Barock'n Roll (2018)
Fransk Suite for fløjte, klarinet, klaver og cello French Suite for flute, clarinet, piano & cello
Barock'n Roll is inspired by the French Suites from the baroque era as we know them from e.g. Bach. It is gallant music which elaborately reflects the fashion of popular dance music of that period: sarabande, gigue, menuetto, polonaise, rondeau etc. In my version I give the dances a modern twist, making us feel almost like joining a strange rave party at the Sun King's court.
The music is influenced by my working with a chamber opera on the Danish countess Marie Grubbe who lived in the 17th century. In this opera as well I play with musical styles pointing back to the garnished and ornamented music of that time.