• 2021 Programme Book

    Your Companion to the Göteborg International Organ Festival
    October 13-24, 2021

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    Programme Overview

    (subject to change)

     

     

    Wednesday, October 13, 2021

     

    18:00–19:00 MORLANDA CHURCH

    (Admission free)

    REGION CONCERT
    Secular and Sacred Encounters in the Baroque Kimberly Marshall, organ

    Schola Gothia directed by Ulrike Heider

     

    JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK (1562–1621)

    Toccata secundi toni (g1) SwWV 292 Fantasia mit Bindungen (F3) SwWV 265

     

    A WORCESTER LADYMASS (13TH CENTURY)

    Kyrie: Lux celis – Lux et gloria Sanctus
    Pavana lachrimae

     

    HEINRICH SCHEIDEMANN (c1595–1663)

    Gagliarda

     

    GOTTLIEB MUFFAT (1690–1770)

    Kyrie and Gloria from Missa in F (1725) With Schola Gothia

     

    GEORG MUFFAT (1653–1704)

    Toccata settima

  • Thursday, October 14, 2021

     

    19:00–20:30 MARSTRAND CHURCH

    (Admission free)

    REGION CONCERT
    Michael Praetorius 400 years
    Mediator for European traditions
    Manfred Cordes, conductor, Andreas Edlund, continuo

     

    MICHAEL PRAETORIUS (1571–1621)
    Veni Sancte Spiritus à 12
    Kyrie à 2
    Christe à 3
    Kyrie à 5
    Gloria à 8
    Qui tollis
    Quoniam tu solus
    Ach Gott vom Himmel à 12
    Canzona à 8 (aus tiefer Not)
    Credo à 8
    Crucifixus à 4
    Et iterum à 8
    Peccavi à 6
    Nun lob mein Seel à 3
    Mit Fried und Freud à 14
    Sanctus à 8
    Agnus Dei à 8
    Benedicamus
    Verleih uns Frieden à 13

  • Friday, October 15, 2021

     

    OCTOBER 15-17, 2021 GÖTEBORG YOUTH ORGAN CAMP

    ÄLVSBORG CHURCH

    See programme here

     

     

    12:00–12:30 GOTHENBURG CATHEDRAL

    (Admission free)

    ORGAN CONCERT
    Kimberly Marshall

     

    MICHAEL PRAETORIUS (1571–1621)
    Dances from Terpsichore, 1612

      

    JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK (1562–1621)
    Fantasia mit Bindungen (F3) SwWV 265

     

    DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE (1637–1707)
    Ciacona in E minor, BuxWV 160

     

    MARGARET SANDRESKY (b. 1921)
    Agnus Dei from L’homme armé Organ Mass

      

    GYÖRGY LIGETI (1923–2006)
    Harmonies from Two Études

     

     

    17:00–17:40 GOTHENBURG CONCERT HALL
    PRE-CONCERT TALK
    Erik Risberg, Hans Davidsson and others
    In collaboration with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (GSO)

     

     

    18:00–19:15 GOTHENBURG CONCERT HALL

    (Buy your tickets here)

    INAUGURAL ORGAN CONCERT I
    Inauguration: An Evening with Six Organists
    Hans-Ola Ericsson, Hans Davidsson, Magnus Kjellson, Nathan Laube,
    Karin Nelson, Joris Verdin
    In collaboration with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (GSO)

     

    OLIVIER MESSIAEN (1908–1992)
    Apparition de l’église éternelle
    Hans-Ola Ericsson

     

    ÉDOUARD BATISTE (1820–1876)
    Grand Offertoire de Sainte Cécile, op. 10 – 4
    Joris Verdin

     

    ALEXANDRE GUILMANT (1837–1911)
    Lamentation op. 45
    Magnus Kjellson

     

    MOLLY KIEN
    Arcticidae (commissioned by GSO)
    Hans Davidsson

     

    CESAR FRANCK (1822–1890)
    From Trois Chorals (1890), Choral No. 1 E major
    Hans Davidsson
     
    IMPROVISATION
    Karin Nelson

     

    JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833–1897)
    Academic Festival Overture op. 80 (arr. Nathan Laube)
    Nathan Laube

     

     

    21:00–22:00 VASA CHURCH

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    ORGAN CONCERT
    Cathedral Music – music by Indra Rise and others
    Ligita Sneibe

     

    PĒTERIS VASKS
    Te Deum

     

    HÅKAN SUNDIN
    Solkraft (Liv, Värme, Ljus)

     

    INDRA RIŠE
    Spectrum (Ritual, Signs, The Word, The Realise)

     

    JEANNE DEMESSIEUX
    Rorate Caeli and Te Deum

     

     

    22:00 VASA CHURCH

    (Admission free)

    FRINGE WALK
    Thematic Walk ending in a Gothenburg pub, hosted by EdSpeerLii

  • Saturday, October 16, 2021

     

    OCTOBER 15-17, 2021 GÖTEBORG YOUTH ORGAN CAMP

    ÄLVSBORG CHURCH

    See programme here

     

     

    10:00–12:00 ARTISTEN, Ling Hall

    (Admission free)

    The new organ for Gothenburg Concert Hall
    Presentation and Panel Discussion
    Rieger Orgelbau and members of the international reference group

     

     

    12:00–13:00 GOTHENBURG CATHEDRAL

    (Admission free)
    ORGAN CONCERT
    Democracy and Organ

    Svetla Tsvetkova, organ

    Mia Eriksson, actor

     

    CLARA SCHUMANN (1819-1896)
    Prelude and Fugue in D minor, op. 16 no. 3
    Text from Nya Dagligt Allehanda, 1913

     

    JENNIFER BATE (1944-2020)
    Moto perpetuo (Homage to 1685)
    Text from Svenska Dagbladet 12/4 1912

     

    MIRIAM CARPINETTI (b. 1954)

    Fantasia Breve
    Text by Joanna Castro Echeverri

     

    DOBRINKA TABAKOVA (b. 1980)
    Chorale from Diptych for solo organ
    Text by Lina Ekdahl

     

    MÉLANIE BONIS (1858-1937)
    Toccata

     

    JEANNE DEMESSIEUX (1921-1968)
    Fugue from Triptyque op. 7
    Text by Sigbritt Ernald

     

    ELFRIDA ANDRÉE (1841-1929)
    Finale from Organ Symphony no 1 in B minor

     

     

    13:30–14:30 VASA CHURCH

    (Admission free. Book your tickets here)

    ORGAN MUSIC For babies (ca. 3-12 months)

    Helene Stensgård Larsson, Per Högberg, Tore Bennshagen

    Experience organ music with your baby!
    We sing, dance, move and rest to the music.
    Organ tour included.

