Jonas Nordberg

Lutes & Guitars

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2016
JANUARY
9th 3pm  CHAMBER OPERA Ingjutet i mitt hjärta WORLD-PREMIERE. Ensemble OPERABYRÅN. Musikaliska, Stockholm, Sweden
16th 3pm CHAMBER OPERA Ingjutet i mitt hjärta. Ensemble OPERABYRÅN. Röda Sten, Gothenburg, Sweden
17th 3pm CHAMBER OPERA Ingjutet i mitt hjärta. Ensemble OPERABYRÅN. Röda Sten, Gothenburg, Sweden
18th 7pm CHAMBER OPERA Ingjutet i mitt hjärta. Ensemble OPERABYRÅN. Röda Sten, Gothenburg, Sweden
19th 7pm CHAMBER OPERA Ingjutet i mitt hjärta. Ensemble OPERABYRÅN. Röda Sten, Gothenburg, Sweden
26th 7pm CHAMBER OPERA Ingjutet i mitt hjärta. Ensemble OPERABYRÅN. Röda Sten, Gothenburg, Sweden

FEBRUARY
5th 6pm CHAMBER OPERA Ingjutet i mitt hjärta. Ensemble OPERABYRÅN. Palladium, Malmö, Sweden
28th 8pm SOLO/DUO RECITAL Music by Dufaut, Dowland & Marais. Henrik Frendin, viola. Kammarmusik i Vintertid festival, Utterbyn, Sweden

MARCH
12th 3pm ORCHESTRAL Music by Roman, de la Guerre & Charpentier. Blåsarsymfonikerna & conductor Olof Boman. Musikaliska, Stockholm, Sweden
25th 3pm CHAMBER Leçons de Tenébres by F. Couperin. C. Larsson-Malmberg & L. Moen, voice & M. Eriksson Junby, viol. Stora kyrkan, Östersund, Sweden
26th 6pm CHAMBER OPERA Judassånger WORLD-PREMIERE by Pär Olofsson. Oscarskyrkan, Stockholm, Sweden

APRIL
2nd 11pm  DUO RECITAL Music by Strozzi & Dowland. Ruby Hughes, soprano. Förstaparkett, Konstnärsbaren, Stockholm, Sweden
8th 10pm CHAMBER Vivaldi recorder concertos. Dan Laurin, recorder, Jan Bjøranger, violin & Ensemble 1B1. Stavanger Konserthus, Norway
23rd 2.15pm DUO RECITAL Music by Dowland & R. Johnson. Ruby Hughes, soprano. Live broadcast on BBC radio 3, part of the Shakespeare centenary celebrations. The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
28-May 3 RECORDING sessions Heroines of Love and Loss for BIS Records. Ruby Hughes, soprano & Mime Yamahiro-Brinkmann, baroque cello. Release date 08.03.2017. Länna kyrka, Sweden
29th RECORDING Länna kyrka, Sweden
30th
RECORDING Länna kyrka, Sweden

MAY
1st RECORDING Länna kyrka, Sweden
2nd
RECORDING Länna kyrka, Sweden
3rd
RECORDING Länna kyrka, Sweden
7th 7pm
CHAMBER Vivaldi recorder concertos. Dan Laurin, recorder, Jan Bjøranger, violin & Ensemble 1B1. National Sawdust, NYC, US
17th 7pm
LECTURE-RECITAL Music by Gaspar Sanz & Robert de Visée. SEMF director Peter Pontvik. Instituto Cervantes, Stockholm, Sweden
22nd 7pm
CHAMBER Music by Vivaldi, Finger, Locke, others. Per Gross, recorder & Louise Agnani, cello. Private venue, Stockholm, Sweden

