Karin Rehnqvist, composer and founder of Kvast
KVAST – Ars nova
With a whole host of female composers, Ars Nova celebrates the 10-year anniversary of Kvast.
Saturday 13 October 2018 13.00Ends approximately 14.20
Skåne-based Ars Nova was founded in 1961 as an association for contemporary classical music and is an important driver of an open music scene, primarily in Malmö. They have arranged numerous festivals over the years.
The ensemble by the same name engages in extensive national and international activities. It is project-based and both the size and members vary from occasion to occasion. This time, Ensemble Ars Nova comprises six musicians: Agatha Tucholka, flute; Natalie Eriksson, clarinet; Madalena Rodrigues, violin; Hillevi Hillerud, cello; Francesco Del Nero, piano; and Alessandro Perini, electronics.
The ensemble performs music by a collection of composers with various backgrounds and styles and from different generations. Swedish Karin Rehnqvist (b. 1957) is one of our most acclaimed composers, especially in her groundbreaking vocal music, as well as a founder of Kvast; Kristin Boussard (b. 1988) works in multimedia, in which visual elements are an active part of the work; Finnish composer and pianist Cecilia Damström (b. 1988) already has a large body of work that includes many forms, with a particular interest in language, text and theatre; Israeli Talia Amar (b. 1989) composes electronic music and for more traditional instrumental ensembles; English Joanna Bailie (b. 1973) has often worked in mixed forms with chamber music and installation art.
The musicApproximate times
Kristin Boussard Lina-stöga for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano7 min
Joanna Bailie Trains for solo cello and tape10 min
Karin Rehnqvist Beginning for piano trio17 min
Talia Amar MutaMorphosis for flute and electronics7 min
Cecilia Damström Aino, Piano Quintet No. 223 min
- Ensemble Ars Nova