The 17th Kalvfestival 12-15 augusti 2021

International meeting place for the development of contemporary music

The  Kalv festival  is a yearly contemporary music festival that since its inception in 2004 has explored the world of experimental new music in the beautiful countryside south-east of Gothenburg, through show-casing interdisciplinary and pedagogical projects, work-shops as well as commissioning and staging some of the most important musical works of the last century. A feature which has placed the festival as one of the key contemporary music festivals of Sweden and integrated it socially and culturally in the local regional life.

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Now this year’s Kalv Festival begins!

This year a pre-festival 8–10 August: don’t miss to take part in mantra meditation (Tuesday at 20:00 in the School House), medieval circle dances (Wednesday at 14:00 in the Church) and experience an evening vespers (Wednesday at 18:00).


Christina Meißner, Sergej Tchirkov, Klaus Lang & Magnus Haglund

The Kalv Festival not only invites musicians and composers to do their own concerts, but we provide space for collaborations, and also impulsive events. This year, cellist Christina Meißner, accordionist Sergei Tchirkov, composer and organist Klaus Lang and musician and writer Magnus Haglund are invited.

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Luigi Nono’s La lontananza nostalgica utopica futura

One of the most important composers of the post-war period is the Italian Luigi Nono. One of his last works, La lontananza nostalgica utopica futura, is perhaps his most poetic and multi-faceted masterpiece.


Soyuz21 contemporary music ensemble Zürich!

This year, the Kalv Festival invites Soyuz21 from Zurich for several concerts during the festival. Soyuz21 spends a week in Kalv and performs in no less than three concerts.

This year's artists