Concerning Wallin

Concerning Wallin
© Eli Berge
Rolf Wallin’s second work for the Arditti Quartet, Concerning King, receives its world premiere in Stuttgart on July 15 as part of the ISCM World New Music Days festival.

The piece is based on speeches by Martin Luther King, which Wallin has subjected to frequency analysis and then converted into purely instrumental music for the quartet to perform. The end result is a powerful work that represents the extraordinary intensity of King’s speaking voice.

Wallin is also the featured composer for the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2006/2007 season. The orchestra will perform six of Wallin’s works over the season, and last May they hosted a Wallin weekend devoted to his orchestral and chamber music.

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