Lindberg’s composer persona is dualist in a fruitful way: on one hand, he is a rationalist who uses new technology; on the other hand, he is a hands-on musician
- a pianist - and participated in many premieres of new works in the early stages of his career. As a result of these two facets, his music is usually highly complex yet is full of effective vim and verve.
Harmony, tonal colour, texture and rhythm are the chief components of Lindberg’s music, and in his earlier works in particular the use of melody is non-existent. He went through a transition in the late 1980s with his language evolving into a softer, harmonically more polished and rhythmically clarified direction. He never left the domain of Modernism, however, but he did give it a more human face, as it were.
- extract of Finish Music Information Center; full article available at www.fimic.fi- Maarit Kyt?harju/