World premiere of "Wecarryus" in Konserthuset Stockholm

 Incredibly inspiring to have my first effort at a chamber ensemble piece featuring puppetry – "Wecarryus" (2023) – premiered in the stunning Grünewaldsalen in Konserthuset Stockholm by Damkapellet (long time dream collaboration come true) thanks to a commission from Konstmusiksystrar (who work to create a sisterhood in music, I admire them a lot). I was also lucky to meet and have a concert pre-talk with writer and critic Hedvig Ljungar and composer Tove Kättström (her beautiful piece "Map of Lost Sisters" was also premiered). Warm thanks to the musicians Nadia Okrusko (piano), Tove Bagge (viola), Hannah-Rae Hampson (cello), Irene Bianco (percussion) – and special thanks to Josefine Weber Hansen (soprano) for taking on the role of singer–puppeteer so gracefully. Sarah Buchner is the creator of the Little Sister puppet, without whom the piece would be nothing. Thanks to everyone involved and to everyone who came to hear on the 17 September 2023. // Photos by Timjan Wall