JUNE
3rd 11.00pm  SOLO RECITAL Music by de Visée, Weiss & Dufaut. Storkyrkosalen, Stockholm Early Music Festival, Sweden
4th 11.00pm  SOLO RECITAL Music by de Visée, Weiss & Dufaut. Storkyrkosalen, Stockholm Early Music Festival, Sweden
5th 11.00pm SOLO RECITAL Music by de Visée, Weiss & Dufaut. Storkyrkosalen, Stockholm Early Music Festival, Sweden
9th 7pm SOLO/DUO RECITAL Music by Dowland, Johnson, Purcell & Strozzi. Christina Larsson Malmberg, soprano. Brännkyrka kyrka, Stockholm, Sweden
24th 6pm  DUO RECITAL Music by Castello, Schmelzer, Barsanti, Bach & de Visée. Kristine West, recorder. Ovanåker kyrka, Sweden

JULY
14th 6pm CHAMBER OPERA Ingjutet i mitt hjärta. Ensemble OPERABYRÅN. Halland opera & vocal festival, Skottorps slot, Sweden
10th 6pm DUO RECITAL Music by Castello, Schmelzer, Barsanti, Bach & de Visée. Kristine West, recorder. Falu Kristine church, Falun, Sweden
27th RECORDING Music by G.F Händel, T. Arne, J.C Smith & others. Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Laurence Cummings & Ruby Hughes for Chandos records. Hampstead, London, UK
28th RECORDING Hampstead, London, UK
29th RECORDING Hampstead, London, UK
30th RECORDING Hampstead, London, UK

AUGUST
30th 7pm ORCHESTRAL Arias & orchestral music by G.F Händel. Concerto Köln, Swedish Radio Choir, Olof Boman & Ann Hallenberg. Baltic Sea Festival. Berwaldhallen, Stockholm, Sweden

SEPTEMBER
27th 1pm SOLO RECITAL Music by E. Reusner, J.S Bach & R. de Visée. Sabbatsbergs kyrka, Stockholm, Sweden

OCTOBER
2nd 7pm CHAMBER Music by L. Anderson & F. Couperin. Electric guitar trio KROCK. Nationalgalleriet, Stockholm, Sweden
15th 6pm CHAMBER Music by Schūtz & Monteverdi. Drottningholms Barockensemble & Nacka Kammarkör. Nacka kyrka, Stockholm, Sweden
16th 5pm  CHAMBER Music by Vivaldi & J.S Bach. Kristine West, recorder, Danderyds Vokalensemble & Rikard Karlsson, Elias Gammelgård, Catalina Langborn, violins, Andrea Ravandoni, viola, Stina Petersson, cello, Sarah Nygren, bass & Marcus Mohlin, harpsichord. Enebykyrkan, Stockholm, Sweden
21st 8pm CHAMBER OPERA Ingjutet i mitt hjärta. Ensemble OPERABYRÅN. Koncertkirken, Copenhagen, Denmark
23rd 4pm CHAMBER OPERA Ingjutet i mitt hjärta. Ensemble OPERABYRÅN. Specs On! International Feminist Art Music Festival, Villa Elisabeth, Berlin, Germany
29th 1pm DUO RECITAL Music by Castello, Schmelzer, Barsanti, Bach & de Visée. Kristine West, recorder.  Osafestivalen, Voss, Norway

NOVEMBER
26th 4pm SOLO RECITAL Music by E. Reusner, J.S Bach & R. de Visée. Gunilla Hammar, dancer. Vallentuna Guitar Festival, Vallentuna Kulturhus, Sweden

DECEMBER
8th 7.30pm ORCHESTRAL J.S Bach Christmas Oratorio parts 1-3. Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra & conductor Laurence Equilbey. Göteborgs Konserthus, Gothenburg, Sweden
9th 6pm ORCHESTRAL J.S Bach Christmas Oratorio parts 1-3. Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra & conductor Laurence Equilbey. Göteborgs Konserthus, Gothenburg, Sweden
10th 3pm ORCHESTRAL J.S Bach Christmas Oratorio parts 1-3. Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra & conductor Laurence Equilbey. Göteborgs Konserthus, Gothenburg, Sweden
21st 7.30pm ORCHESTRAL G.F Händel Messiah. Aalborg Symphony Orchestra & conductor Olof Boman. Musikkens Hus, Aalborg, Denmark
22nd 7.30pm ORCHESTRAL G.F Händel Messiah. Aalborg Symphony Orchestra & conductor Olof Boman. Musikkens Hus, Aalborg, Denmark

