AND TIMBRES OF TWILIGHT
ANNA PETRINI RECORDERS
Anna Petrini, born in Stockholm Sweden, has established herself as a musician in both contemporary and early music. She received her Master’s degree at the Royal University College of Music in Stockholm. With grants from the Swedish Music Academy, she furthered her studies at the Conservatory van Amsterdam.
Anna Petrini performs internationally as a soloist and chamber musician and has been invited to festivals and venues such as Warsaw Autumn, ISCM World New Music Days, Other Minds Festival, Musica Electronica Nova, Bath International Music Festival, Stockholm Early Music Festival, Nordic Music Days, Journée GRAME and Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall. In addition to this, she has been broadcasted by Dutch, Italian, Australian and Swedish national radio and is represented on several commercial recordings.
Alongside numerous awards from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, and the Swedish Music Academy, she was a prize winner in the Van Wassenaer Competition for Early Music, Holland, with ensemble La Soave Melodia in 2004, and with ensemble Trio Stravaganti she won the first prize in Swedish competition ”Young and promising 2007”
Anna Petrini works intensively in several chamber music projects, in Sweden and abroad.
She performs as a member of early music ensembles (Trio Stravaganti, El Escorial) and with musicians as singer Susanne Rydén and lutenist Karl Nyhlin.
With the aim to develop the repertoire for the recorder she devotes much of her time to contemporary music projects (multimedia project Triptyk, Faint Noise, duo Petrini Jünger, duo Mika Takehara Anna Petrini). She frequently collaborates with composers and has initiated and premiered works by Pierre Jodlowski, Kent Olofsson, Malin Bång, Leilei Tian, Hanna Hartman and Jesper Nordin, among others.
The solo disc Crepuscolo is released (dB-productions) in September 2012.
KARIN HELLQVIST VIOLIN
Swedish violinist Karin Hellqvist (June 13th 1983) studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Universität der Künste in Berlin, the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo (Master's degree) and at the Royal College of Music in London she received her Artist Diploma in Performance in 2011.
Part of a young generation of musicians engaged in contemporary music she is a member of some of the leading Scandinavian ensembles in the field: Cikada, Oslo Sinfonietta, neoN and Curious Chamber Players. She dedicates her time to performing and commissioning new works as well as the established repertoire, as a soloist or chamber musician.
Karin's work has been awarded with international prizes and scholarships from the Dobloug Foundation of Norway, German/Norwegian RWE Dea, the Royal Swedish Academy of Music and the 45th International Summer Course for Contemporary Music in Darmstadt from which she’s holding a Kranichsteiner Stipendienpreis in 2010.
Past and upcoming performances include concerts at some of the world’s foremost festivals for contemporary music - Présences Paris, Venezia Biennale, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Other Minds San Francisco, Nordic Music Days, ULTIMA Oslo, Sound of Stockholm, November Music Netherlands, Estonian Music Days, Warsaw Autumn and for Nuovo Virtuoso in Tokyo.
Karin is dedicated to collaborating with other art forms, more recently with the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm. She has premiered works by composers as James Dillon, Marina Rosenfeld, Henrik Strindberg, Evan Johnson, Øyvind Torvund, Arturo Fuentes, Malin Bång and Hanna Hartman.
MALIN BÅNG OBJECTS, ELECTRONICS & COMPOSITION
“My music is an exploration of unpredictability and contrasts in intensity, an expression of playful roughness as well as delicate intimacy.”
In Malin Bång's compositions she develops the idea that the main component in music is movement and energy. She defines her musical material according to their amount of friction to create a spectrum of actions ranging from the barely audible to the harsh and obstinate. In her work she often incorporates sound objects to explore a rich sound world and to suggest that a musical content can be shaped by anything valuable to the artistic purpose.
Malin Bång (July, 15th, 1974) is residing in Stockholm, Sweden. Her work includes music for instrumental ensembles, orchestra, staged music, electronic music, instrumental sound installations and performance pieces. Her music is performed in festivals and concerts such as Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik (DE), Festival Musica Strasbourg (FR), Darmstädter Ferienkurse (DE), Huddersfield (UK), Sommerakademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart (DE), Voix Nouvelles and Grand Atelier at Royaumont (FR), June in Buffalo (US), Nuovo Virtuoso (JP), Zeitfenster at Konzerthaus Berlin (DE), EstoVest in Torino (IT), Ultima festival in Oslo (NO), Sound Around and SPOR festivals in Denmark, Stockholm New Music, and and the Nordic Festivals Ung Nordisk Musik and Nordic Music Days. Malin Bång is the Composer In Residence for Curious Chamber Players, Sweden’s most active young contemporary music ensemble, with which she has had a close collaboration since the start in 2003.
Her music has been performed by ensembles and musicians such as ensemble recherche (DE), Ensemble Aleph (FR), Nadar (BE), Ensemble Cairn (FR), Ensemble Contrechamps (CH), Ensemble SurPlus (DE), Madrigirls (JP), Athelas Sinfonietta (DK), Figura (DK), Esbjerg Ensemble (DK), The Icelandic Flute Ensemble (IS), Hamrali∂ Choir (IS), KammarensembleN (SE), The Six Tones (VN/SE), Sabine Vogel (DE), Liv-Merete Kroken (NO), George Kentros (SE), KROCK (SE), the Basho Ensemble (SE), Quartet Nordir (SE). She has received many grants and commissions from Integra, Fondation de Royaumont, Ultima Festival, the Nordic Music Days, the Swedish Radio, the Swedish Concert Institute, the Royal Swedish Music Academy, and the Swedish Art Grant Committee among others.
Malin Bång received the award Staubach Honoraria from Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt/Eiler Foundation in 2009, and the Kranichsteiner Stipendienpreis in 2010 following the world premiere of her ensemble work Turbid Motion.
She has been studying composition at the Academy of Music in Piteå, Universität der Künste i Berlin, the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm, the Göteborg University and in several master classes and courses with teachers such as Brian Ferneyhough, Gérard Grisey, Philippe Manoury, Philippe Capdenat, Chaya Czernowin, Walter Zimmermann, Friedrich Goldmann and Ole Lützow Holm.
As an active performer, Malin Bång plays live electronics and her own setup of various toys and objects. She both improvises and performs her own music, concert installations, and acoustic performances.