Händer Som Vårdar

Henrik Söderström, a founding member of the Stockholm-based Masskultur experimental music booking collective, has been making music under the name Händer Som Vårdar for 10 years, performing in Sweden, Europe and the United States. HSV’s catalogue of underground cassette releases vary in style and production, forming different iterations of the sound at the core of the project: a highly personal, industrial noise music.

Informed by his studies in visual arts, the music of HSV examines the emotive potential of timbre, the specifics of media and the conceptuality of sounds, all assembled in a referential, “plastic” process that echoes both musique concrète and the sampling culture of contemporary electronic music.