     

     

    14:00–15:00 HAGA CHURCH

    (Admission free)
    ORGAN FAIRY TALE (in Swedish)
    David and Goliath – an organ fairy tale for young people and families
    Pia Brinkmann Stenhede, Ulrika Davidsson and Tore Sunesson

     

     

    14:00–15:00 ÖRGRYTE NEW CHURCH

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    CONCERT
    Michael Praetorius 400 Years
    Mediator for European Traditions
    European vocal and instrumental ensemble (20 musicians)
    Manfred Cordes, conductor, Edoardo Bellotti, organ, Andreas Edlund, continuo

     

    MICHAEL PRAETORIUS (c1571–1621)
    Veni Sancte Spiritus à 12
    Kyrie à 2
    Christe à 3
    Kyrie à 5
    Gloria à 8
    Qui tollis
    Quoniam tu solus
    Ach Gott vom Himmel à 12

     

    Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam, organ

     

    Credo à 8
    Crucifixus à 4
    Et iterum à 8
    Peccavi à 6
    Nun lob mein Seel à 3
    Mit Fried und Freud à 14
    Sanctus à 8
    Agnus Dei à 8
    Benedicamus
    Verleih uns Frieden à 13

     

     

    15:00–16:00 VASA CHURCH

    (Admission free. Book your tickets here)

    ORGAN MUSIC For babies (ca. 3-12 months)

    Helene Stensgård Larsson, Per Högberg, Tore Bennshagen

    Experience organ music with your baby!
    We sing, dance, move and rest to the music.
    Organ tour included.

     

     

    17:00–17:40 GOTHENBURG CONCERT HALL
    PRE-CONCERT TALK
    Erik Risberg, Hans Davidsson and others
    In collaboration with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (GSO)

     

     

    INAUGURAL ORGAN CONCERT II
    Music from Four Countries
    Hans-Ola Ericsson, Nathan Laube and Joris Verdin
    In collaboration with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (GSO)

     

    ALPHONSE MAILLY (1833–1918)
    Toccata (d-minor/major)
    Joris Verdin
                                    
    LOUIS JAMES ALFRED LEFÉBURE-WÉLY (1817–1869)
    Scène pastorale, pour une inauguration d’orgue
    Joris Verdin

     

    THÉODORE DUBOIS (1837—1924)
    Marche des Rois Mages
    Joris Verdin

     

    TEBOGO MONNAKGOTLA (b. 1972)
    Illusionist
    Hans-Ola Ericsson

     

    FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809–1847)
    Variations sérieuses
    Nathan Laube

     

    JEHAN ALAIN (1911–1940)
    Deuxième Fantaisie
    Nathan Laube

     

    WILHELM RICHARD WAGNER (1813–1883)
    Overture to ”Tannhäuser”
    Nathan Laube

     

     

    21:00–22:00 ÖRGRYTE NEW CHURCH

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    CREATIVE COLLISIONS I
    Kali Malone

    Stephen O'Malley, accompanying organist

    Amanda Flodin, Mikael Englund, Daniel Ralphsson, Karl Peter Eriksson, vocal ensemble

     

    The compositions of Kali Malone implement specific tuning systems in minimalist structure for pipe organ, choir, chamber music ensembles, and electroacoustic formats. Kali’s music is rich with harmonic texture through synthetic and acoustic instrumentation in repetitive motions and extended durations. The music emits distinct emotive and affective hues which bring forth a stunning depth of focus.

     

    KALI MALONE (b. 1994)
    In this concert, Kali Malone presents her new compositions for meantone organ and choir with additional organ accompaniment by Stephen O’Malley.

     

    1. In Praise of Profanation (choir)
    2. All Life Long (organ)
    3. All Life Long (choir)
    4. Slow of Faith (choir)
    5. Prison’d On Watery Shore (organ)
    6. Fastened Maze (organ)
    7. Canon in A minor (organ)

     

    The Creative Collision part of the festival is funded by Musikverket

  • Sunday, October 17, 2021

     

    OCTOBER 15-17, 2021 GÖTEBORG YOUTH ORGAN CAMP

    ÄLVSBORG CHURCH

    See programme here

     

     

    11:00–12:00 VASA CHURCH

    (Admission free)
    HIGH MASS / ORGAN AND LITURGY

    Per Högberg, organ

     

     

    14:00–15:00 ÖRGRYTE NEW CHURCH

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    ORGAN CONCERT

    Celebrating Sweelinck, his Students and Grand Students
    Kimberly Marshall and Schola Gothia, Ulrike Heider

     

    JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK (1562–1621)
    Toccata secundi toni (g1) SwWV 292

     

    SAMUEL SCHEIDT? (1587–1654)
    Ballo del Granduca

     

    JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK
    Pavana lachrimae

        

    HEINRICH SCHEIDEMANN (c1595–1663)
    Gagliarda

    MICHAEL PRAETORIUS (1571–1621)
    Dances from Terpsichore, 1612
        
    JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK
    Echo fantasia (d4) SwWV 261
    Fantasia mit Bindungen (F3) SwWV 265

     

    GOTTLIEB MUFFAT (1690–1770)
    Kyrie and Gloria from Missa in F (1725)

    With Schola Gothia

     

    MATTHIAS WECKMANN (1616–1674)
    Magnificat II Toni (4 verses)

    The Magnificat will be performed alternatim with the schola.

     

     

    17:00–17:40 GOTHENBURG CONCERT HALL
    PRE-CONCERT TALK
    Erik Risberg, Hans Davidsson and others
    In collaboration with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (GSO)

     

     

    18:00–19:15 GOTHENBURG CONCERT HALL

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    INAUGURAL ORGAN CONCERT III
    Romantic and Experimental Music
    Hans-Ola Ericsson, Hans Davidsson, Magnus Kjellson and Karin Nelson
    In collaboration with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (GSO)

     

    ALEXANDRE GUILMANT (1837–1911)
    Première Sonate (Symphonie)
    1. Introduction et Allegro
    Magnus Kjellson

     

    MARTIN HERCHENRÖDER (b. 1961)
    Northern Lights (commissioned by GIOF)
    Hans Davidsson

     

    BENGT HAMBRAEUS (1928–2000)
    Introitus – Meditatio
    (ur Missa pro Organo, in memoriam Olivier Messiaen, 1992)
    Karin Nelson

     

    ELFRIDA ANDRÉE (1841–1929)
    Cantilena
    Karin Nelson
                    
    MADELEINE ISAKSSON (b. 1956)
    (Commisioned by GSO)
    Karin Nelson

     

    GYÖRGY LIGETI (1923–2006)
    Volumina
    Hans-Ola Ericsson

     

    MAURICE DURUFLÉ (1902–1986)
    Ur Suite Op. 5: Sicilienne och Toccata
    Hans Davidsson

     

     

    18:00–19:00 KÖLINGARED CHURCH

    (Admission free)

    REGION CONCERT, ”LA NOTTE”
    Edoardo Bellotti, organ

     

    The Evening:
    IMPROVISATION
    Toccata primi toni

     

    HIERONYMUS PRAETORIUS (1560–1629)
    Deus Creator omnium, Vesper-Hymn, 2 Versus
    Visby Orgeltabulatur, 1611

     

    JOHANN ERASMUS KINDERMAN (1580–1629)
    Magnificat Octavi toni
    Harmonia Organica, Nürnberg 1645

     

