AXELSSON / TELLINGA 'reTrEat_ for computer, timpani and metal box' (2008)

Jonny Axelsson uppför ett nyskrivet stycke av den holländske tonsättaren Martijn Tellinga.

'reTrEat_ for computer, timpani and metal box' (2008)

percussion; Jonny Axelsson
composiiton/computer; Martijn Tellinga

reTrEat_ was largely composed and realized at the EMS studios, summer 2008. Gratitude to Mats Lindstrom.

Jonny Axelsson has achieved great recognition worldwide and has been praised by music critics for the depth and dimensions in his interpretations. Andrew Clements in The Guardian wrote: ”There is nothing flamboyant or fussy about Axelsson, he just goes about his tasks with dazzling musicianship.”, and Roger Thomas in The International Record Review: “Axelsson´s playing is fluid, organic and highly textured - in short, simply superbly musical.”

Jonny Axelsson received his education at The University of Music in Gothenburg. During his studies his choice to focus on Chamber music became obvious to him, and it laid the foundation for the personal and distinctive attitude his musicianship stands for today. In 2004 he received the “Swedish Composers Association’s Interpretation Award” with the following commendation: “With a tremendously good spirit and outstanding musicality he has found a place in our hearts and remained there.”
His concert activities include solo performances all over the World, many at leading international festivals for contemporary music. Jonny Axelsson is featured on numerous CD´s as a soloist and chamber musician. His solo CD “Percussione Con Forza” was chosen by the International Record Review as “the best contemporary music CD of the year 2000″.