It is, in other words, exactly forty years ago, and during these four decades one work after another has been composed, usually one or two per annum. In other words, not an excessive production. The reason for this is Haglund’s very thorough and meticulous way of composing: no system pushes it forward, only the ability and intuition of combining musical imagination and intention, the process starts off with a few fragmentary sketches, but in that lies the extreme concentration of the essence, a selection of sounds, a few chords, a movement. Towards the completion, the entire work is in his memory, evolved, emerged.
The quality of the works are extremely high – Haglund can therefore easily fill a whole festival with both varied and cohesive music.