Variationer över BÄCK/
Variations on BÄCK for piano quartett was composed in 2019. It was premiered May 27, 2019 at Edsbergs Castle, Stockholm, with Siiri Alanko (violin) Saara Kurki (viola) Daniel Thorell (violoncello) and Joakim Martinsen (piano).
Sven-Erik Bäck (1919-1994) was a Swedish violinist and composer. He was also during a period the director of studies at the Swedish Radio school of music, at Edsberg, and he played an important role for the art music in Sweden during the 20th century.
Composed in 2019, 100-years after his birth, this piece is built around spectral variations on the two contrasting events in his name: "BÄ-CK". The piece explores the becoming of a musical form through the repetition and time-stretching of those two events and, further, the aftermath or sedimentation which is the result.