ANDERS HAGBERG
– Flautist, saxophonist,
composer and pedagogue

”Magical Melange”
Times of India

”Celestial inspiring music freed from
the annoyance of labels.”
all about jazz

”As an improviser, Hagberg conveys
the magic of this archaic world.”
M. Allgemeine

2019

Some reviews of the album TRUST.
STEREO PLUS (NORWAY)

Nettavisen, Tor Hammerø
”Hagberg har ei unik stemme i og på instrumentene sine og han kombinerer inspirasjon fra Østen med det skandinaviske på et herlig vis… Anders Hagberg har noe helt eget på hjertet.”

Ivan Rod.dk
”Svenske Anders Hagberg er en usædvanlig karakter, i hvert fald som kunstner. Han , er åbenlyst interesseret i et bygge bro over til andre og kunstarter, åbenlyst optaget af lydens skulpturer og figurer og åbenlyst exceptionelt god til at betvinge sine blæseinstrumenter og fremtvinge narrative forløb…”

Opulens, 5 of 5 stars. A rich desolation
“Anders Hagberg creates a unique world of sound, filled with beautiful, lyrical melodies and suggestive rhythms…Music that knows no boundaries, independent of time and space…it moves from quiet wonder to expressive, explosive exuberance. With a singular color and fragrance. Inventive and playful throughout…Anders Hagberg has truly made music for the entire world.”

Kulturbloggen, TOP rate. Tranquil, radical timbres
“intense and enormously virtuosic…majestic, magnificent weight…breathtakingly beautiful, a quiet reflection on the cosmos…magical…”

Lira Musikmagazin. Painterly woodwinds
“Anders Hagberg suffuses his performance with a captivating intimacy and strong sense of presence…infinitely creative…well worth going along for the ride.”

Kulturdelen, 4 of 5 stars
“…a simply superb flautist who coaxes from his instruments every scintilla of their register, often with highly suggestive results.”

Upsala Nya Tidning (5 of 5 stars)
“Uppsala’s native son, Anders Hagberg, has repeatedly demonstrated his creative breadth as a musician. If any doubters remain, let them listen to his new album, Trust, where he uses a whole bevy of flutes, including a contrabass flute, plus soprano sax and percussion to create suggestive timbres and exciting rhythms.

Dagens Nyheter. Flute music by Anders Hagberg comes alive in silence
“It is silence that brings Anders Hagberg’s music to life: a pervasive silence, both in the literal absence of sound and in the emptiness of the acoustic room…he gives us barren landscapes, though not necessarily unpopulated ones; his compositions evoke environments and cultures and the entire difficult symbiosis between the two that has shaped many a singular aesthetic.”

Salt Peanuts
Instead of heavy meds, give this record a try…Hagberg is a wizard at handling all the different flutes. He’s written some great songs for them, too.

Orkesterjournalen, OJ
”Organic! New landscapes to be discovered … a stream you just want to float in … suggestive jazz.”

Valonkuvi.fi
“The most striking feature of the album is the rarely heard contrabass flute, whose percussive sound…creates a rhythmic basis for several songs… “Trust”, however, does not only work on the exotic contrabass flute… Strong tracks are among others the oriental “Taksim for Peace”, the beautiful duet of C flute and percussion “Matusi Expressions”, and the Garbarek inspired “Violet” and “Requiem for Gaia” with the melancholic vibration of the soprano saxophone.”

NEWS: The University of Gothenburg, Academy of Music and Drama. 

Happy New Year! Anders is starting 2019 with studio work, recording some new projects and teaching at the Academy of Music & Drama.

The collaboration between Melodic Melange and Korean geomungo artist Gyu Ho (An Eun Jung) has already resulted in the brand new album The Goot Vibe.

The Goot Vibe

 

2018

Great concerts in Jeonju, South Korea with MELODIC MELANGE. Enjoy a VIDEO from our first show.

UPCOMING TOUR IN NOVEMBER. Swedish Jazz Clubs.

 

TODAY TRUST IS AVAILABLE ON ALL DIGITAL PLATFORMS AND AS CD. Why don´t you enjoy it on Spotify PCD176 Trust_digipack copy 2.indd I am so happy that my new album, TRUST will be released in September. First single with the title song will be launched on August 15. Spotify or iTunes Here´s a teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHPzCi5D6f4

 

My ARTICLE about TEACHING IN IMPROVISATION is now published. Instrumentalundervisning i improvisation – en balansgång mellan tre perspektiv

 

NEW ALBUM RELEASE, MARCH 16. Duo with organ player Johannes Landgren. Available as a CD and on all digital platforms! SCD1163_digipac.indd

