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 20 years Fredrik has worked with a number of groups and artists around the world, among just a few are: Bazar Blå (Sweden), Radio Tarifa (Spain), Andreas Vollenweider (Switzerland). Ancient Agents (South Africa), Amine & Hamza (Tunisia). Alfredo Lagos (Spain), Mich Gerber (Switzerland), Karima Nayt (Algeria), Tarabband (Sweden) Fathy Salama (Egypt), Sofia Karlsson (Sweden), Väsen (Sweden), Blau (Switzerland), Jienat (Norway) as well as dance-companies Flamencos en Route (Switzerland) and ÖffÖff (Switzerland)
photo: Anders Rydell