Erik Dahl Ensemble – GETHENIAN SUITE
Can a book be translated into sound? On the basis of Ursula Le Guin’s science fiction classic The Left Hand of Darkness the composer Erik Dahl has created a musical suite. It is a journey into the universe of the book. Crisp and evocative projections add a visual dimension. A cinematic concert experience in the borderlands between chamber music, jazz and space pop.
Erik Dahl Ensemble:
Anna Cochrane, violin/viola
Andreas Thurfjell, alto/baritone saxophone
Anna Malmström, clarinet/bass clarinet
Erik Dahl, piano/electronics
Tove Brandt, double bass
William Soovik, drums/percussion
Album released march 2020
Length: approx. 60 min
Composition: Erik Dahl
Photo/Trailers: Magnus Bergström
Visuals: Ida Sondell
The music is written for sextet, but we have occasionally performed in smaller constellations. Sometimes that is a good option. We perform the music with or without the projections depending on the situation. Don’t hesitate to ask if you have questions.
Erik Dahl is a composer who combines different traditions into a sound of his own. Strong melodic lines form the centre of a rich musical landscape. Awarded Göteborgs Stads Kulturstipendium for 2017.
Gethenian Suite is a piece of original music. It is to be regarded as separate from Le Guin’s work and is not officially endorsed by The Estate of Ms. Le Guin.
Premiere Concert (2018) with support from Göteborgs Kulturnämnd
Album (2020) released with support from Swedish Arts Council