“Genesis” is Johan Sebastian Bach’s six Brandenburg concerti reborn. The Swedish Chamber Orchestra has commissioned six brilliant and successful contemporary composer’s to create partner works to each of Johan Sebastian Bach’s six Brandenburg concerti. Bach himself selected and collected these in 1721 as his most original orchestral works using the widest spectrum of orchestration available.
Our composers who re-invent this music are Brett Dean, Uri Caine, Anders Hillborg, Steven Mackey, Olga Neuwirth and Mark Anthony Turnage.
Their brief is to select one of Bach’s six orchestrations, adding a soloist of their own choice, to create a new and exciting series of concerti to go alongside the established masterworks. In Genesis the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and Thomas Dausgaard present the new concerti together with the Bach originals and other relevant works over a three year period. They will be offered in contexts that suit the promoter with programs created for each venue.
Approximately 90 minutes plus intermission
There will be six premieres at six month intervals starting in March 2015 and ending in August 2017
Open to negotiation
The cost depends on the context and needs to be negotiated individually for each venue. A suggested fee as a guideline for a concert is €35,000
Promoters who are interested in presenting all or parts of the six concerti cycle