Fabian Svensson (1980-)

Exercises in Indulgence

  • Year of composition: 2016, revised in 2018
  • Work category: 6 Instruments
  • First performed: 24 October, 2016 in the Scandinavia House, New York City. Ensemble mise-en (the original version)
  • Duration: 14 min
  • Detailed duration: 13'30''


picc, clar, melodica, tbn, vn, electric bass

Description of work

One-movement work

Work comment

Like so much music from throughout history, Exercises in Indulgence is constructed around the forced marriage of two contrasting musical ideas—in this case, these ideas being a fast and angular, slightly bebop-flavoured lick, and an unapologetically cheesy melody.