Date: Thursday 25 April Venue: S:t Johannes ChurchTime: 20.30
World premiere, residency
Erik Enocksson and Kali Malone presents In Praise of Profanation, a collection of collaborative renditions of their solo works adapted for pipe organ, electronics, St. Johannes Church Choir and The Vega Choir.
While appropriating the aesthetic structures of authority – as well as its monumental instruments –In Praise of Profanation attempts to guide us into experiencing, or at least considering the transcendent potential beyond its apparent origins. Extracted from its cultural context (insomuch as that it is possible) the musical form still aims for something beyond the mundane. Rendering anew what once was considered a sole property of the church – a profanation of old musical codes – a feast to reclaim and put to use what was once sacred and petrified.
Erik Enocksson is a Swedish composer currently based in Stockholm. Known for his work with directors Jesper Ganslandt and Fredrik Wenzel, Enocksson’s hauntingly beautiful film scores to movies such as “Farväl Falkenberg”, “Man tänker sitt” and “Apan” quickly gained him a cult following.
Kali Malone is an American artist, based in Stockholm. Her solo works implement unique tuning systems in minimalist form for analog and digital synthesis often combined with acoustic instrumentation, such as pipe organ, string and wind instruments, lute and gong. Using synthetic and acoustic instrumentation, Malone’s rich harmonic textures emit a distinct emotive hue serving to generate a static and captivating depth of focus.
Johanneskören is a mixed choir consisting of 50 members from the parish of S:t Johannes. The choir performs a number concerts every year, from classical works like Händel’s Messiah to collaborations with artists like Anouk and Bob Hund.
Vegakören is a women’s choir mainly focusing on rock and pop covers, but also performs scores directly written for the choir. 2018 saw Vegakören win the international choir competition Helsingborg’s Körfestival. Vegakören has recorded four records and their music videos have a great following on YouTube.
Photo: Camilla Rehnstrand