 

December 9th Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter announced their favorite recordings of 2015. Jonas recital album for Eudora Records was chosen amongst the top five classical albums together with albums with Esa-Pekka Salonen/Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Jakob Koranyi/Västerås Sinfonietta, Andreas Staier/Freiburger Barockorchester & Grigory Sokolov.

http://www.dn.se/kultur-noje/har-ar-arets-basta-skivor/

 

About

Swedish lutenist and guitarist Jonas Nordberg belongs to the new generation of exciting musicians in the field of plucked instruments. A graduate of the Mozarteum University Salzburg (MA Summa cum Laude 2011), he has an active schedule as a performing artist on lutes and guitars. Thereby his repertoire ranges from early renaissance lute music to contemporary soundscape explorations. In between we find solo repertoire for baroque lute, baroque guitar, early 19th century guitar and theorbo.

He has an extensive collaboration with choreographer Kenneth Kvarnström, resulting in several large scale stage works in recent years. The meeting between baroque music and contemporary dance gives the music a new dimension, a visual chamber music partner for the solo pieces and a way to communicate through physical gestures and impulses. In 2013 Nordberg and Kvarnström teamed up for a critically acclaimed duet, sofa(r), combining elements of dance, baroque music for lute and theorbo, electronic music and speech in a dark work exploring death. This also marked his debut as a dancer.

Nordberg has a strong interest in collaborating with singers and past colleagues include Susanne Rydén, Olle Persson, Ruby Hughes, Elin Rombo, Christina Larsson Malmberg, Lena-Susanne Norin and Christina Högman. He also works together with Operabyrån, co-creating the cutting edge stage work Love and the Courtesan (2013) together with Christina Larsson Malmberg (soprano), Catalina Langborn (baroque violin) and Karin Modigh (dance). It is a piece based on a libretto on the life of Barbara Strozzi including music by her and other female 17th century composers. In 2016 they followed up the success with the premiere of ‘Ingjutet i mitt hjärta’, a new chamber opera this time diving into the fate of 17th century composer Antonia Bembo, with her music meeting new electronic music by Mattias Petersson.

Venues and festivals the past seasons include Kammermusikfest Lockenhaus, Greenwich Early Music Festival, Stockholm Early Music Festival, Movimentos festwochen Wolfsburg, BAM New York, National Sawdust NYC, Mozarteum Salzburg, Malmö Opera, Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Helsingfors Stadsteater, Salzburger Landestheater, Palladium Malmö,Herculessaal Residenz München, Concertgebouw Brügge, Theater Bonn Opernhaus, Grand Théatre Luxembourg, Vadstena Gamla Teater and Norrlandsoperan amongst several other concert halls and churches around Sweden and Europe.

In 2015 his solo debut album for Eudora Records ‘Music by de Visée, Weiss & Dufaut’ was released and has since received raving reviews worldwide. It was chosen amongst the top five classical albums of the year by Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter. He has recorded three albums for BIS Records with recorder player Dan Laurin, covering the flute sonatas by Swedish composer Johan Helmich Roman on two albums as well as recorder concertos by Antonio Vivaldi on another release. In March 2017 yet another release for BIS Records will feature music by female composers and fictive heroines on an album titled ‘Heroines’ together with Ruby Hughes, soprano and Mime Yamahiro-Brinkmann, baroque cello. His work has also been seen and heard on Swedish state television (SVT), BBC Radio, Sveriges Radio & Deutschlandfunk.

Recordings

 

 

 

Jonas Nordberg

Jonas Nordberg – Music by de Visée, Weiss & Dufaut

For his début solo recording, Swedish lutenist Jonas Nordberg presents a delightful selection of works for Baroque lute and theorbo; the grandeur and elevated spirit of the French Baroque music of Dufaut and de Visée alternate with the refinement and extraordinary originality of the works of Silvius Leopold Weiss, who was regarded as the finest lutenist of his time. Jonas Nordberg, who has recorded three albums for BIS with recorder virtuoso Dan Laurin, gives personal and intense performances of these pieces, recorded in the gorgeous acoustic of the 13th Century Spanish church of San Francisco, in Ávila.

