Joakim Forsgren
Joakim Forsgren

Cartesiansk sorg

www.kunstritikk.se/cartesiansk-sorg Jag hade hunnit vara väldigt länge inne på Joakim Forsgrens utställning Dark Matter, Golden Door på Konstnärshuset innan jag tillstod för mig själv hur sorgsen jag var. Det gjorde mig förvånad eftersom det var i kraft av sin behaglighet som utställningen hade hållit mig kvar långt utöver den tid som verken krävde. Om det nu är … Continued

Review: Vending Machine

Here we have a duo from Stockholm and I think I had not heard of either musician before. ”Hirou Larsson has a background in acoustic jazz and non-idiomatic improvisation, while Forsgen has played electric bass in punk and rock groups since his early teenageyears”. They talked about doing music together for years and one day … Continued

The Song of the Vending Machine

Verity Sharp listens to the secret music made by vending machines, including a particularly talented hot chocolate machine in Turin and a singing machine in a Swedish hospital which inspired the latest album by Joakim Forsgren and Andreas Hiroui Larsson. Andreas describes how the machine was empty, atmospherically lit up and emanated an electrical hum. … Continued

En sol, ett regn, en båge

Joakim Forsgren: En sol, ett regn, en båge (2021)Farmors gravtäcke. En hyllning till alla som har orkat leva innan oss. MÅNDAG 3 MAJ 2021, KL 09.00 – MÅNDAG 31/5 Kl. 9 är ett utställningsprogram i displayfönster, i publik anslutning till Östermalmstorgs tunnelbana. Gångtunneln är öppen för alla i princip dygnet runt. En sol, ett regn, … Continued

Press release: Vending Machine

Joakim Forsgren and Andreas Hiroui Larsson come from diametrically different perspectives on music. Hiroui Larsson has a background in acoustic jazz and non-idiomatic improvisation, while Forsgren has played electric bass in punk and rock groups since his early teenage years. The two being friends since several years, making music gradually became a way of spending … Continued

Joakim Forsgren on Jan Håfström

”Jan Håfström flyttar just nu ut ur sin ateljé i Liljeholmen. Byggnaden ska rivas. Under våren 2012 spenderade jag en dag där för att göra en intervjufilm. Jag ställde upp kameran och väntade i tystnad tills han började tala. Emellanåt gav jag honom något av hans verk för att leda honom vidare i berättelsen. Det … Continued

Review: AUTORHYTHM – Endorphins

‘Endorphins’ is the aptly titled, and hypnotic debut single from Swedish producer Joakim Forsgren aka AUTORHYTHM.   The AUTORHYTHM  sound finds a home in a space between Krautrock, Techno, Acid and No Wave that whisks us off to a futuristic world composed of layered improvisations, each in response to the prior layer building grooves and sounds … Continued

Review: AUTORHYTHM – Endorphins

Here’s the excellent debut single from Sweden producer Joakim Forsgren. The kosmische techno sound of “Endorphins” is very resonant and awakening. Autorhythm builds up mesmerizing, bubbling synths, in combination with an homage to Martin Rev’s early leaps. You inevitably stick in this guiding groove with the influences of Himalayan transcendence and Sacred mountains. Moreover, Roerich’s … Continued

A short history of Tonband

In 2019, when artist Gunnel Boman first heard the sextet Tonband – then named Blåkulla – she thought that their music was all right, but the name Blåkulla made no sense to her.(1) After the show, she told the members of the band: ‘You should have a name that clearly describes what you do, which … Continued