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jonas forsell: final seminar



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Jonas Forssell

In the research project The Transfigurations of the Text Jonas Forssell investigates the treatment of text in contemporary opera production. As an opera composer and many years of experience working with theater, Forssell takes an holistic approach to the design and the composition of text to be carried by tones.
Eva Nassen will be opponent on the final seminar 3 June 2015. The seminar (in Swedish) will take place between 13-15 at Stockholm University of the Arts, Linnegatan 87, Stockholm, room L402.

jonas forssell 33%



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Jonas Forssell will have a 33%- seminar Thursday April 26 between 13-15 pm at the University College of Opera in Stockholm. Jonas will talk about his work so far called  Transfiguarations of the text, followed by critical comments by Thomas Shuback and a joint discussion. An important part of the work is the composing of the vocal piece Skuggorna och ljusen, with a text by Magnus Florin that was performed April 22 during the composer’s weekend  at the Stockholm Concert Hall.

composer’s weekend



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The work of composer and PhD candidate Jonas Forssell will be in focus during the whole weekend April 19-22 at the Stockholm Concert Hall. Beginning with a conversation with Jonas Forsell April 19 between 18-18.45 pm and continuing with a concert the same evening at 19 pm including the premiere of the by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra commissioned work Arcana Cælestia. Through out the following days several of his works will be performed in a total of three concert occasions.

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secrets between life and death



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February 12 the Malmö Opera premiers their third opera by composer and Ph D candidate Jonas ForssellHemligheter (Secrets) is about the known Swedish scientist, philosopher and mystic Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), and takes place in the state of transition between life and death imagined by Swedenborg: a place where you can meet spirits and interact with both the living and the death. Here Swedenborg meets his beloved sister who died very young, as well the Swedish king Karl XII, the Polish princess and French queen Maria Leszczyńska, the politician Fredrik Gyllenborg and the French king Louis XV: all people who played an important role in the life of Swedenborg. The premiere will also be broadcasted live at the Swedish Radio, channel P2 at 18 pm. (photo Malin Arnesson)

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