Prize VocalEspoo 2016
Premiered By EMO Ensemble 2016
Category Choral Music
Year 2015
Duration 6 min
Orchestration SSSAAATTTBBB
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Program note

The name Angor means pain, anguish and torment in Latin, and that is what the piece is about: tinnitus, arrhythmia, headaches, bacteria and pain in every form: lingering, underlying or stinging. This piece is dedicated to every person around the world suffering from incurable diseases and what you would call “rare diseases” or non-acknowledged diseases such as for instance chronicle Lyme.

 

 

Reviews

Cecilia Damström (f. 1988) caused a sensation with her hyper expressive a cappella work Angor, a composition of Psalm 22, where only the words “My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me” were to be heard within a frame of partly sprechgesang and tone eruptions with Erik Bergman and György Ligeti as its main patrons. If Damström continues on this course, anything is possible.

Mats Liljeroos, Hufvudstadsbladet 6.6.2016


Finlandssvenska Cecilia Damström (f. 1988) skrällde dock med hyperexpressiva a cappella-stycket Angor, en tonsättning av Psalm 22, där endast orden “Min Gud, min Gud, varför har du övergivit mig” var hörbara inom ramen för en delvis talsångsmässig toneruption med Erik Bergman och György Ligeti som huvudsakliga skyddsänglar. Om Damström fortsätter på den här linjen är vad som helst möjligt.

Mats Liljeroos, Hufvudstadsbladet 6.6.2016


Performances

World premiere 5th of June 2016 at Espoo Cultural Centre  – More info

German premiere 6th of September 2016, Ochsenhausen,  Germany

Helsinki performance 6th of March 2019, House of Nobility – More info

Kino Soi! 15th of April 2019, Kino Tapiola –More info