Prize 1st prize at VocalEspoo 2016
Premiered By EMO Ensemble and Pasi Hyökki 2016
Category Choral Music
Year 2015
Duration 6 min
Orchestration SSSAAATTTBBB
Availability Online


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.



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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


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

2016 September 6th German premiere, Ochsenhausen,  Germany

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

2019 April 15th at Kino Soi! in Kino Tapiola –More info

2022 March 9th Musica Nova Helsinki – More info