– Flautist, saxophonist,
composer and pedagogue
”Magical Melange” (Times of India)
“Hagberg has a unique voice on his instruments, blending Eastern inspiration
with the Scandinavian sounds in a wonderful way” (Nettavisen)
“Anders Hagberg creates a unique world of sound.
From quiet wonder to expressive, explosive exuberance.” (Opulens)
”Celestial inspiring music freed from
the annoyance of labels.” (all about jazz)
Video Premiere of the suite “Wanderlust”, exclusively on Music Traveller TV
Article in GU Journal about Places and Spaces and Ensemble classes.
Press about MA:
“Hagberg manages to hold all the expressions together and create an atmosphere of its own, a very evocative soundscape… unrelentingly fascinating.” Kulturdelen.
“Experimental music with absolute presence. Anders Hagberg masters this construction of a musical landscape to perfection…he has total presence in the situation, in the moments.” Opulens
“Anders Hagberg is easily one of the country’s most exciting musicians right now.” UNT
“Peaceful calm seasoned with suggestive drama…challenging, meditative music” OJ /Jazz
Release May 27
Anders Hagberg & Johannes Lundberg
All the music on this album was recorded in different spaces with different acoustic conditions, using an improvisation-based approach that left much or all to the impulses of the place and moment. Half of the pieces on the album consist of solos for flutes of different sizes, with minimal accompaniment. The others were played in duo with double bassist Johannes Lundberg and were recorded in two spaces with big, warm acoustics: the main exhibition hall at the Nordic Watercolor Museum and Ohlin Hall at the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg.
NORTH. Tour in Sweden, Live premiere. Check details Calendar and North
“This year’s most suggestive jazz.” (LIRA)
“Music with spiritual depths” (OJ)
March 10: Gothenburg, Nefertiti
March 15: Halmstad/Nissanscenen
March 16: Malmö/St Johannes Church
March 17: Stockholm/Fasching
March 19: Ljungskile/L´Jazz
November 8: Release for a new collaboration with Stephen Nachmanovitch.
So Far, So Near.
October 22: Premiere for new video platform LIVE MUSIC FROM SWEDEN
I am honored to be included in this years NFA, National Flute Association which will take place on line! Electric Low Flutes and Closing Ceremonies.
In connection to the US launch of North, there is a feature interview in OCCHI MAGAZINE (US).
In collaboration with Hagakyrkan, Knutpunkt and Gothenburg City Hagberg Music is hosting three streamed concerts in the magic space of Haga Church.
October 9: LAMENT OF EXISTENCE: New album with Hesam Inanlou, Kamanceh (Iran).
During the conference FOLK och KULTUR (February 10 -12) I will participate with three videos with solo performances.
On February 20 the visual artist Carolina Jonsson will open on Galleri PS. Her video work includes new music I made especially for the project Gränsland 1
NEW ALBUM with YGGDRASIL Available on all digital platforms
LIRA lists Swedish Jazz 2020.
Artist Pick in Textura Reflections on Jon Hassell
Review and article of NORTH in the Canadian Magazine TEXTURA
Review of NORTH in LIRA Magazine
Three new samples from the upcoming NORTH!
Here’s a teaser from the upcoming album. To the child within us all.
SINGLE RELEASE ”INGA”
(FROM THE UPCOMING ALBUM RELEASE OF ”NORTH” September, 11)
”Inga” on all digital platforms: https://naxos-nordic.lnk.to/DhWOfuiR
Conversation with Ramin Sadighi on how to deal with the Corona pandemi as an artist.
Great memories from Tehran and Show of Hands in August.
Review on NORTH from Opulens Magazine.
Two short video teasers from the NORTH.
I am happy to announce that a first song from my new album is released. The song is dedicated to the late Sami Joiker Inga Juusso who I had the privilege to play with during a couple of years and who performs on my albums Earthsongs and The Herd.
I am joined by some great Scandinavian musicians and friends.
Joona Toivanen – piano
Johannes Lundberg – double bass
Helge Norbakken – percussion
Anders Hagberg –c-, alto, bass flute, soprano saxophone, ambient sounds
With PLACES & SPACES Anders Hagberg introduces a serie of site specific performances where music and dance interacts with the unique scenography and sound of the place and space. Outdoors, with physical distance but with human nearness.
