SUITE (2014-2018) for ensemble

  • First movement Ouverture was commissioned by ensemble recherche and the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung.
  • First performed by ensemble recherche at the Witold Lutosławski Polish Radio Concert Studio, Warsaw, 22.09.18, during Warsaw Autumn.
  • Instrumentation: 1.1.1.0 / 0.0.0.0 / perc (1) / pno / 1.0.1.1.0.
  • Duration: ca. 24:00
  • Five movements:
    • I. Ouverture (2016) for ensemble, 10:00
    • II. Air I (2014-2015) for piccolo and strings, 8:00
    • III. Gigue (2018) for percussion and winds, 2:30
    • IV. Air I (2014-2015) for piccolo and strings, 0:50
    • V. Réjouissance (2018) for ensemble, 0:01
      • Ouverture, Air I & II, and Gigue can be performed individually.
      • Réjouissance can potentially also be performed as an appendix to Ouverture.
Applause after the concert @ Warsaw Autumn, where ensemble recherche premiered my complete SUITE.

about SUITE:

Thomas Michelsen, Politiken, June 4th 2020:

“[Gravgaard Madsen] shows just how brilliant he is, when he creates music based on Bach’s 18th century material.”

The 10-CD box set published by the Polish Music Information Centre

Polish Music Information Centre and Warszawska Jesień / Warsaw Autumn included SUITE in a 10 CD-box set with recordings from the 2018-edition of the festival, where ensemble recherche premiered the piece.