Jindra Nečasová Nardelli

(1960, Czech Republic), composer. She was born into the family of the prominent mathematician Prof. Jindrich Necas. She studied at the Prague Conservatory from which she graduated in piano with Jaromir Kriz (1982) and in composition with Jindrich Feld (1985). Her doctoral study in composition, with Vaclav Riedlbauch, was completed in 1991 at the Academy of the Performing Arts in Prague. Paintings of Salvador Dali, a symphonic triptych, was her crowning achievement, exhibiting her mastery of composition with great sensitivity, imagination and striking contrasts. In the 1990s she was successively employed as teacher of music theory at the Prague Conservatory (1995-1996), taught as external teacher at the Faculty of the Theatrical Academy of Performing Arts (1996-2000), simultaneously since 1995 was working as a ballet accompanist at the Dance Conservatory, now in the ballet ensemble of the National Theatre in Prague. Her compositions are characteristic of remarkably mature and unconventional compositional style. She is the author of a number of chamber, symphonic, vocal, works for solo instruments and ballets. The latest project is music to multimedia fim Sirael director Martin Kubala, ak. painter Jan Kunovsky a choreographer and prima ballerina of the National Theatre Teresa Podarilova (Czech Television, 2011)
Selected works: Chamber music: Little Suite for flute 1979; Suite for oboe and piano (1981); Rondo for clarinet and piano (1982); String Quartet (1982); Pearl River jazz etude for piano (1982); Dialogues for flute and trumpet; Fantasia for flute; Orchestral works Jackson's Way, symphonic novel; Paintings by Salvador Dali 1992; Spirit of Lake Michigan for wind symphony orchestra
Awards: Best Composition of the Year from the Conservatory in 1982 for Jackson's Journey based on the novel by Gerard Herzog about the American Mountaineer in the Alps.

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Lina Nyberg

(born and resident in Stockholm, Sweden), is a jazz vocalist and composer. She was raised in an artistic home and discovered jazz at age of 14. At the age of 18 Nyberg began to sing with Swedish senior jazz stars such as Bernt Rosengren, Nisse Sandström, Fredrik Norén Band, and others. In 1990 she founded her own first group Lina Nyberg Kvintett (Lina Nyberg Quintet) consisting of Per Texas Johansson, Esbjörn Svensson, Dan Berglund and Mikel Ulfberg. After graduating from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, as a Master of Fine Arts in 1993, she released her first CD Close (Prophone Records), a duo recording with late pianist Esbjörn Svensson. This was also the beginning of a very fruitful cooperation with the brilliant producer and owner of Prophone Records, the late Erland Boëthius. Over the years Nyberg has collaborated with various jazz musicians such as John Taylor, Marilyn Crispell, Palle Danielsson and Rigmor Gustafsson. She has toured in Scandinavia, parts of Europe, Vietnam, Canada and Brazil. A couple of times Nyberg has toured in Japan with Yasuhito Mori’s Scandinavian Connection. The Brazilian connection is important to Nyberg and she has produced two CDs dedicated to Brazil and its vast musical landscape; Brasilien (Prophone) 2003 with bass player Anders Jormin and Brasil Big Bom 2007 (Caprice records) with big band and Swedish saxophonist Magnus Lindgren. As a solo artist and producer she has released 14 CDs. Her main constellation right now is the Lina Nyberg Band featuring Cecilia Persson, piano, David Stackenäs, guitar, Josef Kallerdahl, bass and Peter Danemo, drums.
Selected recordings: Palaver, 2011, Moserobie Records MMPCD076; West side story, 2010, Hoob Records HOOBCD021; Tellus, 2006, Moserobie Records; Saragasso, 2004, Moserobie Records; A song book, 2003, Spice of Life Scandinavian Connection Records;  Time, 2003, Prophone Records; Smile, 2000, Prophone Records; Open, 1998, Propheon Records; Temper, 1997, Prophone Records; So many stars, 1996, Prophone Records.
Awards, selection: 1995, Swedish Grammis award for her CD When the smile shines through Prophone Records; 2011 Swedish Radio’s Award Jazzkatten (The Jazz cat) in the category  The musician of the year; 2011 The Guest of Honour at the Umeå International Jazz Festival; The CD Open, 1998, was nominated for a Swedish Grammis.

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Lise-Lotte Norelius

(born in Kungsör/Stockholm, 1961, resident Stockholm /Sweden), is a percussionist and composer in the EAM, live electronic and sound art music. She has often collaborated together with dancers and artists. Growing up she did a lot of sound experiments together with her brother in the family's basement and she also wrote her own music. When she had the opportunity to start playing an instrument, her first choice was the harp. However, it was not possible to have lessons in harp where she lived so her choice fell on the violin instead. Norelius changed to percussion during her high school years. When she came across world music, she became fascinated of the music from other cultures, especially Africans. Together with Anita Livstrand Norelius founded the multi percussion duo Anitas Livs in 1987, a band which still exists. Here, she started to explore samplers and electro acoustic music. Norelius was part of collaboration with Konstfack, The Art Academy) and from this she knew that the electro acoustic music was her genre. She studied percussion and composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. A great deal of the music she writes, she performs herself, but when she composes for other people, she leaves space for improvisation. When composing, Norelius is often experimenting. Many of her works are in the performance character. She often works with dancers and has also made some projects with video and live electronics. Norelius puts rhythms in layers upon each other which creates a special groove, even if her music is without a pulse.
Selected works: Floppy pigs, for fl, vl, vlc, pf; Ticko Ticko, 2012, for sax quartet; Smyckestycke, 2012, for synth accessories; Tremor, 2012, for vibrators and live electronics; JDK532, 2012, for piezo feedback and live electronics; Amosfärisk drill, 2011, for pf, small engines, piezo feedback, max/msp; Snooze, 2009, alarmclocks/live electronics; Hudnära, 2009, for chit and vibrator; Thermos, 2008, for termos and live electronics.
Selected recordings: Existentiell tremor, Lise-Lotte Norelius solo CD, 2012, Firework Edition Records; Syntjuntan – Early Years 2012, Elektron Records.
Publications direction: Available at Svensk Musik/Swedmic AB

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