"...focus on emptiness and silence, I feel, is absolutely connected to the idea of solo music. Today I would, axiomatically, say that the content of a solo is the void." - Antoine Beuger
My compositional approach when writing solo pieces is philosophically influenced by the study of the two great East Asian solo practices, that of the kinko-ryu Honkyoku for solo shakuhachi (which I studied with Gunnar Jinmei Linder), and that of the classical repertoire for the gǔqín (with Yung Hak-Chi); these repertoires were conceived of as a means for solitary contemplation and meditation rather than for concert performances.
In October 2017, a portrait concert of my music was given at Scandinavia House in NYC titled 'pale air (oscillating)' which in particular focused on my solo pieces. For the occassion, I wrote a program note, which can be read here, that further outlines this approach.
List of solo pieces
(See complete List of Works here)
Av dagg och fattigdom (2016)
harp | 6’
premiered by Ben Melsky, 13/06/2016, Lichtenbergschule, Darmstadt
Duk med broderi (2016)
violin | 7’
premiered by Maya Bennardo, 30/06/2016, Bleak House Coffee, Toledo
Duk med broderi och bordets kant (2017)
violin | 17'
premiered by Maya Bennardo, 17/10/2016, Scandinavia House, NYC
En ek (2009)
accordion | 7’
recorded by David Wahlén, 12/2009
Förmiddagens klara, sorgset bleka ljus stilla sväva (2015)
vibraphone | 8’
premiered by Adam Holmes, 17/10/2016, Scandinavia House, NYC
Hoc mare magnum et latum manibus ibi (2015)
fortepiano or early 19th century square piano in K-S | 8’
premiered by Si Ho Elmo Wong 06/03/2015, HKU Grand Hall, Hong Kong
I spirningstidens stillhet (2017)
alto flute | 10'
premiered by Anne Dearth, 17/10/2016, Scandinavia House, NYC
chamber organ in K-S | 5’
recorded by the composer 11/20015
quae fluctus inter mirabile (2015)
accordion | 7’
premiered by Tadas Motiečius, 22/08/2015, Palendrai St. Benedict’s Monastery, Palendriai