "Ave Maria" at Edwynn Houk Gallery
Apr 1, 2017
From April until January 2018, Dutch photographer Awoiska van der Molen will be part of a group show at Pier 24 Photography in San Fransisco
May 11, 2017
May 11, the Dutch animated film "Panic!" by Joost Lieuwma and Daan Velsink will screen at Animated Spirits 3 in New York