Projects - Commissions


The Tale of the Great Computer - an opera. Commissioned by KTH Royal Institute of Technology. To be premiered in December 2020.

Spegel av Stoft - en sångcykel

ReCallas:Medea - a new opera in collaboration with Åsa Unander-Scharin and Marin Blazevic. To be premiered at the Rijeka National Opera house during European Culture Capital of Europe Rijeka, September 2020. 

Suite Processionis - A commission from Västerås Domkyrka (2020)

Isagel - a commission from Gothenburg Organ Academy (2019)

The Cloud of Unknowing  - a commission from the Erik Westberg Vocal ensemble (2019)

Salve Flos et Decor Ecclesiae - a commission from Västerås domkyrka.

Plåtsax - Hjärtats instrument - sångcykel. Specially composed for Karl-Magnus Fredriksson. Poetry by Torgny Lindgren

Varelser och Ballader - a commission from Musica Vitae Växjö. For string orchestra, soprano and tenor. Poetry by Katarina Frostenson. To be premiered in October 2016. 

Calligrammes  - a commission from the Swedish Radio Choir/ Berwaldhallen, choral suite to be premiered in May 2017 under Peter Dijkstra. 

Gedänkstätte - a new piece for oboe and piano, commissioned by Fredrik Söhngen, Principal Oboe at the Royal Swedish Opera. To be premiered in Tokyo, fall 2015. 

Position: Carl is appointed Visiting professor at Karlstad University/ Musikhögskolan Ingesund


Commission: "Saligprisning" motet for mixed choir and organ. Commissioned by Engelbrekts församling, to celebrate the centennial of the building in January 2014. 

Commission: "Sing the Body Electric! - a Corporatorio" is created in collaboration with Scen- och Sinnesproduktion, University College of Opera, Kulturrådet and Cape Town Opera. To be performed in May in Stockholm and Jönköping, and then on tour to Cape Town in June 2013. 

Position: Carl is appointed visiting professor at The University College of Opera in Stockholm, and will thus be responsible for courses and development in the field of Opera & Technology. Commission, Jan 2011: Time Capsule: A concert piece for the Drottningholm Baroque ensemble, to be performed during their jubilee, in the fall of 2011. Position, Aug 2010: Carls is a PhD candidate at Royal Institute of Technology in cooperation with the University College of Opera in Stockholm. Commission, August 2009: The Elephant Man. A commission from NorrlandsOperan to be premiered in 2012. Based on the true story of the life of Joseph Merrick. Libretto by Michael Williams.


The Elephant Man, Opera in two acts. Commissioned by NorrlandsOperan. 

Commission, (January 2009) 

Mänsklighet/ ManKind An oratorio based on shortstories and texts by Stefan Einhorn. Commissioned by Swedish Radio/ Berwaldhall.   FIRST PERFORMANCE October 3, 2010: BerwaldHall, Stockholm 15.00

Link to GöteborgsOperans/ The Gothenburg Opera webpage on: Sömnkliniken/ The Insomnia Clinic

Commission (july 2008)

...hold infinity in the palm of your hand...

Choral suite based on texts by William Blake. Commissioned by the Adolf Fredriks Musikklasser to the choral festival of spring 2009.

Fanfare for large orchestra, will be premiered at the Gothenburg Opera House, Sunday, Feb 10th.

Commission (Sept 07)

Djupt under Dagens Yta, motet no 5. Commissioned by the Västerås Domkyrka. With text by Olov Hartman

Commission (Aug 2007):

Poetical Sketches, part the first a choral suite commissioned by Stockholms Gosskör/ The Stockholm Boy´s choir.


From Things to Sounds will be held during "Baltic Sea Festival", saturday Aug 24.


Composer in Residence at Gothenburg Opera (june 2007)

Commission (feb 2007):

The Crystal Cabinet

Chamber Opera, commissioned by Piteå Kammaropera

Commission (januari 2007):

To The Unknown God

Motet nr 4. Commissioned by St Jacobs Chamber Choir and Gary Graden


Commission (januari 2007):

From Things To Sounds

Choral suite commissioned by Swedish Radio with texts by Gunnar Ekelöf

First performance, September 14, 2007

New commission (Dec 2006):

Komprimerade Klassiker/ Compressed Classics

A series of mechanical Miniatures in collaboration with Åsa Unander-Scharin