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Roman
J. H. Roman – The 12 Flute Sonatas vol. 1 (sonatas I-V)

Dan Laurin, recorder
Jonas Nordberg, baroque guitar
Mats Olofsson, cello
Anna Paradiso, harpsichord

In Stockholm during Johan Helmich Roman’s lifetime, the recorder was the most common wind instrument, used throughout the social spectrum including the Royal music establishment for which the composer was responsible. The transverse flute, on the other hand, was generally the preserve of the upper classes the nobility and bourgeosie. Possibly this higher status contributed to Roman’s choice of instrument for the set of XII Sonate a flauto traverso, violone e cembalo that he presented to Queen Ulrika Eleonora the Younger on her birthday in 1727. But that hasn’t stopped the celebrated recorder player Dan Laurin to take up his countrymans sonatas on his own instrument. In a text included in the CD booklet, Laurin explains his fascination with Roman’s music: ‘complex emotional contexts are contrasted with folk music forms such as the villanella or piva the music is asymmetrical, irregular and full of unexpected twists, sudden pauses and cadences.’ In it, Laurin hears the influence of the Italian musicians that Roman met in London during his stay there 1715-1721. Especially striking he finds Roman’s affinity with the music of Naples a music that challenged the stylistic ideals of the baroque. With his fellow musicians in Paradiso Musicale, Laurin therefore opts for an Italianate slant different continuo settings, ranging from harpsichord alone to the full complement including baroque guitar, provide great variety in realizations characterized by bold and striking harmonizations.

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image J.H Roman – The 12 Flute Sonatas vol. 2 (sonatas VI-XII)

With its ample playing time, the present disc completes Laurin’s survey of the sonatas, begun on BIS-2105 with Sonatas 1-5, a disc which received a recommendation on the web site Klassik-Heute.de and acclaim in Gramophone: ‘Dan Laurin brings all his customary verve and eloquence in pieces whose emotional content is as unpredictable as the sequence of movements.’ Together with the companion discs of Roman’s 12 keyboard sonatas recorded by Anna Paradiso, the set highlights the inquisitive mind and wide-ranging sensibilities of a composer who, although active in the far north of Europe showed a keen interest in what was happening on the continent.

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jonasvivaldi  A. Vivaldi – Recorder Concertos, Dan Laurin/1B1

The Swedish recorder virtuoso Dan Laurin has demonstrated his remarkable versatility on some thirty recordings on BIS, ranging from a nine-disc set with 17th-century composer Jacob van Eyck’s complete Der Fluyten Lust-hof to the recent Rock that Flute, with music for recorder and strings written in 2013 by the Dutch composer Chiel Meijering. During a recording career that stretches over almost 30 years, Laurin keeps returning to one particular set of works, however: the concertos by Antonio Vivaldi. Three of the works (the Concertos RV 441, 443 and 444) included on his latest release he has recorded more than once before, with ensembles such as the Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble, Bach Collegium Japan and Arte dei Suonatori. For his latest ‘take’ on these favourites Laurin has joined forces with the young and vibrant Norwegian string ensemble 1B1 (shorthand for Ensemble Bjergsted 1). As he explains in his own liner notes for the present disc, he was inspired by his work on transcribing and performing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons: ‘A close reading of RV441 and RV443–445 reveals great similarities between these works and The Four Seasons: sudden changes of moods, turbulent emotions, burlesque whims mixed with sublime beauty and elegance… My aim here is to explore the recorder concertos with the same freedom and spontaneity that characterize the modern-day approach to the Seasons.’ Laurin’s recording of the Seasons has been called ‘undoubtedly the best transcription to date’ (Diapason) and ‘never hackneyed, but instead invigoratingly fresh and vibrant’ (Clarino), verdicts which can only fuel the expectations concerning this his latest version of the recorder concertos.

