One Child

A music full of rhythmically shaking energies then generates the mobilizing final chapter, where a lone string meets a dialogue movement that eventually draws all the other parts together.  - - -perhaps Henrik Strindberg's most beautiful moment as composer. Martin Nyström, Dagen Nyheter
The New Juilliard Ensemble ledd av Joel Sachs framför One Child i MoMAs skulpturträdgård, 2014
The New Juilliard Ensemble led by cond. Joel Sachs performes One Child at MoMA, 2014
Program Note

"One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world. Education is the only solution. Education first."
- Malala Yousafzai UN speach, June 2013

One Child was commissioned by the Swedish Radio P2 and premiered by Cikada conducted by Christian Eggen during the Sound of Stockholm festival 2013. The original title was One Child, One Teacher, One Book and One Pen.

One Child, One Teacher, One Book and One Pen
fl, cl, pno, perc, strings
To the Cikada Ensemble
Sveriges Radio P2
Many thanks to Maria Eby von Zweigberk, Evert van Berkel, Kenneth Karlsson, Karin Hellqvist, Lars Ekman, Fredrik Wallberg and Nicolás di Paolo.
First Performance
Cikada, cond. Christian Eggen, Sound of Stockholm festival, opening concert 2013-11-05
Other Performances
  • Museum of Modern Art, The New Juilliard Ensemble, cond. Joel Sachs, July 2014
  • University of Hartford, Foot in the Door Ensemble, cond. Edward Cumming, May 2017