The International Anders-Eliasson-Society
Anders Eliasson (1946-2007)
Symposion – Film – Konzert
24. Juli 2022, Beginn 10 Uhr
Schloss Laudon, Wien, Mauerbachstr. 43-45, 1140 Wien
10:00 – Peter Kislinger (Vienna)
… not good for those seeking rest and relaxation …
Anders Eliasson ́s symphonies 3 & 4 and his Trombone concerto as reflected in international CD reviews
10:15 – Tony Lundman (Stockholm)
Some notes on the previously unknown – from the Eliasson Archive
11:00 – Alexander Moore (Vienna)
UNHEARD OF – How to ensure contemporary composers remain unknown and/or ignored
11:30 – Benjamin Staern (Malmö)
Eliassons Klarinettkonsert – Sette passaggi för klarinett och orkester / Klarinettenkonzert – Sieben Wege für Klarinette und Orchester (1992)
* Pause *
14:00 – Florian Schuck (Weimar)
Tonalität bei Anders Eliasson und Robert Simpson
15:00 – Christoph Schlüren (Munich)
Triangulation und Quintessenz
Peter Kislinger [freier Mitarbeiter Radio Ö1 /ORF seit 1993]
Tony Lundman [Eliassons Biograph; Redakteur Konserthuset Stockholm; Gründungsmitglied und Vize-Obmann der IAES]
Alexander Moore [Musikwissenschaftler; Mitgründer Radio Stephansdom; Kulturmanager; Managing Director von MusiConsulting]
Christoph Schlüren [Dirigent; Musikpublizist]
Florian Schuck [Musikwissenschaftler; Germanist; Publizist; Chefredakteur The New Listener]
Benjamin Staern [freischaffender Komponist]
Aware of the fact he would not have to live for much longer, the Swedish composer Anders Eliasson reluctantly agreed to be interviewed by the Austrian broadcaster Peter Kislinger in his tiny and bare flat in Stockholm’s Gamla stan in July 2012.
In this rare document, directed by the Austrian filmmaker Marilie Fröhlich, the conductor Sakari Oramo, the late John-Edward Kelly (alto-saxophonist and conductor), Tony Lundman (author of Eliasson’s official biography), and Peter Kislinger give insights into Eliasson’s life, his personality, and the man’s unique music that is not based on a musical diction or a style, but merely on ‘an alphabet’, music for which there are neither concrete models nor predecessors.
Anders Eliasson passed away in his flat on the 20th May 2013, a few weeks after his 66th birthday, and a few days after he had managed to complete his String trio “Ahnungen”.
- In medias för soloviolin (1970/1992)
- Versione för piano (1973)
- Carosello Disegno per pianoforte no 3 för piano (2005)
- Suolo för piano (1983)
- Ahnungen. Trio d’archi (Streichtrio für Violine, Viola und Violoncello) (2013)
The entrance is free, a donation of 10 EUR for EMIV scholarship fonds is kindly asked for.
Biography: Anders Eliasson was born in 1947 in the province of Dalecarlia in Sweden.
From 1966 – 1972 he studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm with among others Ingvar Lidholm (composition) and Valdemar Söderholm (harmony and counterpoint).
As far back as the 70s Eliasson was recognized as one of the most interesting Swedish composers. His orchestral works Canto in Lontanza (1977), Turnings (1978) and Canto del vagabondo (1979) were particularly acclaimed, as well as the wind quintet La fièvre (1978) and the whole series of shorter instrumental solo pieces called Disegno.