Composer Jacob Mühlrad launches collaboration with Swedish House Mafia


The house music group released the Swedish composer’s symphonic interpretation of their 2010 club classic on New Years Day.

House music group Swedish house mafia released a symphonic interpretation of their 2010 club classic Your name). The reworked One Symphony was created in collaboration with a 30-year-old Swedish composer Jacob Mühlrad.

Swedish House Mafia announced the release of the single via twitter on New Years Day alongside a screenshot of the three band members on a video call with a beaming Mühlrad.

Mühlrad said: “My starting point for writing A symphony was to use the beautiful simplicity of the originally written main melody as a downscaling movement in the interval of a fifth. The 5th is an interval that exists in all musical traditions around the world. I felt the need to keep trying to keep the gesture both rhythmic and melodic and to vary it as much as possible.

The youngest composer to ever perform his work at the Royal Swedish Opera, Mühlrad is the second Swede in history to be released by the influential classical music label Deutsche Grammophon. Her debut album with the label included substantial choral work Time (2018), who explored the word “time” in 27 different languages.

In 2020, Jacob Mühlrad began a multi-year collaboration with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, including the commissioning and world premiere of his first major orchestral work. REMS in September 2020 at Konserthuset Stockholm.

The music video for the symphony, released next Friday (January 14), was created in collaboration with Swedish conceptual artist Alexander Wessely. Mühlrad and Wessely met in 2016, when Mühlrad Accompanied diagram one of Wessely’s art videos, and most recently worked together last year on Cyclic movements, a video piece exploring circularity, commissioned by textile recycling company Renewcell.

Founded in 2008, Swedish House Mafia reunited last year after a seven-year break with Flame moth, Lifetime and It gets better and the announcement of an international tour in 2022.

You can read more about Swedish House Mafia here.

You can read more about Jacob Mühlrad in his website.



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