The Music of Mats Edén
Mats Edén (composer) - Apple Blossom
album that focuses on Mats Edén as composer, with 16 performances of
his pieces played by a variety of artists in a number of syles from folk
to classical to contemporary art music.
Crane Dance Trio (Eden, Perez, Simonson) - flyger igen
Eden (violin, strings), Jonas Simonson (flutes) and Mattias Perez
(guitar) join forces for a set of original compositions by all of the
players, plus two traditional songs.
Mats Edén - Pastern
solo album of fiddle and diatonic accordion tunes, both newly composed
and traditional from sweden and Norway. Seth Premo writes in
RootsWorld: 'an exhibition of his fiddle playing and interpretation
style in a traditional context, and though it is not unsentimental, it
has a consistently strong energy about it.'
Gubbaduon - Quintonius
Edén (fiddle, accordion) and Sven Ljungberg (accordion) with Leo Sander
on bass, performing songs learned from Mangskog musician Oskar
Mats Edén, Daniel Sanden-Warg, Leif Stinnerbom, Magnus Stinnerbom - Anno 2010
award winning album of folk fiddling from Sweden by a quartet of
masters. Andrew Cronshaw wrote in his fRoots review: 'For some they play
all together, for some they split into duos, trio or solo, on fiddles,
the sympathetic-stringed viola d'amore and violin d'amore whose
incorporation into Swedish folk music have stemmed largely from the work
of these musicians, or adding in moraharpa, diatonic accordion and
harmonica. No bass instruments, just the dense textures of all those
harmonising and droning bowed strings and wheezing reeds, and massive
Mats Eden - Avtryck
Swedish melodeon and violin music learned from Oscar Andersson and Alfred Magnusson, both from Mangskog, in Varmland Sweden.
Groupa - Silent Folk
Groupa plays its own brand of Nordic music. Giving the music freer rein and new colours, Groupa excels in the joy of expanding to new musical dimensions. The original band was founded in 1980, and has along with other groups been a vanguard of the progressive folk music scene in Sweden since the 80’s. Ever since the start, Groupa has been a very popular live band. Mats Edén on fiddles; Jonas Simonson on flutes and Terje Isungset on percussion.
Mats Edén + Tina Quartey - Vagen in (The Way In)
presents fiddler Mats Edén and percussionist Tina Quartey in a stunning
duet debut. Mats' life-long Värmland traditions and his new interest in
neighboring Norwegian melodies is a remarkably intuitive fit for Tina's
explorations in Afro-Cuban and Brazilian percussion. With their
backgrounds in groundbreaking ensembles like Frifot, Groupa and
Filarfolket, it is no surprise that what they deliver is innovative
music, challenging and yet deeply rooted in tradition.
Mats Edén - Milvus
ECM release by violinist Eden, with Jonas Simonson (flutes) and the
Cikada String Quartet offers a different aspect of this brilliant
Swedish composer and musician.
Mats Edén - Struling
great Varmland fiddler's first solo recording. It features lots of
great solo fiddling from Eden (and a bit of accordion, too), plus
ensemble work with a then-as-now all-star cast of musicians: Tina
Johansson, Ellika Frisell, Rickard Astrom and Stefan Ekedahl offering
percussion, violin, piano and cello. The music runs from strict
traditional Swedish tunes to a tribute to Gambian musician Alagi M'Bye.
This was cutting edge when it was made, and it is still unique and
powerful music all these years later.