Nordic New Music: Sweden’s Multi-Instrumentalist Peter Sandberg

Some might have gathered that our taste in music is incredibly broad so rather than rocking or dancing into the weekend this time round we are mellowing ourselves out to wonderful work of Peter Sandberg – a talented ‘neo-classical and multi-instrumentalist/composer’ from Sweden. His new album Atervända is a beautiful piece of work that we highly recommend.

Tell us who you are and what is your sound?

I’m Peter Sandberg, 30 years old and in general, a pretty decent human being that loves to create music. I make modern classical/ambient/cinematic music that is all tightly connected to the piano.

What exciting projects have you got coming up?

I have just released my new LP Atervända, which translates to ‘Returning’. I’ve based it around the separation and reunion of my loved ones; especially my family.

Where did you grow up and what music influenced you?

I grew up outside of Uppsala, Sweden — a city just north of Stockholm. My parents are both musicians and they’re really into gospel music; so we got bombarded with that all through my childhood. They also introduced me to classical music.  I remember quite early on when I heard Rachmaninov’s 3rd for the first time and I had that jaw dropping moment, so I’ve been influenced by quite a wide range of music. 

What cool places do you recommend to visit in your city (bars, restaurants, etc)?

One of my favourite restaurants is Miss Voon. It’s an Asian fusion restaurant with wonderful food and drinks. You also get a nice view overlooking Uppsala. 

We love recommendations – what have you been listening to, watching, or reading recently?

This might be random but I love listening to Coy Panda. Perfect for a rainy day. You should check them out!

Finally, what was the last thing that made you swear out loud?

That was yesterday when I tried to measure the distance between the water pipes underneath the kitchen sink using a broken folding ruler, oh my…

Watch the beautiful video which has Peter Sandberg collaborate with Henry Green for stunning track – ‘Pinetrees’

Interview by Alex Minnis / Photo Credits: Emma Viola Lilja

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