Born and raised far out in the countryside of Småland in southern Sweden, Gustavs musical journey started from an early age in the Swedish folk music community. After years as a practicing musician Gustav shifted his focus towards writing music and underwent composition training at the Gotland School of Composition. Seven years later he graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm with both a masters and a bachelors degree in composition under professor Karin Rehnqvist.
Since then he has composed everything from small solo pieces to large scaled orchestral works, opera, original soundtracks for theatre and much more. And his music has been performed by ensembles such as Eric Ericsons Chamber Choir, Norrbotten NEO, Musica Vitae, Stockholms Blåsarsymfoniker(Stockholm Wind Ensemble) at venues such as The royal Dramatic Theatre(Stockholm), Arbon arts center (New York), Skálholt chapel(Reykjavik), Ritarihuone(Helsinki) and more.
Being both a composer and performing live-electronics musician, his artistic goal is to combine folk and classical music with contemporary technology, to bridge the gap between artforms with Intermedial instruments as his main tool. Experimentation and out of the box thinking lies at the core of his artistic expression, and he is always trying to translate this into whatever medium he might be working in for the moment.
Bachelors degree(BA) in Composition 2012 - 2015 (Royal College of Music in Stockholm)
Masters degree(MA) in Composition 2015 - 2017 (Royal College of Music in Stockholm)