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image Kristine West – Recorder

A thrilling debut album with a unique blend of baroque music, minimalism and folk music, with a wide spectrum of musical colourfulness. With her roots in the Swedish folk music, Kristine West takes on baroque music as well as contemporary music in a free and open minded way. Her playing is characterised by latitude and easiness, with the aim to create an experience of presence – with a conviction that what occurs in the musical moment is the only thing that exists. The interpretation can constantly change and be reconsidered – depending on fellow musicians, the acoustics and the audience. In this way the music is constantly alive, built on impulse, interplay and sense, free to reflect the mutual experience of the moment.

Jonas performs three Scottish pieces by Barsanti as well as a recorder concerto by Vivaldi on the critically acclaimed debut album by Swedish recorder virtuoso Kristine West

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Stage work

Ingjutet i mitt hjärta Bembo/de la Guerre/Petersson (2016)

Antonia Bembo (1640-1720) is one of the most fascinating composers in the history of music. And she’s forgotten. She fought for her rights and left a violent and unfaithful husband to pursue a career as a composer in France, at the court of the Sun King. But what did she sacrifice on her way there? What is one willing to do for the greatest love?

Drawing inspiration from Bembo’s music and life Operabyrån has created a new striking opera about passion. The passion for another human but also the passion for life and music. The music that never may be silenced. Bembo’s arias and music by Jacquet de la Guerre are brought together with new electro acoustic music by Mattias Petersson and a libretto by Emma Broström.

| Music Bembo, de la Guerre & Petersson | Direction Helena Röhr | Libretto Emma Broström | Costume & set design Bente Rolandsdotter | Musicians & performers Christina Larsson Malmberg, soprano Martin Vanberg, tenor Kate Hearne, baroque cello Catalina Langborn, baroque violin Jonas Nordberg, archlute & baroque guitar |

 

 

DOUBLEtake (2014)/ TAPE (2015) K. Kvarnström 

DOUBLEtake is a collaboration effort between three big Swedish institutions, Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Skånes Dansteater and Malmö Opera. The piece is in two acts, Jonas performing all the music solo in act 1 together with K. Kvarnström & Co, and Malmö Opera orchestra performing the music in act two together with Skånes Dansteater. Jonas is the musical curator for the whole evening and has created various connections between the two acts. TAPE is a development of act one of DOUBLEtake into a full evening show. Duct tape and some singing was added.

| Choreography & set design Kenneth Kvarnström | Light design Jens Sethzman | Costume design Astrid Olsson | Music act 1 Weiss, Bach, de Visée, Poulenc, Couperin| Music act 2 Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel, LindbergDancers act 1 Pär Andersson, Sophie Augot, Richard Cilli, Jyrki Kasper, Misa Lommi, Robert Malmborg | Dancers act 2 Skånes DansteaterMusicians first performance Jonas Nordberg, baroque lute, theorbo & romantic guitar Andrea Quinn, conductor Francisca Skoogh, piano Malmö Opera Orchestra | Photo Mats Bäcker

| Dancers TAPE Pär Andersson, Sophie Augot, Matthew Branham, Robert Malmborg, Erik Nyberg & Cecilia Olsen |

 

 

Valerie’s Voice C. Elgh (2015)

Valerie’s voice is based on the SCUM manifesto by Valerie Solanas! Valerie Solana’s texts are often met by aversion and suspicion. “Valerie’s Voice” focus on music as a universal vehicle to create preconditions to receive the texts on an emotional level as well as to complement and deepen the intellectual interpretation of the work.

| Music Christofer Elgh | Direction Helena Röhr | Costume design Åsa Gjerstad | Musicians & performers Mira Pyne, soprano/Valerie KROCK (Pascal Jardry, Daniel Röhr, Jesper Nielsen & Jonas Nordberg electric guitars |

 

 

All that dans K. Kvarnström (2014)

K. Kvarnström & Co meet actor Etienne Glaser on a journey to discover what dance is. Jonas plays a small role in performing some music by de Visée and Piccinini, as well as having a short conversation with Mr. Glaser.

