Improvised contemporary sacred music based upon archaic Scandinavian tradition.

Hello,
The music I create is a way for me to connect to the divine.
I base my research and compositions upon traditions.
I search in the ‘now’ to express what is needed.
It is secular and sacred.
It is contemporary but traditional.
Minimalistic but ambitious in my struggle to approach the sacred
The sublime.

With my voice, violin, feet and effect-pedal-board I improvise my way through old sacred hymns, fragments of poetry and melodies that are communicated over time.

I grew up playing traditional music. Getting older I wondered what happened to the more introvert parts of my musical heritage. I started to develop the musical complexity of my spoken dialect and continue searching for qualities within the improvised, never repeatable music.

I hope to bring a perspective of introvert tradition to into the world.
Best wishes
-Love Kjellsson

CV:

Education:
Traditional singing at Malung Folkhögskola.
Master (performance art and media) at Stockholm Dramatic University (UNIARTS).

Work:
Musician and composer for theatre, circus and concerts.
Assistant lecturer at the Dramatic University of Stockholm.

excerpt from performance Plast
Examples of improvisations, voice & violin