FREDRIK GILLE MUSIC
I’ve always had a strong urge to learn about different percussion traditions, their history and evolution. Not just to play the drums i use, but having a deep knowledge about their origin, culture and tradition. That makes me feel closer to the drums, even if i don’t use them in their traditional music or in a traditional way. In a way you can say it’s out of respect for the tradition.
Digging into different cultures exploring the beauty of their music traditions you always find new things, it’s like this huge treasure that never ends, and never stops to surprise you. The more you learn, the more you realise how little you know. That's also one of the beautiful parts, you can never know everything, there is always so much more to be discovered.
As a musician i have the opportunity to travel a lot around the world, always meeting interesting people and getting in close contact with their culture and music traditions. These experiences always affect me and my musical language direct or indirect, in the path i walk as a musician and as a human being.
Working as a professional musician for over 25 years, Fredrik has performed in more than 50 countries and worked with a number of prominent ensembles and artists around the world. To name a few: Bazar Blå (Sweden), Väsen (Sweden), Karima Nayt (Algeria), Tarabband (Sweden), Ancient Agents (South Africa), Amine & Hamza (Tunisia), Emilia Amper (Sweden), Alfredo Lagos (Spain), Mich Gerber (Switzerland), Fathy Salama (Egypt), Sofia Karlsson (Sweden), Blau (Switzerland), Andreas Vollenweider (Switzerland), Radio Tarifa (Spain), Jienat (Norway) as well as dance-companies Flamencos en Route (Switzerland) and ÖffÖff (Switzerland).
photo: Anders Rydell