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SYMBIO

“Symbio stand out to the highest degree as one of the most distinctive groups in the environs of folk music in recent years”
– LIRA Music Magazine

Symbio draws the listener in with their intoxicating combination of vast audio landscapes and earthy grooves, driven by a deliciously unexpected combination of hurdy-gurdy and accordion.

The duo creates a playful dialogue full of joyful energy, subtleties and virtuosity, where two becomes more than the sum of its parts. This is musical storytelling at its finest, told by heartfelt storytellers through soaring melodies, rich soundscapes, irresistible grooves and finely tuned musical communication.

Johannes Geworkian-Hellman: Hurdy-Gurdy
&
LarsEmil Öjeberget: Accordion, Kickbox

The interaction of Johannes Geworkian Hellman and LarsEmil Öjeberget left nothing to be desired. You get the impression that the the two of them complement one another perfectly and simply had to find each other.

– Rolf Graff,
Mindener Tageblatt (DE)

“Symbio, sounds that celebrate life. Joy and sorrow, longing, melancholy: the audience was always emotionally close to Symbio, so that this remarkable Nordic sounds-cosmos turned into a particularly long-lasting experience – simply excellent.”

– Werner Lauterbach,
Westfälische Anzeiger (DE) 

The young Swedish duo Symbio is a true phenomenon on stage. Every show is an experience due to the musical telepathy between these musicians and their catching stories. From the first song the listener is lifted from their daily boring routine and is taken away to a new, more hopefull universe

– Elda Dorren,
De Doelen Concert Hall Rotterdam (NL)

“I have a feeling that Johannes Geworkian Hellman and LarsEmil Öjeberget were destined to make music together, regardless of what instruments they might have played.”

– Fiona Talkington,
Songlines Magazine (UK)

“Symbio, sounds that celebrate life. Joy and sorrow, longing, melancholy: the audience was always emotionally close to Symbio, so that this remarkable Nordic sounds-cosmos turned into a particularly long-lasting experience – simply excellent.”
– Werner Lauterbach,
Westfälische Anzeiger (DE) 

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3 weeks ago

Symbio

Happy new year!

2020 has passed and despite this strange year we also had a lot of nice moments. One of those is without doubt our collaboration with our new friends of the great pop/jazz duo "Sisters of Invention"

Sadly we haven´t had the chance to play our music live yet but until then we will show you some of the music! Feel free to listen and share of you want.

Compared to the sun

Text & Music Karolina Almgren
Arrangement: Symbio & Sisters of Invention
Recording and mix: LarsEmil Öjeberget
Photo: Hannah Nyström & Anton Näslund
Editing: LarsEmil Öjeberget

A big thanks to "Musikverket" who made this project and collaboration possible!
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4 weeks ago

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Dear friends and followers!

What a year... Despite the big challenge that our societies and people have been facing in 2020, we have been lucky to meet some of you during concerts in US, Germany, Schweiz and Sweden. But we have also had long breaks from concerts, just as many colleagues around the world. Music is so important to us, we live from it not only in a professional sense but even more important in a spiritual one. As much as we enjoy and love creating and playing music together as a duo, we are really longing to have the possibility to play live in front of people, to share our music to others and to experience the meetings that the concerts creates. We miss you!

We want to wish all of you a good start of this new year and send you all energy to keep up your motivation and to take care of each other! This year has showed us all more then ever that we need each other.

We look forward to share new music with you online soon and to hopefully meet many of you LIVE in 2021!

Warm thoughts and love from Symbio! <3
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3 months ago

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Thanks to Jon Antonsson and Musik i Syd for these photos from our concert in Malmö two weeks ago! 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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3 months ago

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A good memory from our concert at Moriska Paviljongen a week ago! It was so nice to be back playing live in front of people.. Thanks to everyone involved! We cannot wait until the next time.. Hope it can be soon!✨

Thanks to Musik i Syd and Malmö Folk for having us! And thanks to Saischa Kajic for these photos! 🙂
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3 months ago

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Soundcheck ready! We look forward to play at Moriska Paviljongen and Trippelkonsert Folkfest Malmö tonight 22.00! <3 ! ... See MoreSee Less

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3 months ago

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Mr Optimist, tries to pack his little bag but have done huge miscalculations... It's easy to get out of shape and loose the routines when you haven't been touring for a while. Let's hope we'll not miss our train also... #seniorhellmanneedsabiggerbag ... See MoreSee Less

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4 months ago

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Yesterday we were invited to play music as a part of a prize ceremony at Stallet in Stockholm. It was the first time for us to play for people since April, and It was very nice to meet the lovely people who organized this ceremony and everyone involved around it! To play live feels a bit rare today, and we look forward to our upcoming concerts in October.

Thank you Peter Bothén from Stallet for this beautiful photo! 🙂
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7 months ago

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Today we release a live version of our song RISING. Recorded in Sthlm February 2019!

Very welcome to listen through various streaming services. For example through this link here! 🙂Symbio · Single · 2020 · 1 songs.
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