***WORK IN PROGRESS*** Choir music and installation music for an art exhibition in 2021
I am back after more than a year of a not altogether easy pregnancy but much more enjoyable maternity leave! At the end of year ’18 I finally closed up my choir composition Clare Coast with lyrics by Emily Lawless (1845-1913). A composition that I had to stop working on while I had a dreadful pneumonia during the winter ’15-16. The text is so exciting, dramatic, lyrical and with both warmth and darkness. I intended it to be for male chorus but when I resumed working on it I revided it and it is now for mixed choir. It Is approximately six minutes long.
Other news is that Som en våg is recorded and you can hear it, so beautifully performed and produced at the wonderful record Rivers of Light. Östgöta Kammarkör is conducted by their artistic leader Christina Hörnell. You can buy the CD at the University of Linköpings profile shop for 125 SEK (follow this link)
Soon will the score to Hope (is the thing with feathers) inspired by the poem by Emily Dickinson be available. It was premiered in May ’18 by students from Norrköpings music school at the festival Norrköpingsljud that presents new music by composers from the region. The score is for flute, Bb clarinet, marimba, violin, viola and cello and is approximately nine minutes long. The music is playful and melodic with some motivating challenges for the advanced music student.
Molly Teleman, born in 1982, is a Swedish composer based in Norrköping, Sweden. During the childhood she received lessons in piano playing and singing and when she was old enough to attend a professional music high school, she also took on studies in composition for composer David Swärd. Piano playing and singing followed her, but composition became more and more prominent as time went on.
Music studies at Ingesunds Folkhögskola included composition, while piano was her main subject, and was followed by college studies in composition, piano and music theory at the Music College of Ingesund with Sverker Magnusson as mentor. She then left for Bergen, Norway and the Bergen University; the Grieg Academy. Teleman studied composition for the late Morten Eide Pedersen. Guesting lecturers were among others Kaija Saariaho and Bent Sørensen. She completed her fine arts degree in composition in Bergen in 2007.
After her degree Teleman moved back to Sweden and studied subjects such as Culture Journalism, Creative Writing, History of Ideas and Literature. In 2018 she finished a master degree in Library and Information Science.
Molly Teleman writes for all kinds of acoustic ensembles and is as yet particularly enthusiastic about choir and chamber music. Her works have been performed by Forsvarets Musikkorps, Unge Musikere, Musikaliska Sällskapets Kammarkör, Östgöta Kammarkör, KFUM:s Kammarkör, Oskarshamns Folkhögskolas Kammarkör, among others. Her music has been represented at the Borealis Festival, Norrköpingsljud and Sound of Stockholm.
She has also been active as a music and film critic in Östergötland since 2007, for news magazines such as Norrköpings Tidningar and Östgöta Correspondenten. Since 2014 she has written program notes for orchestras such as the Symphony Orchestra of Norrköping (SON) and the Symphony Orchestra of Gothenburg (GSO).
She is a member of FST (Society of Swedish Composers), STIM (The Swedish Performing Rights Society) and KVAST (for female composers).
I Jorden skall minnas dig bygger Teleman upp en gedigen komposition med dramatiska ansatser och kromatiska bergsvandringar i dödens gränsland. Ur diktsamlingen Hjärtats sånger har texten till Som en våg hämtats. Teleman låter dock inte sin stämföring förföras av några känslosvall på ytan utan komplicerar den sensuella ambivalensen genom spänningar som slutligen mynnar mot den ensamma klangen. Ett harmoniskt vågspel.
Michael Eriksson, NT 29/3-2010
Artwork by Stefan Teleman.
Layout by Tobias and Molly Teleman