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SVÄNG has clearly set new standards when it comes to concerted music on the harmonica - both in terms of repertoire as well as technique. Now we are releasing our fifth album “KARJA-LA” with the German label Galileo. The master piece doesn’t only include tunes derived from traditional finnish folk music and balkan rhythms, but also features elements making reference to Sibelius, Merikanto and other national romantic composers. The new album is perhaps a bit darker and more personal than the previous ones. The rhythmical fireworks which has become a Sväng signature is still present.
In general Sväng stretch their repertoire undogmatically wide and invite their audience to an extraordinary journey of sounds: a free-spirited, sensual and vital mix of music, which has been honored with the attribute of the „harmonica equivalent of the Kronos-Quartet“. Contemporary harmonica music, which is certainly unprecedented in terms of compactness and virtuosity.
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Updated: March, 2014
The release of the next album "Karja-La" is almost here. Before that Sväng will appear as a show case artist in the Babel Med Music conference in Marseilles. You can purchase the new album as we are touring in Denmark on April and in Germany and Austria on May.
Sväng is pleased to announce that The Red Orange Art Agency in the UK will act as our agency for UK, Ireland, Portugal and Spain effective immediately. Please see their updated contact information in our contact page.
Sväng is very pleased to announce that triart
will handle European wide management of Sväng. Anne Hofstadler has
acted as our agency in the German speaking countries right from to beginning
of our career and we are happy that she will now take the next bold step
to spread sväng music European wide.
Please come and meet us in Dortmund, Passau, Wien or Saalfelden in August!
Going to Utrecht, Holland for RASA Festival before June tour in Japan.
Sväng is touring in Germany and Italy in the first part of the season. See you there. Please check out our latest videos in Youtube.
Sväng is touring in Finland Oct/Nov time frame.
Sväng was featured in the Songlines Magazine #76. Please join us in Kings Place, London on June 25.
Please check out our new Sausage video in YouTube.
After a nice album release tour in Germany and Austria, Sväng toured in Italy and two weeks in Scotland in November.
On July, we will visited our 20th country on tour to Croatia and Italy. We also played Chopin program in two festivals in Finland.
Sväng just returned from their tour in Japan and China. Next coming up Ulm in Germany.
Next in Salzburg Literaturhaus with Kari Hotakainen, Hannu Raittila and Roman Schatz.
Perhaps the largest classical music festival La Folle Journée has booked Sväng 14 concerts of Chopin. The festival took place in Nantes end of January.
World Harmonica Festival in Trossingen. Images from the concert are available here.
Sväng was touring in Sweden again and in northern Germany (folkBaltica, etc).
Sväng was touring Swedish schools starting March 23.
Sväng was touring in Austria, south of Germany and Swizerland starting March 6.
Sväng was nominated in Songlines Music Awards and we made it in top ten of the Best Group category. Thanks to everyone who voted for us!
Sväng featured in Jools Holland New Year Hootenanny. Please go to our Myspace-site to view the video.
RUN Productions has added Sväng in their artist roster in France.
Roots Around the World has added Sväng in their artist roster in the UK.
Mr. Kyhälä, Turkka and Grundström were nominated to TEOSTO 2008 award for their works on Sväng album Jarruta.
Just back from a quick four concert tour in Germany. Tour blog in myspace.
Sväng just returned from a successful nine concert tour in Japan. Tour blog in myspace.
Spanish artist management El Spríritu del Sur has added Sväng in their artist roster.
Canadian artist management Marilyn Gilbert has added Sväng in their artist roster.
I have published a quick tour diary of our recent trip to Mexico.
Sväng was nominated to Gramex 40-year award with seven other nominees.
Our latest album "Jarruta" was relased in Japan on January 27. Finland release was on March 5.
You might want to take a look at the latest batch of photo updates too.