Performance 1: Sense of Place
Radiohuset, Studio 2
Science and classical music will fuse in the Baltic Sea Festival experimental melting pot BSF Science Lab where nine young scientists and nine composers get together in workshops to communicate Baltic Sea research and sustainability in an entirely new way.
Their achievements will result three performances on Sense of Place, Emergence and One Health, and will be presented together with members of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. The audience will experience three short variations on each theme, and after each the participants will meet the audience in a moderated conversation about the Baltic Sea and the reasons for being hopeful about the future.
Entrance: 120 SEK/performance
Attend all three performances for 300 SEK
Musicians from The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Elisabet Ljungar, director
Christina Lin is studying for a Master’s in Sustainability at Kiel University in Germany. Her Master’s thesis is around sustainable coastal protection, and addresses the issue from an ecocentric perspective, i.e. examining how not only humans but also plants, animals and ecosystems can be taken into consideration when planning coastal areas. Coasts are in part protected by creating wetlands and sand dunes, and through an ecocentric perspective they become a shared space for the rich diversity of nature.
David Tudén is a freelance composer who trained at Stockholm’s Royal College of Music, where he gained his Master’s in 2020. His music creates an interface between various fields, and is characterised by extramusical narratives and associations. The composer’s works straddling different fields include Plumones in utero. In this opus the music interfaces with readings from Emanuel Swedenborg’s diary in dialogue with texts by the Roman poet Ovid. The piece was premiered at the festival UNM Tampere 2020.
Åsa Austin is carrying out postdoctoral research at Stockholm University. Her work on the project ‘Living bays’ is around reeds, how reeds bind carbon and nutrition, and their role in coastal life. Through local measures together with the local population, the aim of the project is to improve water quality in the shallow bays and create better conditions for flora and fauna. Her research thus largely concerns those living near the Baltic Sea and their relationship with the sea.
Anna Berg is studying composition in Norway and Paris, and is completing her Master’s in spring 2023. She primarily writes instrumental and choral music, and cites curiosity and mediation as her foremost musical driving forces. Her music is performed at festivals and concerts all over Norway, and has been realised by prominent musicians such as violinist Guro Kleven Hagen and cellist Amalie Stalheim. Her latest projects include the string trio Earthward, ever circling, which was premiered in Oslo in February 2023.
Carolin Seiferth is pursuing a doctorate in sustainability studies at Stockholm University. In collaboration with Stockholm Resilience Centre she is researching the island of Öland, with the goal of examining how to create water and landscape management based on Öland residents’ concern for their environment. She is not only investigating attitudes but is also creating opportunities for a variety of workshops at which stakeholders can meet and make an in-depth study of Öland’s unique landscape and future development.
Sampo Kasurinen is principally a jazz saxophonist, and started composing during his training as a saxophonist. Having completed his Master’s in Composition at the Sibelius Academy in 2019, he composes for silent films, big band and orchestra, exploratory work being a major component of his creative approach. His music has been performed all over the Nordic countries, including by the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and the Finnish Baroque Orchestra. One of his most recent works is Do Androids Dream …, scored for big band, wind quartet, string quartet and Baroque orchestra.
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Introduction and moderated conversation: Why should music meet science?
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