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Kulturhuset Oceanen

Alan Haksten Ensemble in Milonga Oriental

Alan Haksten Ensemble The Alan Haksten Ensemble is a neo tango quartet based in Gothenburg, Sweden, formed by musicians from Argentina, Sweden and Russia. Nu they play in the Oriental Milonga

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Alan Haksten Ensemble in Milonga Oriental

Time & Location

May 03, 2019, 8:00 PM

Kulturhuset Oceanen, Stigbergstorget 8, 414 63 Göteborg, Sweden

About The Event

Alan Haksten Ensemble

The Alan Haksten Ensemble is a neo tango quartet based in Gothenburg, Sweden, formed by musicians from Argentina, Sweden and Russia.

Alan Haksten met Pelle Bolander, violinist and Swedish actor in 2016 and through this encounter the Alan Haksten Ensemble was created in the city of Gothenburg.

Apart from Haksten and Bolander the quartet is currently formed by cellist Pia Henoch and pianist Alexander Gorshkoff. The repertoire consists mainly of Haksten's own work, as well as classics by Piazzolla and traditionals, performed in concerts or “milongas”, the tango dance bar.

The group’s first album was recorded and released in Buenos Aires in 2017. This CD, "En la ciudad de los pájaros", (“In the city of the birds”) recreates the atmosphere of compositional episodes experienced by Haksten in southern Sweden, and this his how Hakstens music can be listened to, a tango bird flying through the world nesting in Scandinavia.

The Ensemble is presently preparing their second album.

Cello: Pia Henoch

Violin: Pelle Bolander

Piano: Alexander Gorshkoff

Accordion and composition: Alan Haksten

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