Kerstin Birgitta Egerbladh

(born 1956 in Umeå, Sweden) is a Swedish choreographer, composer and dancer. She grew up in a musical family and is self taught. She started to compose with the piano at the age of five. During her teens she wrote theater music and music for her father’s jazz group. She also came in contact with theatre at this time when she met the theater pedagogue Margreta Söderwall who gathered young people to play Shakespeare. She studied at The University of Dance and Circus 1978-1980 in the program for pedagogues. Since 1981 she has done the choreography at Stockholms Stadsteater, Royal Swedish Ballet, Göteborgsoperan’s ballet, Göteborgsoperans balett, Norrbottensteatern (The Norrbotten Theater) and Moderna dansteatern as well as working with the vocal group Voces Nordicae. The fall 2008 she directed the performance Det är vi som är hemgiften, in a collaboration with Klungan.
Selected works, all Music Dramatic: Se oss flyga över scenen i fruktansvärda hastigheter, 2011; Kom ta min hand, 2010; Stor och liten, 2009; Flight and falling (med Voces Nordicae), 2008; Mitt hjärta brister, 2007, Röda havet 2, 2006; Köra och vända eller Dit jag längtar så, 2005; Tjechovträdgården, 2004; Händelser i hemmet, 2003; From Me to You, 2001.
Awards, selection: Cullbergstipendiet 2001 (The Cullberg Award);  Svenska Dagbladets Thaliapris 2004.

Anna Eriksson

(born 1963, Sweden, residence Gothenburg) composer, sound artist and guitarist. Her music is often described as a sound creation with tensions, something between chamber music and sound installation. She has had commissions for a lot of different ensembles and soloists and her music has been performed both domestic as well as abroad. For example, a piece for string orchestra, percussion, guitar, choir, Music Theater gets on well together with speaking parrots, toy robots and self playing candle for cakes. She has studied composition for, among others, Sven-David Sandström at Gotlands Tonsättarskola, and Ole Lützow-Holm at the program for composition at the Academy of Music And Drama at the university in Gothenburg. Erikssson is also a university trained guitar teacher and she works partly as a guitar pedagogue.
Selected works: Under solen, 2008, for 2 S, 2 A, 2 T, 2 B, org, dulc, 2 vl, vla, vla da gamba, vlne, This is not a marimba, 2009, for solo perc; Stjärnskruvmejsel, 2002, for solo chit; Solen går upp och solen går ner, 2002, for Mzs, cb; Pica-pica, 2001, for fl, vlc, live electronic; Pas de deux, 2005, for fl, mar; Papegojan som krympte: en musiksaga för barn och vuxna, 2007,  for chamber ensemble and an actor, fl, cl, 2 perc, cemb, chit, vi,vlc, text by Ted Hughes, translated by Öjevind Lång; Navkapsel, 2007, for 2 vlc; Moose imitating moss, 2005,  for 2 chit; Då börjar man härma olika sorters mossa for vlc.
Publications direction: Available at Svensk Musik Swedmic AB 

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Elise Einarsdotter

(born 1955 Österlen, southeast of Sweden) residence Stockholm, is a Swedish jazz pianist, arranger and composer. Einarsdotter began to play the piano at the age of six and at fourteen she started to work as an assistant organist in churches. She discovered improvisation while playing pre- and postludium music. At the age of eighteen, Einarsdotter went to the U.S.A. and studied and worked for four years in New York and Boston (Berklee College of Music). She moves to Stockholm in 1977 and played with the group Tintomara for five years. 1979-81 complementary studies at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. During 1981-88 Einarsdotter taught part-time at the Royal College of Music. Nowdays she works fulltime as freelance, and among many other projects, leads her own Elise Einarsdotter Ensemble (E.E.E.) since 1984. She plays with her very own sound, a strong and poetic music. Original compositions, standard songs and free improvisations. Her music is deeply rooted in jazz, but it also has some branches into folklore. She composes music to lyrics, and also writes for choir and orchestra. She has composed regularly for choirs and classical instrumental ensembles, and she has also written theatre music. This love of travel through ever-changing musical landscapes shines with constant presence in her sound.
Selected works: Hemligheter på vägen, My Heart, Du ska tacka; Önskan; Välkommen åter snälla sol.
Recordings: Elise Eindarsdotter Ensemble, Caprice Records; Rosenäng, Caprice Records; Hymne á lamour, Elise Einarsdotter/Olle Steinholt; Secret of living, Lena Willemark/Elise Einarsdotter; Sacred Hearts; Örjanskören sjunger musik av Elise Einarsdotter; Snövind och Sommarbris Publications directions: Mistral Music
Awards, selection: Jan Johans Award 2007, The city of Stockholm’s Honorary Award 1998

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