Music inspired by the irreplaceable beauty of

Coral Reefs by my Japanese-Canadian pianist friend Boko Suzuki.

We both got our Masters of Jazz Performance degrees at Manhattan School of Music in 1986.

Na´ama Bay
Music Copyright by Boko Suzuki
Anders Paulsson – soprano saxophone
Boko Suzuki – keyboard
Markus Heggestad – video production
Håkan Sjögren – audio consultant
Stellan Särlefalk – audio consultant
AZOTE – underwater photography:
Martin Almqvist
Stefan Beskow
Bent Christensen
Jerker Lokrantz
Nicklas Wijkmarck
Anders Paulsson
Coral Guardians
Coral Guardians combine music and science to raise awareness about the world’s coral reefs and what is needed to safeguard them for future generations.
We work in collaboration with scientists at the Stockholm Resilience Centre and communications experts at Albaeco.
Coral reefs are the Rainforests of the sea, covering less than a tenth of a percent of the oceans, it is home to about 25% of all marine species. Worldwide, more than 500 million people depend on coral reefs for food, income and coastal protection. Coral Reefs are also a treasure of potential medicines yet to be discovered and a model for how to build our cities as they recycle everything.
Sadly, we have already lost half of the Coral Reefs and with 2 degrees rise in temperature we risk losing 99%.
For most people including myself, it is abstract and hard to comprehend why a couple of degrees can be so destructive.
It wasn ́t until I learned that the oceans absorb 90% of our excess heat causing the water to be too warm for corals to survive. Surely there have been many variations of temperature in the history of our planet,
but now they are happening too fast for the corals to adapt.
Coral reefs have been around for hundreds of millions of years and we risk destroying them in a human lifetime.
In order to preserve this World Heritage and Natural Wonder for future generations,
we must hold our leaders and elected officials accountable and responsible to navigate towards a more sustainable future. If we do not stop the destruction of the Natural World, nothing else matters.
Anders Paulsson
Artistic Director
Coral Guardians



We are grateful and honored to announce a collaboration with Scandinavia´s leading Music publisher GEHRMANS that will highlight the Coral Guardians endeavor throughout 2018 in conjunction with their 125th Jubilee.

As a composer I am also delighted to announce that I have signed
a contract with GEHRMANS for printing the Score and orchestral parts to Kumulipo Reflections #CoralSymphony.

The Score to Coral Symphony is available here:

Coral Symphony builds on the Hawaiian creation chant and is proposed to be performed in connection with environmental conferences throughout the world.

Coral Symphony has been generously supported by:

Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation

Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, Anders Wall Foundation,

Stockholm Resilience Centre, Albaeco, AZOTE

“We are excited to be publishing this beautiful symphony by Anders Paulsson, which is part of something bigger, relating to Gehrmans’ 125th anniversary in 2018.” GEHRMANS


Coral Symphony – World Premiere from Rufus & Joshua on Vimeo.

The World Premiere of Anders Paulsson´s Symphonic Tone Poem  CORAL SYMPHONY  Kumulipo Reflections with Hawai´i Symphony Orchestra conducted by Grammy award winning JoAnn Falletta and Kahu Aaron Mahi as Chant soloist in their Masterworks Series in Honolulu on April 1st & 2nd 2017 was a great success that received standing ovations at both performances.