Allan Gutheim having unique ability of combining ambient retro with a modern electronic synth sound

Allan Gutheim  is a Swedish electronic music composer, born November 13th 1962 in Stockholm, Sweden. His parents are originally from Paris, France, but moved to Sweden in the 1950s. Since 1990 he is married to Maria Gutheim (born Lindstedt). They have three children together, Alexandra (1991), Paula (1993) and Nathalie (1995).

Gutheim is classically trained, with 15 years of study in Piano, Music theory and Composition. He has written music for films, theaters, ballets, art exhibitions and multimedia productions. Gutheim's production also comprises books about music theory and the Swedish music industry.

At the age of seven Gutheim started playing the piano, but abandoned classical music in the mid-1970s in favor for composing. His experimenting led in 1976 to him becoming the youngest composer at Elektronmusikstudion (EMS) – a Swedish, professional studio for electro-acoustic music and sound art. Some early works there are Dygnet (The Day), ballet music for Stockholm Opera's production at Maxim Theater in 1977, and Gryning (Dawn), an electronic work for the Electronic Music Fair in 1979 at Fylkingen, one of the world's oldest associations for experimental music and art.
In 1983-92, Gutheim was the main teacher in Music theory and Digital music production at Kulturama in Stockholm, Sweden's largest school for artistic studies at the post-secondary level. Simultaneously he composed music for the feature film Hägring (Mirage) and a number of ballets, theater plays and multimedia productions. In 1986 Gutheim published the educational book Grundläggande Musikteori (Basic Music Theory).

From the equipment at the EMS Studio in the 1970s, with Buchla as the most advanced synthesizer, Gutheim evolved in the 1980s to work with MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface), and later on recording on the computer Atari 1040ST with the software Steinberg Pro-24/Cubase. In 1988, he founded Allan Gutheim Music Production and in 1989-90, Gutheim went on to build his own studio in Stockholm, designed by Ingemar Ohlsson, the ABBA studio designer. The studio was used for music production and music education. Some phonograms were also produced before the studio was sold in 1996.

Gutheim's long experience as a composer, musician, producer and teacher resulted in the book Den Svenska Musikbranschen (The Swedish Music Industry) in 1996. As followed he became an active lecturer and consultant regarding the music industry, legal rights and contracts. After the 5th revised edition of the book in 2001, the administrative contractual issues take a lot of time and effort, at the expense of his own music creation. Combined with moving to Skåne in southern Sweden in 2005, this led to a timeout from the music.

Allan Gutheim and his wife Maria also owns and operates Toy World Sweden – an experience museum which they founded in 1999. As the museum director and artistic leader he is responsible for the events and exhibitions in the unique world of thousands of toys, music, sound, light and motion effects.

In 2013 Gutheim teamed up with Unda Arte, a collaborative art duo. This resulted in Postmodern Substrata – an exhibition and art portfolio, with art and texts by Unda Arte and music by Allan Gutheim. Consequently, Gutheim resumed music again.

Between 2013 and 2018 Allan Gutheim's music was released on the record label The Sublunar Society. Until 2016, it was mostly new releases of Gutheim's older productions from the 1980s and 90s.

Allan Gutheim really found his personal style, a mix of modern, instrumental, electronic synth music and ambient retro 1980s, when making the albums Sequencer (2017) and Waves (2018).

Persona Non Grata is a new instrumental album by Allan Gutheim, release August 26th, where he mixes his characteristic electronic synthpop with musical inspirations from various cultural parts of the world. The album contains 12 elaborate tracks.
After a number of instrumental solo projects, Allan Gutheim in 2019 formed a duo together with his wife Maria, whose first musical collaboration since the 1990s will be the upcoming vocal album Hot Beat, a personal mix of electronic synth pop and modern dance beats.

Maria Gutheim was born on September 15, 1966 in Linköping but raised in Örebro, Sweden. She has multi-year studies in piano, song and music theory, including 1989-91 at Kulturama in Stockholm, Sweden's largest training center in aesthetic education. Participated in a couple of phonograms as choral singer during the 1990s. All of Allan Gutheim's music is produced at Real Time Music Recording Studio and since 2019 released by Real Time Music.
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