In 2011 Andreas Hedberg got the idea to create a musical suite of twelve music pieces linked together, for piano and string quartet. The album consists of music he has composed earlier in his life, and also newly written music. The upcoming album Pieces will be released 20 February, 2015
Pieces is a amazing collaboration between Andreas Hedberg and the pianist Ludvig Lundgren who also are involved in the piano arrangement. Ludvig is originally a jazz pianist, and who with his jazz influences enriched the piano arrangement. It was also in collaboration with the very talented string quartet, Corda (Linnea Andersson Meilink (violin I), Hedda Eriksson (violin II), Albin Uusijärvi (viola), Josef Alin) (cello) and Nils-Petter Ankarblom (string arrangement) who made the amazing string arrangement, and which also had great ideas to complete the musical language.
Photo: Aurora Brännström.
The string quartet Corda together with the pianist Ludvig Lundgren.
From left to right: Josef Alin (cello), Ludvig Lundgren (piano), Linnea Andersson Meilink (violin I), Albin Uusijärvi (viola) and Hedda Eriksson (violin II).
Photo: Aurora Brännström, Björn Olsberg and Cecilia Träff.
From left to right: Ludvig Lundgren (piano & piano arrangement), Andreas Hedberg (composer & piano arrangement) & Nils-Petter Ankarblom (string arrangement).
Piano Performed by LUDVIG LUNDGREN
Strings Performed by CORDA
Violin I: LINNEA ANDERSSON MEILINK. Violin II: HEDDA ERIKSSON
Viola: ALBIN UUSIJÄRVI. Cello: JOSEF ALIN
Music Composed by ANDREAS HEDBERG *
Piano Arranged by ANDREAS HEDBERG and LUDVIG LUNDGREN **
Strings Arranged by NILS-PETTER ANKARBLOM
Music Recorded by ANDERS PANTZER at SOUNDTRADE STUDIOS
Music Edited by ANDREAS HEDBERG
Music Mixed by BERNARD LÖHR at MONO MUSIC STUDIO
Album Mastered by BJÖRN ENGELMANN at CUTTING ROOM
Photo Concept Ideas: ANDREAS HEDBERG, CAROLA A HEDBERG and ÅSE LARSSON
Photos: ANDREAS HEDBERG (Photos for each track)
Model: ÅSE LARSSON
Painting created for “Birch Trees: STEFAN CARLHEM
Photo editing: BJÖRN OLSBERG and ANDREAS HEDBERG
Layout: PER DEFALVA and ANDREAS HEDBERG
The song “Birch Trees” is dedicated to EVERT OLSBERG,
my open-minded piano teacher. *1941 †2012
* Except “Waiting” (from the album “Destinations-On the voyage through life”).
Composed by PER DEFALVA and ANDREAS HEDBERG.
** Except “Christmas”, piano arranged only by ANDREAS HEDBERG.
STORY OF PIECES
Since I was a child I always had a passion for music that tells me a story, with or without pictures. This album consist of music i have composed earlier in my life, and also new written music. In 2011 I got the idea to create an musical suite of 12 music pieces, that very much is dedicated every month of the year. This is Pieces.
– Andreas Hedberg
“Grow” from the album Pieces
Corda (Linnea Andersson Meilink, Hedda Eriksson, Albin Uusijärvi and Josef Alin)