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Contemporary Classical

"Such an alive musical mind...bristling with ideas...looking for new answers. Write what you want to listen to, Karl." -- John Cage

"Karl Lundeberg's symphonic tone poem, The Forest, is moody...wonderfully meandering dark music suddenly alternates with elvishly playful detail." -- Boston Globe

"Freewheeling, exhuberant music that dances with energy and inventiveness...a world of new sounds" -- Philadelphia Inquirer



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In the early eighties Karl Lundeberg had the opportunity to study and perform with 20th-century composer John Cage. One of Karl's early works, Three Bhurma Moments, was conducted by Mr. Cage at a concert of new music in 1981. At the same concert, Karl performed the piano part for John Cage's composition Credo in Us, under the baton of the composer.

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John Cage

As a graduate student in composition at the New England Conservatory of Music, he continued his studies with George Russell and William Thomas McKinley; and in 1986 Lundeberg's symphonic tone poem The Forest was premiered at Symphony Hall in Boston to critical acclaim.

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Since then his works have been heard at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and at festivals worldwide, including the Perugia Festival (Italy), the Mitsui Festival (Spain), the Biennale Festival (Venice), the Next Wave Festival (New York) and the Spoleto Festival.

Much of his contemporary classical music has been featured in theater and dance productions around the globe.

    Last Flight


    Tonal Eclipse

    Adagio for Strings

    Allegro for Strings

    Cubist Phase

    The Forest Excerpt #1

    The Forest Excerpt #2

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