Folke Rabe: A Chaser /2004/, comment

In show biz (where I used to work many years ago) a chaser is a rushed piece of music with the purpose of having the audience continue clapping their hands. In the world of bars a chaser is a soft drink - beer or soda - used to rinse down a previously consumed, much stronger drink.

When the group called "Peärls before swine experience" wanted to commission a little piece for their 10th anniversary I asked them what kind of function they had in mind. A finale or an encore, was the answer. Voila, A Chaser!

Folke Rabe, March 8, 2005