Nilsson, Bo

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Nilsson, Bo

Nilsson, Bo, Swedish composer; b. Skellefteå, May 1, 1937. He attended seminars in new music in Cologne and Darmstadt but was mainly autodidact. He publ. his memoirs as Livet i en mössa (Life in a Cap; 1984).

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orch.:Buch der Veränderungen (1957); Plexus (1959); Szene I-III for Chamber Orch. (1961); Versuchungen for 3 Orch. Groups (1961); Entrée for Tape and Orch. (1963); Litanei über das verlorene Schlagzeug for Orch. without Percussion, to conform to the title (1965); Revue (1967); Quartets for 36 Winds, Percussion, and Tape (1969); Caprice (1970); Exit for Tape and Orch. (1970); Eurythmical Voyage for Piano, Tape, and Orch. (1970); Kaleidoskop for Flute, Vibraphone, and Chamber Orch. (1997). chamber:Frequenzen for Piccolo, Flute, Percussion, Guitar, Xylophone, Vibraphone, and Double Bass (1955–56); Zeiten im Umlauf for 8 Woodwinds (1957); Kreuzungen for Flute, Vibraphone, Guitar, and Xylophone (1957); 20 Gruppen for Piccolo, Oboe, and Clarinet, or any 3 Instruments (1958); Stenogramm for Percussion or Organ (1959); Reaktionen for 1 to 4 Percussionists (1960); Szene I for 2 Flutes, 2 Trumpets, Piano, Harp, and 2 Percussionists (1960) and II for 6 Trumpets, 6 Violins, 4 Percussionists, Piano, Harp, Celesta, and Vibraphone (1961); Déjà-vu for Wind Quartet (1967); Attraktionen for String Quartet (1968); Design for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano (1968); Déjà-connu for Wind Quintet (1973); Déjà connu, déjà entendu for Wind Quintet (1976); Piano Quintet (1979); Wendepunkt for Brass and Live Electronics (1981); Carte postale a Sten Frykberg for Brass Quintet (1985). piano:Bewegungen (1956); Schlagfiguren (1956); Quantitäten (1958); Rendezvous (1968). vocal:Ett blocks timme, chamber cantata for Soprano and 6 Instrumentalists (1957–58); Szene IV for Saxophone, Orch., and Chorus (1974–75); La Bran for Chorus and Orch. (1961); La Bran for Saxophone, Chorus, and Orch. (1963–76; Stockholm, March 19, 1976); Nazm for Speakers, Vocal Soloists, Chorus, Orch., and Tape (1972–73). tape:Audiogramme (1957–58).

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