Spanish Radio Orchestra, cond.
Recorded in Madrid 2010
Finalist piece in Queens Sophia Composition Competition XVII 2010
Written for Stefan Östersjö
First performance of part I "Fascia" by
Stefan Östersjö; charango and electric guitar and
Symphoniorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
conducted by Lothar Zagrosek in Munich during the Musica Viva festival 2004
First full performance by Stefan Östersjö and Malmö Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mario Venzago
Recorded by Stefan Östersjö and the Guthenburg Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Mario Venzago on Phono Suecia
FASCIA was awarded 3rd Prize in
"BMW Kompositionspreis der Musica Viva",
CORDE was granted the Grand Christ Johnson Prize 2009 from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music Stockholm
- for charango, electric MIDI guitar, orchestra and electronics
II. COLLAGENE/FASCIA II
- for glissentar, alto guitar and orchestra
III. COLLOIDE/FASCIA EPILOGUE
- for banjo, oboes, harp, percussion and violas
“Dora träumt” was commissioned as an opening piece for Schoenberg’s “Erwartung”.
The libretto for “Erwartung” was written by a young medical student, Marie Pappenheim and it has been claimed that the woman in the text, “Die Frau”, has connections to a case history by Freud, “Anna O.”. However, as Alexander Carpenter points out in his essay “Schoenberg’s Erwartung and Feudian Case Histories: A Preliminary Investigation”, there is another case with strong relationships to “Die Frau” in the text, a case history of Dora entitled “Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria”. Freud’s analysis of the young girl’s dreams show clear connections to the scenes in “Erwartung”. Dora is dreaming that she is in a forest, an anxiety causing place, just like in “Erwartung”. And at a closer look the two texts are overloaded with shared dream symbols.
While Schoenberg in this work from 1909 uses free atonal and athematic composition methods the piece “Dora träumt” is composed with more strict techniques found later in the works of Scoenberg and Webern, like the use of twelve-tone rows and “Klangfarben”-melodies. Some very short fragments, a chord, some “Klangfarben”, is taken from “Erwartung” to form the basic material for “Dora träumt”.
Commissioned by Symfoniorkestern vid
First performance: January 24 2008 in Umeå,
SONO, conducted by