FYNBOS for overtone singer, solo violin, solo cello and string orchestra, is the latest piece to be composed by Bernd Franke and will be premiered on 29 November in Stockholm with overtone singer, Gareth Lubbe. FYNBOS was commissioned by the British conductor and violinist Hugo Ticciati and the O/Modernt Kammarorkester Stockholm and is inspired by the famous landscape Fynbos on the Western Cape of South Africa.
Franke used a Japanese poem titled Simplicity and the starting point for the work as well as his own words inspired by the landscape:
eternity - nature - god - birth - cells - nothing - spring - warmness - growing - body - voice - singing - summer - space - community - autumn – circle
The UK premiere of FYNBOS will take place in 2018.