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  • Concert at Festival Musica Viva 2021

    2021-11-12

    My piece Image Schema is being performed at the Festival Musica Viva in Lisbon Potugal on November 13 at 19:30 (Portugal time). The concert is being streamed online for those you interested to hear. There are several other interesting intermedia pieces in the concert as well!

  • EAM concert at KMH

    2021-03-26

    In our series of electroacoustic music concerts at KMH we are now ready to broadcast our first binaural concert. Use a pair of headphones and listen to a range of pieces, including my own Image Schema.

  • Sonanza performs Drinking

    2021-03-25

    Ensemble Sonanza under Jan Risberg is performing my work Drinking as part of the festival Svensk Musikvår. Enjoy it live streaming on March 25 at 6 pm.

  • Streamed concert from Klangkupolen, KMH

    2021-03-05

    The royal college of music in Stockholm is presenting the first in a series of concerts streamed binaurally from Klangkuoplen in Lilla Salen on March 5. Listen with headphones for best experience. At the concert my piece Image Schema is being performed in a newly remixed ambisonic version.

    Concert cancelled due to illness.

  • New miniature performed live (streamed)

    2020-12-10

    My improvisation over Kim Hedås string quartet Mimionimas is being performed tonight for the first time at KMH. The concert is being streamed live! See www.kmh.se.

  • Image Schema performed at ZKM

    2020-12-10

    My piece Image Schema is performed at the inSonic fetival at ZKM (streamed).

  • Scandinavian conference on research education: presentation

    2020-11-13

    This presentation is in Swedish only.

    Skandinavisk seminar i KU-basert musikkutdanning

  • Pellow: an interactive installation at Tekniska Museet, Stockholm

    2020-10-26

    The installation Pellow was shown at Tekniska Museet in Stockholm in October 2020. Pellow is a browser art installation that through sonification and visualisation lets you explore the web anew. Pellow is an installation by the rethread.art collective in collaboration with me.

  • Keynote at Is the Virtual Real?

    2020-08-26

    The SixTones and David Hebert gives a keynote address at the conference/webinar Is the Virtual Real? - Musical Communities in the 21st Century on August 25. See the program at the website for more information on this very interesting and relevant conference.

  • New issue of Organised Sound with article by me

    2020-03-08

    My article Aesthetics, Interaction and Machine Improvisation is published in the latest issue of Organised Sound on the theme Computation in the Sonic Arts. The article is part of the Norwegian artistic research project Goodbye Intuition

  • Audio paper broadcasted on fr-bb

    2020-01-11

    The Audio paper Found in translation published by the peer-reviewed platform for contemporary music and sound art, Seismograf, earlier this year is broadcasted by fr-bb on February 11 at 15:00.

  • Presentation at KTH

    2020-01-10

    A presentation at a small conference at KTH in connection with Emma Fridh's public defence on a study in the project Goodbye Intuition.

    To open the presentation in full screen, click here

  • Keynote at Music and Sound design in film/new media, Vilnius

    2019-09-13

    The 3rd international conference on sound in film and new media in Vilnius focuses this year on soundscapes and immersive sound. I will give a keynote on the topic of narrative interaction between sound and image in the piece Machinic Propositions by Anders Elberling and myself (Mongrel). The piece was also performed in the festival in the souround sound dome of MiSC at the conservatory of music in Vilnius.

    To open the presentation in full screen, click here more: >

    Abstract

    Machinic Propositions is a project started by the duo Mongrel in 2015. It is simultaneously an artistic project and an attempt to critically examine Deleuze and Guattari?s theorems of deterritorialisation as found in Chapters Seven and Ten of their seminal work A Thousand Plateaus. The output has taken a few different shapes and used different kinds of media.

    Like many of our other works, Machinic Propositions is part of the attempt to counteract the predominance of one medium over the other, in particular, video over audio. In this paper, we discuss our artistic method in which narrativity and improvisation play central roles. It has grown out of our thinking about contemporary media and an attempt to critically examine both our own pro-technical approach and the hypermedia landscape we act and live in.

    In this project, we have looked at the relation between the two media as a system of de/reterritorialisation. Our practice, like many other artistic practices, maybe likened to a rhizome, a network of ideas that in the beginning is spread out on a plane. Eventually, and partly through a self-organizing process and conceptual development, a folding of this space is taking place. Nodes that in the beginning may have been located far from each other may now be situated in close proximity. Thereby, they become accessible nodes of interaction in our practice.

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  • With Kali Malone at Intonal, Malmö

    2019-04-25

    Making a brief performance with Kali Malone at the Intonal festival in Malmö. The concert takes place at the wonderful Johanneskyrkan near Triangeln in central town. Kali's set starts at 20:30.

  • Participation in EPARM conference in Cluj, Rumania

    2019-03-28

    As part of the working group for EPARM I am participating in the 2019 conference in Cluj, Rumania. A very plesant experience in that the quality of these conferences keeps improving.

  • Premiere of Locomotion

    2019-03-21

    As part of the European arts and culture project EASTN-DC we are presenting a week of discussions, workshops and premieres at KMH in Stockholm. My artistic contribution is an ongoing project that takes its departure in field recordings made in and around the KMH campus. These are used to create a virtual sonic space that allows the listener to be at several places at the same time, metaphorically speaking. It is also an attempt to find the musicality in the the fieldrecordings and attempt to draw the listener into a state of musical listening; in short to explore the space inbetween the sonic and the musical spaces. The piece is both a concert piece and an installation that invites the listener to move between two concert halls and the space inbetween these.

  • expEAR on tour!

    2019-02-27

    expEAR & Drew Gress follows up the CD Vesper with a tour in Sweden and Balticum.

    With kind support from Musik i Syd. more: > expEAR & Drew Gress on tour. Come to hear us at:

    • 27/2 på The Tivoli i Helsingborg
    • 28/2 på Inkonst i Malmö
    • 1/3 på Unity Jazz i Göteborg
    • 2/3 på Philly Joe?s i Tallinn, Estland
    • 3/3 på MAMA Studios i Vilnius, Litauen

    expEAR is:

    • Henrik Frisk - saxofon
    • Maggi Olin - piano
    • Drew Gress - kontrabas
    • Peter Nilsson - trummor
  • Paper accepted for publication

    2019-02-23

    Francisca Skoogh's and I have cowritten a paper entitled "Performance values - an artistic research perspective on music performance anxiety in classical music" that has now been accepted for publication in JASED - Journal for Research in Arts and Sports Education.

  • Concert: Factory Sparrows? Mirror

    2019-02-23

    February 24, 18:00 I am participating in Katt Hernandez' event on Virkesvägen 3 in Hammarby Sjöstad. Katt Hernandez has been invited by CoyoteSTHM to curate an evening of music and sound art, with a focus on psychogeography.

  • New publication

    2018-11-28

    My paper "ArtDoc - An Experimental Archive and a Tool for Artistic Research" is now available in a Spinger publication:

    Music Technology with Swing
    13th International Symposium, CMMR 2017, Matosinhos, Portugal, September 25-28, 2017,
    Revised Selected Papers

    more: > About the book:

    This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Music Technology with Swing, CMMR 2017, held in Matosinhos, Portugal, in September 2017. The 44 full papers presented were selected from 64 submissions. The papers are grouped in eight sections: music information retrieval, automatic recognition, estimation and classification, electronic dance music and rhythm, computational musicology, sound in practice: auditory guidance and feedback in the context of motor learning and motor adaptation, human perception in multimodal context, cooperative music networks and musical HCIs, virtual and augmented reality, research and creation: spaces and modalities.

  • Lecture at artistic research conference, Lisboa, Portugal

    2018-11-27

    For the release of the anthology Investigacao em Artes - a necessidade das ideias artisticas for which I have contributed a chapter, a conference is staged in Lisboa. I will hold one of the lectures concerning the work with the piece Machinic Propositions.

  • Henrik Frendin / Henrik Frisk Duo

    2018-11-26

    The duo is playing at the Club Matrix in Rotterdam at 23:00 on November 22. More about the duo here.

  • Mongrel: Machinic Propositions

    2018-11-16

    The video piece Machinic Propositions is performed at the festival Micromusic at the city of Romans south of Grenoble. Read more about Mongrel in the 'projects' section under 'music'.

  • Concert and presentation in Manchester

    2018-06-24

    In the coming week I will be in Manchester at the NOVARS Research Centre (MUSIC) at the University of Manchester for the EASTN-DC festival of Digital Creativity. Read more at the Manchester EASTN-DC site where you can also find the full program.

    A recent - the first performance of this version - piece by Mongrel (Henrik Frisk and Anders Elberling), Machinic Propositions will be performed.

  • Lecture at KTH

    2018-05-24

    At 14:15 on May 24 starts a mini conference with many interesting speakers such as Atau Tanaka, Professor of Media Computing, Dept of Computing, Goldsmiths, Univ of London and Roger Dannenberg, Professor of Computer Science, Art, and Music Carnegie Mellon University, USA. I will be presenting my ongoing work on a documentation database for artistic practice. ArtDoc: An experimental archive for artistic practice

    See this link for more information.

  • Machinic propositions at Interferens

    2018-01-16

    The Laboratory for Artistic Research, Interferens, is now presenting its fifth edition and for the occasion I will present the piece Machinic propositions. On January 16-18 2018, the Malmö Academy of Music, in collaboration with NKFM (Nationellt Nätverk för Konstnärlig Forskning i Musik) is hosting the events that take place at IAC in Malmö. Interference #5 is a peer-reviewed and curated event in which the aim is to create a discourse within music research, drawn from performative and material perspectives on musical creativity. The atmosphere is that of sharing and joint exploration. In six thematically organized and curated sessions, artists and researchers will engage in a practice-based exploration of a series of perspectives on artistic experimentation, collaboration and the musician in society.

