Garbage & music – Malmö Sweden

Photo is all copyright Kristin Warfvinge

I wanted to dwell deeper into the musicians that play music created with garbage and asked the project leader Kristin Warfvinge if she could further explain the idea behind it all

Kristin Warfvinge:

” So. Transformera, komponera musicera is a project lead by Kristin Warfvinge (composer), Josef Söreke (composer) and Viktor Auregård (musician). From the beginning it was a series of workshops with building, composing and playing but it has taken many forms. For example we’ve also had exhibitions at gallery molekyl and Malmöfestivalen. At Malmöfestivalen we had a 3 day workshop where we provided a pile of garbage for people passing by to build from. Both adults and children joined in and it all finished with a exhibition in a big glass container and a concert with invited musicians.

Some instruments.


This “cello” is made from a shoestand and a kitchen drawer. The stick functions as a lever. The harder you push the lever the tighter the string get and the higher the pitch. The best sound you get from playing with a bow..


This is a helium tank with tongues sawed out. The different tounges have different pitches.

And here we have a guitar of some sort. It has a. Very practical handle..

Does Transformera Musicera Komponera more concerts planned this year or any happenings ?

They will happen. But they are not yet planned 🙂 just like life it self. There will probably be a concert in collab with gallery molekyl soon.

Ushiri: Transformera Komponera Musicera performed at @molekylgallery in Malmö and I recorded a part of it and also made some lifedrawings when they performed.

USHiRimagazine was there and had the chance to speak with some of the performers namely Viktor Auregård and Kristin Warfvinge. I was told that there been a problem with one of the instruments leaking oil when they tried to rehearse with it so it couldnt be a part of the performance. I also got a special close look by one of the performers with a very cool improvised cello where you could adjust/tune the strings with your foot instead of the bow.

Doing life drawings of other people creating themselfs and also hear their creations is really something. To join them in the same sort of trance when the are on with doing what they love the most, that feeling is really what life is all about. Just existing here and now.

I wrongly wrote Galleri Kalkyl in the artwork, I blame beer for this 🙂

Text & art & video: Ushiri Photos: Kristin Warfvinge