Modern Fantazias begins with two critically acclaimed performances at Södra Teatern in Stockholm.

In 2010 we created a performance in collaboration with Ane Brun where Anes songs were joined by improvisation , renaissance and modernism , and mixed with the works of Claudio Monteverdi , John Cage , Erik Satie and Henry Purcell .

Building on the late seventies in Berlin, Düsseldorf and Cologne where art music , pop , avant garde and electronic music stand side by side Modern Fantazias in 2011 presented music by some of the great of that time; Kraftwerk , Bowie, Eno and Stockhausen .

Modern Fantazias is an ongoing research project that tracks the relationship and correspondences in different genres and music from different time . Each project has the idea that the basis of a popular musical or classical kernel build ties to other music of our time . Ane Brun meets John Cage and Monteverdi . Kraftwerk Bowie meets Stockhausen . We create contemporary music from a different angle .

Modern Fantazias is a mix of a band and an orchestra consisting of musicians from different backgrounds . There are classical musicians , improvising musicians , pop musicians and musicians who move freely between different genres. The ensemble's unique musicians , which includes skills including singing and improvisation are utilized , enabling arrangements and programs that will lead us into a new way to contemporary music . The ensemble will be a platform where unexpected encounters can take place.

The ensemble's artistic director is the conductor and arranger Hans Ek .