See darkness covers the earth (2018)

Choir and cello

Durata approx. 10 min

Music by Stefan Klaverdal









This piece was inspired from the piece found below called “one of the seven angels”. It is a quote from the Book of Revelation. In that piece I wanted to compose a slow-evolving piece, a ballade, it became for me a very positive piece, although in a more introvert way. 

“See, darkness covers the earth” is actually a series of other quotes that the first title refer to in various ways. The bible is interesting in that way, that many texts actually are referring to other, older ones to give credibility to the newer.
It turns out that the references to me felt very contemporary and had to do with the current (2018) trends in society and that meant that I could both be inspired from something old, use new old texts that referred to an old piece of mine and construct a very contemporary and to me important piece that may both say something about our time and give hope for a better future. 


See darkness… was composed for Johan Magnus Sjöberg and Mattias Rodrick in 2018. Duration: approx. 10 min 



See, darkness covers the earth
and thick darkness is over the peoples, (Ezia 60:2) 

Yet I am not silenced by the darkness, by the thick darkness that covers my face. (Job 23:17)

...the people living in darkness have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned. (Mattew 4:16)


All texts from NIV 



Original quote: 


Revelation 21:9-14

One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came 

and said to me, "Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb." And he carried 

me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, 

coming down out of heaven from God. It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was 

like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. It had a great, high wall 

with twelve gates, and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names 

of the twelve tribes of Israel. There were three gates on the east, three on the north, 

three on the south and three on the west. The wall of the city had twelve foundations, 

and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.


Book of Revelation 21:9-14, New International Version




One of the seven angels (2010) 

Bass clarinet and computer

Durata approx. 10 min 

Music by Stefan Klaverdal


Cello Score

Bass Clarinet Score (pdf for download)




This is a meditation. In several related pieces using the same technique, I have tried to maintain a sense of exaltation or extreme happiness, but to balance them I wanted to compose a slow-evolving piece, a ballade. It is nevertheless for me a very positive piece, although in a more introvert way.


The piece relates to the quote from the Book of Revelation on the previous page (and in the title), and is a free interpretation of it. 


The piece was composed to Mattias Eklund

First performed by Mattias Eklund at Malm Academy of Music 2010

Duration: approx. 10 min