Östhammar, Sweden-based Håkan Sundin (b. 1961) leads a varied musical career, working as a composer, freelance flutist and saxophonist, and as a church musician. Sundin received his jazz education from Skurups Folk High School (1980-82), and continued on to the Malmö Academy of Music for flute and composition (1983-88); from there, he continued his education in composition with seminars at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, Denmark (1988-90). In addition to his formal education, Sundin has continued his flute studies with private lessons from flutist Manuela Wiesler, among others.

Sundin specializes in playing contemporary classical music in addition to jazz, and has given concerts in Sweden, Norway, Latvia and Poland. His music is composed mostly for small ensembles and solo instrumentalists. In the compositions especially those from the last ten years influences can be found from both minimalism and modern jazz, with characteristics including rhythmic sophistication, colorful harmonies and small motifs with gradual development. His compositions have been performed in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Latvia, Poland, Austria and England.



Release Date: July 1, 2012
Catalog Number: NV5874
21st Century
Solo Instrumental
Wind Ensemble
Who says eclecticism isn't a wonderful thing? Certainly not us at Navona Records. SLICES is a carefully handpicked selection of new chamber works by contemporary composers designed to showcase the diversity of modern music-making, and these pieces by Sundin, Bakker, Sainsbury, Rusnak, Beeler, and Burns cut right through the oft-repeated misconception that classical music is dead on the vine.