    The Night:
    ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
    Concerto “La Notte” Op. 10 No. 2, Amsterdam 1728
    Transcription: E. Bellotti
    – Largo
    – Fantasmi
    – Il Sonno
    – Allegro

     

    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685–1750)
    Als Jesus Christus in der Nacht BWV 1108
    Neumeister Collection

     

    ALESSANDRO POGLIETTI (16?–1683)
    Aria Bizzarra del Rossignolo
    Il Rossignolo, Wien 1677

     

    The Morning:
    JOHN BLITHEMAN (1525–1591)
    Aeterne rerum conditor, Morgen-Hymn, 4 Versus
    Mulliner Book, Oxford ca.1563

     

    DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE (1637–1707)
    Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern BuxWV 223
                           
    IMPROVISATION
    Fantasia upon Pedalexercitium
    (J. S. Bach, BWV 598)

     

     

    21:00–22:00 VASA CHURCH

    ORGAN CONCERT
    19th Century Organ Music in Catholic France and Belgium
    From Overture to Gregorian Chant
    The generations born before 1840
    Joris Verdin

     

    GERVAIS-FRANÇOIS COUPERIN (1759–1826)
    Offertoire (ca. 1820)

     

    FRANÇOIS BENOIST (1794–1878)
    Solo de Hautbois, en ré majeur 3 30
    Andante en la mineur, ”Stradella”, from Recueil de quatre morceaux

     

    ÉDOUARD BATISTE (1820–1876)
    Élévation op.5, No. 2

     

    JACQUES-NICOLAS LEMMENS (1823–1881)

    Prélude à Cinq Parties

     

    CÉSAR FRANCK (1822–1890)
    Offertoire en mi bémol (1858), from Pièces posthumes

     

    LEFÉBURE-WELY (1817–1869)
    Marche Funèbre, from Meditaciones Religiosas

     

    THÉODORE SALOMÉ (1834–1896)
    Offertoire from Dix pièces, à mon cher maître F. Benoist

     

    THÉODORE DUBOIS (1837–1924)
    Marche des Rois Mages
                                    
    ALEXIS CHAUVET (1837–1871)
    Andante con moto en si mineur
    Allegretto en sol, from 20 Morceaux pour Orgue

     

    ALPHONSE MAILLY (1833 – 1918)
    Toccata, on the Easter Alleluia

  • Monday, October 18, 2021

     

    09:30–16:00 VASA PARISH HALL

    CONFERENCE / CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR ORGANISTS AND CHURCH MUSICIANS

    (Info & Registration here SEK 500)

    In collaboration with the Diocese of Göteborg
    Special guest: Lydia Vroegindeweij, founder of Orgelkids NL, "The Do Organ and Orgelkids, and How It All Started" (held in English)

    Jon Liinason, "DO-orgel - att leda workshop" (held in Swedish)

    Ulrika Davidsson, "Ergonomi vid klaveret" (held in Swedish)

     

     

    9:00–11:30 MORNING WORKSHOPS

    (Info & Registration here)
    North German Baroque/Karin Nelson ÖRGRYTE NEW CHURCH
    French Romanticism/Joris Verdin VASA CHURCH
    Bach´s Orgelbüchlein/Hans-Ola Ericsson BACKA CHURCH
    Partimento/Edoardo Bellotti ÖRGRYTE PARISH HALL
    Ensemble Skills for organists/Joel Speerstra & Ulrika Davidsson ARTISTEN

     

     

    12:00–12:30 HAGA CHURCH

    (Admission free)
    ORGAN CONCERT
    Nathan Laube

     

    Brombaugh Organ:
                   
    ANTONI VAN NOORDT (1619–1675)
    From Tabulatuur-Boeck van Psalmen en Fantasyen:
    Psalm 24

     

    JOHN BULL (1562–1628)
    In Nomine
                                                
    ARTHUR PHILLIPS (1605–1697)
    Upon a Ground
                                                
    WILLIAM BYRD (1543–1623)
    Fantasia in a, BK 13
                                  
    Marcussen Organ:

     

    HERBERT HOWELLS (1892–1983)
    Master Tallis’ Testament

     

     

    12:30–14:00 HAGA PARISH HALL

    (SEK 40)

    ORGAN SOUP

     

     

    14:00–16:30 ÖRGRYTE NEW CHURCH

    (Admission free)
    AFTERNOON SEMINAR
    Partimento – Past and Present
    Edoardo Bellotti, Peter van Tour, Karin Nelson, Joel Speerstra

     

     

    17:00–18:30 ARTISTEN, A503

    (SEK 40)

    ORGAN SANDWICH

    Organ Encounter Student Presentations / Social Gathering

     

     

    18:00–19:00 ULRICEHAMN CHURCH

    (Admission free)
    REGION CONCERT
    Hampus Lindwall, organ

     

     

    19:00–21:00 ARTISTEN, Ohlin Hall

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    ORGAN AND HARPSICHORD CONCERT
    Sweelinck and Virginalists
    Manderscheidt-organ (1640), Muselaar/Virginal,
    Edoardo Bellotti, Catalina Vicens, Joel Speerstra, Ulrika Davidsson

     

    Catalina Vicens:

     

    JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK (1562–1621)
    Praeludium Toccata (a2), SwWV 297
        
    MELCHIOR SCHILDT (1592–1667)
    Lachrymae Pavan

     

    ORLANDO GIBBONS (1583–1625)
    The Lord of Salisbury, his Pavin

     

    ORLANDO GIBBONS
    Fantasia of Foure Parts

     

    JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK
    Toccata 2di Toni (g1), SwWV 292

     

    Edoardo Bellotti:

     

    PETER PHILIPS (1560–1628)
    Pavana dolorosa, Gaillarda dolorosa, FVB 80, 81

     

    JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK    
    Hexachord Fantasia Ut re mi fa sol la (F1), SwWV 263

     

    Intermission

     

    Joel Speerstra and Ulrika Davidsson:

     

    JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK     
    Ricercar del nono tono (a1), SwWV 280

     

    JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK    
    Pavana lachrimae (a1), SwWV 328

     

    WILLIAM BYRD (1543–1623)
    Passamezzo Pavan, Passamezzo Galliard, FVB 56, 57

     

    WILLIAM BYRD
    The Bells, FVB 69

  • Tuesday, October 19, 2021

     

    OCTOBER 19-22, 2021 GÖTEBORG YOUTH ORGAN FESTIVAL

    See programme here

     

     

    9:00–11:30 MORNING WORKSHOPS

    (Info & Registration here)
    North German Baroque/Karin Nelson ÖRGRYTE NEW CHURCH
    French Romanticism/Joris Verdin VASA CHURCH
    Bach´s Orgelbüchlein/Hans-Ola Ericsson BACKA CHURCH
    Partimento/Edoardo Bellotti ÖRGRYTE PARISH HALL
    Ensemble Skills for organists/Joel Speerstra & Ulrika Davidsson ARTISTEN

     

     

    9:00–9:30 GOTHENBURG CONCERT HALL

    (Admission free. FULLY BOOKED)

