Sture Ericson: alto-, tenor- & baritonesax, bass clarinet, clarinet, composer. Sture Ericson emerged on the swedish scene for experimental jazz and improvised music in the 80-ies as a member of the internationally recognized unit Position Alpha. Playing in this group until –95 and releasing four LPs and two cd´s, touring extensively throughout Europé and South America in clubs and at festivals.
The next mayor project started in 2000 with the formation of the group The Electrics. Its mebers from the start and up to the peresent day are Axel Dörner (D) – trumpet; Sture Ericson – reeds; Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (N) – bass; and Raymond Strid (S) – drums. The Electrics has created a very unique musical brew drawing from its members´ experiences in jazz, free jazz, european improv and contemporary classical music. The expression contains a vast variety of sonic textures coming from many different extended technics on the instruments, as well as passages with high rhytmic intensity related to the jazz-and freejazz tradition. The Electrics has performed at mayor festivals in Vancouver, Seattle, Nickelsdorf, Tampere and Mulhouse, and has done numerous tours in Europé and USA. Two cd´s have been released and the group has received an overwelmingly good response from the audiences as well as critics:
””Should be recognized withou qualifications as an identifying archetype of top-flight improvisation. A true Northern European super-group” (Jazz Weekly – Ken Waxman)
”It´s a total musical conception fully realized by highly skilled players who impose no limits in their instruments” (The Wire)
”This is certainly that edge-of-your-seat sort of excitement where all you know is that something incredible is in store yet you never know which direction they will head into next” (Downtown Music Gallery – Bruce Lee Gallanter)
Sture Ericson is also playing in WESS w/ Joe Williamson, David Stackenäs Raymond Strid; Per-Son-Ell w/ Martin Klapper, Rex Casswell; PET w/ Simon Toldam; Anders Provis; Nutidsbo w/ Claus Højensgaard, Nils Davidsen, PO Jørgensen; trio with Peter Friis Nielsen, Claus Bøje, Simon Toldam´s STORK and Maria Faust Group.
During the years he has participated in numerous ad hoc constellation with improvisers from Europe, USA and Asia – fx Derek Bailey, Otomo Yoshihide, Phil Minton, Roger Turrner, Fred Lonberg Holm, Wilbert de Joode, John Edwards, Paul Lovens and Thomas Lehn.