THU / NOV 8TH 7:30 PM
Amos Rex (Lasipalatsi square, Bio Rex)
Karin Rehnqvist is one of Sweden’s best known and most widely performed composers. From chamber music to orchestral, stage and vocal works, she has blazed a unique cross-genre trail, exploring the borderland between art and folk music, and evolving a highly distinctive compositional and performance style. One of her signature motifs is the extraordinary vocal technique of Kulning, the ancient call of Nordic herding girls to drive in their flocks.
When I Close My Eyes I Dream of Peace - for mixed choir in many languages (2015)
The lyrics in this piece is just one sentence long, said by an unknown eleven-year-old Croatian boy during the Yugoslav Wars: "When I close my eyes, I dream of peace." Part one is sung just in English and part two in twelve languages. Each language has its own melody and character, and I have in many cases used scales and rhythms from the corresponding language.