    "TRANAN" ORGAN FAIRY TALE

    Linus Landgren, organ

     

     

    9:50–10:20 GOTHENBURG CONCERT HALL

    (Admission free. FULLY BOOKED)

    "TRANAN" ORGAN FAIRY TALE

    Linus Landgren, organ

     

     

    10:40–11:10 GOTHENBURG CONCERT HALL

    (Admission free. FULLY BOOKED)

    "TRANAN" ORGAN FAIRY TALE

    Linus Landgren, organ

     

     

    12:00–12:30 HAGA CHURCH

    (Admission free)

    ORGAN CONCERT German Encounters with Sweelinck
    Kimberly Marshall

     

    MATTHIAS WECKMANN (1616–1674)
    Magnificat II Toni (4 verses)

     

    JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK (1562–1621)
    Fantasia mit Bindungen (F3) SwWV 292
    Toccata secundi toni (g1) SwWV 292
    Echo fantasia (d4) SwWV 261

     

    DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE (1637–1707)
    Magnificat primi toni BuxWV 203

     

     

    12:30–14:00 HAGA PARISH HALL

    (SEK 40)
    ORGAN SOUP

     

     

    14:00–16:30 ARTISTEN, Ohlin Hall

    (Admission free)
    AFTERNOON SEMINAR
    Sweelinck – Music and Instruments
    Kimberly Marshall, Joel Speerstra, Koos van de Linde, Ulrika Davidsson

     

     

    17:00–18:00 GOTHENBURG CONCERT HALL

    (SEK 40)

    ORGAN SANDWICH
    Encounter with the New Concert Hall Organ
    Presentation of the various stops, etc

     

     

    19:00–21:00 ÖRGRYTE NEW CHURCH

    (Buy your tickets here)
    CONCERT: CHAMBER MUSIC, ORGAN AND HARPSICHORD
    Sweelinck and New Music
    40f: Ann Elkjär, Anna Svensdotter, Jill Widén and Åsa Karlberg
    Edoardo Bellotti, organ, and Catalina Vicens, harpsichord
    In collaboration with Gothenburg Chamber Music Society (GKF)

     

    JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK (1562–1621)
    Toccata in d (d3) SwWV 287 (organ)
    O lux beata trinitas (harpsichord)

     

    JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK
    Toccata (harpsichord)

     

    MULLINER BOOK GB-LBL ADD. MS 30513
    A fansye of master Newman’s (harpsichord)

     

    IDA LUNDÉN (b. 1971)
    Punka (2020)

     

    LOTTA WENNÄKOSKI (b. 1970)
    Glimt, skymt (2019)

     

    JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK
    Fantasia (f2) SwWV 264

     

    Intermission

     

    JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK
    Fantasia mit Bindungen (F3) SwWV 287 (organ)

     

    WILLIAM BYRD (c1539–1623)
    Miserere (harpsichord)

     

    THOMAS TOMKINS (1572–1656)
    Miserere (harpsichord)

     

    MAGNUS BUNNSKOG (b. 1974)
    Herztiers Wiegenlied (2020)

     

    JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK
    Echo fantasia (a3) SwWV 265 (organ)
    Puer nobis nascitur SwWV 315 (harpsichord and organ)

     

    MALIN BÅNG (b. 1974)
    Pebbles and eternal thirst (2018)

     

     

    21:00 ÖRGRYTE PARISH HALL

    Registration required

    Festival buffet for participants

  • Wednesday, October 20, 2021

     

    OCTOBER 19-22, 2021 GÖTEBORG YOUTH ORGAN FESTIVAL

    See programme here

     

     

    9:00–11:30 MORNING WORKSHOPS

    (Info & Registration here)
    North German Baroque/Karin Nelson ÖRGRYTE NEW CHURCH
    French Romanticism/Joris Verdin VASA CHURCH
    Bach´s Orgelbüchlein/Hans-Ola Ericsson BACKA CHURCH
    Partimento/Edoardo Bellotti ÖRGRYTE PARISH HALL
    Ensemble Skills for organists/Joel Speerstra & Ulrika Davidsson ARTISTEN

     

     

    9:30–10:15 ARTISTEN

    (Admission free. FULLY BOOKED)

    "Känsla för musik" YOUTH ORGAN WORKSHOP

    Lisa Benderius, organ

    Louise Jansson, organ

     

     

    10:30–11:15 ARTISTEN

    (Admission free. FULLY BOOKED)

    "Känsla för musik" YOUTH ORGAN WORKSHOP

    Lisa Benderius, organ

    Louise Jansson, organ

     

     

    12:00–12:30 HAGA CHURCH

    (Admission free)

    ORGAN CONCERT
    Hans Hellsten

     

    JEAN-BAPTISTE LULLY (1632–1687)
    Passacaglia
    From the opera Armide
     
    DOMENICO SCARLATTI (1685–1757)
    Sonata D-dur, K. 287
    Sonata D-dur, K. 288
     
    JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU (1683–1764)
    Les Sauvages
    Nouvelles Suites de Pièces de Clavecin

    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685–1750)
    Concerto nach italiänischem Gusto, BWV 971
    Clavierübung II, 1735
    – Allegro
    – Andante
    – Presto

     

     

    12:15–13:00 MARIESTAD CATHEDRAL

    (Admission free)
    REGION CONCERT
    Nathan Laube, organ

     

    MARCEL DUPRÉ (1886-1971)
    Paraphrase sur le “Te Deum,” Op. 43

     

    CALVIN HAMPTON (1938-1984)
    Suite No. 2 for Organ
    Lullaby

     

    PERCY WHITLOCK (1903-1946)
    Fantasie Choral No. 1 in D-flat

     

    RICHARD WAGNER (1813-1883)
    Overture to Tannhauser
    Transcription by S.P. Warren; E.H. Lemare; N. Laube

     

     

    12:30–14:00 HAGA PARISH HALL

    (SEK 40)
    ORGAN SOUP

     

     

    14:00–16:30 ARTISTEN, Ohlin Hall

    (Admission free)
    AFTERNOON SEMINAR
    French Organ Music: Pre-Franck Perspectives
    Joris Verdin, Nathan Laube

     

     

    17:00–18:30 VASA PARISH HALL
    (SEK 40)

    ORGAN SANDWICH

    Organ Encounter / Social Gathering

    Hans Davidsson tells the story about how the Göteborg Concert Hall Organ was conceived + Q&A

    Jon Liinason presents snippets of the documentary "A new Concert Hall Organ for the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra" + Q&A

     

    19:00–21:00 VASA CHURCH

    (Buy your tickets here)

    ORGAN AND PERCUSSION CONCERT – JOHANNES LANDGREN, DANIEL BERG, HAMPUS LINDWALL
    Poem without Words – musical encounters between genres and instruments
    Organ works by Jeanne Demessieux

     

    Daniel Berg, marimba and percussion, Johannes Landgren, organ:

     

    PETR EBEN (1929–2007)
    From Landscapes of Patmos
    I Landscape with Eagle
    From Rev 4: “In the middle of the throne and around the throne were four creatures… the fourth resembled an eagle.”
    IV Landscape with Rainbow
    From Rev 4: ”Around the throne was a rainbow, like an emerald.”

