Sudden death of Berlin-based composer, aged 38

September 19, 2017 by norman lebrecht


The death has been announced of the experimental Swedish composer Marcus Fjellström, a versatile artist who worked with Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Swedish Ballet as well as electronic and avant-garde groups.

No cause of death has yet been given.

Our sympathies to his family and friends.

Comments (8)

  1. Ungeheuer says:

    Once again, another one far too young disappears. So unfair. RIP.

    1. Don Niperi Septo says:

      RIP? You assume he is Catholic. If he is Swedish he is more likely to be Protestant Lutheran, RIP is inappropriate in that case, see below why.

  2. John Borstlap says:


    Ironic, that in this case, ‘reanimation’ apparently did not help.

  3. Benjamin Staern says:

    Has anyone contact with his family? Very sad for what happened.
    Thought of dedicating in memory one of my upcoming works in his honour.

    1. Christina H says:

      Hi Benjamin, what a beautiful thought! His father is a friend of mine, I’ve told him about this, and I’ll arrange for the two of you to get in contact.
      Skickar ett mess på Fb.
      Varmt tack!

  4. Lennart Westman says:

    I am deeply sad to hear this tragic news. may you rest in peace, Marcus.

  5. Patrick Fridh says:

    Mycket tråkigt att höra. Jag var en vän.

  6. Thomas Haugh says:

    (From Dublin) I am shocked at this news, truly, deeply saddened. Such a rare talent, such rare music. I have been evangelising his work with many of my music obsessed friends and beyond. Terrible, terrible…

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