| Choreography & set design Kenneth Kvarnström | Dancers Pär Andersson, Sophie Augot, Richard Cilli, Jyrki Kasper, Robert Malmborg Photo Petra Hellberg |

 

 

Heroines K. Kvarnström (2014)

The idea behind Heroines first came from Jonas and a wish to collaborate with two great colleagues, soprano Ruby Hughes and choreographer Kenneth Kvarnström. After an initial musical try out of part of the material at Kammermusik Lockenhaus research was done into finding brilliant music by forgotten female 17th century composers, our Heroines. Some male composers made it to the program too, depicting fictive Heroines in their lyrics. Together with K. Kvarnström & Co an evening combining concertized performance and contemporary dance was created. 

| Choreography & set design Kenneth Kvarnström | Light design Markus Granqvist | Costume design Bente Rolandsdotter | Music Strozzi, Vizzana, Sessa, Marais, Dowland, Purcell | Dancers Pär Andersson, Sophie Augot, Richard Cilli, Jyrki Kasper, Misa Lommi, Robert Malmborg Musicians Ruby Hughes, soprano Jonas Nordberg, theorbo & archlute Christoph Urbanetz, viola da gamba | Photo Petra Hellberg |

 

 

Love and the Courtesan Strozzi (2013)

A poetic and colourful production by Operabyrån in collaboration with Vadstena Academy, inspired by the music, lyrics, and fate of Barbara Strozzi, but also by female artists throughout history who have been degraded and forgotten. Love and the Courtesan focuses on the Italian repertoire of the early 17th-century, where solo pieces and improvisations – from intimate, lamenting passacaglias to passionate dances – are blended together and contrasted with each other, incorporating music by composers such as Barbara Strozzi, Francesca Caccini, Isabella Leonarda, and Pandolfo Mealli.

It was said that Barbara Strozzi was a courtesan. Perhaps she was; perhaps not. Perhaps the idea of a professional female musician and composer was simply so provocative that it was assumed that she was of ‘ill repute’. A certain degree of musicality elevated a woman’s status in baroque Italy. If a woman was too successful, however, she ran the risk of being classed a prostitute. Throughout time, labelling a woman as a prostitute has been a convenient way of removing a talented individual from the establishment.

| Music Strozzi, Caccini, Leonarda, Mealli & Kapsberger | Script Sigrid Herrault | Costume & set design Bente Rolandsdotter | Concept, choreography & dancer Karin Modigh | Concept, musicians & performers | Christina Larsson Malmberg, soprano Catalina Langborn, baroque violin Jonas Nordberg, theorbo & baroque guitar | Stage direction consultant Nils Spangenberg, Helena Röhr | Photo Carl Thorborg, Markus Gårder |

 

 

sofa(r) K. Kvarnström (2013)

Developed during a residency on the Swedish west coast, sofa(r) is a critically acclaimed duet with and by Kenneth Kvarnström and Jonas Nordberg. The two share stage dancing, playing music and having coffee table discussions on various casual aspects of death. The work takes inspiration from a set of Tombeaux, French baroque pieces for lute and theorbo that were written to commemorate lost fellow artists and composers. Music by Dufaut, Mouton, Weiss & de Visée, and when Jonas is dancing with Kenneth and alone, Murcof and Biosphere.

| Choreography, light, set design, concept & dance Kenneth Kvarnström | Concept, dance & music Jonas Nordberg, baroque lute & theorbo |

 

 

come back (to me) K. Kvarnström (2012)

Three dancers and two musicians meeting in a work ranging from deepest intimacy to raging frustration. Jonas joined forces with composer and guitarist Ola Hjelmberg switching between theorbo, baroque guitar, electric guitar and electric bass. Small steps out of the performers comfort zones involved Jonas first steps as a dancer. Baroque music by Piccinini, de Visée, Caccini & Sanz crashed and collided with the punk inspired grooves and soundscapes of Ola Hjelmberg where the two musicians got carried away in lengthy improvisations over eternal loops.

