lineup

Qarin Wikström - voice
Simon Toldam - piano
Stephan Sieben - guitar
Putte Johander - bass
Knut Finsrud - drums

«… in general there seems to be endless amounts of inventionism and an inner urge to lead the listener to surprising places in the musical landscape.»

When you enter the world of the trans Scandinavian ensemble Sekten, you´ll encounter a whiff of madness and frail naïvity combined with musical breadth and instrumental mastery. The Swedish lyrics are sung beautifully straight, or unpleasantly threatful. Strong melodic themes are being presented on layers of rhythms and improvisations played with fearless spontaneity.

On stage, Sekten is performing uniformed and give the audience a total conceptual experience of the stage set and the music. With focus on improvisation, intuition and interaction, this unique band delivers a constantly surprising performance.

Sekten is Qarin Wikström - voice, Simon Toldam Rosengren - piano, Stephan Sieben - guitar, Putte Johander - bass and Knut Finsrud - drums.
Sekten's debut album, Annars är det tyst, was released in 2005 and received a Danish Music Award for best vocal release. In late 2008, they released their number two, Mäktiga Vingar, once again showing their talent for alternative and intuitive songwriting.

KLUBBHUS – a music film by Sofie Tønsberg and Sekten, was released in 2012.


Sekten - 'Klubbhus'

released february 2nd 2012
ilk music

In collaboration with one of Denmarks celebrated young documentary directors, Sofie Tønsberg, the pricewinning orchestra Sekten has made a fascinating music film. 

Since 2003 the Copenhagen based Scandinavian orchestra Sekten has presented their whiff of madness and frail naivety combined with musical breadth and instrumental mastery. On stage, Sekten gives the audience a total conceptual experience of performance and music. With focus on improvisation, intuition and interaction, this unique band delivers a constantly surprising performance. This combination of Sektens experimenting sound space with their strong visual expression is manifestated in the film KLUBBHUS. Together with the young and talented documentary director Sofie Tønsberg, they made an inventive music film that invites the audience into a world sliding between storytelling and sound esthetics.


Sekten - 'Mäktiga vingar'

released november 24th 2008

After receiving a Danish Music Award for their first album “Annars är det tyst”, Sekten are ready to release their second album, Mäktiga Vingar. Mäk- tiga Vingar consists of songs and improvisations created by the band. With Mäktiga Vingar, Sekten once again prove their obvious talent for alternative songwriting performed with a unique playfull inter- play that leaves plenty of room on all levels of the emotional register.


sekten - 'Annars är det tyst'

released july 18th 2005
ilk music

When you enter the world of the trans Scandinavian ensemble Sekten, you´ll encounter a whiff of madness and frail naïvity combined with musical breadth and instrumental mastery. The Swedish lyrics are sung beautifully straight, or unpleasantly threatful. Strong melodic themes are being presented on layers of rhythms and improvisations played with fearless spontaneity.

On stage, Sekten is performing uniformed and give the audience a total conceptual experience of the stage set and the music. With focus on improvisation, intuition and interaction, this unique band delivers a constantly surprising performance.