Robert Ek, Sara Hammarström, Mårten Landström and Daniel Saur, Norrbotten Neo. Photo: Marie Lundgren.
Stimme aus der Ferne was written for Norrbotten Neo during a residence in Studio Acusticum, Piteå 2020.
Stimme aus der Ferne is a terminology used both by Robert Schumann and Fanny Hensel; Robert when he quoted Clara Wieck (before she became Clara Schumann) and Fanny when she quoted her brother Felix Mendelssohn. The term describes how the quotation intrudes like a ”voice from afar”. The quoted material serves as a structural interruption.
I believe the quotations used in my piece (Franz Schubert: Drei Klavierstücke no. 1, D.946) alters not only the structure, but also the perspective and perception of the music just heard as well as of what to come.
Score available at Svensk Musik
Premiered by Norrbotten Neo @Kulturens Hus, Luleå, October 2021.
Other performances with Norrbotten Neo includes:
Excerpt, studio recording by Hans Kipfer, Studio Acusticum, Piteå, 2020.
Stimme aus der Ferne (2020)
for flute, bass clarinet/Bb clarinet, percussion and piano.
Written for Norrbotten Neo during a residence at Studio Acusticum, Piteå.
”Fanny is relating her etude to the music of her brother, in much the same way as Robert Schumann incorporates into the last movement of his contemporaneous Noveletten op. 21 a quotation from a nocturne by Clara Wieck, which intrudes, according to the score, like a ”voice from afar” (Stimme aus der Ferne). Second, in Fanny’s etude (and Schumann’s piano cycle), the quoted material serves as a structural interruption.”
Larry Todd: FANNY HENSEL, The Other Mendelssohn, p. 229 ff.