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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Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Instrument and Electronics


Exercises in Indulgence for piccolo, clarinet, melodica, trombone, violin and electric bass (2018)
Two Sides for ensemble (2007)
Triathlon for ensemble (2004)

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


Nothing Happens for accordion and string trio (2017)
Going in Circles for piccolo and piano (2013)
Grind for two ukeleles (2008)
Singing and Dancing for string quartet (2008)
Speed Devils for 4 electric guitars (2007)
Alone Together for double bass and piano (2003)
Melodica, Melodica fow two melodicas (2003)

Solo Instrument


Hushed Tones for accordion (2017)
Toy Toccata for toy piano (2009)
Expansion Inversion Kontraktion Eskalation for piano (2002)

Ensemble (10 - 19 instruments)


Symphonies of Toy Instruments for 10 performers (2013)

String Quartet


Singing and Dancing for string quartet (2008)
Alone Together for double bass and piano (2003)
Exercises in Indulgence for piccolo, clarinet, melodica, trombone, violin and electric bass (2018)
Expansion Inversion Kontraktion Eskalation for piano (2002)
Going in Circles for piccolo and piano (2013)
Grind for two ukeleles (2008)
Hushed Tones for accordion (2017)
Melodica, Melodica fow two melodicas (2003)
Nothing Happens for accordion and string trio (2017)
Singing and Dancing for string quartet (2008)
Speed Devils for 4 electric guitars (2007)
Symphonies of Toy Instruments for 10 performers (2013)
Toy Toccata for toy piano (2009)
Triathlon for ensemble (2004)
Two Sides for ensemble (2007)