Today I’m introducing you to the track Vindelälven by the Swedish composer and piano player Ruben Fjellner, located in Umeå. Ruben started playing the piano about five years age to deal with stress.
Just improvising on the piano has brought me so much peace and joy, especially as someone who otherwise spends (a bit too many) hours tweaking synth patches within Ableton.
The track Vindelälven was released as a single on the 16th of august, 2021.
Tell us something about your track Vindelälven!
This track is inspired by a river in the north of Sweden called Vindelälven. I have such dear memories of this place – and my great-great (something) grandfather actually had this “thinking pine” overlooking the river, where he often sat and composed both poems and preachings. For me, the river holds this kind of magic that I wanted to capture musically – how it moves through the landscape in a completely peaceful yet dramatic way. The polar opposites of calm and rapid water served as a huge inspiration for this piece.
Thank you for sending in Ruben!