After working together for many years within opera and both orchestral and chamber music, singer Monica Danielson and percussionist Per Sjögren decided to do something different … to challenge existing ensemble forms and to create a duo for voice and percussion. Since the first concert in 2001 Duo Ego has established itself as a very exciting force which is, according to many experts, one of the most interesting ensembles in contemporary music.
Monica Danielson´s famous interpretations of Boulez´Le Marteau sans Maître and Schönberg´s Pierrot Lunaire, together with Per´s success with the ensembles Gageego! and Spectra have created both curiosity and anticipation in Swedish music life. Duo Ego with its unique, intimate timbre, creates an specially close relationship with its audience.
New compositions, written specifically for Monica and Per are continuously increasing their repertoire.