     

    JOHANNES LANDGREN (b. 1961)
    Organ Improvisation

     

    JOHN CAGE (1912–1992)
    In a Landscape (Marimba and Thai-Gong)

     

    DANIEL JARL (b. 1990)
    Go for the Groove

     

    ANDRAS GABOR VIRAGH (b. 1984)
    Allegro scherzando
    Trois Esquisses

     

    DANIEL BERG (b. 1971)
    Poem without Words

     

    Hampus Lindwall, organ:

     

    JEANNE MARIE MADELEINE DEMESSIEUX (1921–1968)
    Te Deum, op. 11 (1957/58)

     

    From Twelve Chorale Preludes on Gregorian Chant Themes, op. 8 (1947)
    – Rorate Caeli
    – Attende Domine

     

    Répons pour le temps de Pâques: Victimae paschali laudes (1962/63)

     

    From Twelve Chorale Preludes on Gregorian Chant Themes, op. 8 (1947)
    – O Filii
    – Tu es Petrus
    – Domine Jesu

     

    Six Études, op. 5 (1944)
    – Notes répétées
    – Octaves

     

  • Thursday, October 21, 2021

     

    OCTOBER 19-22, 2021 GÖTEBORG YOUTH ORGAN FESTIVAL

    See programme here

     

     

    9:00–11:30 MORNING WORKSHOPS

    (Info & Registration here)
    Sweelinck/Kimberly Marshall & Koos van de Linde ÖRGRYTE NEW CHURCH
    Symphonic Organ Music/Nathan Laube ARTISTEN Ohlin Hall
    Organ for composers/Hans-Ola Ericsson & Hampus Lindwall BETHLEHEM CHURCH
    Modern Swedish Organ Music/Hans Hellsten ANNEDAL CHURCH

    Organ and Clavier for Pianists/Ulrika Davidsson ARTISTEN, A503

     

     

    9:30–10:15 ARTISTEN

    (Admission free. FULLY BOOKED)

    "Känsla för musik" YOUTH ORGAN WORKSHOP

    Lisa Benderius, organ

    Louise Jansson, organ

     

     

    10:30–11:15 ARTISTEN

    (Admission free. FULLY BOOKED)

    "Känsla för musik" YOUTH ORGAN WORKSHOP

    Lisa Benderius, organ

    Louise Jansson, organ

     

     

    12:00–12:30 HAGA CHURCH

    (Admission free)
    ORGAN CONCERT

    Ligita Sneibe, organ

     

    GEORG BÖHM (1661–1733)
    Präludium F-dur
    Jesu, du bist allzu schöne

     

    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685–1750)
    Meine Seele erhebt den Herren, BWV 648
    Meine Seele erhebt den Herren, BWV 733

     

     

    12:00–12:30 GERMAN CHURCH

    (Admission free)
    CHROMATIC CLAVICHORD CONCERT

    Joel Speerstra, chromatic clavichord

     

    JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK (1562–1621)
    Ricercar in a
    Paduana lachrimae
    Fantasia Chromatica
     

     

    12:30–14:00 HAGA PARISH HALL

    (SEK 40)

    ORGAN SOUP

     

     

    14:00–16:30 ARTISTEN Ohlin Hall

    (Admission free)
    AFTERNOON SEMINAR
    Jeanne Demessieux’s Music in a Contemporary Context
    Hampus Lindwall, Kimberly Marshall

     

     

    17:00–18:30 ARTISTEN Ohlin Hall
    (SEK 40)

    ORGAN SANDWICH

    Social Gathering and encounter with B Tommy Andersson, composer, who talks about his Organ Concerto No. 2, Poseidon

     

     

    18:00–19:00 JONSERED CHURCH

    (Admission free)

    REGION CONCERT
    Atsuko Tsakano, Schiörlin Organ (1783)

     

    JOHANN CHRISTIAN KITTEL (1732–1809)
    Praeludium D-dur (Ouverture)

     

    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685–1750)
    Fantasie und Fuge a-moll, BWV 904
    Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV 730

     

    CARL PHILIPP EMANUEL BACH (1714–1788)
    Fantasie und Fuge c-moll, Wq 119,7

     

    JOSEPHINE AURNHAMMER (1758–1820)
    6 Variations on a theme from “Una cosa rara” by Vicente Martín y Soler

     

    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756–1791)
    Fantasie d-moll K. 397

     

    JOSÉ LIDÓN (1748–1827)
    Lengüetería ygual en ambas manos
    (Seis piezas o sonatas sueltas para órgano)

     

    VICENT RODRÍGUEZ MONLLOR (1690–1760)
    Sonata B-flat major
    – Andante
    – Largo
    – Allegro

     

    ANONYMOUS
    Batalla famosa

     

     

    19:30–20:45 GOTHENBURG CONCERT HALL

    (Buy your tickets here)

    INAUGURAL ORGAN CONCERT IV
    In collaboration with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (GSO)

     

    ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810–1856)
    Symphony No. 1 “Spring Symphony”

     

    B. TOMMY ANDERSSON (b. 1964)
    Poseidon, Organ Concerto No. 2
    Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
    Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor
    Mattias Wager, organ

  • Friday, October 22, 2021

     

    OCTOBER 19-22, 2021 GÖTEBORG YOUTH ORGAN FESTIVAL

    See programme here

     

     

    08.30-09.15 DO-ORGAN WORKSHOP GÖTEBORG CITY LIBRARY

    (Admission free. FULLY BOOKED)

    Louise Jansson, organ

     

     

    9:00–11:30 MORNING WORKSHOPS

    (Info & Registration here)
    Sweelinck/Kimberly Marshall & Koos van de Linde ÖRGRYTE NEW CHURCH
    Symphonic Organ Music/Nathan Laube ARTISTEN Ohlin Hall
    Organ for composers/Hans-Ola Ericsson & Hampus Lindwall BETHLEHEM CHURCH
    Modern Swedish Organ Music/Hans Hellsten ANNEDAL CHURCH

    Organ and Clavier for Pianists/Ulrika Davidsson ARTISTEN, A503

     

     

    9:15–10:00 GERMAN CHURCH

    (Admission free. FULLY BOOKED)

    ”Jätten utan hjärta” ORGAN FAIRY TALE by Bengt Magnusson and
    Suzanne Rangstedt
    Mikael Fridén, organ, Suzanne Rangstedt, actress

     

     

    09.30-10.15 DO-ORGAN WORKSHOP GÖTEBORG CITY LIBRARY

    (Admission free. FULLY BOOKED)

    Louise Jansson, organ

     

     

    10:15–11:00 GERMAN CHURCH

    (Admission free. FULLY BOOKED)

    ”Jätten utan hjärta” ORGAN FAIRY TALE by Bengt Magnusson and
    Suzanne Rangstedt
    Mikael Fridén, organ, Suzanne Rangstedt, actress

     

     

