JSBohlin - CV and works list

Photo: Love Strandell

COMPOSITIONS

 

(listed by years)

COMPOSITIONS

 

(listed by category)

Jonas Söderman Bohlin (born 1963) is a Swedish composer based in Stockholm. The opera Tristessa will have World premiere at the Royal Opera in Stockholm October 6 2018. Tristessa is an adaptation of the novel The Passion of New Eve by Angela Carter. This is a collaboration with the writer Torbjörn Elensky and video artist Ann-Sofi Sidén. The Oratorio, Holocene (2008) for large orchestra, choir and soprano is a meta dystopia, a viewing of the phenomenon of eschatology with lyrics by the writer Majgull Axelsson. The premiere was performed by the Swedish Radio Orchestra, Choir and soprano soloist Malena Ernman conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen. It was recorded and broadcasted by Swedish Television, SVT in 2009. Together with his colleague composer Johan Ullén and the radio producer Lotta Erikson he created the art-science project After the end of Time (2012), a project about how the mind experience the neurological electrical impulses that appears in the brain after death. This collaboration with the Swedish Radio science journalist Lena Nordlund involved some of the World’s leading scientists in the field.

OPERA

  • Tristessa - 2018 full-length opera text: Elensky/Bohlin Video artist Ann-Sofi Sidén. Commissioned by The Royal Opera
  • Three Sins - 1995 chamber opera libretto: Erik Wallrup

 

 

VOCAL MUSIC

  • Holocene - 2008 big orchestra, choir and soprano (text: Majgull Axelsson) - commissioned by Swedish Radio/Berwaldhallen. Holocene Oratorio received the award for the most intriguing vocal work in 2009 by the Stockholm Music Association.
  • Windows - 2008 Performed by KammarensembleN, soloist Jeanette Bjurling. Chamber ensemble and soprano - commissioned by KammarensembleN
  • Media Oratorio, 7 Juli - 2002 chamber ensemble, two sopranos and baryton (text:Torbjörn Elensky) Commissioned by Svenska Rikskonserter, KammarensembleN
  • I Saw it All - 2000 chamber ensemble and soprano (text: Torbjörn Elensky) Commissioned

by Musik i Skåne.

  • Camera Obscura - 1997 chamber ensemble and baryton (text: Heiner Müller)
  • Trakt – 1992 chamber ensemble and soprano (text: Katarina Frostensson) commissioned by KammarensembleN
  • The Sick Rose - 1990 chamber ensemble and soprano (text: Wiliam Blake)
  • Natten / The Night 1988 chamber ensemble, soprano and alt (text: Mikael Strunge)

 

 

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

  • Nerve - 2005 string orchestra - commissioned by Musica Vitae
  • Oceanian - 1997 orchestra
  • Vingslag - 1996 chamber orchestra - commissioned by the Swedish Chamber Orchestra
  • Area - 1994 orchestra - commissioned by Stockholm Youth Orchestra

 

 

CONCERTOS

(Soloist: Jonas Lindgård) Performed by The Nordic Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Staffan Larsson Ex1. Ex2.

  • Piano Concerto - 2004 - commissioned by Västerås Sinfonietta

(Soloist: Johan Ullén)

 

 

CHORAL MUSIC

  • Psychotropes - 2003 for mixed choir - commissioned by Le Jeune Chœur de Paris and Swedish Rikskonserter
  • Lamento - 1998 (text: Erik Wallrup) for mixed choir - commissioned and performed by St:Jacobs Chamber Choir, conducted by Gary Graden Ex1. Ex2. Ex3.

 

 

 

PIANO QUARTET

  • Efter Tidens Slut - 2012 pf, cl, vln, vlc. with support by Konstnärsnämnden and Statens musikverk.

 

 

STRING QUARTET

  • Chromatic Congruence - 2017 commisioned by Weber String Quartet
  • String Quarett 2 - 2002 commissioned by The Nordic Chamber Orchestra
  • Nunatak String Quarett - 95 commissioned by Tämmelkvartetten

 

 

SOLO

  • Blaablabla project - 1999 bassoon live-electronic commissioned by Svenska Rikskonserter

 

 

PIANO TRIO

  • Pianotrio – 2005 commissioned by Lunds Kammarmusikförening

 

 

PIANO QUINTET

  • Stans - 1993

 

 

SAXOPHONE QUARTET

  • Deep Beeps - 1998 commissioned by Svenska Rikskonserter

 

 

BAROQUE QUARTET

  • Primate Spring - 1995

 

 

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

  • 4XFaust Horror Vacui – 1999 - 2002 commissioned by The Nordic Chamber Orchestra

 

 

MUSIC FOR CHOREOGRAPHY

  • Döden döden – 2005 electroacoustic music to modern dance commissioned by Svenska Rikskonserter
  • Dörrar / Dors - 1995 electroacoustic music to modern dance
  • Spektralälvors Dans - 1994 electroacoustic music to modern dance commissioned by Gymnastics European Championship
  • Maniacsongs - 93 electroacoustic music to modern dance

 

 

MUSIC FOR FILM

 

FESTIVALS

2008

  • Baltic Sea Festival – Stockholm – Holocene, secular oratorio. Performed by The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, choir and the mezzo soprano Malena Ernman conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen

 

2005

  • Chamber Music Festival – Lund – Piano Trio performed by Kungsbacka Piano Trio

 

