My newly composed chamber music drama, Avskärmad, for recorder, soprano and EAM, will premiere on Saturday, June 10, at Stenkrossen, Lund, 18:00, with a second performance at Stenkrossen on June 11, 15:00.
(Previews/Open rehearsals: Inter Arts Center, Malmö, May 26 at 18:00 and May 27 at 14:00; Stenkrossen, Lund, June 9 at 19:00.)
Avskärmad is an experimental music drama project exploring topics such as isolation, ambivalence and power hierarchies in human interactions, and how our perception of reality is influenced by digital communication.
The performance is built around two central characters, a mother and a daughter, whose relationship will be portrayed on stage through music, poetry, and AI generated dialogue. The theme of the project is the challenges presented by physical interactions and nonverbal communication between humans, compared to the effortless “mirroring” offered when talking to an AI.
The piece will be premiered by recorder player Ida Höög and soprano Agnes Wästfelt.
Porten, Malmö Live, Malmö, 19:30. Uruppförande.
The choral piece Porten for women’s chorus will be premiered on May 4, 2022, 19:30, at Malmö Live. The piece was commissioned by Körcentrum Syd and is based on a speech by Selma Lagerlöf. It will be performed by the choir Korallerna conducted by Linda Alexandersson.
Kunobröderna, digital premiär, 14:00
Saturday, June 5, 14:00, the digital premiere of Kunobröderna will take place – see details below (in Swedish!)
Berättare: Fredric Thurfjell
Sopransaxofon: Johannes Thorell
Altsaxofon: Martin Eriksson
Tenorsaxofon: Matias Björnstad
Barytonsaxofon: Linn Persson
Manus och regi: Fredric Thurfjell
Regiassistent: Carin Blom
Musik av Ida Lundén, Martina Tomner, Ylva Fred samt Per Egland.
Tempelmusik II, Malmö Live, Malmö, 19:00
My piece for string orchestra, Tempelmusik II (2010), will be performed by Malmö Symphony Orchestra at Malmö Live on April 29, 2021. The concert will be live streamed 7.00 PM (CET) at https://malmolive.se/program/mso-live-martinsson-brostrom-tomner-staern and also features works by Rolf Martinsson, Tobias Broström and Benjamin Staern.
Interview in Sydsvenskan: https://www.sydsvenskan.se/2021-04-23/ekot-fran-ett-vattentorn-blir-martina-tomners-uppdrag-till
The choral piece Stillheten will be premiered digitally on October 16, 2020.
Stillheten was commissioned by the Malmö-based mixed choir Mixtus Cantus with support from Körcentrum Syd and is based on texts by the Swedish poet Anneli Magnusson.
The piece will be performed by Mixtus Cantus (conducted by Martina Tomner) and percussionist Sigvald Ulstein Fersum.
Stillheten, Lunds domkyrka, Lund, 12:00. Uruppförande.
Des/information, STPLN, Malmö, 15:00 och 18:00