    10.30-11.15 DO-ORGAN WORKSHOP GÖTEBORG CITY LIBRARY

    (Admission free. FULLY BOOKED)

    Louise Jansson, organ

     

     

    11.30-12.15 DO-ORGAN WORKSHOP GÖTEBORG CITY LIBRARY

    (Admission free. FULLY BOOKED)

    Louise Jansson, organ

     

     

    12:00–12.30 HAGA CHURCH

    (Admission free)

    ORGAN CONCERT
    Atsuko Takano, Japan/Spain

     

    JUSEPE XIMÉNEZ (1601–1672)
    Batalla de VI tono

     

    JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK (1562–1621)
    Fantasia [à 4: Echo] (d4) SwWV 261
    Allein Gott in der Höh sey Ehr, SwWV 299

     

    ANTHONI VAN NOORDT (c1619–1675)
    Psalm 24

     

    ANONYMOUS
    Phantasia quarti toni

     

     

    12:30–14:00 HAGA PARISH HALL

    (SEK 40)
    ORGAN SOUP

     

     

    14:00–16:00 BETHLEHEM CHURCH

    (Admission free)
    AFTERNOON SEMINAR
    Organ and New Music
    Hans-Ola Ericsson / Hampus Lindwall

     

     

    16:30–18:00 HAGA CHURCH

    (Admission free)
    PARTICIPANTS' ORGAN CONCERT

     

     

    18:00–19:15 GOTHENBURG CONCERT HALL

    (Buy your tickets here)

    INAUGURAL ORGAN CONCERT V
    In collaboration with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (GSO)

     

    ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810–1856)
    Symphony No. 1 “Spring Symphony”

     

    B. TOMMY ANDERSSON (b. 1964)
    Poseidon, Organ Concerto No. 2
    Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
    Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor
    Mattias Wager, organ

     

     

    21:00–22:00 VASA CHURCH

    (Buy your tickets here)

    FOR PEACE – AGAINST OBLIVION
    Organ / poetry / dance
    Stefan Therstam, organ
    Pia Thörngren, choreography
    Mirja Burlin, recitation
    Sabine Young Langeland, dance
    Bo Westerholm, dance
    Svante Engblom, production and light

     

    Welcome to a performance with poetry, dance, organ;
    we turn our attention to the artists who against all odds continued to create.

     

    JEHAN ALAIN (1911–1940)
    Trois Danses / Improvisation

     

     

    22:00 VASA CHURCH

    (Admission free)

    FRINGE WALK
    Thematic Walk ending in ARTISTEN Ohlin Hall
    Quartet encounters at the Duo Clavichord
    Hosted by EdSpeerLii

     

    You are invited to a late-night discussion about the role of ensemble
    playing for solo keyboardists. The duo clavichord encounters Bartók, Ravel, and Piazzolla. Ulrika Davidsson, Joel Speerstra and festival participants.

  • Saturday, October 23, 2021

     

    9:00–21:00 GOTHENBURG CONCERT HALL

    (Buy your tickets here)
    MARATHON CONCERT
    Organists from 49 Municipalities in West Sweden
    In collaboration with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (GSO)
    Weekend programmes including DO-organ workshops for all ages, and Organ fairy tales at the GÖTEBORG CITY LIBRARY, VASA CHURCH and ARTISTEN

     

     

    9:30–11:30 ARTISTEN, Ohlin Hall

    (Admission free)
    MORNING WORKSHOP
    Hymn playing/Mattias Wager

     

     

    10:00–23:30 GOTHENBURG CONCERT HALL
    (Admission free. Book your tickets at
    www.gso.se/konserthuset/orgel-i-goteborgs-konserthus)

    ”Känslan i musik” Online Version
    Lisa Benderius, organ

     

     

    10:30, 11:00, 11:30 GÖTEBORG CITY LIBRARY, Hörsalen
    (Admission free. Public event.)
    ”TRANAN” ORGAN FAIRY TALE
    Linus Landgren, organist

     


    12:30, 13.30, 15:00, 16:00 GÖTEBORG CITY LIBRARY, Hörsalen
    (Admission free. Public event.)
    DO-ORGAN WORKSHOP
    Louise Jansson, organ

     


    12:30–14:00 ÖRGRYTE PARISH HALL
    (SEK 40)
    ORGAN SANDWICH
    Organ Encounter / Panel Discussion / Social Gathering
    Hans Davidsson, Hans-Ola Ericsso
    Karin Brygger, moderator

     

    The Organ Sandwich Panel Discussion in collaboration with ABF

     

     

    14:00–15:00 ÖRGRYTE NEW CHURCH

    (Buy your tickets here)

    CREATIVE COLLISIONS II
    Encounter with New Music in Different Genres

     

    Hans Hellsten, organ:

     

    SOFIA GUBAIDULINA (b. 1931)
    Hell und Dunkel (1976)

     

    ESTER MÄGI (1922–2021)
    Dialog (Prelude and Chorale)

     

    JAN W. MORTHENSON (b. 1940)
    Vogler (1999)

     

    GGR Betong, Tommy Jonsson, organ:

     

    LINA JÄRNEGARD (b. 1979)
    ”Don’t Say A Word” is composed for voice and three musicians. The piece has both written instructions for specific sounds and actual words, which is unusual since GGR Betong usually don’t work with texts. This short piece can be described as a vocal drama, sort of a lullaby-gone-wrong.

     

    KATT HERNANDEZ (b. 1974)
    Black Sun (2021)
    A black sun is like a circle-square – an exercise in conceiving the unreal, like Henry Flynt’s Necker cube equations. In this work, GGR Betong is a toneless organ, and the Örgryte Organ a wood synthesizer. The absence of fire contours solar flares. The absence of source ascribes specter-like artifacts. The absence of light gives the hyper-materiality of the sounds at hand kinesthetic silhouettes, and blind immediacy. Against the dizzying violence of strong-men, power mongering and new fascism, contemplating the No Way is an important act for re-imaging the world. This re-imagining takes place in gritty anti-chambers; in the uproarious local glory of impossible gatherings in week night halls. The organ, the stalwart Platonian machine in sanctuaries across the world, builds paradise from constituent sonic parts, in star-vault clockwork. Black Sun is the impossible noise of ”another world is possible”, drawn in anti-drones, artifacts and material complexities from layers of the hyper-real.

     

    The Creative Collision part of the festival is funded by Musikverket

     

     

    15:00–16:30 ÖRGRYTE PARISH HALL

    (SEK 40)

    ORGAN SANDWICH
    Organ Encounter / Panel Discussion / Social Gathering
    Hans Hellsten, organist, Tomas Hulenvik, conductor GGR Betong, Dror Feiler, composer, musician


    David Karlsson, moderator

     

    The Organ Sandwich Panel Discussion in collaboration with ABF

     

     

    17:00–18:00 ÖRGRYTE NEW CHURCH

    (Buy your tickets here)

    CREATIVE COLLISIONS III
    Encounter with New Music in Different Genres

     

    AMI SKÅNBERG DAHLSTEDT (b. 1967)
    PALLE DAHLSTEDT (b. 1971)
    HANS-OLA ERICSSON (b. 1958)

     

    An artistic encounter between dancer and choreographer
    Ami Skånberg Dahlstedt, composer, researcher and improviser
    Palle Dahlstedt, and organist and composer Hans-Ola Ericsson. With the church’s famous meantone organ and the church space as departure points, they together create a series of works and improvisations. These will include electronically modified organs as well as motion sensors for gestural and
    embodied playing on novel organ timbres. Bring your curious ears!

