INSTRUMENTATION: b.fl, bcl, tpt, tbn, pi, 2 perc, vln, vla, vlc, cond, 2 cassette tape players, mp3 player with small loudspeaker




VIDEO RECORDING: April 18th, 2020 at Konserthuset, Göteborg, by Gageego!

COMMISSION: Gageego! with support from Kulturrådet

ABOUT: I have many memories from my childhood in Sävedalen that are drenched in timbres, sound and tones. Our brown suburban rowhouse had a location close to the highway and the railroad, in neighbourhood there was also the icecream factory and a garbage station. This counterpoint of continuous waves of noise in the distance constituted our version of silence.

Our intense schoolyard activities appear like an articulated relief to this sounding backdrop; theatre performance with historic topics were created, rapid conversations in the secret robber language were exchanged, and I spent many hours of passionate playing of the piano and the violin.

If the gradually changing noise structure is the foundation of the piece, these influential experiences appear as fragments within the noise and act like bridges between the surrounding and the everyday activities. I imagine that we are all marked by the acoustics of our childhood, and that we perhaps unconsciously are drawn towards sounding environments like the ones we grew up with. Through the composition process of blooming brume I have happily and with a certain fling of nostalgia been exploring the sounds of Sävedalen with a new precision in my listening.