Themus Ensemble

Music and We


Mansoor Hosseini
is artistic director of Themus Ensemble and composes theatrical music pieces for them. He studied percussion in Sweden, with Thomas Fristedt and Bo Holmstrand,at the Gothenburg Music Conservatory. Later, he went to Paris and studied composition at Conservatoire Nadia & Lili Boulanger and at Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris with Professor Yoshihisa Taïra. Mansoor joined also the theory classes of Raphael D'Haene and computer-music classes of Peter Swinnen at the Royal Music Conservatory of Brussels. Finally, he took composition courses at the Gothenburg Music Conservatory, with Carl-Axel Hall. Mansoor also studied film music and script writing at Gothenburg University.

Studies and researches in Musical theater with George Aperghis, contemporary dance with Tero Saarinen and Martial Arts have influenced his theatrical music and dance compositions. His Kung-Fu practices have given him motives for the choreographies he created, both for musicians, other artists and within his art films. Mansoor’s compositions have been performed in various music and theatre festivals in Europe, North and South America.

Andreas Hall
studied the saxophone and clarinet at the Music University of Gothenburg with Professor Sten Pettersson. At the same time he was taught improvisation by Anders Hagberg and Anders Jormin. Andreas himself has been teaching saxophone, clarinet and flute in several music schools in and around Gothenburg since 2003.

Andreas has played at different jazz and folk music festivals with his wind quartet. The group Mess and the Ingvar Andersson quartet have occasionally invited him to perform with them at various jazz festivals and jazz clubs in and outside Sweden. We also find a wide range of contemporary music in his repertoires.

Tony Blomdahl
studied composition with professor Sven-David Sandström at Gotland school of composition 1995-97, and with professor Ole Lützow-Holm at the Gothenburg University 1999-2003.
Blomdahl mostly composes music for smaller chamber ensembles, electro-acoustic music and works with sound art and installations. Larger works such as symphonic orchestral pieces and string orchestra are also in his list. His Music is mainly performed in Sweden, both in national TV and the national radio, but also abroad in France, Albania and USA. Tony´s operette Laika, the space dog, for children, has become successful and toured in Europe. Tony is also director of Geiger, an electronic music group that organises event of the same genre.

Guest musicians
Themus has invited other artists to join in and perform together. Both instrumentalists and singers such as Lindha Kallerdahl (SW), Siri Woxlin (SW), Einar Nielsen (DK), Juanjo Guillem (ES), Pinquins trio (NO) and more amazing people.