Photo: Johan Stern


The Sound of Conflicts

Gageego! Ensemble


The Swedish Gageego! Ensemble musically explores metropolis of the world for the 2017/2018 season. The music is put in context of recent or on-going conflicts. For autumn 2017 the focus is set on the consequences of revolution and oppression, two aspects that will be examined in presenting music from Russia and Spain. The theme concert on Moscow and Madrid will deal with the effects of the October Revolution 1917 and the fall of the Franco regime in 1975.

The aftermaths of the October Revolution still challenge and influence the path of Russian music today. Russian composers had to work in the shadow of formalism, however their resilience has paved the way for a new, vibrant, avant-garde generation that is acknowledged in the European scene.

The musical development and outcome of the artistic landscape in Spain after Franco’s regime fell in 1975 are considerably different than in Russia. As if the memory of oppression has to be understood through reflection and deep inner thought, there is no direct confrontation.

Gageego! will perform two concerts, focusing on Moscow and Madrid respectively. The concerts will include music by Sofia Gubaidulina, Galina Ustolvskaya, Dmitri Kourliandski, Elena Rykova, Alexander Khubeev, Vladimir Gorlinsky and Victoria Borisova- Ollas for the Moscow topic, and Alberto Posadas, José Maria Sanchez-Verdu, Elena Mendoza, Nuria Nunez- Hierro, Luis Codera Puzo and Franscisco Guerrero Marin for the Madrid concert.


September 24, 2017

October 29, 2017

Stenhammarsalen, Concert house of Gothenburg, Sweden