Nordic Fragments – Through Fire

Single release: February 10, 2023, featuring Trio Ismena:
– Monika Malmquist, violin
– Ida Nørholm, cello
– Christine Raft, piano
Commissioned by and dedicated to Trio Ismena
Cover photo: Anne Helene Sandner
The music is composed with support from Koda Culture and Augustinus Fonden
World premiere: June 1, 2021, by Ensemble Adapter, at Concert Hall of Biblioteket, Rentemestervej 76, Copenhagen NV, Denmark
See the online score:

Through Fire is nature as an image of inner life. The music revolves around a psychological state, an awareness of fragments of life purified through fire. It has a relaxing atmosphere, a peaceful mood, and melancholic melodies. A classical crossover romantic ballad. It is the third movement of my forthcoming album Nordic Fragments, which is connected to the aesthetic in Nordic Broken released in April 2022 with more than 1,4 million streams. Please hear the Nordic nature through this psychological interpretation. The acoustic Trio Ismena consists of Monika Malmquist, violin; Ida Nørholm, cello, and Christine Raft, piano surrounded by ambient electronics. The release is supported by KODA kultur, and the composition is supported by Augustinus Fonden and KODA kultur.