Elisabet Hermodsson

(born in Gothenburg 1927, resident Uppsala, Sweden) is an author, song writer and artist. As a poet she made her debut in 1966 with her collection of poems Dikt—ting. In her break through book Mänskligt landskap, orättvist fördelat, (Human landscape, injuste divided) 1968, she shows a humanistic, political and social engagement and a Christian basic view. Subsequently the song writing became more important for her and one of her most important collections is Disa Nilsons visor, 1974, a collection with 24 songs. As an author, books such as Ord i kvinnotid (Words in women time) 1979, can be mentioned. As an artist she often illustrates her own works. Hermodsson has made many performances together with Gothenburg's Chamber Choir. She has also toured together with different ensembles.
Selected works: Den röda drömmen; Sommarkväll på ön; Vakna först i sommartid; Toklåten, all 4 arranged for Coro by Gunnar Eriksson, 1992; Vandring i ett gotländskt änge, 1986 arr, for V, chit, Coro; Sommarens smala näs.
Selected recordings: 2002, Vad gör vi med sommaren, kamrater? Proprius; 2002, Vakna med en sommarsjäl, Caprice; 1993, Bland drömmare och dårar, Proprius.
Publications direction: Available at Gehrmans Musikförlag, Nordstedts among others.
Awards, selection: 1976, Evert Taube-priset; 1994, Statens Konstnärsbelöning (Swedish Artist Award); 2001, SKAP grant (Swedish Composers of Popular Music); 2007, Honorary member of Svenska Visakademien (Swedish Academy of Songs); 1990, Sven Salén-Award (for songs).

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Elisabeth Harnik

(born in Graz, 1970, resident in Gams). Composer, pianist. She initially studied classical piano. She began her artistic career both as the interpreter of her own compositions and as pianist and singer in various areas of improvised music. She then studied composition under Beat Furrer at the University of music and the Performing Arts in Graz. her compositions have been performed at Horfest Graz, the Munich Opera Festival, within the context of the Vienna Mozart Year and at the Graz Opera House, among others.
In addition to her activity as composer, she is represented as improviser at national and international festivals (Ulrichsberg Kaleidophon, MusicAcoustica Beijing and Umbrella Music Festival Chicago, among others). Regardless of whether Harnik composes or improvises, what is important to her is the constant search for something new and the attempt to grow beyond her own boundaries.
Selected works: anzurühen den himmel for percussion, piano, accordion, violin and cello: commissioned work for the Vienna Mozart 2006;Superstructure for percussion, clarinet, quartet-tone accordion, piano, cello, contrabass and electronics; commissioned work by ORF / Jeunesse (2006);Kugelstein, musical theater, libretto: Olga Flor.
Discography: irrt, irrt das ohr, solo improvisations (cd, 2005)
Awards: music career grant by the City of Graz ( 2005); Andrzej Dobrowolski Composition Scholarship of the province of Styria (2007)

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Eva Holma

(born in Vittangi, 1951, resident Kiruna/Sweden), is a classical composer and church muscian. As a musician she has worked in different churches in Sweden such as Vittangi, Umeå, Norberg and Ludvika and she has led the Finish choir in Ludvika, The Gospel and childrens choir Kristallerna, two choirs that she co funded in 2004. She grew up in a musical family and started her life as a church musician in the late 50. At the age of eleven she played at her first funeral. Later on Holma played rock, folk and pop. 1998 - 2000 Holma follwed up her university studies as a church musician.
Selected works: Möt mig vid min källa, for mixed choir, lyrics Eva Holma; Be still my soul, for SAB, pf.
Selected recordings: Kärlekens trädgård
Publications direction: Available at Svensk Musik/Swedmic AB

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