| Choreography Kenneth Kvarnström | Light, set design & photo Jens Sethzman | Music Hjelmberg, Piccinini, de Visée, Caccini & Sanz Dancers Kenneth Bruun Carlson, Janne Marja-aho, Cecilia Olsen | Musicians Ola Hjelmberg, electric guitar Jonas Nordberg, theorbo, electric guitar, bass & baroque guitar |

 

 

(play) K. Kvarnström (2011)

(play) is the first collaboration between Jonas and choreographer Kenneth Kvarnström. A large scale collaboration work involving 7 dancers, a string quartet from NorrlandsOperan, 3 costume designers & two soloists, me on the theorbo and pianist Asuka Nakamura. Discovering playfulness in various ways it involved Jonas performing solo music by B. Castaldi, Robert de Visée, G.G Kapsberger and a cello sonata by A. Vivaldi with Pelle Hansen.

| Choreography Kenneth Kvarnström |Light and set design Jens Sethzman | Costume design Martin Bergström, Helena Hörstedt, Erika Turunen | Dancers Kenneth Bruun Carlson, Sofia Karlsson, Kai Lähdesmäki, Janne Marja-aho, Cecilia Olsen, Valtteri Raekallio, Terhi Vaimala | Musicians Karin Eriksson violin, Pontus Björk violin, Pär Lindqvist viola, PelleHansen cello, Asuka Nakamura piano, Jonas Nordberg theorbo | Photo Sakari Viika |

 

Press

Dagens Nyheter on recital album 2015 (in Swedish)

High-Res Audio on recital album 2015 (two reviews)

Opus Klassiek on recital album 2015 (in Dutch)

Nerikes Allehanda on recital album 2015 (in Swedish)

Norran on recital album 2015 (in Swedish)

“…a beautiful shift takes place between the organically pulsating pieces where Nordberg is playing and Kvarnström is dancing, and the passages where recorded electronica creates a more restricted movement pattern, where Nordberg leaves the instruments and fine duets become possible… Nordberg makes a strong dance performance, where the solo where he shapes the air around him with black shimmering confetti, or is it dust, becomes one of the moest beautiful moments of the performance…” – Västerbottens-kuriren, 2015

”…painfully beautiful. Sweetly alive art in a rare fine combination…” – Dagens Nyheter, 2014

”…astonishing music, seamlessly presented by Nordberg who plays it clearly, listening, strong…”– Expressen, 2014

“…the completely brilliant Jonas Nordberg on theorbo, lute and guitar…” – Dagens Nyheter, 2014

“The notes from the lute reach my heart when Nordberg is playing standing with his back towards the audience. His face against the light as if there was something beautiful beyond the darkness…” – Nummer, 2014

”…a passion wanting to explode in the chest, which finds its way into our senses with melancholic timbres which Jonas Nordberg and Christoph Urbanetz perceptively create from the lute, theorbo and viola da gamba.” – Svenska Dagblaget, 2014

”…the music glitters with melancholy and offers solitude to our senses…for some moments Nordberg leaves his instruments and dances, to deep bass sound and heavy electronica chords. In a strong solo Nordberg’s naked back is shimmering in the smoke filled light…” Svenska Dagbladet, 2013

“…Jonas Nordberg has an unusual physical expressivity in his handling of the theorbo and baroque lute. He treats the baroque chords emotionally, expressing rises and falls with his face almost as were it jazz improvisation. “ – Hallands Nyheter, 2013

”…Eva Fegers, superbly accompanied on the theorbo by Swedish lutenist and guitarist, Jonas Nordberg, a star in his own right…” – windcanal.de on Moeck Recorder Competition, 2011

“…Jonas Nordberg is a notable theorbist who ‘drove from the bass’ (as stressed importantly by Julia Bishop discussing continuo in the master class). His chosen strings (not gut) enhanced the power of an instrument which often looks better than it can be heard). We enjoyed his complete visibility, including a hunched posture reminiscent of the young Franz Bruggen playing the recorder!…” – musicalpointers.co.uk, 2011

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