Sudden death of Berlin-based composer, aged 38

Sudden death of Berlin-based composer, aged 38


norman lebrecht

September 19, 2017

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.


  • Ungeheuer says:

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

  • John Borstlap says:


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

  • 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.

    • 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!

      • I’m a poet based in California and only discovered Mr. Fjellström’s music after his passing. I play his works while I write, indeed it’s the only music I’ve been able to find that actually helps concentration. His motifs don’t distract, they focus. I’ve written quite a bit under his influence and have added his name to the acknowledgements in my next book. I’m truly grateful for this artist.

  • Lennart Westman says:

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

  • Patrick Fridh says:

    Mycket tråkigt att höra. Jag var en vän.

  • 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…