  • Repetition Repeats all other Repetitions in at the Research Pavi

    2017-10-15

    Repetition Repeats all other Repetitions is an open form composition for 10-stringed guitar and electronics. The piece emerged out of a collaboration between the composer Henrik Frisk and the guitarist Stefan \D6stersjö and developed into an artistic research project in which interaction, in the widest sense, was allowed to play a major part. This weekend it will be performed three times in the CRT Theatre in Guidecca, Venice, at 11, 15 and 17.

  • Il se tourna at SMC and S.T.R.E.A.M in Hamburg

    2016-08-31

    The sound/video piece Ella a dans\E9 - Il se tourna was presented in Hamburg at SMC 2016 and the S.T.R.E.A.M festival.

  • NKFM

    2016-08-22

    The second and formative meeting for the new national network for artistic research in music, NKFM, is taking place Monday-Tuesday August 22-23 in Gothenburg. This is a very exciting event in something I initiated last year as a final activity in the artistic research school: The attempt to create a subject specific network in music that could help carry on the discussions that took place in the research school.

    On Monday night I am playing a concert with the fantastic pianist Sten Sandell at Artisten at the school for music and theatre in Gothenburg.

  • I-N-E-A

    2016-05-08

    New music by Lars Bröndum, Lisa Ull\E9n, Girilal Baars and myself. Two sets of structured improvisation on piano, saxophone, electronics and voice.

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  • När träden sover/subtraktion och Ur askan/Unverw\FCstbarkeit av Eb

    2016-02-19

    Det är fåfängt att drömma om en vildmark fjärran från oss själva. Någon sådan finns inte. Det är myrmarkerna i våra hjärnor och magar, naturens urkraft inom oss, som lockar fram den drömmen. Jag kan aldrig hitta en större vildmark i det ödsliga Labrador än i en vrå av Concord, dvs. än vad jag själv för med mig dit. H D Thoreaus dagbok, 30 augusti 1856

  • In a Silent Way

    2016-01-23

    Saturday January 24, 16.00

    Katakomberna i Kvarnbyn & Galleri Fyra små Rum

    Götaforsliden 13, övre entr\E8n / Mölndal

    The band playing the music of Miles Davis from the late sixties and early seventies is performing in Mölndal, just outside of Gothenburg. It's a beautiful group of old and young musicians mixed making original interpretations of songs such as Sanctuary, Bitches Brew and Delores.
  • Miles in a silent way

    2015-02-26

    We are making a recording of some of the music we performed at the concert last year. The depth of the music of Miles Davis in the period from the late sixties to the early seventies in mindboggling. The radical attitude towards editing and recording makes it sometimes difficult to approach, but once you do, it is very rewarding...

  • expEAR with Katt Hernandez

    2015-01-23

    expEAR is a new project situated in the border between art and research. After a week long workshop with Katt Hernandez we do two concerts in Malmö and in Uppsala. See expear.com for more information.

  • lim: recording of Disembodied

    2015-01-14

    lim is recording their fourth CD. This is the first recording with guitarist Samuel Hällqvist.

  • Presentation at Tacit or Loud

    2014-11-28

    Anders Elberling and myself will our project on narrativity and interaction in audio and video works on December 2 at Inter arts centre at the conference Tacit or Loud.

  • Elle a dans\E9 - Il se tourna

    2014-11-28

    Elle a dans\E9 is an audio-visual piece first performed at the installation project Go To Hell in Stockholm in October 2013. It will now be performed again at the festival Tacit or Loud in Malmö Monday December 1 at 8pm in the black room of Inter arts centre.

  • First performance of Drinking

    2014-11-28

    My piece Drinking will have its first performance. Two version will be played at Tacit or Loud at a networked performance performed simultaneously at Stanford University in California and IAC in Malmö at Lund University.

  • Presentation at VR conference in Borås

    2014-11-21

    At the conference on artistic research organised by the Swedish Research Council I will present my paper (in Swedish) "Att bygga ett rörligt konstnärligt forskningsfält"

  • In a Silent Way

    2014-11-11

    Music for organ, saxophone and electronics.
    Together with Per Anders Nilsson, Johannes Landgren and William Soovik we will play music by Miles Davis from the period of the lates 60s, early 70s.

  • Solo performance at Skissernas museum, Lund

    2014-10-25

    Skissernas museum is celebrating their 80th birthday on October 25. A number of performers and artists will participate among which are Hans Pålsson, Sara Wilen and Carolina Falkholt. The events start at 12 noon and I play soon after.

  • Opposite of Black Noise

    2014-09-20

    Performing solo laptop on an eight channel system at Pufendorf Insitute in Lund at 19.00. This is the first performance of Opposite of Black Noise in Sweden.

  • Concerts in California

    2014-06-08

    A week long trip to California with meetings with composer Jonathan Berger and electronic master mind and guru David Wessel and two conserts:

    • CNMAT, Berkeley. June 12, 7PM
    • CCRMA, Stanford University, June 13,7.30PM
  • lim and laura toxvaerd trio

    2014-05-03

    lim is performing another concert in the Entranet series, this time in Malmö. In a double concert with Laura Toxvaerd the quartet with Peter Nilsson, David Carlsson, Samuel Hällqvist and myself will further explore their new setting and new repertoire.

    May 11 at 18:00 at IAC, Bergsgatan 29, Malmö
    OBS! Insläpp endast mellan 17:30-18:00

  • La voyage dans la lune

    2014-04-26

    </img>At the semester meeting in the Swedish artistic research school at Gotland we did an improvisation with the wonderful M\E9li\E8s film "A trip to the moon". The entire concept of playing music to film is something I am interested in exploring further. After several projects, notably Diagonalsymfonin and the project with Isaac Julien and most recently, the work I've done with Anders Elberling, I would like to take it a step further.

  • lim at vinterjazz in Copenhagen

    2014-02-13

    lim is performing at Vinterjazz festival in Copenhagen, for the first time with the new lineup featuring Samuel Hällqvist.

    We are playing at the club 5e at 20:00 Friday February 14.

  • Two concerts at Hanoi New Music Festival

    2013-12-07

    The real inauguration of DomDom, the hub for experimental art in Vietnam, Hanoi marks an important continuation for independent experimental and creative music in Vietnam. DomDom, an NGO with a potential impact on the cultural deveopment of Vietnam is also the host of a series of workshops and seminars of which I have been teaching the electronic music workshop. more: >

    December 07 | The Rest Is Noise

    • 9:30pm \96 Saturday, Dec. 7th 2013
    • Venue: Tadioto - 2nd Floor, Block A, 9 Tran Thanh Tong
    From the program:

    "The 1960s and \9170s witnessed numerous revolutions and radical social change. Natural and man-made sounds and noises - the outsiders of classical music history - were no longer rejected, but were even embraced as material and a new standard for aesthetics and philosophy of music. That approach entered the 21st century on a diverse and volatile basis with the support of the scientific and technical achievements in the digital era. Come and join the evening of electronic music by representative Vietnamese and international electronic musicians, to enjoy various electronic music styles and experience a space of sounds in which The Rest Is Noise." </img>

    • Tri Minh
    • Jakob Riis
    • Henrik Frisk
    • Burkhard Beins
    • Sonx

    December 08 | Being Together

    • Date & time: 7:30pm \96 Sunday, Dec. 8th 2013
    • Venue: Youth Theatre - 11 Ng\F4 Th\EC Nh&#7853;m

    "Being together is the big closing show including prominent music improvisers from Vietnam and other countries. Working together during the Festival, they will develop an extraordinary musical dialogue as an individual performer or a mixed group and will present their outcomes on the last day of Festival week."

    • Vietnam: ThanhThuy - Tranh / Tra My - Monochord / Pham Thi Hue - vocal / Sonx - Percussions / Kim Ngoc: Tranh, vocal
    • Denmark: Lotte Anker - Saxophone / Jakob Riis - Electronics
    • Sweden: Terje Thiwång - Flute / Henrik Frisk - Electronics / Stefan Östersjö - Acoustic Guitar, electric guitar
    • Germany: Burkhard Beins - Percussions
    • Italy: Stefano Giust - Percussions and Patrizia Oliva - Vocal
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  • Transatlantic Conversations

    2013-12-04

    Transatlantic Conversations is a project run by Maggi Olin (SE) and Christine Jensen (CA). An ensemble consisting of Maggi Olin - piano, Christine Jensen - altsax /sopransax, Fredrik Lindborg - baritonsax, klarinett, tenorsax, Henrik Frisk - tenorsax/basklarinet, Fredrik Noren- trumpet, Karin Hammar och Christin Carlsson - trombon, Sofie Norlin - sång , Torben Waldorff - gitarr, Mattias Welin - bas, Daniel Fredriksson - trummor will perform music the two band leaders have composed for this project.

  • Ujikaji radio at London SeaArts festival

    2013-10-22

    At the SeaArts festival in London, October 1 through November 10 The SixTones collaborator Ujikaji radio is broadcasting their webradio channel. The October 7 broadcast features the SixTones version of Tu Dai Oan at 30'00''. Check it out!

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  • (Re)thinking improvisation

    2013-10-07

    The publication for the (re)thinking improvisation sessions in artistic research Artistic Explorations and Conceptual Writing is finally here and releases. Two CD's, a DVD, and a book with texts on improvisation. Order from Lund University Press, Malmö Academy of Music.

  • The Six Tones release Signal in Noise

    2013-10-07

    After a long wait and unfortunate cd label fall outs our CD Signal in Noise is finally released!

  • Go To Hell

    2013-10-07

    Go To Hell is a site specific installation and performance with The Six Tones with choreography by Marie Fahlin. The performance features a installations by Gerhard Eckel and a video installation by Anders Elberling och Henrik Frisk, and video by Jörgen Dahlqvist. Music by Rolf Riehm, Henrik Frisk, Richard Karpen and The Six Tones. Lightdesign Sutoda.

