Saga Fagerström
Saga Fagerström
Composer
I interpret things, phenomena and forces through association and translation of perceptions and sensations from one sensory modality into another. My concepts are things that can be seen, touched, affected or experienced by all human beings. Blood, gravity, thunder or silk forms the composition in a process of finding ways to reach and represent the essence and nature of things within a structuralist idea of the world. I recently began to integrate sculptures into my music as kinetic scenography and musical instruments. I compose electronic music and installations as well as chamber music and have written for Norrbotten NEO, KMH Vokalensemble and Gotlandsmusiken etc. I studied at Gotland school of composition and also have a bachelor's degree in flute and is currently a part of contemporary Ensemble Dasein.

LOVE LIES BLEEDING Inside a saturated sound. Close flower buds. Petal fields floating in the air. Blood in dense rills over a broad ledge. Love Lies Bleeding is a piece […]

LOVE LIES BLEEDING
Inside a saturated sound. Close flower buds.

Petal fields floating in the air. Blood in dense rills over a broad ledge.

Love Lies Bleeding is a piece born from the extraordinary sound of the accordion. The very dense and saturated sound, with a clear core but at the same all around itself. The accordion, in opposition to most acoustic instruments, has almost equally strong overtones from the fundamental up to a very high part of the spectrum. Imagining these overtones guiding themselves, in groups, breaking out and growing into the sound creates the picture of the flower called Love Lies Bleeding which possesses the same kind of density, unity and dispersion.