Delirium world premiere 2014, photo Henrik Strindberg
Dancers from the New York City Ballet performs Delirium by Ben Richmond composed at Gotland School of Music Composition

We received an email från Ben RIchmond, USA:

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Dear Professors,

Ben Richmond here, frikonst graduate from 2013-2014. "Delirium," a violin and electronics work I wrote for Ljudvågor, recently was reproduced by a team of dancers and performers from the New York City Ballet. I am honored by the experience of watching this music come to life again.

A string player in the NYC Ballet found "Delirium" from a video of the piece I posted on Youtube seven years ago. This movie and performance from seven years ago was made possible by the expert guidance of the faculty and staff at Gotlands Tonsättarskola. I am very thankful to all of you for helping make this happen.

I think often about my time at tonis and it brings back good memories of studies and friendships. You have changed my life in many ways and I am grateful for it. Thank you.

Here is the video, which was recently shared by the NYC Ballet Facebook page:


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Delirium was premiered by dancers from the Gotlands Dansutbildning. In the center of the photo is cello player My Hellgren. 

(Photo by Henrik Strindberg)

Big congratulations for Ben!