2004

  • Nordic Music Days – Copenhagen – String Quarett 2 performed by Ars Nova String Quartet

 

2003

  • Biennaledárt vocal – Paris – Psychotropes for mixed choir performed by Le Jeune Chœur de Paris, conductor Bo Johansson

 

2002

  • Magma – Berlin - Nunatak string quartet performed by Vertavo Quartett

 

2000

  • World music days – Luxemburg – Nunatak string quartet performed by Arditti Quartet

 

1999

  • Contrasts, 5th International Contemporary Music Festival – Ukraine – Deep Beeps saxophone quartet performed by Stockholm Saxophone Quartet

 

CONCERT SELECTION

2016

  • Härnösands Theatre - violin concerto
  • Örnsköldsvik - violin concerto
  • Aula des Pestalozzi-Schulhauses Basel - Psychotropes

 

2012

 

2010

  • Stockholm Italian Cultural Institution – Windows – chamber concert

 

2009

  • Sundsvall City Hall – violin concerto

 

2008

  • Stockholm Berwaldhallen – Holocene, secular oratorio – big orchestra, choir and soprano. A recording were also broadcasted in Swedish Television, SVT
  • Stockholm Moderna Museet - Windows – chamber concert

 

2006

  • Malmö – String Quartet 2
  • Härnösand - Stans – piano quintet

 

2005

  • Västerås Concert Hall – piano concerto
  • Lund - Skissernas Museum – piano trio
  • Växjö Concert Hall – Nerve - string orchestra
  • Stockholm Cultural Center – Döden döden - electroacoustic music to modern dance
  • Växjö Concert Hall - Döden döden - electroacoustic music to modern dance
  • Härnösand – Deep Beeps – saxophone quartet

 

2004

  • Malmö Mazetti Hall - String Quartet 2
  • Copenhagen - String Quartet 2
  • Leningrad – Deep Beeps – saxophone quartet
  • Stockholm Nybrokajen 11 Concert Hall - String Quartet 2

 

2003

  • Stockholm Concert Hall – Nunatak - String Quartet
  • Paris cité de la musique – Psychotropes – mixed choir
  • Stockholm cultural center – chamber concert

 

2002

  • Berlin Otto-Braun-Saal - Nunatak - String Quartet
  • Norway Hagelund - String Quartet 2
  • Malmö Palladium - String Quartet 2
  • Stockholm cultural center - Media Oratorio, The Seventh of July - secular oratorio
  • Sundsvall - String Quartet 2

 

2001

  • Norrköping art gallery – I Saw it All – chamber ensemble and soprano
  • Sundsvall – Horror Vacui 3 – chamber concert
  • Stockholm Nybrokajen 11 Concert Hall – Deep Beeps – Saxophone Quartet

 

2000

  • Malmö – I Saw it All – chamber ensemble and soprano
  • Copenhagen – I Saw it All – chamber ensemble and soprano
  • Luxemburg - Nunatak - string quartet
  • Sundsvall – Horror Vacui 2 – chamber concert
  • Stockholm Moderna Museet - I Saw it All – chamber ensemble and soprano

 

1999

  • Sundsvall – Horror Vacui 1 – chamber concert
  • Stockholm Swedish Radio Concert Hall 2 – Blaablabla project – Bassoon and live electronic

 

1998

  • Stockholm – Lamento – mixed choir
  • Germany Bavaria – Lamento – mixed choir
  • Stockholm Swedish Radio Concert Hall 2 – Deep Beeps – Saxophone Quartet

 

1997

  • Stockholm Swedish Radio Concert Hall 2 – Camera Obscura – chamber ensemble and baryton, Trakt – chamber ensemble and soprano
  • Stockholm Berwaldhallen – Oceanian and Area for big orchestra.
  • Stockholm Berwaldhallen - Camera Obscura – chamber ensemble and baryton

 

1996

  • New York – Nunatak - string quartet, Three Sins – chamber opera - recording to dance perfomance
  • Örebro Concert Hall – Vingslag – Orchestra

 

1995

  • Stockholm Swedish Radio Concert Hall 2 – Primate Spring – baroque quartet
  • Ytterjärna cultural center - Nunatak - string quartet
  • Stockholm Käggelbanan - Three Sins – chamber opera
  • Stockholm cultural center – Doors - electroacoustic music to modern dance
  • Stockholm The Modern Dance Theater – Doors - electroacoustic music to modern dance

 

1994

  • Stockholm The Globe Arena, opening cerenomy for Gymnastics European Championship – Spektralälvors dans - electroacoustic music to modern dance

 

1993

  • Stockholm Fylkingen – Stans – piano quintet
  • Stockholm cultural center – Maniac Songs - electroacoustic music to modern dance

 

1992

  • Stockholm Swedish Radio Concert Hall 2 – Trakt – chamber ensemble and soprano

 

 

 

EDUCATION

Royal College of Music in Stockholm 1990-97 studies in composition for Daniel Börtz, Sven-David Sandström and Magnus Lindberg. Studies in counterpoint, music theory and arrangement 1990-93 for Lars-Erik Rosell and Bo Wallner. Studies in electroacoustic music 1991-97 for Bill Brunson and Pär Lindgren.

Music School, Kappellsberg 1987-90 - studies in counterpoint, music theory and composition for Olov Franzén, Jan Wolf-Watz and Peter Lyne.