Ale Möller Band
- gender:male, female
- instrumentation:instrumental, vocal
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Ethno super group led by Ale Möller, the prominent figure in Swedish folk music.
Improvisation is an important component in Möller’s musicianship. He has often played with jazz musicians and improvisational folk musicians from different cultures.
The current Ale Möller Band has developed out of these groups and projects. It contains the nucleus of the various world orchestras, reunited here as a fi xed sextet.
The band consists of a diverse, colorful group of musicians who have their roots in different musical cultures.
Their Swedish Grammy winning debut album Bodjal was released in 2003.
Since then The Ale Möller Band has toured domestically as well as abroad adding new material, on stage, in rehearsal studios and hotel rooms, as they have travelled.
In the autumn of 2006 the new songs beckoned to be recorded and the band entered the famed Atlantis Studio (Abba etc) to
record their second album. Titled Djef Djel was released in spring 2007.
In 2000, Ale Möller was awarded a guest professorship in folk music at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki.
Besides touring, Ale also composes music for fi lms and theater.
Within theater, he has primarily attempted to make use of folk culture’s expressiveness as a narrative power in such productions as “Den Stora Vreden” (Folkteatern in Gävleborg 1988-89) and the theatre-concert “The Horse and the Crane” (Hästen och Tranan, Orionteatern, Stockholm 1995-96). This spring the Ale Möller Band will work with the celebrated “The Master and Margarita” at the Stadsteater in Stockholm. The music is composed by Ale Möller, and his band both play, sings and acts on scene.