• Västra Götaland County Variations

    What is Your Variation?




    A long and exciting journey where musician Andreas Edlund and process leader Jon Liinason visit all 49 municipalities in Västra Götaland County, interpret J. S. Bach on 49 different keyboard instruments and offer 49 variations on the Goldberg theme.

    Each concert highlights a particularly interesting instrument in each municipality.

    Based in J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations this outreach project creates a variation work with participating young musicians from Västra Götaland County's 49 municipalities. Under the direction of Andreas Edlund, they will play different types of keyboard instruments - organ, harpsichord, harmonium or fortepiano, for example - and perform different variations from Bach's Goldberg Variations. This will take place via regional public concerts, documented in sound, film and interviews for a coming book and a closing concert in Gothenburg, at the time of the new concert hall organ inauguration in October of 2021.

    In Västra Götaland County, there is an internationally unique presence of preserved organs and related keybaord instruments, such as cemabali, clavichord, fortepiani, grand pianos and harmonia. These constitute an important, but also relatively unknown cultural heritage.


    "What is your variation?"

  • Map of the 49 Municipalities in Västra Götaland County

  • Process film No. 1 of 49



    Göteborg Municipality

    Gathenhielmska huset

    Process film: LUMIÈRE LIINASON

  • Process film No. 2 of 49


    Variation No. 31

    Öckerö Municipality

    The Culture Cube on Björkö

    Andreas' student: Zemias Abrahamsson

    Process film: LUMIÈRE LIINASON

  • Process film No. 3 of 49


    Variation 32

    Mark Municipality

    Fotskäls kyrka

    Andreas' student: Joel Fransson

    Process film: LUMIÈRE LIINASON



    Cultural Comittee of Västra Götaland County
    Lundby Parish
    Västra Mark Parish