Anders Hagberg

Anders Hagberg

“A unique world of sound. From quiet wonder to expressive, explosive exuberance.”

Throughout his musical career, Anders Hagberg has distinguished himself as an innovative and virtuosic improviser on flutes and sopranos sax in genres such as jazz and world music.

With the album About Trust-IT (2018) he creates a sound world of his own with cinematic sounds, evocative grooves and desolate melodies. Improvisation and cross-border collaborations are characteristic of Anders and in this project the music is created in collaboration with dance, image, video sound design and for site-specific performances.

During the pandemic, the album was played MA (2022) in together with Johannes Lundberg and Åke Linton.

Anders has toured worldwide with his own bands and as a soloist with several groups. His international collaborations include artists from India, the Middle East, Japan, Brazil, West Africa and the United States. He has composed music for films and dance performances and made many albums in his own name which have received several awards.

As a Professor of Musical Performance/Improvisation at the Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg, he is involved in teaching and artistic research and development.


"Majestic, magnificent weight, breathtakingly beautiful, magical” - Kulturbloggen 5/5

“Hagberg has a unique voice on his instruments, blending Eastern inspiration with the Scandinavian sounds in a wonderful way” (Nettavisen)

"Organic! Exciting! A stream you just want to float in ... suggestive jazz.” (Orkesterjournalen)

"The most striking feature of the album is the rarely heard contrabass flute, whose percussive sound creates a rhythmic basis for several songs." (

”Celestial inspiring music freed from the annoyance of labels.” (all about jazz)

“Human communication, crossing musical borders… astoundingly expressive” (JazzLife, Tokyo) * “Magical Melange” (Times of India)

Anders Hagberg – bass and contrabass flute, flutes, soprano saxophone, electronics

Åke Linton – surround sound, fx

Johannes Lundberg - double bass, voice

Options: Dancers, percussion and visuals