Photo: Carina Remröd
New Friday with 40f
Contemporary music for flute quartet – including two world premieres!
Friday 9 October 2020 20.30Ends approximately 21.50
New Friday is the series for anyone who is curious and interested in exploring the new music of our era.
Not very often do we get to hear new compositions for four flutes, but now you will have the chance when quartet 40f comes to Konserthuset. The four flute players – Anna Svensdotter, Jill Widén, Ann Elkjär and Åsa Karlberg – are versatile freelance musicians who also perform in various ensembles in Sweden and the rest of the Nordic region.
The ensemble performed their first concert in 2008 at Atalante in Gothenburg and since then, they have played stages such as Musikverein in Vienna as well as the International Low Flutes Festival in Japan. The quartet focuses primarily on contemporary music and frequently features Swedish composers. The programme they will present at Konserthuset includes two new works for flute quartet – one by Tebogo Monnakgotla and one by Ida Lundén, a composer who explores different musical forms, from Finnish tango to African music. In quarto from 2016 by Madeleine Isaksson was commissioned for 40f, a piece in which the four flute players relate to one another individually and to the space. Different combinations of simultaneous playing occur on stage until each one recedes, headed elsewhere.
The ensemble 40f also performs pieces by Lotta Wennäkoski, Mirjam Tally, Magnus Bunnskog, Anders Jormin and Malin Bång.
Come early, stay late – the bar will be open before and after the concert with drinks and appetizers.
The musicApproximate times
Lotta Wennäkoski Glim, skymt for flute quaret9 min
Mirjam Tally New Moon Morning for flute quartet12 min
Ida Lundén New Work3 min
Magnus Bunnskog hertziers wiegenlied for flute quartet9 min
Anders Jormin Flykt for flute quartet (short version)6 min
Madeleine Isaksson in quarto for flute quartet8 min
Tebogo Monnakgotla New Work3 min
Malin Bång pebbles and eternal thirst for flute quartet11 min