Laura Bowler

  • Year of composition


  • Number of performers


  • First performance

    scheduled 9 April 2020, Midlands Arts Centre Birmingham

  • Commissioned by
    Robert Bentall


Laura Bowler seeks to show how contemporary performance techniques can be applied to this beautiful, ancient instrument. Despite its archaic nature, the nyckelharpa, a 16-stringed Swedish traditional fiddle, possesses great potential for sound production due to its percussive key rows, low string tension, idiosyncratic tuning system and profound resonance. Her new composition for nyckelharpa re-imagines this unique instrument’s broad sonic palette.

The premiere was due to be performed in April 2020 by contemporary nyckelharpist Rob Bentall.

Full scoring:

Nyckleharpa and fixed electronics

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