My Cello Concerto No. 2 concentrates on turning the homelessness into something homelike. Here, the homelessness is the keyless tone series that is the starting point for the concerto. It is a series of notes mirroring its own axis, which can be heard in its basic form at the beginning of the concerto. The homelike version is the same tonal range after its tonal transformation.
Currently, I do not live in my home country but have settled in Germany, far from family and friends in order to create a home where my daughter is - a new home where there was no home before, or where the starting point the was the broken home. Perhaps the cello concerto is a metaphor? In any case, it is a personal story that creates the dynamic of the concerto, although I'm not trying to translate my life story into music. Since the personal always permeates all artistic material anyway, I might as well choose a material that contained what was most important to me personally. Hopefully the audience will find something generally human here.
The concert was written for Jakob Kullberg.
Thomas Agerfeldt Olesen
- Polish and Colombian premieres of Agerfeldt Olesen's Cello Concerto no.2
- 11th May 2023
- Thomas Agerfeldt Olesen's 'Cello Concerto No. 2' to be played in Poland and Columbia