Anders Hagberg – winds, percussion, fx
Johannes Lundberg – double bass, voice, percussion, fx
Lina Lundin – dance, choreography
Thanks for dropping by, I hope you are well in this strange time we are experiencing! My teaching take place from home via video and all performances are of course cancelled.
There are at least some good news: I’ve completed music for a new album that was recorded in the end of February, just before the Corona paralyzed the world. The session was like a flow and everything was completed in 1,5 days. I am so blessed to be joined by the great musicians and people Johannes Lundberg, Helge Andreas Norbakken and Joona Toivanen. Global release for NORTH in September 2020.
Starting up the new decade with composing music for a new dance performance by Embla Dance & Theatre. Premiere in April.
I am also writing and arranging new music for the Hvila string quartet which I will be performing at the Gothenburg Concert House on February 15.
Looking back on a creative 2019! Here´s a memory from the recording of the new album Avorales with Avishai Cohen Trio.
The concert “SONG OF THE MASTERS” during 2019 Sori Festival was broadcasted last week in Korea. Here is an excerpt from the show. Full concert click the link.
SHOW OF HANDS, TEHRAN.
Solo performance on August 26, workshop on August 25th.
Sharing a memorable moment at Kulturtemplet on May 9.
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.”
”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.”
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.
“Organic! New landscapes to be discovered … a stream you just want to float in … suggestive jazz.”
“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.”
Looking forward to some great festivals the upcoming months.
23-28 August, Iran
Teheran Show of Hands Festival III: Wind Instruments
The festival will be held from the 23rd until the 28th of August in the Niavaran Cultural Center in Tehran and I am doing a solo concert and a workshop
2 – 6 October, South Korea
Jeonju Int´l Sori festival. Wish on the Winds
I am honored to be invited again as a soloist to Sori Festival which is the winner of the Trans Global World Music Festival Award.
See full tour schedule here
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.
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 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!
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 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
Great Spring tour with Melodic Melange. Here´s a photo right before the show at Nefertiti in Gothenburg.
Capri, Villa San Michele.
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!!!
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.
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.
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!
The Nordic group Yggdrasil that I´ve played with since the 1980s are nominated to “Nordiska rådets musikpris 2017” (Nordic Council Music Prize 2017)
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)
NEW VIDEOS FROM VARA CONCERT HOUSE, October 4 2016.
NAMASTE STOCKHOLM – with Indian dancer ASTAD DEBOO.
New collaboration with folk flautist Göran Månsson!!
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.
MELODIC MELANGE with guests.
FROM GAZA TO CALCUTTA.
feat Suranjana Ghosh, tabla.
Khaled Harara, rap
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.
Anders Hagberg Quartet Live NYC
EXTRA PERFORMANCES3e våningen.
*May: CONCERTS in INDIA
Free Flutes & Woodwinds. Course at HSM
*CONNECTING WORLDS STRINGS at Gothenburg Concert House
*Solo concert, Faroe Island Cave
*CONNECTING WORLDS STRINGS
NEW ALBUM “LEY LINES” now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon
Great photos from Tallinn
NEW VIDEO: Caravan
AH 4 VIDEOS : Gtonga Zawinul Välkommen
WIND WORLD new course!
HAGBERG MUSIC – JAZZIFY
Site specific concerts
Videos Sounds of Sufi Red
RELEASE in India. “Ley Lines”
Anders Hagberg Quartet has been selected as finalist to “one of the best CDs of 2012”.
INDIA TOUR April: Bangalore, Mumbai.
Tour with YGGDRASIL in Germany, Austria & US.
March 1: Kennedy Center in Washington DC. NORDIC COOL
Tour with Sweden-Palestine project October 31 until November 10.
Soloshow at “Kulturnatta” in Gothenburg in the Palmhouse. Ambient soundscapes in the night.
Quartet gigs coming up.
Yggdrasil US review: “The group was fantastic… the combined sound was simply otherworldly.”
Lyckå Chamber Music Festival
Yggdrasil Live in Swedish Radio