    Reaktor 1, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, Drottning Kristinas väg 51, Stockholm

  • Soloconcert in Lund

    2013-09-20

    I will be playing a short solo saxophone concert at Pufendorf Institute during Kulturnatten in Lund. The program will feature improvised music for saxophones. The full program may be downloadad at the Pufendorf Institute webpage.

    The concert is at Pufendorfinstitute, Biskopsgatan 3, and starts at 19:15

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  • Opponent for Kim Hedås' defence in Gothenburg

    2013-09-06

    On September 6 I will be the discussion partner and examine Kim Hedås' doctoral dissertation in Gothenburg.

  • Conserts and workshops in Hanoi

    2013-08-21

    June 21 through July 3 I will be in Hanoi for workshops and concerts as part of the democracy development project run by Kim Ngoc.

  • SMC concerts at KMH

    2013-07-30

    During the joint conference SMAC/SMC organized by KTH myself and Bill Brunson are curating three concerts for 26 speakers at KMH July 30 through August 1.

  • Workshops and concerts in Vietnam

    2013-07-21

    June 21 through July 3 I will be in Hanoi for workshops and concerts as part of the democracy development project run by Kim Ngoc.

  • Concert at DomDom, Hanoi

    2013-04-17

    The Six Tones are playing for the opening of DomDom in Hanoi, the newly opened art center for contemporary art and design in downtown Hanoi. At this concert I will also play a solo performance.

  • Concert at international festival Hanoi Sound Stuff

    2013-04-16

    The Six Tones are playing at Hanoi Sound Stuff on April 16 at 20.00. Hanoi Sound Stuff is the best example of the vibrant electronic music scene in Hanoi these days.

  • New version of Repetition

    2013-01-16

    The work in motion Repetition Repeats all other Repetitions will be released in a new iteration on a CD from the Orpheus Institute. Stefan \D6stersjö and I are in the process of finalizing the mix.

  • Frisk/Frendin Duo in Halmstad

    2012-11-17

    After a few years away from performing with this exciting duo Henrik Frisk and Henrik Frendin are now back with full force. This concert will be broadcast live through bambuser but can also be listened to after the performance at bambuser.com/channel/Musikgemaket. The live show may be seen at Stadsbiblioteket in Halmstad, Nissanscenen, Saturday November 17 at 18:00.

  • Pappas Skägg - KOPAorchestra on tour

    2011-12-07

    KOPAorchestra is a ten piece band with the members of the collective Kopasetic Productions and where all of the members contribute with compositions. We will perform in Stockholm (Fasching), Helsingborg (Dunkers) and Malmö (SR Studio 7). See kopasetic.se for more information or download the flyer.

  • (Re)thinking Improvisation: November 27-December 2

    2011-11-26

    The international sessions for artistic research, which is a festival and symposium for improvised musics of many kinds is starting tomorrow Sunday November 27. A flyer with a condensed program can be downloaded here.

  • At jazzclub Nefertiti tonight

    2011-11-24

    Tonight I'm playing at a very special occasion at Per Anders Nilsson's public PhD dissertation concert. His duo Pantomorf will play as will distinguished guest John Tilbury. Per Anders trio Beamstone, with Sten Sandell and Raymond Strid will perform with Mats Gustafsson.

    More info at www.nefertiti.se

  • ART LAB: Lecture in Gothenburg

    2011-10-31

    I'm giving a talk and a short perfomance in Gothenburg at Atalante in the ARTLAB series curated Ole L\FCtzow-Holm. The session starts at 19.00.

  • Quartet Plugged \96 Sön. 30/10 kl. 16.00 i UKK Sal B

    2011-10-30

    I'm playing the laptop part in the first perfromance of Daniel Hjort's String Cycles at Uppsala Konsert and Kongress.

    Read more about the concert and about NEO here. more: > I Quartet Plugged utforskar Aniarakvartetten elförstärkt musik för stråkkvartett, en genre som skapades i och med George Crumbs kommentar om vietnamkriget, \92Black Angels \96 Thirteen images from the dark land\92, från 1970. Saker och ting ställdes på ända. Fruktansvärda saker låg i luften [...] de fann sin väg in i Black Angels\94 \96 George Crumb om sitt verk 1990.

    Black Angels är troligen det enda verket för stråkkvartett som inspirerats av vietnamkriget. Crumb använder sig av uttryck som rop, mässande, visslande, viskande, gong-gong, maracas och vattestämda kristallglas. Partituret har två inskriptioner: \94In tempore belli\94 (i krigstid) och \94Finished on Friday the Thirteenth, March, 1970\94 (Slutfört fredagen den trettonde mars 1970). I Black Angels återfinns allusioner till flera tonala verk: Schuberts stråkkvartett \94Döden och Flickan\94 citeras i satsen Pavana Lachrymae och ekon från Schuberts kvartett återkommer också i verkets sista sida. Referenser till den medeltida hymnen \94Dies Irae\94 (vredens dag), återfinns vid flera tillfällen i verket, liksom citat ur Tartinis \94Djävulsdrillen\94. Tonalitet och numerologi används för att symbolisera förhållandet mellan ondska och godhet och djävulen och gud.

    Förutom Black Angels spelar kvartetten även två nyskrivna verk av tonsättarna Daniel Hjort och Stefan Klaverdal beställda av Aniarakvartetten med stöd av Konstnärsnämnden.

    Aniarakvartetten bildades 1995 när medlemmarna fortfarande studerade på musikhögskolor runt om i Europa. Kvartetten var länge baserad i Malmö, men tre av medlemmarna är födda och uppväxta i Uppsala. Sedan ett par år är musikerna bosatta i Uppsala och Gävle och ensemblen kommer att ge flera konserter i Uppsala under säsongen 2011-2012.

    \C4nda sedan starten har Aniarakvartetten haft ett stort intresse för samtida musik. De medverkade redan som helt nybildad med konserter och inspelningar för danska radion under festivalen Ung Nordisk Musik. Sedan dess har de tillägnats och uruppfört ett 15-tal verk för stråkkvartett varav flera spelats in på skiva. Bland tonsättare som skrivit för Aniarakvartetten kan nämnas Gunnar Valkare, Staffan Mossenmark, Daniel Nelson, Thomas Liljeholm samt Anna-Lena Laurin.

  • lim with Marc Ducret: Live in Malmö

    2011-10-25

    I play with the trio lim together with French guitar virtuoso Marc Ducret at Victoriateatern in Malmö at 19:30 on Tuesday night October 25. Our new CD lim with Marc Ducret is available from kopasetic.se.

  • KOPAfestival 2011

    2011-10-10

    This years edition of the KOPAfestival has already started with performances in Lund and Helsingborg. On Monday night I will be playing with an exciting project led by the multi-faceted Scott Stroman and soprano saxophone wizard Cennet Jönsson. The group features musicians such as Maggi Olin, Lena Willemark, Lisbeth Diers and Almaz Yebio among others, and the concert takes place in the great cathedral in Lund at 20.00, Monday October 10.

    For the festival program see www.kopasetic.se.

  • The Mystic Writing Pad: Copenhagen performance

    2011-09-29

    On Monday September 19 at 19.30 the digital ensemble The Trembling Aeroplanes will perform an exciting program of music by myself, Kent Olofsson, Martin Svensson and world premiere of "Cicus Maximus", a multimedia piece by American composer Alvin Curran. Kent's piece is a Hoerspiel, "Les Portes de l'Enfer", produced in collaboration with Teatr Weimar with text by Jörgen Dahlqvist. In this concert the ensemble will perform the full version of my piece The Mystic Writing Pad.

    The concert is part of the Integra festival taking place at the Royal Danish Academy of Music.

  • Frisk/Zanussi/Mogensen: New trio in Odense and Stockholm

    2011-09-22

    This new trio will play two nights at Teater Momentum starting tonight, Thursday September 22, in Odense and two nights at Glenn Miller Caf\E9 in Stockholm (Saturday and Sunday, September 24-25).

    In Odense first set starts at 20.00 and at Glenn Miller Caf\E9 at 20.30.

  • The Trembling Aeroplanes: first full performance of The Mystic Writing Pad

    2011-09-19

    On Monday September 19 at 19.30 the digital ensemble The Trembling Aeroplanes will perform an exciting program of music by myself, Mattias Rodrick and Kent Olofsson. Kent's piece is a Hoerspiel, "les Portes de l'Enfer", produced in collaboration with Teatr Weimar with text by Jörgen Dahlqvist. In this concert the ensemble will perform the full version of my piece The Mystic Writing Pad.

    The concert is a IAC, Bergsgatan in Malmö.

  • Music for a Better Life

    2011-09-10

    Stefan \D6stersjö and I have collaborated with British artist Isaac Julien and created new music for his extraordinary film Better Life. In a project related to his installation Ten Thousand Waves we will also perform the music live at the opening of Göteborg Intenational Biennal for Contemporary Art.

  • The Six Tones with Friends in Malmö - Interferens II

    2011-09-03

    The Six Tones with Friends performs at IAC in Malmö on September 3 at 21:00. This time the guests are the distinguished American composer Richard Karpen and the innovative improviser Herman M&uuml;ntzing.

    The IAC (InterArts Center) is located in the old choclate factory on Bergsgatan 25 (next to Inkonst).

  • The Six Tones at Kalv Festival

    2011-08-12

    The Six Tones and Friends are doing a special performance at the beautifully situated Kalv Festival. This edition of The Six Tones features apart from Stefan \D6stersjö and I, Nguyen Thanh Thuy (Dan Tranh) and Tri Minh (laptop). We will perform a program of improvisations and traditional Vietnamese music.

  • Performance of Repetition... at ICMC, Huddersfield

    2011-08-04

    Repetition Repeats all Other Repetitions is performed in the Listening Room at ICMC in Huddersfield.

    I will also do a presentation of the IntegraLive software that I've collaborated on at the conference.

  • Back to the Future

    2011-07-02

    I'm doing two concerts, two productions, with Ensembl Midtvest on July 2. It is part of the ensembles summerfestival and on the occasion I'm working with Danish video artist Anders Elberling.

  • Analog Visuals

    2011-06-23

    On June 23 I will perform with the project Analog Visuals at Inter Arts Centre in Malmö. Analog Visuals is Vitaily Harmash (belarussian electronic musician), Jerzy Mazzoll (polish clarinettist, who has played with Tony Oxley, Alfred Harth, Peter Brotzmann among others) and the visual artists Marcin and Tomek Ebert.

  • Solo performance at Re-New Digital Arts Festival, Copenhagen

    2011-05-17

    I will make a solo performance with sax and electronics at the re-new festival in Copenhagen on May 17 at 20:00. The concert takes place at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation\92s Koncerthuset, Studio 2. Read more about the re-new festival and the concert at re-new here.

  • lim with Marc Ducret: Lilla Hotellbaren, Stockholm, May 3

    2011-05-03

    lim and Marc Ducret are celebrating their new release on Kopasetic by playing at Lilla Hotellbaren, Scandinc Malmen, in Stockholm on May 3 at 20.30. Read a bloggers review of one of our recent performances (in Swedish only) to know what to expect!

    Read more about lim here.

  • Concert in Uppsala, Friday April 15

    2011-04-13

    I'm doing a concert with Swedish viola player Erik Ring in Uppsala on Friday, April 15 at 19.00 at Nannaskolans Aula. The concert is part of the chamber music week arranged by the music school in Uppsala. The program features music by Tigran Mansurian and Bach as well as improvisations.

    Download the poster here [pdf]

  • Ooko live at Kulturen in Lund

    2011-04-03

    My quartet Ooko will play an afternoon concert at Kulturen in Lund, a wonderful museum in the city centre on Sunday April 3. The concert starts at 14.30 and is part of Kopasetic Productions concert series.

    Read more about Ooko here.

  • New CD: lim with Marc Ducret

    2011-04-01

    lim with Marc Ducret documents the continued collaboration between lim and French guitarist Marc Ducret. The ongoing collaboration was initiated during KOPAfestival 2006 and parts of their 2006 performance is also featured on the CD KOPAlectric. Although the fourth CD by lim this new album is the first studio recording with Ducret.

  • lim and Marc Ducret in Eskilstuna

    2011-03-24

    lim and French guitar virtuoso Marc Ducret is playing at Caf\E9 Kaka in Eskilstuna on March 24. The quartet is about to release a new CD on Kopasetic Productions. On May 3, the group will play at Lilla Hotellbaren in Stockholm.

  • NEO presents Trio Wallin

    2011-03-19

    Saturday March 19 marks the debut for our society for new music, NEO, in Uppsala. The Saturday concert will present Trio Wallin (clarinet, cello, piano) in Nannaskolans Aula in Uppsala at 15:00. On April 15 we will present our second concert featuring myself on saxopphone and electronics and Erik Ring on altoviolin.

    Get the program.

    Get the poster.

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  • Henrik Frisk and Loic Dequidt Duo

    2011-03-16

    KOPA at Kong, March 16, 20:00

    • Henrik Frisk / Loic Dequidt Duo
    • Thommy Andersson (solo)
    • Mats Holtne /Andreas Engman
    • DJ: Peter Nilsson

    I will be playing in a new duo with pianist Loic Dequidt at Klubb Kong on March 16, at 20:00. Loic and I first met and played together some 15 years ago in Paris, but this is the first time we play in Sweden. We will do some of Loic's music on piano, sax and electronics as well as som free improvised stuff.

    More about Kopasetic at Klubb Kong here. Klubb Kong is located at Nordenskiöldsgatan 19, Malmö.

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  • Artistic research: a manifestation in improvisation

    2011-03-15

    (Re)thinking Improvisation: international sessions on artistic research in music

    November 28 - December 1

    Bringing together musicians working in different traditions of musical improvisation, (Re)thinking Improvisation - an international research project organized by the Malmö Academy of Music - now takes the initiative to organize an event in which musicians and scholars from various disciplines can get together in order to explore improvisation from a multidisciplinary and globalized perspective.

  • First performance of the second part of The Mystic Writing Pad

    2011-03-06

    In a concert at Inter Arts Center the digital subgroup of Ensemble Ars Nova, The Trembling Aeroplanes, is premiering the second part of my suite for digital ensemble The Mystic Writing Pad. The concert starts at 3.00 pm and also features works by Kent Olofsson, Roger Reynolds, Malin Bång and John Oliver.

  • Performances of Continuous Breach with Copenhagen Art Ensemble

    2011-02-21

    Copenhagen Art Ensemble will perform my piece Continuous Breach at two concerts this week. In Oslo, at the Vinterlyd festival on February 27, and in Malmö at the InterArt Center on February 25.

  • Spanning: Electro Acoustic Music from Sweden

    2010-12-17

    A brand new CD from the Swedish label Chamber Music featuring Swedish electro acoustic music has a recording of my piece Repetition Repeats all other Repetitions as played by Stefan östersjö.

  • SwitchedOn: premiere of The Mystic Writing Pad

    2010-12-04

    Ensemble ArsNova is performing my piece The Mystic Writing Pad, written for the ensemble's special project SwitchedOn at a concert in Malmö, December 4. The concert takes place at the brand new InterArts Center which is a very exciting inter-artistic center for contemporary art.

    Apart from this premiere and the performance of new works by Kent Olofsson och Alessandro Perrini, a work by John Oliver, I will do an improvisation with guitarist Stefan \D6stersjö, saxophone virtuoso Jörgen Pettersson and the very special Polish guest Marek Choloniewski on laptop.

    Click here for more information (only in Swedish).

  • Ooko at Glenn Miller Caf\E9 December 1.

    2010-11-30

    My relatively new quartet Ooko plays at Glenn Miller Caf\E9 in Stockholm on December 1. Although originally a trio we will now for the first time play with bass player Johannes Burström.

  • lim recording new CD with Marc Ducret

    2010-11-29

    My trio lim has just finished recording a new CD with French guitarist Marc Ducret. We have played with Marc on a few occasions before but this is the first time we recorded in studio with him (though the live CD KOPAelectric has three tracks with lim and Ducret). We are planning to release this CD in March next year.

  • Copenhagen Art Ensemble playing Continuous Breach

    2010-11-15

    The Copenhagen Art Ensemble is playing my piece Continuous Breach in a series of concerts in Denmark this week. The first concert is already tonight in Frederiskberg. Continuous Breach was commisioned by the Copenhagen Art Ensemble in 2009 and premiered at the Copenhagen Jazz Festival in July 2009. It's written for the saxophonist Lotte Anker as soloist.

  • Concerts in the USA

    2010-11-13

    I will be doing a series of performances in the US in the upcoming week, starting already tonight with a performance at IBeam with Angelica Sanchez, Gustavo Aguilar and Earl Howard. Following that I am performing at the University of Maine Farmington, at GASP art gallery in Boston, solo as well as with Achile Succi and Neil Leonard, and finally at CNMAT, Berkeley with Per Anders Nilsson and Dave Wessel.

  • The Taste of Art

    2010-11-11

    Some of the pieces I've done in collaboration with Swedish artist Stefan Lundgren will be played at his event The Taste of Art at <a href="http://www.pelaires.com/>Pelaires Centre Cultural Contemporani</a>. At this happening Stefan Lundgren will transform five of his works into food.

  • Concerts with lim

    2010-11-03

    The trio lim will play in Malmö and Stockholm in the upcoming week. On Wednesday November 3 we will play at Klubb Kong in Malmö and on November 10 and 11 we will play at Glenn Miller Caf\E9 in Stockholm. The Stockholm dates will feature French guitarist Marc Ducret with whom we have collaborated on several occasions.

  • New Book: The Routledge Companion to Research in the Arts

    2010-11-01

    The Routledge Companion to Research in the Arts, edited by Michael Biggs and Henrik Karlsson, and to which I have contributed a chapter (co-written with Henrik Karlsson) is now available. The book is a collection of writings "on research in the creative and performing arts by leading authorities from around the world."

  • Performance presentation in Nantes

    2010-10-29

    I will do a performance and a presentation at the <a href=http://www.elia-artschools.org/Activities/11th+ELIA+Biennial+Conference&needsclass=1">ELIA Biennal Conference</a> in Nantes. Apart from a short improvisation I will present my paper "Time and Reciprocity".

  • KOPAfestival 2010

    2010-10-09

    Today the KOPAfestival 2010 started with a concert with Tolvan Big Band in Lund. Tomorrow I will play with KOPorchestra at a concert at Kulturen in Lund and on Tuesday I will play with Richie Beirach and Anders Mogensen at Victoriateatern in Malmö.

  • Trio tour with Richie Beirach (pi) and Anders Mogensen (dr)

    2010-10-02

    I will do a short tour in Sweden and Denmark with this new trio. I have played duo with Richie (the CD Expressions was recorded in 1997) in the past but this is the first time we play trio with Anders.

  • Performance at the EarZoom festival in Ljubljana.

    2010-10-01

    I will be doing a solo saxophone/laptop performance on Monday October 1 at the EarZoom festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In addition to the concert I will also do a presentation on some of my ongoing research. The EarZoom festival is curated by Miha Ciglar and is arranged by the IRZU the newly established institute for sonic arts in Ljubljana.

    Read more about the concert event and venue here.

  • Performance of Repetition Repeats all other Repetitions in Ghent

    2010-09-15

    Stefan \D6stersjö is performing my piece Repetition Repeats all other Repetitions at the ORCiM research festival in Ghent, Belgium tonight. The new version of the piece is the first that actually implements all of the original ideas with regard to interaction and dynamic form.

  • Inauguration of Inter Arts Center in Malmö

    2010-05-19

    Together with composer and guitarist Kent Olofsson I will perform at the inauguration of a new center for the arts in Malmö. Inter Arts Center is co-founded by the three arts academies in Malmö (Music, Visual arts, Theater) and has an open call for projects. Read more about IAC here.

  • etherSound performance in Stockholm

    2010-05-03

    I will do a performance of etherSound at jazz club Fasching, Stockholm on Monday May 3, 2010 at 8 pm. I will also participate in a group performance with master musicians Lena Willemark (vocal), Svante Henrysson (cello) and Peter Danemo (drums and electronics).

    More info on etherSound.

  • Concerts in Malmö

    2010-04-10

    I will be playing in Malmö two nights in the upcoming week. The first occasion is an exciting Swedish/Danish/Vietnamese collaboration, an offspring of the Hanoi New Music Meeting that took place last October. The second is my live premiere with my band Ooko featuring Katrine Amsler and Michala östergaard-Nielsen on piano and drums respectively.

  • Hanoi Sound Stuff

    2010-03-22

    I will be in Vietnam for two weeks (March 26 through April 7) for a performance at the Hanoi Sound Stuff festival with The Six Tones (Henrik Frisk, Nguyen Thanh Thuy, Ngo Tra My and Stefan \D6stersjö). Following the festival we will record with the Six Tones and Vietnamese guest musicians.

  • Improvisation, Computers and Interaction: Now available as book!

    2010-02-09

    The first half of my PhD dissertation has been published and is now released as a book by the German academic publisher VDM. It is available on internet bookstores such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Blackwell. more:

    For more information about the book and the abstract, see my blog.

  • Online essay with sound

    2010-02-08

    An essay by Marcel Cobussen for which I did a "sound illustration" is now available online as part of Volume 2 of the interdisciplinary e-journal Konturen, "Between Nature and Culture: After the Continental-Analytic Divide," . The title of the piece (which we've also performed live at the Guelph Jazz Festival last year) is The Field of Musical Improvisation and it's a collaboration between myself, Marcel Cobussen and Bart Weijland.

  • Paper in New Sound Journal

    2010-02-07

    My paper Improvisation, Computers, and Primary Process: Why Improvise With Computers in issue number 32 of the journal New Sound is now available along with a track by me on the accompanying CD. The editor for this issue is Marcel Cobussen and among the other authors are David Toop and Sara Ramshaw. The journal may be accessed online following this link.

  • Performance at art gallery in Palma Mallorca

    2010-02-06

    On Friday February 12 I will do a performance and sound installtion at gallery Xavier Fiol in Palma Mallorca, in Spain. This is a collaboration with my long time friend and artist Stefan Lundgren. At the opening of his show Crucifixions I will do a laptop/saxophone improvisation and a recording of this improv will be played in the gallery for the duration of the show.

  • Performance of Anne LeBaron's Cyberopera Sucktion

    2009-11-13

    On Friday November 13, at 8 pm, you have a unique oportunity to listen to this very original work by American experimentalist composer and improviser Anne LeBaron. The libretto is by Douglas Kearney and tells the story of the (cyborg) transformation of a lonely housewife (portrayed by the American soprano Marja Liisa Kay) who is developing a sexual relationship with a vacuum cleaner given to her by her absent and ignorant husband Manny. Read more about Sucktion here.

  • Henrik Frisk's Pli live concert

    2009-11-03

    The Swedish National Radio is broadcasting a live recording with my new 10-piece band Henrik Frisk's Pli on Tuesday night November 3. The concert was recorded in Malmö on October 1st. The broadcast may be accessed on the web, streaming by visiting www.sr.se/p2 in various popular formats such as poddradio. The concert was part of the Kopasetic festival 2009.

  • Stockholm performance of Drive

    2009-10-08

    Violist Henrik Frendin is performing my piece Drive at the Nordic Viola Symposium opening concert (A Tribute To The Nordic Viola) at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. The concert starts at 7.00 pm

  • Henrik Frisk's Pli at KOPAfestival 2009

    2009-10-01

    October 1st marks the premiere of my new project Pli. Our debut concert is held at Viktoriateatern in Malmö, Sweden at 7.30 pm. The concert is recorded by the Swedish National Radio and as soon as the broadcast is made public I will post the link here. Pli is a 10 piece band with some of my favourite musicians including Almaz Yebio (vocal), Marcelo Gabard Pazos (alto and baritone sax), Morten Carlsen (tenor sax), Jakob Riis (trombone, laptop), Samuel Hällkvist (guitar), Sten Sandell (piano, voice, electronics), Nils \D6lmedal (double bass), David Carlsson (electric bass), Peter Nilsson (drums). The concert is a part of the ongoing KOPAfestival 2009 and is produced along with Jazz i Malmö.

  • Major CD distribution in bankruptcy.

    2009-09-11

    The Swedish CD distribution company CDA has today announced that they will file a petition in bankruptcy. In practice this means that my CDs as well as those by other artists at Kopasetic productions will be (even) more difficult to come by. However, all Kopasetic Productions may be bought from Kopasetic.se

  • Performance/presentation at Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium

    2009-09-09

    On Thursday September 10 (also the birthday of my youngest son!) I will be doing a performance presentation at the Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium in Canada. The performance is done together with Dutch music philosopher Marcel Cobussen.

  • ICMC 2009: paper presentation

    2009-08-16

    I will be presenting the paper "An object oriented model for the representation of temporal data in the Integra framework" at ICMC in Montreal on August 16. The paper is co-written with Jamie Bullock. Download the slides. more: The paper is about representation of time in the Integra framework, and we propose an XML based storage format for this data. The ideas presented in this paper is the result of several years of discussions.

    ICMC 2009 is organised by the Schulich School of Music of McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

  • First performance of Continuous Breach

    2009-07-12

    On Sunday 12, Copenhagen Art Ensemble will premiere my composition Continuous Breach. The day after the ensemble will play the same program at \C5rhus jazz festival. The concert in Copenhagen will take place at 8:30 pm at Huset in Magstraede.

  • etherSound at Nybrokajen 11, Stockholm

    2009-05-03

    The interactive sound installation etherSound will be set up as part of a support act for the Swedish CD distribution company CDA. Read more about the event at rikskonserter.se.

    The cd etherSound is obviously distributed by CDA. The concert starts at 7 pm. Read more about the venue here. And remember that, even if you can not come to the concert you can still participate:

    Send an SMS where the first word is esound to 72500.
  • etherSound gets its own page

    2009-04-27

    etherSound, the interactive sound installation that I have been working on for since 2003, has now gotten its own page. Go to www.henrikfrisk.com/ethersound and listen, read, and claim your free copy of the etherSound CD.

  • The Six Tones Tour

    2009-03-27

    The Six Tones is a Swedish-Vietnamese project featuring Stefan \D6stersjö, Nguyen Thanh Thuy and Ngo Tra My. On this tour, starting March 28 in Stockholm and ending April 4 in Härnösand, Henrik Frisk will also perform live electronics with the trio, in his own piece as well as in improvisations. The collaboration started in the spring of 2006 with the main ambition to create a foundation for a meeting between two different musical cultures on equal terms.

  • lim plays at Kulturen, Lund

    2009-03-13

    In our own series of concerts, <a href=http://www.kopasetic.se">Kopasetic productions</a> presents lim in an afternoon concert at Kulturen in Lund, Sweden. The concert starts at 4.30PM.

  • lim plays at Babel, Malmö

    2009-02-15

    Club Jazzligan

    lim is performing at new club Jazzligan hosted by Babel in Malmö. Be there at 9 pm on Tuesday, February 17.
  • The Needle's Eye

    2008-07-18

    Public defence of two artistic doctoral dissertations

    The Needle's Eye is a three day event that features installations, concerts and the final defence of two artistic doctoral dissertations at Lund University Sweden by Henrik Frisk and Stefan östersjö respectively.

    Download information

  • Frendin-Frisk Duo live on Swedish Radio, tonight at 7.30 PM

    2008-02-26

    Tonight, Tuesday Feb 26, Swedish Radio will broadcast a show recorded on September 26 of last year at the KOPAestival 2007 (see also Kopasetic Productions site).

  • Trio at Glenn Miller Caf\E9, Stockholm

    2008-01-24

    On Thursday January 24 I will be playing at GMC in Stockholm with Peter Nilsson on drums and Nils \D6lmedal on bass.

  • Concert as part of presentations of artistic research

    2007-12-10

    December 10 at 12, noon myself and Stefan \D6stersjö will perform a concert as part of our seminar presentations of our respective artistic research projects.
    The seminars will take place on the afternoon of December 10 (immediately after the concert) and on the morning of December 11.
    more: > Prof. Simon Emmerson will discuss Henrik Frisk's PhD project and Prof. Stephen Goss will discuss Stefan \D6stersjö's project.


    Program

    • Kent Olofsson: Alambic IV (2006) for electric guitar, e-bow and electronics
    • Henrik Frisk: Improvisation for saxophone and computer
    • Henrik Frisk: Repetition Repeats All Other Repetitions (2006) for 10-string guitar and electronics
    • Paul Dolden: Physics of Seduction. Invocation #1 (1991) for electric guitar and tape

    Performers

    • Stefan \D6stersjö, electric and acoustic guitars
    • Henrik Frisk: saxophone and electronics
    • Kent Olofsson: Diffusion

    The final defense of our PhD projects is scheduled for May 11-13, 2008. Both of these research projects are performed at Malmö Academy of Music, Lund University. Should you wish to receive the material that will be discussed in the seminar, please contact me at mail AT henrikfrisk DOT com or pick up your printed copy at the information deskt at Malmö Academy of Music. An invitation (in Swedish) may be downloaded here containing all the necessary information.

  • Ensemble Ars Nova with chinese guests

    2007-10-13

    October 13 at 6pm at Inkonst, Malmö. Ensemble Ars Nova will be performing music by Tan Dun, Shing-kwei Tzeng, Dajuin Yao and Martin Svensson as well as improvisations. The concert is part of the Sound Around festival.

  • International Seminar at the Malmö Academy of Music

    2007-10-11

    In connection with the centenary celebration of the Malmö Academy an interesting seminar is taking place October 10-11. For the first time researchers from the fields of Music Education and Music Performance meet to discuss the research performed at the Malmö Academy.

    For more information visit the Malmö Academy of Music website or download the invitation.

    more:
    As one part of our centenary celebrations we arrange a conference in Malmö, October, 11-12. The conference, The International Seminar on the Education and Performance of Music starts in the morning Thursday Oct 11 at 11 am and finishes Friday 12 at 3 pm. One point of departure for some of the presentations and discussions will be the book A Decade of Research in Music Education, launched at the start of the conference and summarizing the music education research conducted in Malmö/Lund during the past ten years. Another point of departure is the experiences from the development and the first years of artistic research in music at the Malmö Academy of Music. All presentations and discussions will be in plenum, with good time for discussions. Each session starts with a 30-minute presentation followed by 45-60 minutes of discussion and comments.



    Keynote speakers:

    • Professor Robert Walker, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
    • Professor Graham Welch, Institute of Education, London University, UK.
    • Professor David Hargreaves, Roehampton University, UK.
    • Dr. Marcel Cobussen, Leiden University, the Netherlands.
    • Dr. Per Nilsson, PhD Umeå University, Sweden.
  • KOPAfestival 2007

    2007-09-26

    logo</img> The Kopasetic Productions annual festival is starting in a few days - read more about it here.

    Apart from the KOPAbands and the members of the KOPAcollective we have Swedish and international guests such as Sofia Jernberg, Tommy Smith, Lisbeth Diers, Michael Buckley, Bobo Stensson and Marc Ducret.
  • KOPAfestival 2007 - pre-event

    2007-09-17

    On September 17, at 10 AM, Kopasetic Productions will present the festival program at Palladium in Malmö. There will also be a KOPAgroup playing!

  • Integra poster presentation at ICMC 2007

    2007-08-23

    On Monday morning I will be presenting an article about the Integra library that primarily myself and Jamie Bullock has been working on. Please come and see me at Auditorium 3 at the School of Architecture in Copenhagen at 8.40 in the morning of Monday August 27.

  • Monday Aug. 27 - etherSound at ICMC 2007

    2007-08-23

    At ICMC 2007 in Copenhagen I will perform etherSound along with Per Anders Nilsson and Michala &#216;stergaard-Nielsen (see also www.myspace.com/televisionpickup). The concert is at:

    HUSET I MAGSTR&#198;DE (Musikcaf&#233;en)
    R\C5DHUSSTR\C6DE 13,
    1466 K\F8benhavn K
    The concert starts at 22.00 (10 pm). Please see the full program for ICMC at http://www.icmc2007.net/.

    You can participate in the concert even if you can't come to Huset in Copenhagen and listen. Just send an SMS message to:

    +45 6151 0060

    and let the first word of your message be:

    sounds

    The keyword ('sounds') can be all capitalized or all capitals, it doesn't matter, but there needs to be a space between the keyword and your message.
  • Monday Aug. 27 - etherSound at ICMC 2007

    2007-08-23

    At ICMC 2007 in Copenhagen I will perform etherSound along with Per Anders Nilsson and Michala &#216;stergaard-Nielsen. The concert is at:

    HUSET I MAGSTR&#198;DE (Musikcaf&#233;en)
    R\C5DHUSSTR\C6DE 13,
    1466 K\F8benhavn K
    It starts at 22.00 (10 pm). Please see the full program for ICMC at http://www.icmc2007.net/.
  • The Six Tones, Concerts in Växjö and Malmö

    2007-04-28

    The Six Tones is performing in Växjö on April 28 at 14.00. The concert is arranged by CoMA - Contemporary Music and Artists, Musik i Syd. On June 2 at 19.30 are we performing the same program at the Malmö Academy of Music.

    We will perform some traditional vietnamese music as well as improvisations and my pieces Repetition Repeats all other Repetitions and The Six Tones.

  • Concert, Birmingham Conservatoire

    2007-03-05

    On Monday March 5, Stefan östersjö and myself will be doing a concert at the Frontiers concert series at Birmingham Conservatoire. Stefan will perform my piece Repetition Repeats all other Repetitions" as well as music by Michele Tadini and Kent Olofsson.

  • February Concerts in USA

    2007-02-06

    My piece for guitar and electronics, Repetition Repeats all Other Repetitions will be performed by Stefan östersjö in two different versions at two concerts at Stanford and Seattle in February.

    For more information about the venues look here for the February 8 concert at CCRMA, Stanford, and here for the February 11 concert at DXARTS, Seattle.

  • Celebrate Ensemble Ars Nova on December 10. Performance of...

    2006-12-05

    my work in progress Repetition Repeats all other Repetitions. This piece was premiered at the opening concert of the MusicAcoustica festival in Beijing in October of this year (read more about that eventhere).

    Ensemble Ars Nova is the main promotor of new music in the Malmö region and one of the most prolific ensembles of contemporary music in Sweden.

  • ICMC 2006, paper presentation

    2006-11-15

    I will be at ICMC06 in New Orleans in November. I will present the results of the empirical studies in the project "Negotiating the Musical Work" which I am doing together with Stefan östersjö.

  • Concerts in Asia

    2006-10-14

    Together with guitarrist Stefan östersjö I will be doing two concerts in Asia over the next couple of weeks. One in Hanoi and one in Beijing as part of the Musicacoustica festival. In Beijing we will also participate in the EMS06 conference.

  • Duo with Per-Anders Nilsson at Brötz, Gothenburg.

    2006-09-27

    On September 27, I will play a duo concert with laptop musician Per-Anders Nilsson at Brötz in Gothenburg. The concert starts at 8 pm.

    I have played with Per-Anders on numerous occasions. In May 2005 we did a small tour in California (read more about the tour here). He is a versatile musician with a great interest in using the laptop as an instrument - that is to really <emplay</em> the laptop. Consequnetly he has developed techniques to allow him to do exactly that. </p>
  • KOPAfestival - lim with Marc Ducret

    2006-09-17

    September 21-22 Kopasetic Productions will present some of its bands along with guest artists Lotte Anker, Marc Ducret and David Liebman. The concerts are presented in Malmö at Jeriko and Palladium.

    On Thursday night lim will perform together with French guitarist Marc Ducret. lim has just released their second album superlim. We are looking forward to meeting you at Jeriko!

  • Presentation at DTPA, Doncaster, UK.

    2006-06-22

    Myself and Stefan östersjö have been invited to do a presentation of our paper "Negotiating the musical work (II): Computer-Performer interaction in Relation to Composer-Performer Interaction."

  • Frendin/Frisk concert in Växjö, June 18

    2006-06-09

    Together with Henrik Frendin I'm doing another concert on June 18 at 8.00 PM in Växjö, Sweden as part of the Master Class Festival. Follow this link for more information. The concert is followed by a presentation by me on June 19 within the frame of a network meeting called NordEAM - Nordic Electro-Acoustic Music.

  • With Anders Nilsson in NYC, June 9

    2006-05-29

    June 9 I will be playing with guitarist Anders Nilsson at Caf\E9 Grumpy in Brooklyn. More details on the concert can be found here.

  • Frendin/Frisk in Montreal

    2006-05-28

    On June 7 I will do a concert at the International Viola Congress in Montreal together with Swedish viola player Henrik Frendin.

    The concert starts at 10:30 and was originally to be held at Lion d'Or, but has been moved. Check the program for updates.

  • KOPAfestival 2006

    2006-05-24

    September 21 marks the first night of an exciting two day event in Malmö. Apart from groups from the musician owned and run label Kopasetic Productions, international guests David Liebman, Marc Ducret and others will be heard. More info and complete program will be published in the fall.

  • Connect - concert with Miroslav Vitous Feb. 11

    2006-02-05

    Starting February 8 is a series of seminars, workshops and concerts in Malmö arranged by Malmö Academy of Music and Ars Nova. Apart from having been part of the organizing comitee and participating in the seminars and workshops, I will also play a concert with bassist Miroslav Vitous and drummer Peter Danemo at Jeriko in Malmö on Saturday Feb. 11 at 7.30 pm.

    Get the program here. more: > Prof. Luca Francesconi came up with the original idea for this event. The idea was to bring up the Western dichotomy of the body and the brain in a series of events, practical as well as theoretical. I have written about the issue as I see it in my diary (follow this link). Improvisation will be one theme during the week which features some excellent performers and artists.

    Schedule

    Wed 8 February

    16:00 Rooseum

    Opening Panel Discussion

    19:30 Caroli kyrka

    Opening Concert

    Thursday 9 February

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    9:30-12:30 Malmö Academy of Music (X-251)

    Connect Lab

    13:30-16:00 Malmö Academy of Music (X-251)

    Connect Lab

    16:30-18:30 Malmö Academy of Music, Lilla Salen

    Workshop / concert

    19:30 Malmö Academy of Music, Lilla Salen

    Concert

    Friday 10 February

    </h3>

    9:30-12:00 Malmö Academy of Music (X-251)

    Connect Lab

    12:15 Malmö Academy of Music, Rosenbergssalen

    Concert

    14:30-17:00 Malmö Academy of Music (X-251)

    Connect Lab

    19:30 Jeriko

    Concert

    Saturday 11 February

    </h3>

    12:00-13:30 Malmö Academy of Music (X-251)

    Connect Lab

    13:30-16:30 Malmö Academy of Music (D-208)

    Workshop

    17:00 Malmö Academy of Music, Rosenbergssalen

    Concert

    19:30 Jeriko

    Concert
  • Article published in Organised Sound

    2006-01-04

    <img src="http://assets.cambridge.org/13557718/10/3/cover/13557718_10-3.jpg" height=50% />This is not really news, but an artistic research article by myself and Miya Yoshida on my interactive sound installation etherSound was published in Organised Sound in 10:2, 2005 pp 121-127. You can buy the article here. Click more to read the abstract.

  • Stockholm concert December 1, 2005

    2005-11-29

    I will be performing with Henrik Frendin and Michael Reuter at the Music Academy in Stockholm on December 1, 7 pm. The program is a mixture of improvisations and composition by myself, Kent Olofsson, Erik Enström and Henrik Frendin. The concert is part of KMH's concert and seminar series Impro Lab and after the concert we will be doing a seminar on improvisation along with Marcus Lindahl from KTH, Stockholm.

    Kgl Musikhögskolan i Stockholm, Valhallavägen 105, Lilla Salen

  • BorderlineBonusEvent#1

    2005-10-30

    A concert in Malmö, at the Palladium, tonight Oct 30 at 6PM where I will be performing with Katrine Amsler and Johannes Burström as well as with David Carlsson.

  • MMC2137 now available.

    2005-09-17

    CD CoverThe recording of my piece Tetrachordal Variations (I know, the title really sucks...) is now out and available. You can buy it here. In this recording with the Warszaw Philhormonic Orchestra, myself and Richie Beirach are soloists.

  • Drive and ISCM

    2005-06-07

    My composition Drive has been selected by the Swedish ISCM jury to be propsed to the international jury of ISCM for the 2006 World Music Days in Frankfurt.

  • Berlin

    2005-05-29

    I will be in Berlin between June 10-16. I am invited to participate in the Knowledge Lab workshop at the House of World Cultures as part of the Transit Festival 05.

  • Reykjavik

    2005-05-28

    I will do a concert in Reykjavik on June 5 with Henrik Frendin. Frendin plays his Electric Viola Grande and performs pieces by myself, Kent Olofsson and Erik Enström among others.

  • Copenhagen concert

    2005-05-03

    I will perform at the SIM (Sound in Interactive Media) event at the institute for Medialogy at Aalborg University in Copenhagen on May 12.

  • Performance of etherSound in Glasgow

    2005-03-25

    My interactive sound piece <a href=index.jsp?metaId=res&amp;id=proj">etherSound</a> will be performed at the MIDAS conference in Glasgow on Saturday May 8.

  • Performance of Perspicio

    2005-03-24

    Stockholm Saxophone Quartet will perform my piece Perspicio at the Borderline festival in Malmö.

  • USA spring 2005

    2005-03-23

    In late March I will be in California for concerts and teaching. Henrik Frendin will perform my piece Drive at a concert at Santa Barbara University where we will also do a workshop. Along with Per Anders Nilsson I will perform in San Diego and CNMAT.

  • New record, old recording.

    2005-02-24

    MMC in Boston is now releasing the recording of my piece Tetrachordal Variations as played by the Warszaw Phil. and myself and Richie Beirach as soloists. The recordings were made in 1996. Keep posted for release date!

  • Spark Festival, Minneapolis

    2004-12-30

    My paper on etherSound has been accepted for the Spark Festival and Conference. The conference takes place February 17-20 and hosts guests DJ Spooky and Philippe Manoury. I have also been asked to set up etherSound during the festival.

  • Solo and duo performances

    2004-12-27

    I will do three concerts in Sweden together with saxophonist Neil Leonard and laptop performer Per Anders Nilsson in January 2005. The program will consist of improvised electronic and acoustic music. January 12, Kulturverket, Halmstad, January 13, Artisten, Göteborg, January 15, Panora, Malmö

  • Viola con Forza nominated for Swedish Grammy

    2004-12-20

    The cd Viola con Forza has been nominated for a Swedish Grammy award. My piece Drive is recorded by Henrik Frendin on that cd. Drive has been played quite a few times now in Swedish, Dutch, German and American radio.

  • More lim concerts

    2004-11-04

    In preparing for our upcoming recording a few more concerts in south of Sweden have now been confirmed.

  • lim recording and concerts

    2004-10-15

    lim will start recording is second cd in December. This record we intend to do as much 'live' in the studio as possible. We will also do a few concerts and workshops in preparation for the recording. On November 1st we will be at Sundsgårdens Folkhögskola, close to the city of Helsingborg, for a concert and workshop.

  • Sep 25th - Solo performance in Malmö

    2004-09-19

    I will be doing a solo performance at Skånes Konstförening in Malmö at the opening of an exhibition of drawings by Stefan Lundgren. Some of his drawings in the exhibition contains fragments of texts by me. My performance starts at 10 pm.

    Follow this link for the address.



  • Minsk performance

    2004-08-24

    After a lot of uncertainty it is now clear that I will be going to Minsk to do a performance with Swedish artist Stefan Lundgren on September 6. Together we will perform at a festival called Navinki held at the Museum for Contemporary Art in Minsk, Belarus.

    I have done a number of performances with Stefan over the years, but not since 2002 when we did a show in Dresden.

  • Performance in Minsk?

    2004-08-05

    However not yet confirmed, it seems like I will be going to Minsk, Belarus in early September to perform at a festival. I have very little information about the event but this is, have I been reassured, normal considering the circumstances there. I will be going together with Swedish artist Stefan Lundgren.

  • Swedish magazine FABRIK

    2004-07-01

    The Swedish Art magazine FABRIK (in Swedish only) has published the score to my piece "Drive".

  • Publishing deal

    2004-07-01

    Walrus Music Publishing, www.walrusmusic.com, is making my arrangement of David Liebman's tune Carissima available for sale. This is a result of David Liebman Big Band having recorded this same arrangment on cd.

  • New cd with Dave Liebman Big Band

    2004-06-01

    David Liebman has recorded my arrangement of his tune Carissima with the Dave Liebman Big Band. The record is released on Omnitone and is called Beyond the Lines. Read more at www.upbeat.com/lieb.

  • New cd with Henrik Frendin

    2004-05-01

    Henrik Frendin is playing my piece "Drive" for electric viola grande and computer on his new record Viola Con Forza on Phono Suecia.


  • Collaboration with Swedish guitarist Stefan östersjö

    2004-04-01

    I am looking forward to collaborating with the Swedish guitarist Stefan östersjö on this commission. As he is also a doctorate student at the Malmö Academy of Music and his research project touches on a lot of the same questions as my own project, this collaboration comes naturally.

  • etherSound at Jeriko in Malmö

    2004-04-01

    A performance of and with my sound installation etherSound. Except for myself the musicians are Peter Nilsson - drums, David Carlsson - bass, Andreas Andersson - saxophones, Anders Nilsson - guitar.

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I will be playing in Malmö two nights in the upcoming week. The first occasion is an exciting Swedish/Danish/Vietnamese collaboration, an offspring of the Ha...

Hanoi Sound Stuff

I will be in Vietnam for two weeks (March 26 through April 7) for a performance at the Hanoi Sound Stuff festival with The Six Tones (Henrik Frisk, Nguyen Th...

Pac eats mass

A performance and installation at Gallery Louis 21 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain on February 12, 2010. The installation was a collaboration with Swedish artist...

Online essay with sound

An essay by Marcel Cobussen for which I did a ‘sound illustration’ is now available online as part of Volume 2 of the interdisciplinary e-journal Konturen, ‘...

Paper in New Sound Journal

My paper Improvisation, Computers, and Primary Process: Why Improvise With Computers in issue number 32 of the journal New Sound is now available along with ...

Henrik Frisk’s Ooko

This is a recording we did with my band Ooko in Malmö early on February 15, 2009. Some free impro and some tunes, some acoustic and some electronic. The ver...

Soap operas

Browsing the web for Soap Opera content for our Sucktion performance I came across this particularly funny clip: What strikes me about this passage is how i...

Vacuum cleaner performance

I started looking at different ways in which the soprano can ‘perform’ on the vacuum cleaner in Anne LeBaron’s Opera Sucktion. One option would be to let Mar...

Henrik Frisk’s Pli live concert

The Swedish National Radio is broadcasting a live recording with my new 10-piece band Henrik Frisk’s Pli on Tuesday night November 3. The concert was recorde...

Sucktion: laying out the files

Having spent the last few days familiarizing myself with the sound and MIDI-files for Anne LeBarons Cyber opera Sucktion I’m now starting to get an idea of w...

Sucktion: A Cyborgopera by Anne LeBaron

On November 13 I will perform in a staging of Anne LeBaron’s Cyborgopera Sucktion. I will perform the laptop part which, interestingly enough, is written add...

timbreMap program testing

The timbreMap program is part of PhD project and is designed to organize timbral features of its audio input in its 2D output space. It uses the JetNet imple...

Fedora, MacBook Pro, and internal sound

Since I received my brand new MacBook Pro (17’’) I haven’t figured out how to get sound routed to the internal speakers using PulseAudio. The headphone outle...

Back after months of inactivity

I experienced a bit of a void after my PhD dissertation/defense about a year ago, so bad that I had no interest in posting on this blog. Well, I’m back now, ...

Stockholm performance of Drive

Violist Henrik Frendin is performing my piece Drive at the Nordic Viola Symposium opening concert (A Tribute To The Nordic Viola) at the Royal College of Mus...

Henrik Frisk’s Pli at KOPAfestival 2009

October 1st marks the premiere of my new project Pli. Our debut concert is held at Viktoriateatern in Malmö, Sweden at 7.30 pm. The concert is recorded by th...

Major CD distribution in bankruptcy.

The Swedish CD distribution company CDA has today announced that they will file a petition in bankruptcy. In practice this means that my CDs as well as those...

ICMC 2009: paper presentation

I will be presenting the paper ‘An object oriented model for the representation of temporal data in the Integra framework’ at ICMC in Montreal on August 16. ...

Continuous Breach

A piece commissioned by the Copenhagen Art Ensemble in 2009. This recording is from the Aarhus Jazzfestival.

