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Apparitions by Mirjam Tally
“Apparitions” has nearly a religious title for several reasons. The music conveys the spiritual world in the form of soundscapes with ghostly moods. Prolonged dark sounds are lightened by choir-like flashes of light and overtones. Pop-like rhythms are mixed with hissing, whispers and multitones, Rubber balls run along strings, the double bass screaming loudly and the bassoon hissing like a teapot with boiling water. Blowing sounds roll in like the waves on the beach and the voices inhale like asthmatics do. In my work I use a whole palette of different advanced playing techniques on several instruments combined with voices and electronic material. For several years I have been collecting sounds, mostly in Sweden and Iceland. Recorded sounds of harpsichord (Guðrún Óskarsdóttir), double bass (Jonas Nilsson), voice (Matilda Andersson and Mirjam Tally) and bassoon (Anders Matell).
Mirjam Tally (b. 1976) graduated from the Estonian Academy of Music as a student of Lepo Sumera in 2000. Since 2006, Tally lives on the island of Gotland, Sweden. In 2009-2010, she was Composer in Residence at Swedish Radio P2 channel. In 2017, Tally was Composer in Residence at Studio Acusticum in Piteå and at Västerås Sinfonietta, Sweden. In 2018, her album “Interferences” won the Manifest prize in Sweden, in category “best experimental”. In 2009, Tally’s orchestral work “Turbulence” was selected as one of recommended works at International Rostrum of Composers. She has received 2 prizes for her work “Turbulence” – the Composer Prize of the Estonian Music Days Festival (2007) and the Christ Johnson Music Prize (2008) by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. As a composer, Mirjam Tally evokes a very special sound world, magical and at the same time captivating, where there are no limits to the creative joy and imagination”.