SVÄNG


Line up

  • Eero Grundström (chromatic, diatonic harmonicas)
  • Eero Turkka (diatonic, chromatic harmonicas)
  • Jouko Kyhälä (Harmonetta; diatonic, chromatic harmonicas)
  • Pasi Leino (base harmonica)
  • country:
    Finland
  • style(s):
    • Fusion
    • Instrumental
  • label:
  • type:
    Band, Composer/Songwriter, Small Ensemble
  • gender:
    male
  • instrumentation:
    instrumental
  • artist submitted by:

womex showcase Sevilla: 2007
Babel Med showcase Marseille: 2014

SVÄNG has clearly set new standards when it comes to concerted music on the harmonica - both in terms of repertoire as well as technique. With a sophisticated yet entertaining pro-gram of own compositions these harmonica visionaries convince both audience and professional circles around the globe of the unlimited capabilities of this undervalued tiny instrument.

„This brilliant foursome – the harmonica equivalent of the Kronos Quartet – has everything a band needs: awesome playing, a vivid musical imagination, a great gift for entertainment and a deep passion for music. (…) Sväng will take you to musical places you never dreamt existed.“ (songlines)

“A Finnish harmonica quartet! They might sound like a novelty act, but Sväng are writing and playing music that's surprisingly strong on melancholy and pathos. Of course, there's also a great sense of humour and enjoyment in the extraordinary sounds that they bring out of an undervalued instrument - although the word harmonica rather undersells the large bass instrument and chromatic models they've developed. They also write some pretty catchy tunes. Like most of the musicians on the inventive Finnish folk scene, the four members of Svang - Jouko Kyhala, Eero Grundstrom, Pasi Leino and Eero Turkka - have come out of Helsinki's Sibelius Academy. It's probably safe to say they're the world's leading mouth-organ ensemble.” (London Evening Standard)

Latest CD: KARJA-LA (May 2014) - top of the world by songlines magazine

Links

Records

  • song available "Karja-La" - SVÄNG

    SVÄNG
    released: 2014
    from: Finland
    style: Instrumental Contemporary
    submitted by: Triart

Concerts

  • SVÄNG

    date:20 Mar 2014 - 21 Mar 2014
    type:Concert
    country:France
    city:Marseille
  • SVÄNG

    date:20 Mar 2014 - 21 Mar 2014
    type:Concert
    country:France
    city:Marseille

On Tour

  • SVÄNG

    area:Austria, Germany, Switzerland (and neighbour-countries)
  • SVÄNG

    area:Germany/Austria/Switzerland
  • SVÄNG

    date:01 Oct 2010 - 08 Oct 2010
    area:Germany/Austria
  • SVÄNG

    date:20 Feb 2013 - 23 Feb 2013
    area:Austria / Germany
  • SVÄNG

  • SVÄNG

    date:06 Nov 2013 - 13 Nov 2013
    area:Germany / Benelux
  • SVÄNG

    area:Germany & Austria
  • SVÄNG

    date:15 Oct 2015 - 17 Oct 2015
    area:Belgium
  • SVÄNG

    date:10 Nov 2015 - 13 Nov 2015
    area:Sweden
  • SVÄNG

    date:24 Sep 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
    area:China
SVÄNG

Images

SvängSväng by Juha ReuanenSväng @ Babel Med

Songs

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1

Silia Valssi Mollisa


from CD Jarruta

3

Schengen


Schengen from album KARJA-LA (2014, comp: E. Grundström)

3

Eksynen Tango from album KARJA-La (comp. E. Turkka)


Karja-La (2014, galileo)




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