Erik Dahl Ensemble
Enveloping instrumental music that mixes jazz, chamber music and a touch of experimental rock.
Hopeful instead of dejected. Erik Dahl Ensemble explores feelings of loneliness and inadequacy on the upcoming album Everyone's Too Sad For Everything. It is enveloping instrumental music that mixes jazz, chamber music and a touch of experimental rock. The author Karin Tidbeck has described a concert like this: "An immersive, moving and fascinating experience. "
The Erik Dahl Ensemble began its journey with the work Gethenian Suite, an interpretation of Ursula K Le Guin's science fiction classic The Left Hand of Darkness.
Erik Dahl is a composer who combines different traditions into his own fusion. Strong melodic elements are combined with rich sounds, often with an extended form language. Recipient of the City of Gothenburg's Cultural Scholarship 2017.
"With the release of Gethenian Suite, Erik Dahl has mapped out a most intriguing musical terrain that is well worth exploring." 5/5 Roots Music Report (US)
”A wonderful album that will interest fans of both jazz and classical music. […]
sometimes sounding peaceful, relaxed and melodic, but also at times quite complex, dark ” 8.4 / 10 StutterZine (Holland)
Erik Dahl Ensemble:
Anna Cochrane: fiol / viola
Anna Malmström: clarinet / bass clarinet
Andreas Thurfjell: alt / baritone saxophone
Eric Dahl: piano
Viktor Reuter: contrabass
William Soovik: drums / percussion
The music is written for sextet, but we also play in smaller settings. We have projections that can be included if there are technical conditions. Feel free to ask if you have any questions.