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 (6)

  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.

  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.

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