“Nine characters in the form of natural phenomena, people, spirits of the air, etc. make their presence felt vocally to the instrumental accompaniment of piano and synthesiser. The list of characters consists of nine singers and reciters ranging from M.A. Numminen to Karl-Magnus Fredriksson.
“From out of an electronically staged sound landscape the picture’s distinctive figures are set free in a series of songs – all characterised by a use of melody which is as inventive as it is strongly theatrical.
“‘The music of Figurer i ett landskap [Figures in a Landscape] is half electronic, and with the aid of a kind of digital technology of metamorphosis the music builds acoustic bridges between the singers and the instruments, the choir and the soloists, the stage space and the listeners’ space.