Posted 2013-08-12

From 1970 to 1992, ISKRA was Scandinavia’s foremost group for free improvised music. They made fanciful, unpredictable, uniquely personal music that transgressed all genre boundaries. ISKRA’s music was built on collective improvisation, and the arsenal of instruments used was limitless.

Apart from giving regular concerts, ISKRA also produced workshops for children and adults. The group gave many performances for radio and TV, and released four LP albums and one CD.

In the autumn of 2003 original ISKRA members Jörgen Adolfsson, Tuomo Haapala, Sune Spångberg and Arvid Uggla reunited at Café Aguéli in Stockholm for a spontaneous casual concert. The music was recorded and is now released on this Country & Eastern CD.

The release concert for Liberté, Égalité, Humanité in the Bucky Dome in Stockholm on May 22nd 2012 became Sune Spångberg’s last. Having struggled with MS for many years, his last appearance on stage became a very warm farewell to all his admirers. Sune was 82 when he left the planet a couple of weeks after, on June 21st.

Here is a video with some music from the “Liberté Égalité Humanité” album:

A few years back a book about ISKRA was published by Bo Ejeby Förlag

ISKRA – gränslös musik

all records with ISKRA