Music of Today: Karin Rehnqvist

Thu 27 Feb 2014 18.00

Royal Festival Hall, London

Event Price: Free admission

Independent Swedish composer Karin Rehnqvist writes startingly intense and immediately communicative music. It often evokes elemental forces and draws on vernacular traditions and modernist innovations by equal measure. This concert includes the UK premières of Raven chant, a riveting ensemble piece referring to Nordic mythology, and of Rehnqvist's masterpiece Quem chama?, subtitled 'happening for concert hall, two singers and ensemble'. The latter employs the unique vocal techniques of Swedish ancient folk music in a way both archaic and cutting-edge. Rehnqvist Raven Chant Rehnqvist Utrop (Avocation) Rehnqvist Quem chama? / Who's that calling? Marie Axelsson singer Johanna Bölja Hertzberg soprano Peter Tilling conductor Music of Today is supported by the Royal Philharmonic Society. You can view other events in this series here.