Since the debut album back in 2005, Swedish sound artist Dag Rosenqvist has released 30 albums, EP’s and cassette tapes in a vast array of different constellations, the main one being the solo project Jasper TX that was put to rest early 2012. Other constellations include contemporary classical duo From The Mouth of The Sun (with American multi-instrumentalist Aaron Martin), pop/rock outfit de la Mancha (alongside childhood friend Jerker Lund) and the lo-fi/noise project The Silence Set (with Swedish based drone/noise musician Johan Gustavsson). Over the years he has also collaborated with artists such as Machinefabriek, Mike Weis (from Zelienople), Simon Scott (ex Slowdive) and Edinburgh based sound artist Matthew Collings. His discography includes releases on labels such as Miasmah [NO], Fang Bomb [SE], Experimedia [US], Handmade Birds [US], Kning Disk [SE] and Karaoke Kalk [DE].
Using a wide array of acoustic and electric instruments as a foundation for his compositions, and relying mainly on analogue equipment, Dag has managed to create his own musical landscape. Elements of drone, improvisation, noise and lo-fi aesthetics are all filtered through a skewed, melodic pop sensibility, resulting in something highly personal.
In addition to releasing regular albums he has created music for dance performances in Sweden as well as for a ballet piece by London based choreographer Paolo Mangiola, which premiered at The London Royal Opera House during fall 2012. He has also created original music for the acclaimed American horror film Toad Road (directed by Jason Banker) as well as for Dutch filmmaker Juriaan Booij’s art house short Conformists (alongside Simon Scott).
He has also created remixes and reconstructions for artists such as Amon Tobin, Epic 45, Ian Hawgood, Bitcrush and :Papercutz to name a few. Since 2008 he has performed live in the USA, the United Kingdom, Norway, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Sweden, Denmark, Turkey and Germany.
Dag Rosenqvist is currently residing in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Dag Rosenqvist’s tracks