Notes Archive

Rehnqvist’s strings in San Francisco

Friday night, February 5, is day two of 2016 Explorer Festival featuring Kronos Quartet and guests. ‘Only sound remains’. Place: Miner Auditorium SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco, California. The concert includes a bunch of premieres: – one US premiere: Karin Rehnqvist / All Those Strings! features celebrated Finnish musician Ritva Koistinen performing with Kronos on the zither-like kantele – one West Coast premiere: Aleksandra Vrebalov / Bubbles – one San Francisco premiere: Nicole Lizée / The Golden …

Blood hoof – The retelling of an Eddic saga

Karin Rehnqvist together with the musicians Lena Willemark, voice, and ensemble recherche, Freiburg (above), experiment with new sounds at a workshop in Freiburg, Germany, for a new Rehnqvist piece – Blodhov / Bloodhoof. There will be a musical setting of Gevður Kristný’s book-length poem Bloodhoof, a retelling of an Eddic saga, for ensemble recherche and Lena Willemark. See the video from a workshop with the musicians Melise Mellinger, Barbara Maurer, Åsa Åkerberg, …

“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 …

Sleep now – a new piece

  SLEEP NOW – a lullaby drama for soprano, bass flute and double bass. (alternative version with alto flute). Text: Lullaby: Sally Beamish Whisperings: Karin Rehnqvist Duration ca 9 min Sleep now, is a lullaby in the form a minidrama. A mother is trying to sing her baby to sleep, which isn’t always easy! It can take a long time. As she sings her soothing …