Erik Westberg: I love the dissonances in The Cloud of Unknowing by Carl Unander-Scharin

Ever since he studied for legendary Eric Ericson at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Erik Westberg has loved to commission new choral music. The Cloud of Unknowing by Carl Unander-Scharin is the latest piece to be recorded by Erik Westberg's Vocal Ensemble. Vocally challenging, polytonal, dissonant and wonderful – Erik Westberg takes us to his study and the recording studio to tell us why he loves it.

See Erik Westberg's video greeting here!

Erik Westberg founded his Vocal Ensemble in 1993. The ensemble has premiered many Swedish choral works, recorded for CD and radio, and toured the world. Since 2003, Erik Westberg is a Professor of Choral Singing and Conducting at the Msuic School in Piteå of Luleå University of Technology. Erik has received numerous awards, ahs been guest conductor of the Ssedish Radio Choir and is the Artistic Director of the Swedish Youth Choir. He studied choral conducting with Professor Eric Ericson at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm 1976–1987.

Music: composer, opera singer and inventor Carl Unander-Scharin
Text: Anonymous 14th century monk, extracts from The Cloud of Unknowing
For choir SATB divisi (advanced level) and organ