tags: Fabian Svensson

Calder Quartet

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Tuesday, April 20
LPR Main Space


Calder Quartet

Nathan DavisSkrzyp Skrzyn [2010] (World Premiere)
2010 MATA Festival Commission
Co-Commissioned by the Carlsbad Music Festival

Fabian Svensson
Singing and Dancing [2008]
Lisa CoonsCythére (a trauma ballet in two parts) [2010] (World Premiere)
Daniel WohlGlitch [2009]

The Los Angeles-based Calder String Quartet presents a full-evening of World and New York premieres. Composers include NYC-based composer Lisa Coons’ Cythère (a trauma ballet in two parts), Swede Fabian Svensson’s puckishly-titled Singing and Dancing (written for and premiered by the Calders), Daniel Wohl’s textural study Glitch (also written for the group), and a world premiere by rising New York composer Nathan Davis, co-commissioned by MATA and Carlsbad Music Festival

MATA Sound Works

LPR Gallery Bar

MATA continues its annual presentation of sound works with daily presentations of multi-channel in Le Poisson Rouge’s Gallery Bar. Works by 2010 Commissionee Matthew Wright, MATA AD Christopher McIntyre, Antye Greie (aka AGF), and Bjørn Erik Haugen.

Fabian Svensson

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Singing and Dancing [2008]
Performed by the Calder Quartet, April 20

Fabian Svensson is a composer based in Stockholm, Sweden.
His music has been performed by ensembles such as Ensemble Klang in the Netherlands, Sentieri selvaggi in Italy and the Calder Quartet in the USA. In 2005, Fabian co-founded KROCK, an ensemble of electric guitars. For this group he has written a number of pieces, the most ambitious to date being Tillvaratagna effekter, an hour-long modern-day “concerto” for violin soloist and an expanded version of the ensemble, with a line-up of 2 recorders, 2 melodicas, 6 electric guitars, 2 bass guitars and timpani.

Three times, in 2002, 2006 and 2007, works by Fabian have been shortlisted for the Dutch, prestigious Gaudeamus prize. In 2008 he was chosen as the winner of the Carlsbad Music Festival Composers Competition, and in 2009 he won the 2nd UnCaged Toy Piano Competition.

Besides composing, Fabian is active as a melodica player, often playing melodica parts in his own works.

Singing and Dancing