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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