Finally – the party is on! Celebrating Göteborg 400 years, the Jubilee fanfare by Jerker Johansson and myself was performed twice. 2/6 in addition to the concert with Gothenburg symphony orchestra and 4/6 just before the king´s speech. Yes indeed!
More occasion to come, during this year. Also on Spotify!
MERA Pållans låtar had it’s release concert in Utopia Jazz, Gothenburg 23/2. A wonderful night. Crowded with a listening audience and a band from heaven. Thank you ALL INVOLVED! Special thanks to magnificent musicians and human beings Per Strandberg guit/voc, Martin Bjurek Svanström sx, Ludvig Ward synth, Olle Linder b/voc, Ossian Ward, dr/voc.
Thank you all who joined me in Stockholm in our in advance – release concert just a week before Christmas. I was happy to meet up with Sören Svedestig sx and Henrik Söderholm guit (Bim Bom Bossa, photos from then and now…) Ludvig Ward synth, Olle Linder bass, Urban Ward bar.sx and heroic Edvin Fridolfsson drums who stood in for Ossian Ward. Happy to have my favorite companion singer Peter Getz by my side in ”Vem var det som sa?”.
All together – a supernice evening at restaurant @Kungsholmen in my beautiful native town where most of the songs were written.
The official Jubilee fanfare for the city of Gothenburg’s 400th anniversary released on Spotify and all other streaming
platforms. Co – composer Jerker Johansson and I had so much fun and are honored and happy about this commission. We created it together as a relay composition; inclusion is a value word of value, both in our and in Gothenburg´s policy.
Trumpeters Per Ivarsson, Paul Spjuth, Bengt Danielsson and Ture Herrgårdh, all from GSO/Gothenburg symphony orchestra recorded the piece most glimmering with producer master Lars Nilsson, Nilento records https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8k_6OBpBko
Two fresh compositions to be premiered in 2023:
– COOPERANDUM for UmeDuo (cello/percussion/voices).
Thrilled to compose for the extremely skilled and sympathetic sisters Karolina Öhman vlc and Erika Öhman perc. Looking forward to the premiere (keep you updated) https://umeduo.wordpress.com
– Balladen om Portern – 3rd and last movement of the musical happening Portersviten (the Porter suite) which you don’t want to miss! The complete Portersviten will be premiered 12 January 2023 at hotel Waterfront/restaurant Porter Pelle, within Frontside Gothenburg international chamber music festival. Performers: Palle Dahlstedt electronics, Karin Dornbusch and myself vocals, eating and drinking audience. https://www.frontside-festival.se
THANK YOU AUDIENCES in Göteborg and Borås! PAO Trio had a wonderful time together with you. The three of us already miss you. A lot of fun, a lot of seriousness. Like life. The show is a result of my aim to document a bunch of old songs, beside the two albums ”Pållans låtar – till slut, från början” (released March) and ”Mera Pållans låtar” (release December). I formed a piano trio with Arvid Jullander (cb), Ossian Ward (dr) and myself (voc/pi). Happy to work with these extremely talented young jazz masters – and, as they happened to be – […]