One can tell that this is a composer who possesses rich knowledge and sensibility in regards to the human voice, and is aware of how choral singers function.
Joakim Olsson Kruse, choral conductor and organist, Västerås cathedral
”Songs from the other side are four melodic and organic choral pieces, which beatifully unfolds the world within the texts. They are immidiately ear-catching and at the same time complex.”
Karen-Maria Baun Hørlück, conductor, Frederiksborg boys choir
”In his compositions, Erik Hanspers has showed great interest in idiomatic playing techniques and developed a unique sound. The pieces he compose are challenging and engaging, with a high level of artistc quality and depth.”
Stina Hellberg Agback, harpist
As a leader, Erik is always well prepared and precise, while at the same time creating a safe and concentrated space during rehearsals. Eriks music became a beautiful and original musical world that came to shape the aesthetics and spatial design of the production.”
Gustav Englund, theatre director
”Already as a student, Erik Hanspers showed an extraordinary musical curiousity and creative ambition. As a composer, he has developed his own ’tone’ with emphasis on vocal idiomatic, serene expressiveness and sensibility.”
Kjell Perder, composer and former associate professor at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.