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Johannes Bergmark

[Bergmark playing the Finger Violin]
Photo © by Greg Locke, St. John's Newfoundland.

FRIM's Improvised News Scandinavia

[Starling singing]

I am the webmaster of the FRIM web pages, the main internet source of information and links about FRIM and free improvised music in Scandinavia. Please take a look!

Johannes Bergmark (me) is a free lance improvisor, instrument inventor, writer, electroacoustic music composer, sound poet, piano technician and surrealist. He has toured Europe and North America and has collaborated with improvisors worldwide, theatre companies, poets and dancers.
 One of his long-standing partners is Hal Rammel of Wisconsin. Groups in Scandinavia include Cloudchamber with Christian Werner, Martin Küchen and Sören Runolf; Hunger with Bendik Hagerup and Risto Holopainen; Acrobatic Music with Terje Mentyjærvi; FRETLESSARMÉÉN with Harald Beckstrøm and Terje Mentyjærvi; and a duo with Martin Klapper (Cz).
 In April 1997, he organized OSLO IMPRO, a 7 days festival of free improvisation with more than 50 musicians.
 He lives in Stockholm, Sweden.

Stay connected! To be expected are: more pictures and sounds! and:

  • Manifesto Against Music
  • The Piezo Microphone Page
  • Press voices about Johannes Bergmark
  • What is Improvisation and Why Improvise?
  • More About the trio Fretlessarméén
  • Art, Politics and Money
  • Abolish the rich!
Och svenska översättningar:
  • Pressröster om Johannes Bergmark
  • Spelad av mina instrument
  • Åkallan av de fördolda ljuden
  • För en vild musik
  • Butoh - Köttets revolt i Japan och att röra sig surrealistiskt
  • This drawing was made by one of the kids that went to the kindergarten that I was working in in 1986-87. It is a drummer. [Drummer drawing.]

    The figure was used as the symbol for Stora Saltet, the journal of the Surrealist Group in Stockholm of which I am a cooperator.

    Email: bergmark@flashback.net.

    This page updated the 20th of October 2000.