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Louder Than Life

Åke Parmerud

Programme notes
To Anders Blomqvist, in memoriam

Louder Than Life, in five movements, is dedicated to my dearest friend, composer Anders Blomqvist (1956-2020). While the work is intended to be listened to in its entirety; separate movements, or combination of movements, may also be played.

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Louder Than Life was realized in 2020-21 at the composer’s studio in Gothenburg (Sweden) and premiered on September 30, 2021 in the Mehrzwecksaal of the Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien in Vienna (Austria) during the festival Echoes Around Me produced by The Acousmatic Project. The movement Adagio was awarded the 1st prize ex æquo (C category — over 50 years old) at the 12th Biennial Acousmatic Composition Competition Métamorphoses (Brussels, Belgium, 2022).

Premiere

  • September 30, 2021, Echoes Around Me: Parmerud, Ensemble Hybrid Voices, Armando Balice, Mehrzwecksaal — Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Vienna (Austria)
  • Composer(s): Åke Parmerud
  • Year of composition: 2020-21
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
  • ISWC: T3082116090
  • Publisher(s): Ymx média

Movements

Adagio


Adagio was awarded the 1st prize ex æquo (C category — over 50 years old) at the 12th Biennial Acousmatic Composition Competition Métamorphoses (Brussels, Belgium, 2022).

Awards

  • ISWC: T3127465974 / T9296489811
  • Duration: 10:13
  • ISRC: CAD502210005

Scherzo

  • ISWC: T3068473025 / T3127465190
  • Duration: 5:55
  • ISRC: CAD502210006

Largo

  • ISWC: T3068473150 / T3127465236
  • Duration: 6:11
  • ISRC: CAD502210007

Presto

  • ISWC: T3068473263 / T3127465703
  • Duration: 4:43
  • ISRC: CAD502210008

Coda

  • ISWC: T3068473321 / T9119648963
  • Duration: 5:39
  • ISRC: CAD502210009