     

    The Creative Collisions part of the festival is funded by Musikverket

     

     

    18:00–19:30 ÖRGRYTE PARISH HALL

    (SEK 40)

    ORGAN SANDWICH
    Organ Encounter / Panel Discussion / Social Gathering
    Ami Skånberg-Dahlstedt, Palle Dahlstedt and Hans-Ola Ericsson
    Karin Brygger, moderator

     

    The Organ Sandwich Panel Discussion in collaboration with ABF

     

     

    20:00–22:00 ÖRGRYTE NEW CHURCH

    (Buy your tickets here)

    CREATIVE COLLISIONS IV
    Encounter with New Music in Different Genres

     

    GGR Betong:

     

    GYÖRGY LIGETI (1923–2006)
    Volumina (1961–62)

    It is possible to regard Ligeti’s classical work for organ as an early example of noise music. If so, it connects well with GGR Betong’s early concerts from the start in 2014, when the ensemble played nothing but transcriptions of old and new noise pieces which didn’t had any kind of scores but only existed as recordings. After building up a repertoire with music by Zbigniew
    Karkowski, Lasse Marhaug, Pauline Oliveros and Tetsuo Furudate and others, the ensemble started to commission from composers that wrote directly for the orchestra. With Ligeti’s ”Volumina”, GGR Betong returns to their early method, with the difference that this time the transcribing process has considered the many recorded versions and also of course the original written score. Tonight’s version, ”Volumina for instruments”, will be played by GGR Betong only at this occasion. That’s a fact. Once and never more.

     

     

    HANS-OLA ERICSSON (b. 1958)
    DROR FEILER (b. 1951)

    Improvisations on György Ligeti’s Volumina

     

    The Creative Collisions part of the festival is funded by Musikverket

  • Sunday, October 24, 2021

     

    10:00–22:00 GOTHENBURG CONCERT HALL

    (Buy your tickets here)
    MARATHON CONCERT
    Organists from 49 Municipalities in West Sweden
    In collaboration with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (GSO)
    Weekend programmes including DO-organ workshops for all ages, and Organ fairy tales at the GÖTEBORG CITY LIBRARY, VASA CHURCH and ARTISTEN

     

     

    10:30–11:00 GOTHENBURG CONCERT HALL

    (Admission free. Book your tickets here)

    "TRANAN" ORGAN FAIRY TALE

    Linus Landgren, organ

     

     

    11:00–12.00 ÖRGRYTE NEW CHURCH
    (Admission free)
    HIGH MASS / ORGAN AND LITURGY
     

    ERLAND HILDÉN (b. 1963)
    Organ Mass for Örgryte (premiere)

     

    The regular mass order has been replaced by short organ sets. The music played is a premiere of Erland Hildén’s ”Organ Mass for Örgryte”.

     

     

    13:00–15:00 VASA PARISH HALL

    (Admission free)

    DO-ORGAN WORKSHOP

    Louise Jansson, organ

     

     

    17:00–18:30 ÖRGRYTE PARISH HALL
    (SEK 40)

    ORGAN SANDWICH

    Organ Encounter / Social Gathering

     

     

    19:00–20:00 ÖRGRYTE NEW CHURCH

    CREATIVE COLLISIONS V
    Music by Henrik Denerin, Paul Hindemith, Christer Lindwall, and others
    In collaboration with Gageego!

     

    Rei Munakata, conductor
    Mårten Landström, piano
    Øyvor Volle, Helena Frankmar, violin
    Daniel Lee, viola
    Johan Stern, cello
    Thomas Allin, double bass
    Anders Jonhäll, flute
    Geoffrey Cox, oboe
    Ragnar Arnberg, Kate McDermott, clarinet
    Constantin Gerstein, bassoon
    Lisa Ford, horn
    Bengt Danielsson, trumpet
    Endre Vetås, trombone
    Kristian Karlstedt, tuba
    Ligita Sneibe, organ
    Hans Davidsson, organ
    Stefan Östersjö, guitar
    Jonas Larsson, Johan Bejke, percussion

     

    The Creative Collisions part of the festival is funded by Musikverket

     

    MICHELANGELO ROSSI (1601/02–1656)
    Toccata settima

     

    CHRISTER LINDWALL (b. 1950)
    ”Sometimes standing in the void, sometimes shivering in the open”

    The second in a series of pieces based on Samuel Beckett`s development of different language levels.

     

    Gilles Deleuze writes in his essay ”The exhausted” about image-ritornellos that run throughout Samuel Beckett`s books.

    In First Love, ”he” watches the sky as it comes and goes, and ”she” sings in a low voice. The image is not defined by the sublimity or its content but by its form, that is, by its ”internal tension”, or by the force it mobilizes to create a void or to bore holes, to loosen the grip of words, to dry upp the oozing of voices, so as to free itself from memory and reason: a small, alogical,
    amnesiac, and almost aphasic image, sometimes standing in the void,
    sometimes shivering in the open. The image is not an object but a ”process”.

    Christer Lindwall (1950) studied composition for, among others, Jan W.
    Mortenson. He has been composing both instrumental and electronic music since the early 80s, from the 2000s with a greater focus on the musical
    material´s connections to language philosophy and its branches.

     

    GIROLAMO FRESCOBALDI (1583–1643)
    Toccata quarta per l’organo da sonarsi alla levatione
    Il seccondo libro di Toccate (1637)

    Intermission

     

    PAUL HINDEMITH (1895–1963)
    Kammermusik No. 2 op 36 No. 1 for piano and chamber orchestra

     

    HENRIK DENERIN
    Atmen Sie mit mir…
    (Commissioned by Sveriges Radio)

     

    Atmen – breath. From the onset my musical thinking has always aimed at composing out the abundance of mediations between a number of extremes, or pairs of opposites (like a single breath can be seen as the opposites of inhaling / exhaling): between sound and noise, extreme depth and highest height, durations of such length that they can hardly still be perceived, and the most fleeting moments, between greatest complexity and simplest static. Between the absolute periodicity and complete aperiodicity of rhythms, between scrupulously notated groups of notes or parts of a work and their free combination for performances, between the most detailed
    through-composed sections of works and passages left to the intuition of the interpreter.

     

    But breathing is also rhythm: oscillation or vibration. On the one hand, this is a term from physical acoustics. On the other hand, “vibration” also has a metaphysical connotation. (In the context of a “theology of dance”, as the theologian Hugo Rahner has deciphered it from Greek and early Christian texts in his book Man At Play, it is “the free-soaring motion [ Beschwingung ] which God as creative principle has imparted to the cosmos.)

