An exclusive series of concerts featuring previously unheard music by Esbjörn Svensson to be given at Sven-Harrys konstmuseum
15, 16, 17, 18 September 2022
Esbjörn Svensson was one of Sweden’s most successful jazz musicians and composers ever. After his death, music he had recorded in his home studio during the spring of 2008, mere months before the accident that took his life, was discovered. Nine solo pieces for piano, recorded at a quality good enough for an official release.
Now, these recordings are set to be played to an audience for the first time. The performance will take place during four separate concert events in Stockholm on 15–18 September 2022. The tickets are released today, on 2 August 2022. At Sven-Harrys konstmuseum, the music will be played back through a surround sound system that has been custom-designed by Åke Linton to produce the best possible listening experience. The music will also be accompanied by a light show designed by Anders Amrén. The audience will be treated to an entirely unique experience.
Esbjörn Svensson has created energetic, innovative, and experimental music, rooted in jazz but influenced by rock music. He formed the Esbjörn Svensson Trio along with Magnus Öström on drums and Dan Berglund on bass. Their debut album, When Everything has Gone, was issued in 1993. They achieved international success in 1999, with the release of From Gagarin’s Point of View. All in all, Esbjörn Svensson Trio produced ten studio albums and three live albums. Their final album, Leucocyte, was released in 2008, a few months after Esbjörn Svensson’s tragic passing in an accident.
HOME.S. is a four-stage project, of which the concerts constitute the first stage. Esbjörn’s first and only solo album, HOME.S. is scheduled for a November 2022 release in collaboration with ACT Music. Coinciding with this release is an event that will be broadcast online, HOME.S. in Universe. Finally, the book Universe Esbjörn Svensson is set to be published during the spring of 2023.
In 2003, Esbjörn Svensson gave the following account of his relationship with music when he hosted the Sommar radio show on P1:
“The life of a musician is not always as glamorous as it may seem. It’s hard, draining, and occasionally incredibly monotonous work, which I would never even think of putting myself through if it weren’t for the music itself. Being free to create, to step inside another world, a timeless world, where there is no waiting, and where you don’t even think of time in that way at all. When everything works out, you’re free to just exist in there.”
Concert Dates and link for tickets:
HOME.S. – Esbjörn Svensson solo at Sven-Harrys konstmuseum, produced by Bam & Bat AB