Listening space at Hägerstensåsens Medborgarhus

Tre hörn av minnet / Three Corners of a Memory
Composition for radio
27:53 min
Field recordings, live performance of script/score, recording of a conversation between Susan Sontag and John Berger (To Tell a Story, aired for the first time in 1982 as a part of the program Voices, Channel 4), recordings of tuning tools

Tre hörn av minnet was commissioned and broadcasted for the series Våg Brus, curated by Linnea Wästfelt. The work includes both precorded and live elements such as narration, humming and rhythms for voice. The series Våg Brus presented a new sound work during four occasions from the local radio station (88.9 FM) transmitting from Hägerstensåsens medborgarhus in the south of Stockholm. For each occasion the audience was invited to a collective listening sessions at Hägerstensåsens medborgarhus or to listen from a radio or online. 

”In Tre hörn av minnet, we encounter stories of the past, present, and future. When does a memory become a story rather than a memory? And how is that story shaped by the original memory?

Through this piece, Mattsson works with the voice to understand how memories and stories are created from each other and how they over time can take on mythical representations. Are we as individuals situated between the memory and the narrative surrounding it, or do we have a need to protect ourselves from losing our memories as they become stories? In a close interpretation of myths about the underworld where memories are washed away from us, Mattsson creates a breathing space where time itself is held accountable.

Tre hörn av minnet is a timeline, simultaneously questioning the significance of time. When everything ebbs and flows in the same trajectory over and over again, a spiral is created. It is within this spiral that the piece resides, allowing the listener to briefly engage with the narrative. ”
- Linnea Wästfelt
Excerpts from the broadcast May 5 2024:

Excerpt from high quality render: