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#4 on Swedish top list

The Swedish magazine for classical music, OPUS, publishes the so-called OPUS list every year in December.  20 people or organizations in Swedish music life as “everyone made a difference during the past year of music. Persons that won, renewed, improved or simply just been senselessly good.” OPUS, publishes the so-called OPUS List every year in December. In 2018 Karin Rehnqvist ends up in a raised …

A Composer of Fiery Inspiration

From an article in Nordic Sounds  by Svend Brown   On December 2, 2005, Swedish composer Karin Rehnqvist was awarded the Rosenberg Prize. The jury’s citation introduces her well – and briefly: ”With her feet deeply planted in the musical soil, the 2006 Rosenberg Award winner hos created a personol tonal language that speeks to all the world with a mixture of genuine musicality, Småland …

“As a composer, I am the consummate listener”

I would like to begin by saying a great and heartfelt “Thank you!” to Birmingham City University for this honorary degree. It is indeed a great honor, and I feel happy, energized, and inspired! And it is a real pleasure to establish closer ties with this city, with its long and very fine tradition of new music. I would also like to thank the staff …

I begin in the depths of the water, says,

I begin in the depths of the water, says, I begin where the primordial sounds forth, says, What is of value is the ceremony says, what is of value is gold, says I am a woman who looks into the insides of things and investigates, says, The tracks of the feet, says The path of sap and dew says In this way it is taught …

Between the Angel and the Inchworm

About Karin Rehnqvist’s music   In the beginning were not the words. Before the word there was the voice, in the voice the call was biding its time.   And the call said: I am – and the call was the voice of the caller but also the call pure and simple. There was both-feet-on-the-ground being. And there was becoming. The call established a limited …