From his studio in Uppsala, Peter Sandberg creates compositions that are steeped in their own rich atmosphere, vivid, hushed and contemplative. Yet they are informed by a restlessness of spirit that saw the artist take up the piano, aged twelve, and finally find a way to channel the “undrainable source of energy” that had earned him the label of a problematic child.
This ADHD was channelled into hyperfocus, slowing things down towards a meditative stillness that turns the music towards the ambient and textural.
Today, Peter Sandberg’s restlessness is in the service of his constant evolution as a musician and composer, whether it’s experimenting with his new Una Corda piano, or realising his goal of mastering the violin. Inspired by contemporary neo-classical artists including Hauschka, Johann Johannsson, Max Richter, Metropole Orkest, Nils Frahm, Olafur Arnalds, Peter Broderick, Philip Glass and Dustin O’Halloran and through his music, he has composed a soundtrack to the dizzying narrative of modern life, having crafted an international reputation creating music for television and commercials from the digital immediacy of Netflix and the acceleration of Volvo and Tesla. He has amassed over 150 million Spotify streams from his earlier catalogue, including fan favourites ‘Remove The Complexities’ and ‘Balm’.