Thomas Åberg (b. 1952) — Fantasy in A minor (1980) for organ
Thomas Åberg (b. 1952) was born in Stockholm, Sweden and works there as composer, concert organist, and music administrator. Most of his works are written for the organ and are characterized by their rhythmic joy, simplicity, and humor. He has stated that "music must bring enjoyment, without abandoning reverence," and as such his style often uses the most basic of musical materials to create a discourse that is both spiritual and visceral. His music has been performed by organists at festivals throughout Europe, Asia, and the USA. He also tours regularly worldwide as concert organist with his own works.
"Fantasy in A minor" (1980) is Åberg's most well-known organ composition, having been widely played around the world by numerous concert organists. Like most of his music, it is very direct in its musical expression, employing largely non-developmental procedures that create some aesthetic similarities with the worlds of minimalist and ambient music.