Nu (2021)

Durata: 11’30’’
Category: Electroacoustic music

Nu (2021) electroacoustic work, 11'30''

The electroacoustic work Nu  (translated to English:  Now ) is spatially composed for twentynine channels, originally to be played in Klangkupolen's immersive sound system in 29.4, with speakers in four levels above the listeners. Three alternative mix versions exist: sixteen channels, eight channels, and stereo.

Both the harmonic structure and the form of Nu are based on a material shared with the choral work [I]Som om (2020), composed for vocal ensemble in eight parts: SSAATTBB. The voices of the singers are multiplied and mixed in a dreamlike weave, as if we were dreaming, as if all our time is a dream. The dreamlike has in Nu become even more spread and elongated, both spatially and temporally, but here are also sequences of contrasting material and even if they are characterized by rhythm and direction, in strong contrast to the floating voices, the dreaming is still accentuated.

Nu (2021) was premiered at the festival Between 2021 at KMH in Stockholm in November 2021. Additional performances at Matte(R)ealities festival in Cardiff in March 2022, at METS FEST – MUSIC ON THE (W)EDGE – Festival Europeo di Creatività Digitale in Cuneo, Italy in April 2022, and at New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival 2022 in June 2022.

Concert Monday June 20, 2022, at The Frank Shiner Theater, The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, 18 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012, USA.

Link to the program book for NYCEMF 2022:

Nu was performed Sept 9th, 2023 at Anton Bruckner University at the festival Ars Electronica 2023 in Linz, Österrike.

Link to the program book for Ars Electronica 2023:

Nu is linked to Som om, a work for vocal ensemble, also premiered the same week in November 2021 by KMH vokalensemble with conductor Simon Frank.