Love Trilogy & Airborne lines and Rumbles
Music By Marie Samuelsson, performed with Malmö Symphony and Nordic Chamber Orchestra.
Composer Marie Samuelsson has in three orchestral works, The Love Trilogy for Orchestra, taken up the concept of love from different perspectives. The last part, The Eros Effect and Solidarity, will now have its American premiere. The piece contains musical quotes from Parts 1 and 2, but in a new context. The music fluctuates between vigorous lines and forward-driven collective sonorities, changing over to a more tentative, fragmentarily questioning and whispering music. Solidarity in collective movements and man ́s yearning for freedom are the themes here. The texts are inspired by The Eros Effect -the title of an article by George N. Katsiaficas about how human emotions can be gathered into affectionate, collective and social peace movements, characterised by solidarity.
The Nordic Chamber Orchestra, with Sarah Ioannides conducting, premiered the work in October 2016 in the city of Sundsvall in northern Sweden. Part 1, Aphrodite –Fragments by Sappho, was composed for mezzosoprano and orchestra and contains texts about sensual love. Part 2, the clarinet concerto A New Child of Infinity, has the love of a child as a theme and is dedicated to Marie Samuelsson ́s two sons. The music is published by Gehrmans Musikförlag.