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Siren Festival 2024

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Experimental chamber music, electronic music, performance, brass band, pop and rock and collaborations between different art forms: An exploratory attitude to music is the common denominator for the festival. Welcome to four days of musical curiosity, in this festival of students from the individual program and the composition program. The concerts take place at Atalante and Haga Konserthall.

Concert
Date
15 Jan 2024
16 Jan 2024
17 Jan 2024
18 Jan 2024
18 Jan 2024
Time
18:00 - 19:30
18:00 - 19:30
18:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 13:00
20:00 - 20:30
Cost
Free admission, tickets required

Organizer
Academy of Music and Drama

Mon 15 Jan 18.00–19.30, Atalante

Quiet, fragmented and sensual chamber music with excerpts from an upcoming musical is mixed with much more!

  • Marcus Lundberg – 14’
  • Inga Margrete Aas – 25’
  • Simon Staréus Gustafsson – 12’
  • Amanda Rosendal – 12’
  • Wilma Ås – 12’
  • Edvin Ringkvist – 12'

Tue 16 Jan 18.00–19.30, Atalante
An acoustic evening where the Ensemble for New Music – musicians from the classical line at the music academy – play newly written works by the composition students, and individual acts of the program perform acoustic pop music.

  • Jakob Malmfors – 8’
  • Gustav Syrén – 8’
  • Nils Mohlin – 8’
  • Daniele Parati – 8’
  • Lisen Jernqvist och Johannes Carlsson – 12’
  • Simon Westerlund – 12’
  • Miriam Halmetoja – 12’

Ons 17 jan 18.00–20.00, Atalante
Improvisationslinjen möter såväl tonsättare som individuella programmets akter på onsdagen i en konsert som rör sig vilt mellan performance, konstmusik och prog-rock, där gränslandet mellan improvisation och komposition möts.

  • Love Carbin – 12’
  • Eros Pollaro – 12’
  • Daniel Quigley – 12’
  • Agnes Kofoed Christianson – 12’
  • Maya Wahlberg 12'
  • Daniel Johnson Bernhardsen 12'
  • Per Jonsson 12 min
  • Johan Almström – 12’

Thurs 18 Jan 12.00–13.00 (fri entré) Haga Konserthall, Haga Kyrkogata 2 (enter from Storgatan 2)
The last day of the festival is divided into two separate concert events. The first is a lunchtime concert in Haga concert hall where the Gothenburg Wind Orchestra with conductor Finn Rosengren performs music by students from the courses in composition, improvisation and world music.

"Rising Stars" is a rare opportunity for a new generation of composers to collaborate with a professional wind orchestra. In this lunchtime concert, where sfivestudents get to try their musical wings, the audience gets to experience different musical perspectives on the theme, which often leans towards the dreamy. The folkloristic, the transformative and the mystical are in focus in widely different sonorous costumes.

  • Maryam Javidmehr: Seven Transformations, ca 10’
  • Agnes Kofoed Christianson: Sunderdala, ca 7’
  • Björg Blöndal: Álfahóll, ca 6’
  • Ella Eriksson: Älvdanser, ca 9’
  • Emil Alsenfors: Remembrance of a lost isle, ca 8’

18 Jan Thurs 20:00–20.30 Atalante

At the second concert on this, the final festival day, three newly written works by composition students from the master's and bachelor's programmes will be performed.

  • Nils Mohlin 3’
  • Daniel Quigley 10’
  • Ayane Furuki 12’

About the Siren Festival

Students from the individual music programme and the composition programme at the Academy of Music and Drama jointly run the festival, which takes place during four days in January.

The programme has a wide scope with everything from experimental chamber music, electronic music, performance, brass band, to pop and rock and collaborations between different art forms. An exploratory attitude to music is the common denominator for the festival.

The four festival days consist of different acts and performers. The combination of composers, artists, performers and musicians consist of young students at the Academy of Music and Drama, and most of the works are new premieres written especially for the festival.

Acts from the individual music programme are mixed with newly written works from the composition students, and classical musicians and improvisational musicians from the Academy of Music and Drama also participate.