Non Siamo Qui (We are not here)

On August 18 Non Siamo Qui (We are not here) premiered with great success at the festival Nuovi Affreschi Sonori in Bomba, Chieti, Italy. Many thanks to the performers Åsa Jäger -soprano, Per Svansbo -flute and Emelie Sjöström -multipercussion. Also thanks to Pro Loco Bomba, The Musicspectra T Society and Anders Flodin for making the Festival happen.

New collaborative piece in progress

In 2017, Simon Berggården and outstanding percussionist Emelie Sjöström are to collaborate in the creating of a new solo piece for multi percussion, live electronics and fixed media. The piece will explore making connections as a concept and is based on sounds and experiences recorded in Sweden and in India where Emelie is residing during the winter months.
The piece will be premiered and performed at festivals in the summer of 2017 and will be part of a larger co-produced solo percussion program with pieces by Lynn Glassock, Anna Eriksson, Casey Cangelosi, Anders Flodin and Iannis Xenakis also to be performed.

Emelie Sjöström, percussion 


Here and beyond the horizon

The newly composed piece “Here and beyond the horizon” for orchestra, mixed choir, three solo voices and tape part was premiered on November 6 in Linköping Cathedral in Sweden.

A big thank you to all who took part in the premier in the most excellent way; conductor Marie-Louise Beckman, kapellmeister Torbjörn Köhl, tenor Ole Alexander Bolstad Bang, soprano Sibylle Glosted, mezzo soprano Rebecca Fjällsby, the Cathedral Choir, the Cathedral Chamber Orchestra and the Östgöta Wind Orchestra. And thank you, everyone who came to listen!


New orchestral piece in progress

A new piece for orchestra with the working title Plastic Coexistence is in progress. The composition is based on the problematization of boundaries, limitations, and individual vs. collective responsibility. More info soon to be announced.

Simon Berggården Plastic Coexistance orchestra