Swedish writer, journalist, editor, educator, musician, composer. A freelance worker in many fields, often referred to as a Creative Generalizer or a Renaissance Man, typically good at balancing a general view at the edge of personal expression. Has toured worldwide as a musician, affiliated with both major record labels, small independent labels and as a self promoting artist. Studio musician counting one gold selling album. Produced recorded music for CD’s, surround DVD multimedia or TV. Today’s live concerts focus on instrumental music with and open-minded “psychedelic” touch, utilizing livelooping and interactive electronics to extend acoustic instruments.
A popular speaker hired by music universities, private companies and private students. Trainer and consultant regarding Apple Logic, Ableton Live and assorted live looping techniques. Written five books in Swedish covering the music industry, the Internet and some DIY manuals for aspiring artists. Regular freelance columnist and journalist at the IDG magazine Studio and co-editor of the guitar player magazine FUZZ.
Investigator: Written expert studies for WIPO in Geneva (The Impact Of New Electronical Devices On The Rights Of Performing Artist), the Nordic Musician Union (NMU – SAMI) and The Swedish National Council for Cultural Affairs (Statens Kulturråd, Omvärldsanalys).
Ok, enough of that now! I did those things partly because I’m a curious person and need money for food. What really interests me are the processes behind man’s creativity. I typically ask questions like “what is music about?” Especially instrumental music, what story does it tell? How can a painting and a piano chord tell a similar story? What are we – humans – and how come we have this extremely overpowered capacity for experiencing so much beauty? What is “between the lines/notes/dots”? Why do you often fail when targeting the bullseye right on and how come noodling around sometimes beats trying hard?