Interiors and Interplays

Erik Mikael Karlsson

  • Year of composition: 1994
  • Duration: 15:00
  • Instrumentation: fixed medium


It is not possible to describe a piece with a few words. Especially when the piece has many ideas as approaches rather than just one. Some of the compositional ideas run parallel, some arise fragmentary, some are tied together and some exist independent from the rest. Dialogues and contrasts contacts and disclaimings embrace each other between the real and the imaginary, where gestures, poetry, timbre and acoustics create an unspeakable longing for beauty. The piece was a commission from the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation as a gift to celebrate EMS 30th anniversary in 1994. The premiere took place on live broadcast from the Berwald Hall at the Radio House in september 1994. Interiors and Interplays was produced in studio 1 and 3 at EMS in Stockholm and at studio 9 at the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation.

[source: Réseaux des arts médiatiques]