Welcome to Secrets of Organ Playing Podcast #122!
Today's guest is a Swedish composer and organist Thomas Åberg (b. 1952) from Stockholm. Most of his works are written for the organ and are characterized by their rhythmic joy, simplicity, and humor. He has stated that "music must bring enjoyment, without abandoning reverence," and as such his style often uses the most basic of musical materials to create a discourse that is both spiritual and visceral.
His music has been performed by organists at festivals throughout Europe, Asia, and the USA. He also tours regularly worldwide as concert organist with his own works. Thomas is a member of Society of Swedish Composers since 1986.
In this conversation, Thomas shares his insights about his musical style and creative process and gives tips for organists who would love to begin composing don't know where to start.
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