January 25 – 26 I was hosting contemporary flute master ROBERT DICK who visited the Academy of Music and Drama. On 26th I was part of an open seminar on extended techniques with him and Anna Lindahl.
PARSE on EXTENDED TECHNIQUES

 

 

The title song TRUST was made in dialogue with paintings by Lousie Bourgeois and dance by Anna Wennerbeck (Embladance). All sounds (except for some additional percussion) has been created with wind instruments such as Contrabass Flute, bassflutes and soprano saxophone. Photos: Sanne Storm, Per Buhre, Anna Berglund, Sascha Kajic, Anders Hagberg. Kristian Berglund. Sound: Åke Linton Mastering: Johannes Lundberg Anders Hagberg: Contrabass flute, Bass flute, piano, electronics Lisbeth Diers: Percussion, cymbals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April Tour: April 12, 2018 I will start a tour in Sweden which will include 5 concerts with three different collaborations that are connecting musical worlds. From Visby in the East, Malmö and Helsingborg in the South, Göteborg in the West and Sigtuna in the middle of Sweden, I will have the privilege to play with some fantastic musicians. Suranjana Ghosh, Svante Henryson, Karin Nakagawa, Ahmad al Khatib, Nabil Kassis, Lisbeth Diers and Johannes Lundberg. Calendar

 

Anders Hagberg & Johannes Landgren DSCF0471-2 Our second album is here! We have chosen music with foundational, archetypal melodies: Swedish folk chorales, Gregorian chant and simple ballads. Our collaboration is characterized by exploratory encounters: between traditions, genres, approaches to improvisation, and instrumental timbres In particular, the tension between silence and sound became a central feature of this project. Music breathes—in space. naxosdirect.se

2017

Connecting Worlds

AffischConnecting Worlds_MMGreat Spring tour with Melodic Melange. Here´s a photo right before the show at Nefertiti in Gothenburg.

 

Capri, Villa San Michele.
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After an intense 2017  I´m happy to look back on wonderful performances! I feel grateful and blessed to play with the fantastic musicians that have been part of the projects.
Connecting Worlds has, since autumn 2016 presented over 30 artists from 16 countries!!!

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Interview in Gbg Fria Tidning about Connecting Worlds

This fall Connecting Worlds are doing two projects which I am so looking forward to!
15 concerts from south to north of Sweden.

Check pressrelease.

The two groups performing are MELODIC MELANGE October 20- November 24.

 

During the Planeta festival NOVEMBER 1-5, I will launch a new collaboration:
JAPAN-INDIA-SWEDEN with the two amazing artists Japanese Karin Nakagawa (25 string koto) and Indian Suranjana Ghosh (tabla).

Check Calendar for dates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn News.
Had a nice performance with Svante Henryson and Suranjana Ghosh in Stockholm last Saturday August 19.
Suranjana and I will in november team up with amazing koto player Karin Nakagawa  in one of two CONNECTING WORLDS projects this fall. The other is an extended tour with Melodic Melange which I am really looking forward to!

 

 

Good News!!
The Nordic group Yggdrasil that I´ve played with since the 1980s are nominated to ”Nordiska rådets musikpris 2017” (Nordic Council Music Prize 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

Hi!
I have been spending the winter recording new music, teaching and writing about my artistic research project. (Capri, Italy)

I am now looking forward to the upcoming new serie of CONNECTING WORLDS with premiere April 19 at Nordic Watercoulour Museum, Tjörn, and an extended tour with MELODIC MELANGE. Check Calendar for updates!

Later this year Connecting Worlds will be collaborating with Kultur i Väst with two tours, Melodic Melange (October) and a new combination with the amazing artists Karin Nakagawa (koto) and Suranjana Ghosh (tabla) (November)

2016

NEW VIDEOS FROM VARA CONCERT HOUSE, October 4 2016.

Connecting flyer

 

 

NAMASTE STOCKHOLM – with Indian dancer ASTAD DEBOO.

New collaboration with folk flautist Göran Månsson!!

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I am so glad and proud to announce a new series of concerts at Frölunda Kulturhus in Gothenburg, CONNECTING WORLDS. Amazing artists from Sweden, Palestine, Syria, Kurdistan, Iran and India will meet in three different and unique concerts.
Warm Welcome!!

Premiere
October 1st.
MELODIC MELANGE with guests.

November 3.
FROM GAZA TO CALCUTTA.
feat Suranjana Ghosh, tabla.
Khaled Harara, rap

November 26.
POETRY & STRINGS
feat Jila Mossaed, poetry

 

 

 

 

Starting this year with composing new music in connection to my writing about modal improvisation; musical reflections from my encounters with Middle Eastern and Indian artists. More concerts and projects when we approach  the summer.