born august 22nd 1956 in Stockholm
Began playing accordeon as a 4-year old. Cello
studies in school. TV-debute in 1969 in Swedish youth
program 'Knuff' as songwriter and guitarist with the
house band "Konjak & ljummet vatten".
Started the prog-rock group Dice in 1973 together
with Leif Larson (three CD's released in Japan).
Music teacher in Stockholm suburbs 1977-1980. Signed
songwriter at Peer Music 1978-1982. Spring/summer
tour with swedish pop star Pugh Rogefelt in 1981. In
1985 he wrote and produced the LP album "Grönsakemas
Hemliga Liv" together with Christian Veltman.
The album featured many of Swedens greater singers
and actors; Carl Gustaf Lindstedt, Lasse Åberg,
Roger Pontare, Lena Ericsson, Janne Schaffer, Peter
Lundblad, Ulf Brunnberg, Michael B. Tretow.
has only occasionally arranged and produced records
with others; Tommy Körberg & Vicki Benckert and
The World Youth Choir (1 single) 1989, Richard Herrey
(2 singles) 1990, Monica Lilja (3 songs) 1990, Felix
Lancelot (2 songs) 1998.
1980 he works full time as music composer on
assignment, producing everything from short
commercials to dramatic scores for film, video, multi
image presentations, exhibitions, Kick-off's etc. Has
made music for most of Swedens bigger companies. He
wrote and produced the music for the Swedish
pavillion at the world expo in Tsukuba 1985. Has also
composed the music for the congress-inaugaration
ceremonies for both The Swedish Employers
Confederation in 1994, as well as the Swedish Trade
Union Confederation in 1996.
pieces include "The Saga Of The Nordic Gods"
from 1992, a 48 minute orchestral work for the laser
performance "Aurora Borealis", presented to
an audience of 10 000 spectators in Montreal the same
year. The score was released on CD by Phono Suecia in
1993. This year Örjan participated in the Swedish
finale of the Eurovision song contest, having written
the lyrics to the song "Välkommen till livet"
performed by Christer Björkman, composed by Michael
returned to Canada in 1994, now with the work "Les
Saisons Suédoises", a 25 minute long orchestral
piece written for Per Hultgrens fireworks performance.
The same year he produced all sounding musical
examples for the Bonnier multimedia dictionary. Since
1997 there is a stationary multi image installation
in The House of National Parks outside of Stockholm.
To Örjan Strandbergs music, the well renowned
swedish photographer Anders Hanser presents 14 of
Swedens national parks.
1999 Örjan wrote and arranged the music for world
champion equistrienne Louise Nathhorst. The program
had its musical base in the hit songs performed by
ABBA. In 2006 Örjan produced yet another piece of
showmusic for Louise Nathhorst.
1999, a laser show called "Urström" was
performed in the evenings of the Stockholm Water
Festival, to the music of Örjan. He is also the
composer behind the musical score to the computergame
"Codename Eagle". Örjan has also written
the music for the scandinavian version of Blyton's
"Famous five", released on cassette and CD.
been responsible for the translations and swedish
lyrics for all "Disneys World On Ice"-performances
in Sweden between the years 1989- 2004..
ackumulated production of music adds up to around 40
the project leader för the exhibition on swedish
popular music, "Made In Sweden" shown at
the Museum of Music in Stockholm 2001 - 2002.
2001 - 2008 he produced many of the functional sounds for
most of SonyEricssons cel phones. Within the same
company - MicroSound - he also produced 'Crazy
in 1989 the society Sveriges Media Kompositörer
"Swedens media composers" together with
Anders Neglin and Michael B. Tretow. Was between 1990
and 2005 board member in SKAP. Former board member in
the Swedish Music Information Centre. Was also
between 1997 - 2005 boardmember in STIM, the Swedish
performing rights society. First vice chairman of Sami - Swedish artists and musicians organization. Chairman
of STIK - Stockholm Innovators Association.
married to Cina with whom he has a daughter Camilla.