When Duo EGO was established in 2001 by myself and my friend Per Sjögren, percussionist, we had just been on tour with ensemble Gageego. An absolutely lovely bunch of people but we were really fed up with being so many people trying to agree on when to eat, waiting at the bus for latecomers, picking up passports which had been left behind etc…
So, we went to our favourite pub, had a beer and decided that we would start Duo EGO – no extras!
In the beginning it was not very easy to find repertoire for voice and percussion, but as the years have gone by we can now proudly present more than one full concert program with repertoire composed for us!
Even more impressive – a small opera of our own: ”Vad man måste” by Paula af Malmborg Ward. A comic mini-opera which in 25 minutes deals with immigration issues, painted wooden horses and several different ways of eating a banana split!
”It’s horrifying and funny and with Malmborg-Ward´s special timing not a second too long!” ” …fantastic a capella song by Danielson…” Expressen
”This is how you create a success!” BT