Kristina Forsman

(born in Umeå, 1970, resident Stockholm) is a contemporary composer. She takes inspiration from many different fields and, for example, her interest in rhthym can be heard in her orchestral work Ninata. But it is her work with the details in the sound, the twang, which is the most salience in her music. As a child Forsman lived in Etiopia which influenced her writing in, for example, Tissisat. Among her vocal music Rör mig, berör mig! with lyrics by Forman herself, can be mentioned. Forsman has studied composition with Swedish composer Sven-David Sandström. She has also studied a music teacher program at the academy at Ingesund. Further she has studied composition at the Gotland School of Music Composition as well as at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm, with teachers such as Pär Lindgren, Lars-Erk Rosell, Örjan Sandred and Lars Ekström. Forsman plays trombone and works as a music teacher along with her composing.
Selected works: Längtans tango, 2010, chamber opera fro Br, S, fis, cb; Te Deum , 2010, for Br, mixed Coro, cor, 2 trb, trb/tu, org, lyrics Niklas rådström; Tre kärlekssånger, 2001, for voc, fis/pf, lyrics Kristina Forsman; Namonala, 2008, for sax quartet, fiati orch;  Akkasí!, 2006, for orch, pf; Inget är evigt – utom förändring…, 2004, for  rec, per; Lyssnande väntar jag, 2003, for chit solo; Miniatyrer för trombone, 2000/2002, for trb/ 2trb; ghalán-ghalán, 1993/2000, for str quartet; Miserere, 1998, for org.
Publications direction: Available at Svensk Musik/Swedmic AB
Awards, selection: 2012 Carin Malmlöf-Forsslings Award

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