Matti & Pirjo Bergström: ‘Virkamiehet’ (“Bureaucrats”, 1980)
Originally released on the album The Forgotten Horizon (Kompass KOLP 29, 1980): music from choreograph Jorma Uotinen’s dance production of the same name.
Matti Bergström (1938 - 1994) was a Finnish composer, musician and arranger. Together with his wife Pirjo Bergström (1939 - 2011) — who was also a musician, composer, arranger, singer and actress — they collaborated on their own music and also on the albums of other Finnish artists, such as Cumulus, Hector, Paula Koivuniemi and Tuulikki Eloranta; furthermore, running their own music studio. From the mid-1970s onwards they worked also on music for ballets, collaborating among all with choreographer Jorma Uotinen. After Matti Bergström’s death in 1994 Pirjo Bergström continued working both as a composer and performer. She had singing roles for the musicals Cats and Sound of Music, and also on the popular TV comedy Velipuolikuu (1983 - 1984). She died after a stroke on 15 May 2011.