Songs after Swedish poems (work in progress)

Op. 17 Romanser och sånger. Songs after Swedish poems.

A song cycle for mezzo soprano and piano by M. E. Ljungdahl

(links to Score Exchange, for instant printouts or downloads of published sheet music)

A silk worm (1644)

Epiphany (1922)

Breeze upon the moor (1990)

Almost winter (1990)

The ballad of a Chinese picture (1980)

Magpies sit on the highest spire (c. 1750)

Vogue la galère (1838)

Lament (1753)

An entrusted pain (1986)

Strange elements (2011)

from Exile (1876)

The cornucopia of inhabited worlds (2009)

Adversity and Providence (1772)

My heart’s delight, how still! (1651)

(the years mentioned in the titles of the songs are when the poems were written or first published)

Useful links to websites, demo tracks, recorded sounds, video art and sheet music

Maritune Art & Music Presentation (composer C.V.) page.

Facebook page /maritunemusic For updates about the artist and business entity Maritune Art & Music.

Bandcamp digital music store.

CD Baby digital music store.

Score Exchange web shopSheet music to purchase for the right to print out copies (from online, to your own printer) and/or download a copy of a pdf version.

Swirly Music web shop Sheet music to purchase to recieve professionally printed copies (mail order) or a downloaded copy of a pdf version.

LKR Sheet Music web shopBritish web shop where a couple of my songs are available.

Tracks at SoundCloud audio service Some demo files and recordings with examples of my music from the last two decades.

Youtube channel /maljharbourShort movies with new music, art videos, more or less traditional music videos, demo videos with sheet music viewing/listening, and other things.

Tracks at Alonetone audio serviceMostly examples of my musical experiments, raw material recordings and mixes/mashes from my contributions to the online events at the Sound-In collaboration group of composers and improvisers.

Instagram /maljharbourImages of small things, keyboard instruments, sheet music and a harbour.

Twitter /marituneMostly links to new posts elsewhere, seldom discussions, occasionally some few tweets and re-tweets on various topics.

maritune.comPersonal web domain and electronic mailbox address.

article from STM-OnlineEnglish translation of a contribution to a debate about the status of music history in Swedish musicology.

Blondel’s SongSummary of a paper in musicology, written in Swedish in 1996-97.

Beyond Good And Atonal (this blog) Writings and blog things in Swedish or English.

Beyond Good and Atonal: Piano music

Sheet music album with piano/keyboard works composed 1964-2014
These keyboard pieces range from short and simple etudes for piano beginners to works employing somewhat more complex textures and techniques.
The music in the album can be played as a suite of works in a piano recital, or be performed in any order and selection of numbers from the collection, as the player finds necessary, tasteful and enjoyable.
Of course, ‘keyboard’ means that the chosen instrument can (for many but not all of the pieces) be something other than an acoustic piano.
For example, a cembalo (harpsichord) or a church organ, or an electronic keyboard with suitable instrument sounds.

link to ScoreExchange sheet music online

Misty Island #2

Ljudproduktion och video efter en aktuell kursuppgift som kunde väljas helt fritt hur den skulle utformas (musik, video, teaterljud, ljudkonst).

[18 januari 2016: uppdaterad video, som innehåller akustiska instrument och där den äldre (1997) ljudkompositionen inte längre är inbakad i den nya (2016)]

Mitt projekt utgår från en ungefär 6 minuter lång film som togs en dimmig morgon med handhållen telefonkamera. Allt bakgrundsljud är också inspelat med telefonens kameraapp och redigerat efter att videons ljudspår har behandlats som en separat fil. Videon är klippt i iMovie, eftersom jag inte har tillgång något bättre filmredigeringsverktyg. Ljudet är dock klippt, redigerat och mixat i Pro Tools 12, och påläggen är gjorda i pluggar i samma program. Förutom det återanvända ljudkonstverket “Misty Island #1” från 1997, som har fått en rejäl touch av nedpitchning och time stretch för att passa in i stämningen i den här videon. I det förlängda slutet av filmklippet (det blev 7:30) har ett par andra videosnuttar från telefoninspelningar använts.

The City Composing, Stockholm: “Vårkväll i Frescati” by Maria Ljungdahl, performed by Hara Alonso, piano

“Vårkväll i Frescati”, performed 26 May 2015 at KMH, Stockholm, by Hara Alonso, piano, a piece composed by Maria Ljungdahl (Maritune Art & Music) and submitted to the project “The City Composing”. Sheet music (copyright 2015 Maria Ljungdahl, STIM) available as pdf download, screen viewing/listening, or direct print out at Score Exchange