Bernard Cavanna

Fabian Svensson

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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for ensemble
Fabian Svensson
Two Sides
Instrumentation
for ensemble
Fabian Svensson
Triathlon
Instrumentation
for toy piano
Fabian Svensson
Toy Toccata
Instrumentation
for 10 performers
Fabian Svensson
Symphonies of Toy Instruments
Instrumentation
for 4 electric guitars
Fabian Svensson
Speed Devils
Instrumentation
for string quartet
Fabian Svensson
Singing and Dancing
Instrumentation
fow two melodicas
Fabian Svensson
Melodica, Melodica
Instrumentation
for two ukeleles
Fabian Svensson
Grind
Instrumentation
for double bass and piano
Fabian Svensson
Alone Together
Instrumentation