Fabian Svensson

Welcome to the website of composer Fabian Svensson.

Fabian’s music has been described by the New York Times as “dazzling” and by the Los Angeles Times as “an odd merger of Bartók and Radiohead.” He strives to create works integrating such seemingly disparate qualities as incessant energy, austere beauty, and wry humour. Unusual instrumentations are a recurring feature of his music.


Korean premiere of Clip Clop

[Dec 2022] The third edition of the Toy Music Festival in Seoul takes place this December. Fabian’s Clip Clop is one of the programmed works this year, and will be performed by the Seoul Toy Piano Ensemble in Sharon Art Hall on December 22nd. This marks the first time Fabian’s music is performed in Korea. Fabian will attend the festival, thanks to support from The Swedish Arts Grants Committee.
Clip Clop is scored for three stylophones, toy piano, bass melodica and percussion, and was premiered in Hamburg in 2019.
Festival website

Five Obsessive Movements Premieres in Reykjavík

[Oct 2022] Once again, Fabian’s music will be performed at the Nordic Music Days festival, which this year takes place in Reykjavík, Iceland. Fabian has written a work especially for the festival, called Five Obsessive Movements and scored for melodica, toy piano and string quartet. It will be premiered at a concert at Gamla Bió on October 12th by Siggi String Quartet, with guests Ásthildur Ákadóttir and Erna Vala Arnardóttir.
Festival website

Grunt Work Premieres in Hamburg

[Jan 2022] For the fourth time, Fabian is collaborating with the Non-Piano/Toy Piano Weekend. This year, the German festival has commissioned a solo piece from him. The result is Grunt Work, for a single performer playing both the piano and the toy piano, as well as using her voice. The piece will be premiered by Jennifer Hymer on January 13th at Hamburg’s Resonanzraum.
Festival website

Clip Clop published by Black Dot Press

[Dec 2021] Fabian’s 2019 piece Clip Clop, for 3 stylophones, toy piano, bass melodica and percussion, has been published by the London-based independent publishing company Black Dot Press. This is the result of the piece being chosen as one of the winners of a Call for Scores held by the publisher. The published score can now be bought directly from the website of Black Dot Press in both physical and digital formats.
Publisher website