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Fabian Svensson

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The music of Swedish composer Fabian Svensson has been described by the New York Times as “dazzling” and by the Los Angeles Times as “an odd merger of Bartók and Radiohead.” Unusual instrumentations are a recurring feature of Fabian’s music—his work list includes a ukulele duo, a piece for saxophone quartet and four electric guitars, and a piece for eight melodicas, hi-hat and bass. In his hour-long work Tillvaratagna effekter he reinvents the violin concerto, with sopranino recorders, melodicas, electric guitars, bass guitars, and timpani backing up the soloist.

Fabian’s music has been performed at venues ranging from obscure garages to the Sydney Opera House, and has been featured at festivals such as MATA, SONiC, Carlsbad Music Festival, Gaudeamus Music Week, and ISCM World New Music Days. His works have been performed by ensembles such as Calder Quartet, Eighth Blackbird, Ensemble Klang, Ensemble Offspring, Sentieri Selvaggi, the Stockholm Saxophone Quartet, and many others.
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