Per’s music inaugurates bridge linking Sweden and Denmark

As we reported earlier, Per was asked to write music for the opening of Öresundsbron, the bridge connecting Sweden and Denmark. The inauguration of the bridge will be on Saturday, July 1, and the instrumental track "View From The Bridge", written by Per with help from Clarence Öfwerman and Christoffer Lundquist, will be performed at the conclusion of the ceremony.

According to Aftobladet, Per's song will be quite different from the usual verse/chorus-type of music — it will be more like a combination of Brian Wilson's sling guitar and Ennio Morricone's pomposity.

Even though Per says that it has been fun to try out in a new genre, he's not interested in big productions in the future. "Actually, I'm kind of glad when this is over. I am more of a rock'n'roll guy," he says.

Per himself won't be performing in the ceremony — the 8-minute musical piece will be performed by the Orchestra of Malmö Music Teather and Denmark Radio Pops Orchestra. "We've worked on the composition on computers and I haven't even heard it performed with real instruments yet," says Per in Aftonbladet.

The opening ceremony will be broadcasted live on SVT1 and TV4 and via satellite on SVT Europa. (Thanks to norb)

This article was written for an earlier version of The Daily Roxette.
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Visa Kopu

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June 26th, 2000

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