Photo by Sonny Boy Gustafsson

Nord/Långbacka/Dahl is a trio formed by three strong personalities from the Swedish music scene who are exploring their own path in a time where musical grounds are merging and moving.

With love and respect for the diverse musical traditions and a simultaneous curious openness to new worlds of sounds and expressions Nord/Långbacka/Dahl performs original music that extends further beyond genre borders. Vocal, violins, cello, accordion and keyboard forms their sound palette. Layers of classical music, swedish folk, pop, world music, jazz, tango and cinematic art music animates their magnificent, sheer heavenly, harsh poetic and spontaneously playful compositions.

You may have seen members of the North/Långbacka/Dahl playing with Swedish groups and artists such as New Tide Orquesta, Sofia Karlsson, Miss Li, Norrbotten Big Band, Lena Willemark, Kaja, Kultiration and the Cullberg Ballet to name a few.

About the members

Contact/Further info

International booking
Livet Nord
Phone: +46 704 414 001
Skype: Livet Nord

Plans for 2015

In 2015 NDL will record their debute album wich will be released in the autumn of 2015.

Nord/Långbacka/Dahl & Jenny Ritter
NLD will also be working with the canadian artist Jenny Ritter from Vancouver. They will be touring in Sweden in March and in Canada in the autumn. Welcome to contact Livet Nord for more info and booking! More info about Jenny Ritter:


Medley, live from Dalarna 2014
Music by Nord/Dahl/Långbacka

Livet Nord
– 5 string violin, voice etc.

Livet Nord is basically trained in classical violin in Gothenburg, and since 1998 she has worked as a freelance musician in a variety of groups, plays and projects within different genres and musicstyles.
She has toured the world with the sextet New Tide Orquesta since 1996 and the trio Kaja since 2005. She has participated in over 40 phonograms with her own and others’ projects and also runs her own record label, Kakafon Records. As producer she manage international exchange programs and organizes tours, concerts and festivals in Sweden. In 2009 Livet received Göteborg’s Cultural Award because ”Through her highly developed musicality and her personal express-ion she moves easily and freely across diverse genres and mixes tango with Swedish folk music, reggae with prog rock and klezmer with jazz.”

Lisa Eriksson Långbacka
– accordion, keyboards, voice etc.

Lisa Eriksson Långbacka has studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and at the University of Music and Drama in Gothenburg. She has her origins in folk music but her openness towards other genres takes her between diverse musical worlds. From collaborations with pop, jazz and folk musicians to opera and theatre. She is involved in several recordings and has toured with Grammy winning Maria Schneider, performed at the Swedish Nobel celebration, in the Eurovision Song Contest et al. In the fall 2014, Lisa will be the band leader at the Cullberg Ballet’s performance 11th floor (music by Gavin Bryars) and during spring 2015 she will be part
of the orchestra at the Royal Danish
Theatre in Copenhagen. Lisa also has
a duo with the violinist Lisa Rydberg and can be heard with the likes of Sofia Karlsson, Tomas Ledin.

Johanna Dahl
– cello, voice etc.

Johanna Dahl has studied the classical cello at the University of Music and Drama in Gothenburg in the late 80’s, but also since the early years played Swedish folk music. Today she possesses a great genre width as a freelance musician and composer, and has appeared in a variety of dance and theater, among others at the City Theatre and Theatre Bhopa in Gothenburg, Ögonblicksteatern in Umeå, Panic Theatre in Uppsala, etc. She is also frequently hired as a studio musician and composed music for kids radio. Johanna has received a composition fellowship from STIM and musician scholarship from the Arts. Johanna is a permanent member of the groups New Tide Orquesta and Krackel Kapell but has also played with musicians like Stefan Forssen, Nils Berg, Joakim Milder, Jan Levander and many more.