|Gunnar Idenstam and Anders Paulsson
Photo: Adam de Bassac
"The organist Gunnar Idenstam and soprano saxophonist Anders Paulsson
are two very qualified musicians here performing swedish Folk music in their
own, very personal way. The combination of the huge Church organ and the tiny
saxophone here becomes a synthesis of Art music, Pop, and nordic Folk music
traditions. The organ sort of painting a landscape, beautiful but sometimes
also very dark, the sax floating over it, partly like a colourful bird, partly
like a dark cloud. It is painfully beautiful. Small and big devils in the shadows
and we are aware of that Music is a power, that can´t be restrained."
"They should be nominated Riksspelmän on Church organ and soprano
saxophone. Idenstam exploring the organ like some Hendrix: playing notes that
becomes melodies and sounds that becomes atmospheres. Paulsson´s tones
are flying thru the room like white doves."
"Despite the fact that it all descends from the "tradition"
the music is "new" because of Idenstam and Paulssons openminded playing.
Here are different traditions unified in a convincing way. Meditative but not
Skaraborgs allehanda, 2000