     

    If music is the interplay of proportionate vibrations which move in time and which can reoccur cyclically but always generate new forms, then it is possible to say that rhythm is the essence of music, since rhythm is the reoccurrence of a movement as time passes, is repetition of something similar, not the same. The temporal arrow intervenes in the cycle of time and stakes its claim on the new, unrepeatable. In rhythm (and breath) the periodic reoccurrence of something identical, as indicated by the beat, is modulated into aperiodicity.

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    Encounters

     
    INAUGURATION OF THE NEW CONCERT HALL ORGAN
    WE CELEBRATE MICHAEL PRAETORIUS, JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK AND JEANNE DEMESSIEUX
    CREATIVE COLLISIONS: MUSICAL ENCOUNTERS WITH THE MEAN TONE ORGAN IN ÖRGRYTE NEW CHURCH
     
     
    CONCERTS | LIVE STREAMS | YOUTH ORGAN FESTIVAL | WORKSHOPS | SEMINARS | PANEL DISCUSSIONS
     
    Marathon concerts October 23–24, 2021, in the Göteborg concert hall with 49 organists from all municipalities in Västra Götaland
    New music by B. Tommy Andersson, Henrik Denerin, Martin Herchenröder,
    Madeleine Isaksson, Molly Kien, Tebogo Monnakgotla, Kali Malone, Katt Hernandez among others
     
     
    PARTICIPANTS
     
    Edoardo Bellotti, Lisa Benderius, Manfred Cordes, Kali Malone, Kimberly Marshall, Palle Dahlstedt, Ami Skånberg-Dahlstedt, Ulrika Davidsson, Andreas Edlund, Mikael Fridén, Hans-Ola Ericsson, GSO, Hans Hellsten, Erland Hildén, Per Högberg, Louise Jansson, Sverker Jullander, Magnus Kjellson, Johannes Landgren, Nathan Laube, Jon Liinason, Koos van de Linde, Lina Lindkvist, Hampus Lindwall, Karin Nelson, Paul Peeters, Suzanne Rangstedt, Erik Risberg, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Pia Brinkmann Stenhede, Helene Stensgård Larsson, Tore Sunesson, Ligita Sneibe, Joel Speerstra, Lars Storm, Fredrik Tobin, Atsuko Takano, Stefan Therstam, Åsa och Carl Unander-Scharin, Joris Verdin, Catalina Vicens, Lydia Vroegindeweij, Mattias Wager, Gageego!, GGR Betong, 40f, Schola Gothia and Ulrike Heider
    and many more...
     
     

    During the pandemic, almost all concerts, cultural events, and festivals had to be cancelled. Thanks to live-streaming technology, alternative spaces to meet were created for us. These digital encounters helped our society to function and stay connected. However, our desire for physical meetings, and our need for art and music in times of crisis generated a strong impetus for us to create the theme for this year’s festival: Göteborg International Organ Festival (GIOF) 2021 – ENCOUNTERS. The festival will be performed for live audiences as well as live-streamed around the world.

     

    The organ art brings us together across all borders and boundaries for a multitude of encounters; in concerts, multi-art performances, in artistic, creative, and social processes and interdisciplinary endeavors. Whether we participate in an organ-building workshop for children assembling four hundred parts of an organ-kit in less than an hour, or we work for five years with Rieger Orgelbau and an international reference group to build a new organ for Göteborg Concert Hall, we forget about time and space and engage in creative, musical and social acts. Now, we invite you to join us in a twelve-day organ feast including more than 30 concerts, a two-day marathon concert, the Göteborg Youth Organ Festival, ten workshops, many lectures, panel discussions, and social gatherings.

     

    – The inauguration of the new concert hall organ by Rieger Orgelbau

    – Creative Collisions with the meantone four-manual and pedal organ in Örgryte new church

    – Church Musician's Day, October 18, a continuing education day for organists and church musicians

    – Celebration of Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Michael Praetorius, and Jeanne Demessieux

    – New music by more than ten composers

    – More than 30 concerts, 10 workshops, many lectures, panel discussions and social gatherings

     

    The GIOF 2021 begins with the inauguration of the concert hall organ. Gothenburg was founded on June 4, 1621, and the building of a new concert hall organ was initiated as a celebration of the 400th anniversary of our city by HIGAB (Gothenburg Municipality Real Estate Company) and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. The Göteborg International Organ Academy was given the responsibility to spearhead the project.

     

    The first weekend of the festival presents three inaugural concerts with different programs performed by seven organists from five countries, all members of the international reference group for the prrestoroject, and will include premieres of new works by four composers. Bine Bryndorf, Karin Nelson, Hans-Ola Ericsson, Magnus Kjellson, Nathan Laube, Joris Verdin and Hans Davidsson will perform music from four centuries, including new works by Madeleine Isaksson, Molly Kien, Tebogo Monnakgotla, and Martin Herchenröder. On October 21 and 22, Mattias Wager will join the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra in the premiere of an organ concerto composed by B. Tommy Andersson. In the second weekend, forty-nine organists, representing all of the municipalities of West Sweden, will perform a two-day marathon concert, and people from across the whole region will join the celebration.

     

    The globally unique four-manual and pedal meantone organ in Örgryte new church will generate many contrasting encounters during the festival; concerts and workshops devoted to the music by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck and Michael Praetorius, both celebrating jubilee years, and encounters with composers from different genres who create new music in a series of concerts labelled Creative Collisions, including Kali Malone, Katt Hernandez, Palle Dahlstedt, Hans-Ola Ericsson, Carl and Åsa Unander-Scharin with the Isagel-Suite for Voice (the Vocal Chorder), organ, and dance (the interactive Observer-system) and vocal ensemble, and Henrik Denerin, Atmen sie mit mir, commissioned by the Swedish Radio.

     

    Several concerts, including dance and other art forms, will be presented in the Vasa Church with the recently restored and renovated Eskil Lundén organ (1909/2020). The Brombaugh (1992) and Marcussen/Åkerman & Lund (1861/2004) organs in the Haga Church will be heard in daily concerts at noon followed by lunches, an important gathering point each day.

    The Göteborg Youth Organ Festival will present organ building workshops, organ fairy tales, concerts, the Youth Organ Camp and other activities. The GIOA Young Organ Scholars 2021 will be announced during the festival.

     

    The regional festival program celebrates the rich organ landscape of West Sweden, including the oldest playable organ in Sweden, the Hans Brebos/Elias Wittig organ (1604/1715) in Morlanda Church on the island of Orust.

     

    Morning workshops, afternoon seminars, lectures and panel discussions address a rich variety of themes for organists, scholars, organ builders, and restorers.

     

    Please enjoy the detailed programme and join us for the Göteborg International Organ Festival 2021, a twelve-day organ feast including more than 30 concerts, ten workshops, many lectures, panel discussions and social gatherings – ENCOUNTERS with a world of tactile passion and new sounds - for all!

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    Sverker Jullander

    Chairman

    The Göteborg International Organ Academy Association

     

    Hans Davidsson

    Artistic Director

    Göteborg International Organ Festival & Academy