Her music is described as beautiful and sparkling, and she has managed to create a kind of art music sound that lives a life beyond the premiere. Meet Britta Byström, for whom Beethoven and Bach hold no fear.
Darin trusts his feeling
Anyone who has followed Darin closely knows that ever since his debut in Idol in 2004, he has been a productive and successful music creator in parallel with his artist career. A whopping 122 works bear his signature. Several of them have been hits, often in cooperation with some of the world's most respected songwriters and producers.
First Aid Kit keeps its feet on the ground
They moved Patti Smith to tears and received a standing ovation from Paul Simon – and they have been showered with awards and praise for their album The Lion's Roar.
Jonas Valfridsson on composing
This past fall, composer Jonas Valfridsson's latest work, A Fragmented Memory; My Overgrown Little Tree House, premiered in his hometown of Jönköping, Sweden.
The hype surrounding Tove Lo
There is an aura going round the music industry. This is the aura generated by the hype surrounding Tove Lo.
Meet Fire! Orchestra
In their own words, improvisation trio Fire! suffered a little hubris and, suddenly, Fire! Orchestra was conceived.
Always right, always red
At the end of the Stockholm metro's red line is an empire built by the Salazar brothers.
"I use mental imagery a lot when composing."
Lina Nyberg is one of Sweden's foremost jazz composers and musicians.
Magnus Uggla - bigger than ever
He has won the ‘Karamelodiktstipendiet’ prize for innovative use of language, and has had his own TV series. He has come last in the ‘Melodifestivalen’ competition, and he has been compared with the revue writer and performer Karl Gerhard. And he has been in the charts for five decades. Magnus Uggla put out his first record forty years ago this year. And he is bigger than ever.
The DNA of Sound
Table tennis balls, phrase books, DNA molecules, and pre-Biblical goddess myths. Sound artist and composer Anna Eriksson will use any means in her quest for inspiration.
Sweden's death metal kings Opeth are celebrating 25 years in the business. STIM magazine has spoken to frontman and songwriter Mikael Åkerfeldt.
The goal was to become a concert pianist. But the school grades didn't take her all the way.
Born with an interest in hard rock and determined to work within the music industry, Eva came to STIM.
Everything to play for
Henrik Oja has produced Säkert!, Invasionen, Sofia Jannok and Syket. And half of Umeå’s hardcore scene.
At the piano: Gullan Bornemark
Why write children’s songs when Alice Tegnér has already done that?
Jacob Mühlrad became deeply religious at an early age and went to the rabbi twice a week for private lessons. Then he discovered music.
Close to the heart
This year, Sweden's biggest female musician is celebrating her tenth anniversary as an artist. Even as a child, she knew music was her calling.
In the studio: Martin Molin
Martin Molin has two major passions in life – music and Lego. And his successful marriage of these two passions led to a marvel of engineering ingenuity.
Soundcheck: Laleh Pourkarim
Pop music angel Laleh is a songwriter, producer and artist who never fails to amaze.But one thing is certain: everything Laleh does is 100 per cent Laleh.
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