HENRIK SANDÅS QUINTET

HSQ is a modern tango quintet formed by five strong and personal musicians.
With soulful interpretation, virtuosity, improvisation and relentless swing, the line-up serves up a charming musical setting in the footsteps of Astor Piazzolla.


The band’s repertoire extends from Piazzolla’s music to e.g. to the compositions of Kari Ikonen, Outi Tarkiainen, Igor Stravinsky and Kalevi Aho. HSQ also collaborates artistically with various soloists and composers, in an effort to create new, diverse concert ensembles and update the genre for the 21st century.

“I have a dream: that my music would still be heard in 2020. And in 3000 too. At times, I am convinced, because my music is different. In 1955, one tango died and another was born, and my band Octeto Buenos Aires reads another on the birth certificate. ”

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)

UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS – SIBELIUS ACADEMY

ARTS STUDY PROGRAMME – DOCMUS

PARTICIPATION; ”one time I bathed for too long and accidentally became a hologram”, 2019-2024