NEWS


A SWAN LAKE ON SPOTIFY, ITUNES AND TIDAL

My music from Alexander Ekman’s “A Swan Lake” with the Norwegian National Ballet and Norwegian National Opera Orchestra conducted by Per Kristian Skalstad is now on Spotify and most other music platforms. The album is also in the ALBUMS section of this website, so maybe have a listen.


SONGS FROM MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM ON SPOTIFY, ITUNES AND TIDAL

Two of the songs i wrote for Alexander Ekman’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” with the Royal Swedish Ballet are now on Spotify. They are sung by Anna von Hausswolff, with accompaniment by The Dahlkvist Quartet, pianist Henrik Måwe and percussionist Niklas Brommare. Music and lyrics by me. The songs are “How Many More of These” and “They Hoped For A Name (Delta Sleep)”.


INSTA

You can find me on Instagram under the handle @mika_karlsson 😉


A SWAN LAKE AT THÉÂTRE DES CHAMPS ÉLYSÉES, PARIS

Alexander Ekman’s “A Swan Lake” will premiere in a new touring version on March 29, 30 and 31 2017. Music by me. You can get your tickets here.


THEY HOPED FOR A NAME – ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF
With Niklas Brommare on marimba

Watch Anna von Hausswolff and percussionist Niklas Brommare perform They Hoped For A Name (music and text by me) from Act 2 of Alexander Ekman’s ballet Midsummer Night’s Dream on the empty stage of the Royal Swedish Opera House.
They Hoped For A Name – video on YouTube


NEW CHAMBER WORKS

I will release a number of EPs with new(ish) chamber works in the fall and winter of 2016-2017. Performers will include Joshua Rubin (clarinets), Claire Chase (bass flute) and Clarice Jensen (cello).

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

A Swan Lake

March 29, 2017
08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Théâtre des Champs Élysées, Paris.

A Swan Lake   French Premiere
Ballet in one act (2014)

Alexander Ekman  choregraphy and sets
Mikael Karlsson  music
Mikael Karlsson, Michael Atkinson orchestration
Henrik Vibskov  costumes
Tom Visser  lights
Mikael Karlsson, Alexander Ekman  sound
Todd Rives  video / film

Etoiles and Corps de ballet of Norwegian National Ballet

Choreographer Alexander Ekman is now recognised and sought after for his singular gift of combining wit and playfulness. To a score by Swedish composer Mikael Karlsson and costumes by designer Henrik Vibskov, his Swan Lake is a fresh take on the "ballet of ballets". He may not be the first choreographer to revisit the Tchaikovsky-Petipa tandem, but he brings to it an irresistible personal touch and an amusing boldness. Between two fouettés and three entrechats, dancers will now have to know how to dance on water too.

https://youtu.be/GGsQC-S1Pdg

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A Swan Lake

March 30, 2017
08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Théâtre des Champs Élysées, Paris.

A Swan Lake   French Premiere
Ballet in one act (2014)

Alexander Ekman  choregraphy and sets
Mikael Karlsson  music
Mikael Karlsson, Michael Atkinson orchestration
Henrik Vibskov  costumes
Tom Visser  lights
Mikael Karlsson, Alexander Ekman  sound
Todd Rives  video / film

Etoiles and Corps de ballet of Norwegian National Ballet

Choreographer Alexander Ekman is now recognised and sought after for his singular gift of combining wit and playfulness. To a score by Swedish composer Mikael Karlsson and costumes by designer Henrik Vibskov, his Swan Lake is a fresh take on the "ballet of ballets". He may not be the first choreographer to revisit the Tchaikovsky-Petipa tandem, but he brings to it an irresistible personal touch and an amusing boldness. Between two fouettés and three entrechats, dancers will now have to know how to dance on water too.

https://youtu.be/GGsQC-S1Pdg

iCal

A Swan Lake

March 31, 2017
08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Théâtre des Champs Élysées, Paris.

A Swan Lake   French Premiere
Ballet in one act (2014)

Alexander Ekman  choregraphy and sets
Mikael Karlsson  music
Mikael Karlsson, Michael Atkinson orchestration
Henrik Vibskov  costumes
Tom Visser  lights
Mikael Karlsson, Alexander Ekman  sound
Todd Rives  video / film

Etoiles and Corps de ballet of Norwegian National Ballet

Choreographer Alexander Ekman is now recognised and sought after for his singular gift of combining wit and playfulness. To a score by Swedish composer Mikael Karlsson and costumes by designer Henrik Vibskov, his Swan Lake is a fresh take on the "ballet of ballets". He may not be the first choreographer to revisit the Tchaikovsky-Petipa tandem, but he brings to it an irresistible personal touch and an amusing boldness. Between two fouettés and three entrechats, dancers will now have to know how to dance on water too.

https://youtu.be/GGsQC-S1Pdg

iCal