John Chantler


John Chantler is a musician and organiser living in Stockholm, Sweden working with synthesizers, electronics and sometimes pipe organs to explore his own personalised compositional and improvisational strategies — working with and against the specific systems inherent in his chosen tools.

Originally from Australia he spent a decade in London before moving to Sweden where he directs a festival for ‘other music’ in Stockholm called Edition. The ‘Third Edition’ takes place in February 2018.

Current Projects

Duo with Johannes Lunds (saxophones)
A duo for saxophone and synthesizer. Johns/John lock into a series of cycles and frequency systems that while loosely in the tradition of the patterned saxophony and accompanying string drone of La Monte Young and the Theatre of Eternal Dream Music’s B Flat Dorian Blues obliterates the instrumental hierarchy that Young espouses for an altogether more unknowable intensity of experience.

Trio with Seymour Wright (alto sax) and Steve Noble (drums/percussion)
Trio formation with two of the most singular instrumentalists from the UK.

twitter: @johnchantler