Peter Bjuhr Composer

Peter Bjuhr Composer

Green Future?

2011 August 01

String quartet | Percussion

ca 8 min.

String quartet and percussion

We all have to relate to the much feared threats to our environment in some way. How will our world be changed in the future if the temperature

keeps rising? In the current situation we have to try to change something, but should we go "back to nature" in some sense or will we solve

the problem with technological means? One thing is clear though, we can't go back in time to how it was before.

Dedicated to: Bo Håkansson

Commissioned by: Bo Håkansson

First performance: 11-08-06 Trakai Galve Hall, Lithuania

Optional wind | Percusssion

ca 15 min

any wind instrument and percussion (with optional non-pitch instruments)

Written for the exciting (jazz) duo Medi, but performable for any duo with wind and percussion.

Dedicated to: Medi - Ida Karlsson (tenor sax) and Emeli Ek (drums)

Commissioned by: C-Y contemporary

First performance: 2010-12-02 Skånes scene for Live- and performance art, Malmö

Strings, Skins and Wood

2009 September 10

Harp | Percussion

ca 6 min

Harp and percussion.

The piece centers mostly around the harp and its possibilities and limitations, viewed differently from the perspective of the harpist and the percussionist.

Dedicated to: Duo Harpverk: Katie Buckley - harp and Frank Aarnink - percussion

Commissioned by: Duo Harpverk

First performance: 2011-02-12 Amsterdam, Icelandic Music Days festival

Water and Ink

2013 May 23

Cello | Marimba

ca 7 min.

Cello and Marimba

Piece about controlled simplicity. I would like to compare this to east asian ink (and wash) paintings.

Dedicated to: Y.T.Lee

Making Friends

2009 August 31

Trombone | Tuba | Percussion duo

5 min

Trombone, tuba and 2 percussionists. Written for a concert in collaboration with the islandic group SLATUR.

Commissioned by: C-Y contemporary

First performance: Malmoe 2009-08-26

Bass clarinet | Marimba | Eam


Short piece for bass clarinet, marimba and tape.

Dedicated to: Marcus Ström

First performance: 2009-05-13

Magnified Marimba

2009 January 15

Marimba | Eam


"Your eyes are wandering without purpose. Suddenly you see something that catches your interest. You zoom in. You are caught. You lose yourself in the details and zoom in to the limit."

Marimba and EAM. A gradual focus of pulse ends up in groovy jazz-flavoured electronica.

Dedicated to: Marcus Ström

First performance: 090114, Palladium, Malmö

The Eight Elements

2008 November 05

Percussion duo

ca 8 min

Thoughtful piece about every day material and their sounds written for two percussion players. The following eight "elements" are stipulated: metal, wood, plastic, textile, water, glass, stone and paper.

Dedicated to: Johan Westerberg and Per Andreasson

First performance: Klubb C-Y:9, 2008-10-30, Malmö

Bass clarinet | Marimba

ca 6 min

A piece about waiting for a loved one. Bass clarinet and marimba.

First performance: Klubb C-Y:5, 2008-03-27, Nya Tröls


2008 May 09

Trumpet | Marimba

ca 9 min

The inner state of a person sleepwalking and abruptly waking up. Trumpet, marimba and optional live-electronics.

Dedicated to: Per Ivarsson and Núria Andorrà

First performance: Klubb C-Y:5, 2008-03-27, Nya Tröls

Peter Bjuhr

Peter Bjuhr Composer

Here I publish information of the music I've written. I also blog about my projects and thoughts about music in general.

I am a contemporary classical composer and compose music for classical musicians, but as you can see from my worklist I've also done other things - including live electronics, electroacoustic music (eam) and music for other types of ensembles (e.g. a jazz trio).

My works have been performed globally, including Europe, Asia and North America.

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