Frida Matsdotter

(born in Björkö, resident Uppsala/Sweden), is a singer and composer in many different musical genres. As a 7 year old she began to compose and sing and some year later she started to work in different constellations such as big band, soul, jazz and folk music groups, and vocal ensembles. She continued her writing as well. Matsdotter studied at Sjövik folk högskola in Dalarna (Dalecarlia), Sweden and at the musicological department at Uppsala University. As a composer she writes sacred music, folk music, jazz and pop music. She often makes crossovers between the different styles. She is influenced by vocal techniques from different cultures. Her music has been broadcast on Swedish radio as well as on Swedish Television and her piece Birgitta-oratoriet Hon Skall Vida Färdas, was written on commission by cathedral music in Uppsala and Norrtälje commune, to celebrate Holy Birgitta's 700 years anniversary. Anders Paulsson played soprano saxophone. Her music is often a mixture of modern jazz, Swedish folk music and pop music – ethnojazzpop is how she describes it.
Selected works: Missa Luminis, 1995, mass for 2 Coro; Under Äppelträdet, for mixed Coro text: songs of Songs 8:5-7, com. By Swedish church; Mitt lustiga hus; Tivoli; Virvla; Sol och sockervadd; Möte vid ett pariserhjul; En Pierrots längtan; Catching that rollercoasater; At this carnival.
Selected recordings: Tivoli, 2000, Phono Suecia.
Publications direction: Available at Svensk Musik/Swedmic AB
Awards, selection: Norrtälje kommuns culture grant, 1998; Gunnar Wennerbergs Travel Scholarship, 1998; 2003, Byggnads Culture grant; 2002, 2003 the Swedish Arts Grants Committee.