Since 2009, Norrbotten NEO has annually produced concerts entitled New Sweden. Originally, New Sweden was a settlement along the Delaware River in North America, from 1638-55. In Acknowledgment of the first settlers mindset, the New Sweden project strives to honor pioneers who break new musical ground. In this project Norrbotten NEO pinpoints works and composers that have a unique and personal voice at the frontline of the Swedish contemporary music scene. The composers selected work closely with the ensemble before theirs works meet the audience. In 2024 there will be no New Sweden but ensemble neo will come back with a new edition 2025.

New Sweden 10th Anniversary


A selection of works from the New Sweden programs between 2009-2019 can be found on this vinyl box that was released to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this project.

Re:Take New Sweden

Conductor: Rei Munakata

Ylva Lund Bergner: Tough Jewel-E (2018)
Kim Hedås: Stills (2020)
Jenny Hettne: Stimme aus der Ferne (uruppförande)* (2021)
Karin Rehnqvist: Musik i natten (uruppförande)* (2021)
Andrea Tarrodi: Crystallites (2012)
Madeleine Isaksson: Capsuled time (uruppförande)* (2021)

Recorded in Studio Acusticum, Piteå, March 10th, 2021