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Magnus Lindberg

Publisher: Chester Music

Twine (1988)
Edition Wilhelm Hansen, Helsinki
Solo Keyboard(s)
Year Composed
7 Minutes

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Magnus Lindberg Twine (1988)
Twine is a piece that took me a long time to realize. The work spans over one and a half year, a relatively long period of working with a solo piece of 6-7 minutes. Now I look at it as a study for my orchestra piece Kinetics written in 1988-89.
These pieces express a need to move in another direction from the rather "urban djungle" -like style I was looking for in pieces like Kraft or UR.
Musically the main interest for me during the last years has been the confrontation between serial and spectral thinking. I find it very fruitful, as if it was the conflict between different views of organization that created interesting and unforeseen constellations of musical material.
In the same time the relation to composition has become less dogmatic - innovation based on experience rather than a predeterministic rigid system, organic continuation of material in the sense of late music of Sibelius seems somehow to offer more possibilities.

Expressing our experiences and intuitive musical ideas rather than problem solving is perhaps a romantic attitude towards composition, but in a way I believe more in uniqueness than generality nowadays.

Magnus Lindberg Paris, February 1990

  • Soloist(s)
    Tuija Hakkila, piano
  • Soloist(s)
    Ichiro Nodaira, piano
  • Soloist(s)
    Tuija Hakkila, piano
  • 20 OCT 2004
    Lindberg Resonances
    Lord Rhodes Room, RNCM
    Royal Northern College of Music Student Performers
  • 11 JUN 2004
    St Giles Cripplegate, London
    Tuija Hakkila, piano
  • 31 MAY 2003
    Floof! A Celebration of New Music
    City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Centre, Birmingham
    Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
    Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

Twine, a solo piano piece from 1988… revealed the subtle harmonic thinking that has characterised his (Lindberg's) recent music.
Tom Service, The Guardian,6/3/2003
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