West Sweden Variations
What is Your Variation?
WEST SWEDEN VARIATIONS
A long and exciting journey where the
musician Andreas Edlund and the concept
maker Jon Liinason visit young keyboard players in all 49 municipalities in the VG region, give
organ building workshops, and interpret
J. S. Bach on 49 different keyboard instruments.
Based on J. S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations, a
grand scale variation work is created with
participating young musicians from West Sweden’s 49 municipalities. Jon Liinason offers organ-building workshops with a Do-organ and, under the direction of Andreas Edlund, the young musicians play different types of keyboards – organ, harpsichord, harmonium or fortepiano for example – improvising on the Goldberg theme by Bach. This takes place at 49 regional public performances of the Goldberg Variations by J. S. Bach, with Andreas Edlund at the harpsichord and a local organ, which are documented in films, sounds and interviews.
In West Sweden, there is an internationally unique presence of preserved organs and its related keyboard instruments. Each visit
highlights a particularly interesting instrument in each municipality, which together constitute an important and multifaceted, but also
relatively unknown cultural heritage.
"What is your variation?"
Map of the 49 Municipalities in West Sweden
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