Several years ago I got the idea to set to music some of the poems from Old Snow (New Directions, 1991) by Bei Dao. The poems from the collection are all written while located in Europe but in Chinese with English translation by Bonnie S. McDougall. Dao is an acclaimed poet and has been repeatedly nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature. He has a simple and straight-forward language which I can relate to. Furthermore am I interested in the fact that poems are translated from a very fine looking Chinese script, which for me is totally obscure. I don´t really recall at the moment how far I got in realizing this idea. But I am pretty serious now in taking this up again.
Here I publish information of the music I've written. I also blog about my projects and thoughts about music in general.
I am a contemporary classical composer and compose music for classical musicians, but as you can see from my worklist I've also done other things - including live electronics, electroacoustic music (eam) and music for other types of ensembles (e.g. a jazz trio).
My works have been performed globally, including Europe, Asia and North America.