OMBRA

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Piece Title : Ombra
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Composer / Arranger : Brostrom, Tobias
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Tobias Broström
 
Tobias Broström was born in 1978 in Helsingborg, Sweden. Following four years of percussion studies at the Malmö Academy of Music, he embarked on the pursuit of a Master’s degree in composition, studying with the Swedish composer Rolf Martinsson and the Italian composer Luca Francesconi.


Broström has composed music for dance, chamber opera and various chamber music, but during the last years he has mainly focused on orchestral writing in works such as La Danse, Transit Underground, Crimson Skies, Crimson Seas, Kaléidoscope, Violin Concerto, Arena – Percussion Concerto No. 1, Piano Concerto – Belle Epoque, Samsara and Lucernaris – Concerto for Trumpet, Live Electronics & Orchestra, which was composed for Håkan Hardenberger. Numerous soloists, conductors, ensembles and orchestras, including Robin Ticciati, Michael Sanderling, Anna Larsson, Karen Gomyo, Colin Currie, Dima Slobodeniouk, Johannes Gustavsson, Thomas Søndergård, Andrew Manze, Per Tengstrand, Mats Rondin, Tõnu Kaljuste, Simon Preston, Johan Bridger, Hugo Ticciati, Jaime Martín, Dresdner Philharmonie, BBC Philharmonic, Estonian National Orchestra, Komische Oper Berlin, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Gävle SO, Helsingborg SO, Trondheim SO, Malmö SO, Sinfonieorchester St. Gallen, Vogtland Philharmonie, Oviedo SO, the Symphony Orchestra of Norrlandsoperan, Aurora Chamber Orchestra, Penisula Festival Orchestra, Radio Television of Serbia Symphony Orchestra, Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra, Musica Vitae, Third Coast Percussion Quartet, Malleus Incus, Gageego, Esclats Percussion Quartet and BIT20 have performed his works. Tobias’ solo and chamber music have been performed throughout Europe, the USA and Asia.


Between 2006 – 2009 Tobias was Composer-in-Residence with the Gävle Symphony Orchestra under principal conductor Robin Ticciati, resulting in two new orchestral works each year. Two of these, Crimson Seas & Lucernaris were selected by Swedish Radio to represent Sweden in the European Broadcasting Union’s International Rostrum of Composers in 2007 & 2009. In autumn 2008 his Arena – Solo Version was picked out to be performed at the 52nd International Festival of Contemporary Music at the Venice Biennale and his orchestral piece Transit Underground was nominated for best orchestral piece of the year by Swedish Music Publishers’ Association. In 2010 Lucernaris was nominated for best orchestral piece and in 2012 La Danse.
 
During season 2011 – 2012 Tobias is featured composer with Helsingborg SO as well as with Västerås Sinfonietta. 2012 his double concerto Samsara will be played by violinist Hugo Ticciati, marimbist Johan Bridger and the Swedish National Youth Symphony Orchestra on a US tour in Chicago Symphony Hall, Carnegie Hall and in Strathmore Center, Washington.

Tobias Broström’s music is published by Gehrmans, Edition Svitzer and Keyboard Percussion Publications.
 

Total Number of Percussionists Required :4 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline : Tuned / Multiple Percussion Quartet
Instrumentation : 4 1/3 Octave Marimba (Low A) / Bell Tree / Concert Bass Drum (x2) / Crotales (Set of) / Log Drum (4 pitches) (x4) / Plate Gong (undefined pitch)/Small Tam or China / Suspended Cymbal (x4) / Tam-Tam (x2) / Triangle (x2) / Vibraphone / Windchimes
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : 5 Octave Marimba, 3 Octave Vibraphone, 4 1/3 Octave Marimba
Written for / Commissioned by : The Percussion section of Malmo Opera
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Publisher :Edition Svitzer
Publishers Website :www.editionsvitzer.com
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Year Composed / Copyright Date :2010 /  2010
Duration :11Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :Various, 4, 2
Special Needs :13 Tuned Gongs. Vibraphone utilises Bow. 1 x Low Octave of Crotales.
Sheet Music Available From :www.editionsvitzer.com/archive_valgt.php?id_vaerk=109      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

In Ombra Tobias Broström has carved out his music in a similar way to his orchestral pieces from recent years. This entails creating a living and progressive musical form with variations in timbre and color, and also harnessing the tension of harmony and modality. Ombra means “shadow” in Italian and most of the piece was written in Italy in December 2009.

“For me, the music consists not only of the dark quality of the conception of the word ‘shadow’, but also its volatile nature. Music never offers the same story to every listener, but I particularly like the concept of narrative in music. You could see Ombra, or rather listen to it, as though it were a Chinese shadow play,” says Tobias about his work.

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