News

2017

August

Preparing for our Grand release concert where we will play music from not just only our latest album “Drift” but also from the first album “Trip” and the second “Lost & Found”.
Stockholm, Teater Lederman Friday 6/10 2017. 

July

We enjoyed playing at the opening ceremony for the Bergman Week. Here you find our contribution to the legendary filmmaker.

“A new encounter” – one of three pieces we played in Fårö Church.

June

26/6 Fårö Church at 15.00

Nyman/Levin performs at the Bergman week 2017
where we also celebrate our latest release “Drift” – a full CD-album with a 16-page booklet!

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May

27/5 at 19.15
SVT2 shows “Ingmar Bergman through the choreographers eye”. Nyman/Levin had the pleasure to do the music for Pontus Lidberg piece “The Dreamer”.

20/5 We are very happy to announce that we will play at the opening ceremony for the Bergman week at Fårö, Gotland (26/6), Sweden. More info at www.bergmancenter.se

17/5 We have now picked 10 tracks for the new album that will appear in late June! Now working on a 12-page booklet where we’d like to explain our methods, experiences, the tradition of classical western improvisation and more…

April

We’ve now finished the recordings and start to choose which (of all those!) improvisations can suite on the new album. We have so much material, but was is interesting over a long term?

February-March

Working on our new album “Drift” where we investigate new sounds, forms and techniques – mirroring ourselves in the very old tradition of improvisation. this time we return to the two classical guitars…

January
31/1 Release of the single “The Dreamer”. Music Nyman/Levin. Voice: Stina Ekblad.
Will be broadcasted in Swedish Radio P2 5/2.
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2016

November-December
We wrote an article for the swedish guitar papper “SGLS” about classical improvisation.

Rehearsels for the new album.

October

Workshop at Oskarshamns Folkhögskola 20-21/10.
Concert in Kråksmåla Kyrka 23/10. Free improvisations and impros using techniques by Messiaen and Pärt.

23/10 “Sand” with music by Nyman/Levin at San Fransisco Dance Film Festival!

September
Album recordings and preparations for tour in October.

August 15
We are happy to announce that Joakim Stephenson´s dance film “Sand” with our music is coming up at San Fransisco Dance Film Festival!
“Sand” will also, together with four other international films, be screened on continual display in the lobby of the Brava Theater during the entire four-day festival!


August 12

Album release of Sans Sable!

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August 14+16: World Premiere! Joakim Stephenson’s “Sans Sable” for four dancers. Vitabergsparken 14+16/8.
2500 people in the audience!

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Nyman/Levin invaded by legendary dancer Ana Laguna 🙂

June: Working with choreographer Pontus Lidberg in a new piece for the Bergman Week on Fårö, Gotland.
Will be broadcasted by SVT in November.

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May: Working with music for a new dance creation by Joakim Stephenson. Premiere 14/8 at Vitabergsparken, Stockholm.

March-April: Recordings of a new album!

March: Single Release! “Spring”

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19/2 Workshop: Oskarhamns Folkhögskola, Sweden

18/2 Concert: Oskarhamns Folkhögskola, Sweden
Improvisations over the two Albums “Trip” and “Lost /Found” + new material.
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2015

27/11 We are happy to announce the release of “Sand” on Spotify.
Will also be available as download on I-tunes in a near future!
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21/11 Vallentuna Guitar Festival at 18.30
Listen to the recording of the concert here!

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19/11 Private Concert Stockholm

14/11 Concert Visby. With Annika Fehling.
Metodistkyrkan kl. 15.00

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12/11 Concert in Kråksmåla kyrka 19.00
Watch the entire concert here!

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11/10 Uppsala International Guitarfestival

Nyman/Levin had the honour to play a concert with Terry Riley and his work “In C”.
40 guitarists lead by the eminent duo Gothenburg Combo.
Swedish Radio SR recorded the concert.

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More info here:

http://www.uppsalagitarrfestival.se/en/2015-terry-riley/

7-10/5 New sketches and recordings on Gotland. We had a fantastic 3 days with
a couple of new compositions and some 2 hours of recorded improvisations.

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We also found time for a little jam in the Cathedral of Visby. What a fantastic acoustic for our music!

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From the new album! Shimmering rooms. Videoart: Matthias Fritsch

it will be available 1/5 2015 on all major digital channels

2015-04-22 Lost & Found has arrived! The strange thing with the title “Lost & Found” is that it was lost in the layout! :-) After have proofread the layout several times none of us discovered that it wasn’t in the layout. So, maybe we should refer this album as the “black&white” album…

We met three nights in our studio in central Stockholm and came up with the idea to explore old school instruments: steel string guitars, zither, school organ.. First we improvised a lot of zither-music, enough for a whole album. But we felt in the end that it would be nice to blend in some other timbres from different instruments and therefor we brought in the three pieces for two 12-string guitars in the very end of the production. What differs the new album from our first album “Trip” is that we mix compositions with improvisations. Some of the titles are notated and have a strict form and some of the tunes are pure improvisations. Let’s see if you can discover it!?

The last steps now. The master is created…

A brand new album in late April! “Lost&Found”

Rotterdam Thursday 19/3.  Fylkingen Art Festival!

Work in progress screening of Wolfgang Lehmann’s short film “Songs from Paradise”

Music from Nyman/Levin’s album “Trip” and the upcoming “Lost&Found”

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Pics from the recordings…

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Nyman/Levin on Swedish Radio P2. Broadcasted 15/2 2015:

The new Album “Lost & Found” will be on its way in late April

This time we’ve been working with old school instruments such as: the old school organ, zither and some steels string guitars. More info will follow soon, at this time we’re just amazed over the sounds we found in the old instruments – Lost & Found…

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