unpredictable hormonal cycle. Each song and arrangement, each band and concert, each day and month and year bring with them new adventures and challenges.
Faust has often used memory analysis as a tool and source of inspiration in creating her music. While composing the material for the first Maria Faust Sacrum Facere album, she focused on collective memory, including traditions and folklore. ORGAN is inspired by the composer’s own personal body memory. It is a celebration of the human body and life as a mystical cathedral with soaring ceilings, altars, statues, memorials, scripts… and organs, around which everything is centered. Depending on the activity, the room and body can celebrate, dance, sing, mourn, weep, and shake. On ORGAN, Faust pulled listeners into a new, adventurous individual-and-collective reflection on the journey and growth the composer and band have experienced in the years since 2014. It’s music that both inspires and quenches thirst for new experiences,
while respectfully honoring the passion with which we all have lived.
Maria Faust- Altosaxophone
Ned Ferm- Tenorsaxophone
Tobias Wiklund – Trumpet
Mads Hyhne – Trombone
Jonatan Ahlbom – Tuba
Håkon Berre – Drums
Ukloprij is born from the collaboration of three unique yet harmoniously merged voices. Alicia Lazaro Arteaga (Spain), Klara Rebecka Ahlersten (Sweden), and Margherita Baggi (Italy) have found in each other the perfect partners for experimentation, artistic growth, and discovery of new textures.
The trio based in Gothenburg composes written and improvised music where the various musical background – both academic and traditional – of the vocalists, melt into an organic and distinctive sound. Folk tradition, classical composition and jazz training are embraced in the creation of a distinguished soundscape, creating a genre of their own.
The trio has started a stable collaboration with the double bass player Jonas Nilsson (Sweden). When performing as a quartet, the ensemble proposes rearranged versions of the trio’s composition and new ones, specially written for the occasion.
Alicia Lazaro – Voice and Piano
Klara Ahlersten – Voice
Margherita Baggi – Voice
Jonas Nilsson – Double – bass
21:30-22:30 Iris Bergcrantz
The singer and composer from Skåne, Sweden, Iris Bergcrantz’ voice has been desrcribed as emotional, sonorous and beautiful. Iris has released two albums in her own name: Different Universe and Young Dreams, both of which have been met by fantastic press roses. Young Dreams was nominated for a Danish Music Awards for best vocal jazz album in 2020. Young Dreams was also named Best Vocal Jazz Album of the Year in both Lira Musikmagasin and Los Angeles Jazz Bossa & Beyond.
She has performed on stages such as A-Trane in Berlin, Rochester International Jazz Festival in New York State, London á capella festival and around Europe. Iris was nominated for for Grammy in 2019 with the the group Åkervinda and the same year the group performed at Allsång på Skansen.
Iris Bergcrantz – Voice
Anders Fjeldsted – Double – bass
Calle Brickman – Piano
Andreas Fryland – Drums