Fredrik Högberg was born in 1971 and grew up in Svedala. He studied at Framnäs Folk High School and later pursued studies in composition with, among others, Jan Sandström at the Piteå College of Music (1990-1997). He worked during this period as Sandström´s assistant, and he also taught composition in Luleå and Piteå. For many years he has resided and been active at the “Court House” in Nyland, by the Ångermanland River, a location that he has transformed into a creative cultural centre. In 1995 he was awarded the music publisher Gehrmans´ grant for the study of composition, the following year he received Luleå Municipality´s culture prize and in 1997 he was given the culture scholarship “Creative Person”. Like so many others in his generation of composers, he has a background in rock music. One can still hear him play in the group Nyland´s Iron. And he enjoys listening just as much to the Beatles as to the avant-garde music of Berio, Xenakis or Ligeti.