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Sven-Åke Johansson born in Mariestad (Sweden). Composer and musician, poet and visual artist, writer and initiator of several music and performance art productions among:„ Die Harke und der Spaten“, „...über Ursache und Wirkung der Meinungsverschiedenheiten beim Turmbau zu Babel“ (Hebbel Theater Berlin, 1994), „Harding Greens - Symphony for Cardboard Packaging“ (Sophiensaele Berlin 2010), „Irving Berlin in Berlin“ (2013), exibitions, publications of books, last „In St. Wendel am Schlossplatz...“ (Texte, 2013), LP, CD, and DVD. Major stylistic forerunner within improvisational music. In the 60s, he developed a European form of freejazz. 1969 establishing M.N.D. (Moderne Nordeuropäische Dorfmusik) with Eisbrenner and Goetz, same year its first vinyl production, „Westberliner Stadtmusik“. Extended in the 1970s the drumset with performance practices for carboard, bassbow and foamrubber a.o. Cooperation with visual and performing artists, worldwide. Engagement as an actor in the Burgtheater Vienna, virtuosic drummer, performs also as a singer and narrator. Compositions a.o.: „Seewetter 69“ (Radioplay commissioned by Deutschlandradio 2001), „Polis, Wachs und Pomade“ (chamber piece for strings, wind instruments and voice, Donaueschinger Musiktage 2001) „MM schäumend“- Overture for Handheld Fire Extinguishers (Akademie der Künste, Berlin 2003), „Concert for 12 tractors“, (1996), „Stereo für 8“, (Berlin 2005), „Die neue Zeit ist pausenlos“ (Berlin 2010). Runs the label SÅJ-CD/DVD Records, Participant in the Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art 2010. Wears suits by Sali Saliu.

  

Johansson Autobiography 1970