Caliu Piano

Caliu Piano

Huarod, Sweden


Caliu Piano/Carl Liungman is a Swedish pianist and composer focusing mainly on improvisation in the fields of jazz, folk and Classical as well as contemporary experimental piano music.

The style of Carl’s is dualistic and expressionistic with certain impressionistic and minimalistic skills shining through. Rhythm and power is significantly important in his piano improvisation although melody is the key to capture both himself and the listener.

Carl is influenced by neoromanticism and neoclassicism, and he is particularly fond of displaying the contrasts of the light, harmonic structures of the 18th and 19th centuries together with jazz, pop and complex contemporary music structures.

In early years Carl recognized a certain ability to remember melodies, compose songs and improvise on the piano. A unique mix of different styles has come to be the overall character of his music of today which often combines dramatic tension and gentle melodies.

Carl studied jazz piano under Christian Colan and Maggie Olin at the Malmo Jazz Institute and jazz theory under pianist Alvaro Is-Rojas at the Kulturama Performing Arts School in Stockholm. From Lund University Carl has got a Bachelor’s degree in Musicology. At the Stockholm University he studied Film music. He also has studied composition at the Gotland School of Music Composition under composer Per Mårtensson and Prof. Sven-David Sandström and at the Malmö Academy of Music under Prof. Hans Gefors.

Carl has written both chamber and pop music for theatre plays, short films, art installations and poetry projects. He also has made jazz poetry together with poets and singers, improvising piano music during poetry slams and other occasions.

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