William Sundman Sääf

William Sundman Sääf (b. 1995, Stockholm) has studied composition at the Gotland School of Composition, the Academy of Music and Drama, and will begin his Bachelor’s studies this autumn at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. His music is often inspired/based on extra musical ideas and concepts, as well as his love for simple rhythms and sound masses. But most importantly, as he is still in the very beginning of his composing career, he tries to write as diverse pieces as possible.

Den gamla goda framtiden (2017)

For flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and tape

Den gamla goda framtiden (“The good old future days”), written in the autumn of 2017 for Ensemble Dasein, scored for the pierrot ensemble and an electronic tape part. The tape part consists of a soundscape made from the manipulated and multilayered recording of noises made on a Swedish lute and a voice speaking numbers (1,2,3,4,5…) at regular intervals. Together with the changing instrumental parts, the piece invites the listener to ask questions about and as well as to experience, time, the future and the past.

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