First performance of Continuous Breach

On Sunday 12, Copenhagen Art Ensemble will premiere my composition Continuous Breach. The day after the ensemble will play the same program at Århus jazz fes...

etherSound at Nybrokajen 11, Stockholm

The interactive sound installation etherSound will be set up as part of a support act for the Swedish CD distribution company CDA. Read more about the event ...

etherSound gets its own page

etherSound, the interactive sound installation that I have been working on for since 2003, has now gotten its own page. Go to www.henrikfrisk.com/ethersound ...

The Six Tones Tour

The Six Tones is a Swedish-Vietnamese project featuring Stefan Östersjö, Nguyen Thanh Thuy and Ngo Tra My. On this tour, starting March 28 in Stockholm and e...

lim plays at Kulturen, Lund

In our own series of concerts, Kopasetic productions presents lim in an afternoon concert at Kulturen in Lund, Sweden. The concert starts at 4.30PM….

Bergson and consciousness

Bergson, in Matter and Memory, defines two distinct conditions of existence; presentation to consciousness and logical or causal connection. Could it be that...

lim plays at Babel, Malmö

Club Jazzligan lim is performing at new club Jazzligan hosted by Babel in Malmö. Be there at 9 pm on Tuesday, February 17….

The Deadly Gardening Accident

The title of this tune is inspired by a dialogue in the file The Spinal Tap in which the mysterious and tragic death of the band’s drummer is discussed. App...

The Chase

This tune was written in 1990 while I was living in Copenhagen. Originally it was intended as a hardbop tune. Here, it is performed by Henrik Frisks Ooko.

Opening Free

A free improvisation by Henrik Frisks Ooko.

Aspasia

Henrik Frisks Ooko: A tune written in the mid 1990s. I used to play this in a duo with Richie Beirach. This recording is with my trio Ooko.

Choosing framework for my dissertation

Though my dissertation was just moved from May to September, I neww desperately to decide on the framework for which the material will be presented in. I wan...

Dissertation framework

After some more research on embeddable databases and offline RIA and offline AJAX (or LAJAX as some refer to it - see http://blogs.sun.com/FrancoisOrsini/ent...

OSX and NFS issues

When I need access to network services on my computers in my home/studio network, I usually set them up on GNUlinux and grant the other operating systems acc...

Seminar Dec. 11

[Edited and updated on Dec 19] Yesterday I defended a part of my dissertation (at what is here called a 75% seminar). The opponent was British composer and a...

etherSound

A movie of a concert at Huset in Copenhagen during ICMC 2007.The sounds that are a result of received SMS’ are easily identified; they have a bell like char...

etherSound - performance at ICMC 2008

This is a performance of my interactive improvisation environment etherSound (read the programme note) at ICMC 2008 in Copenhagen. The performance took place...

Ensemble Ars Nova with chinese guests

October 13 at 6pm at Inkonst, Malmö. Ensemble Ars Nova will be performing music by Tan Dun, Shing-kwei Tzeng, Dajuin Yao and Martin Svensson as well as impr...

The Six Tones

Get the Flash Player to see this player. var s1 = new SWFObject(‘http://www.henrikfrisk.com/script/flvplayer.swf’,’single’,’320’,’240’,’7’); s1.addParam(‘all...

Setting up filesharing between OSX and FC5

Now, this is somewhat unrelated to this blog, but I’ll put it here anyways - mainly because I need to make notes about how I did it… I need to be able to acc...

KOPAfestival 2007

The Kopasetic Productions annual festival is starting in a few days - read more about it here. Apart from the KOPAbands and the members of the KOPAcollectiv...

Frendin/Frisk duo

Frendin Frisk Duo (Henrik Frisk - laptop, and Henrik Frendin - viola): Recording (video and audio) from a concert in Malmö in September 2007.The recording w...

KOPAfestival 2007 - pre-event

On September 17, at 10 AM, Kopasetic Productions will present the festival program at Palladium in Malmö. There will also be a KOPAgroup playing!…

Monday Aug. 27 - etherSound at ICMC 2007

At ICMC 2007 in Copenhagen I will perform etherSound along with Per Anders Nilsson and Michala Østergaard-Nielsen (see also www.myspace.com/televisionpickup)...

Integra poster presentation at ICMC 2007

On Monday morning I will be presenting an article about the Integra library that primarily myself and Jamie Bullock has been working on. Please come and see ...

Jaron Lanier

While reading Interface Culture - How new technology transforms the way we create and communicate. by Steven Johnson Johnson, 1997, I came across the name Ja...

Eco and semiology

… how information and redundancy appear at different levels under mutual influence. Eco, 1971, p. 140…

The Six Tones

A recording of my piece The Six Tones from a concert in Malmö, 2007.

Composition and juxtaposition. Studies.

Find the notes for the introduction to the seminar on ‘Repetition Repeats all other Repetitions - a version for ‘Symphonie Diagonale’ by Viking Eggeling’ her...

ICMC 2007 in Copenhagen

The ICMC in 2007 will be held in Copenhagen this year. As somebody who works extensively with computers and improvisation (in combination that is) I am one o...

Concert, Birmingham Conservatoire

On Monday March 5, Stefan Östersjö and myself will be doing a concert at the Frontiers concert series at Birmingham Conservatoire. Stefan will perform my pie...

Dissertation getting closer…

Thoughts about the final stages of the planning of the disposition of my PhD project, Interactive Systems in Improvisation and Composition….

February Concerts in USA

My piece for guitar and electronics, Repetition Repeats all Other Repetitions will be performed by Stefan Östersjö in two different versions at two concerts ...

Migrating to java 1.5 - update

Going home after having written this I realized what was the problem. In essence it is the difference between all free software and almost all free software....

Migrating to java 1.5

I have spent the entire day fixing up my Java code in my timbreMap project. Not only am I moving to Linux (from OpenDarwin) but I’m also updating to Java 1.5...

The particular and the general

In an article by Rose Rosengarden Subotnik, 1978 the author writes about the history of the separation of music from language: ‘Music […] separated itself fr...

A Work In Progress

Following this link, you can download an article I’ve written that will soon be published in The Dutch Journal of Music Theory (there’s actually an RSS feed ...

timbreMap - re-writing the analysis code.

I have just started a complete re-write of the spectral analysis part of my main programming project - the timbreMap. After having optimized the DFT calculat...

New year!

Last year I wasn’t very active writing on this blog. When I wasn’t travelling (which I did a lot of) my two sons took up most of my time. No time for bloggin...

Hanoi Concert October 2006

This is a video recording of the first performance of my piece The Six Tones written in close collaboration with the two Vietnamese master musicians Than Thu...

ICMC 2006, paper presentation

I will be at ICMC06 in New Orleans in November. I will present the results of the empirical studies in the project ‘Negotiating the Musical Work’ which I am ...

Saxophone and computer

In January I did three solo saxophone & laptop concerts in Sweden. The following two track are from the concert at Artisten in Gothenburg on January 13. ...

Concert at CRMA, Stanford

On April 9 I played a concert together with Per Anders Nilsson at CRMA at Stanford, Palo Alto in California, US. This was the last concert in a series of six...

Repetition Repeats all other Repetitions

This is the version that Stefan premiered at the opening concert of the MusicAcoustica 2006 festival in Beijing on October 23. This recording however was mad...

Traditional

A video recording from a concert with The Six Tones in Hanoi, Vietnam on October 20, 2006.

The Six Tones

A video recording from a concert in Hanoi, Vietnam on October 20, 2006.

Khoi Truong-Chi

A video recording from a concert with the Six Tones in Hanoi, Vietnam on October 20, 2006.

Concerts in Asia

Together with guitarrist Stefan Östersjö I will be doing two concerts in Asia over the next couple of weeks. One in Hanoi and one in Beijing as part of the M...

KOPAfestival - lim with Marc Ducret

September 21-22 Kopasetic Productions will present some of its bands along with guest artists Lotte Anker, Marc Ducret and David Liebman. The concerts are pr...

Open form for ‘Repetition repeats…’

As was mentioned in this post the form for ‘Repetition repeats all other repetitions’ is open in the sense that a the piece can be played in a number of diff...

Tape part for guitar piece

I’m currently working on a piece for guitar and computer entitled ‘Repetition repeats all other repetitions’. The piece is for my friend and collegue Stefan ...

DTPA 2006, Doncaster, UK (2)

On the third day (my second day…) of the conference Sama’a Al Hashimi, a researcher and PhD candidate at Middlesex University, did a presentation of her work...

DTPA 2006, Doncaster, UK

An interesting conference on digital technology and performance arts with many interesting people. Me and Stefan Östersjö did a presentation of our paper ‘Ne...

Music and semiology

…il faut se placer de prime abord sur le terrain de la langue et la prendre pour norme de toutes les autres manifestations du langage. [de Saussure] I have ...

Schaeffer, Husserl and sound.

Since my PhD project is investigating sound and timbre as a means of interaction, phonomenology in general is of great interest to me. When reading Husserl’s...

Presentation at DTPA, Doncaster, UK.

Myself and Stefan Östersjö have been invited to do a presentation of our paper ‘Negotiating the musical work (II): Computer-Performer interaction in Relation...

Frendin/Frisk concert in Växjö, June 18

Together with Henrik Frendin I’m doing another concert on June 18 at 8.00 PM in Växjö, Sweden as part of the Master Class Festival. Follow this link for more...

With Anders Nilsson in NYC, June 9

June 9 I will be playing with guitarist Anders Nilsson at Café Grumpy in Brooklyn. More details on the concert can be found here….

Frendin/Frisk in Montreal

On June 7 I will do a concert at the International Viola Congress in Montreal together with Swedish viola player Henrik Frendin. The concert starts at 10:30 ...

KOPAfestival 2006

September 21 marks the first night of an exciting two day event in Malmö. Apart from groups from the musician owned and run label Kopasetic Productions, inte...

Vito

lim: from the CD Superlim.

Nephilim

lim: from the CD Superlim.

Back after long break.

I’m back after a long period of inactivity in this diary. Mainly, it has been due to the birth of our second son in November of last year. Bruno is now 5 mon...

Time and rhythm and popular music.

At a concert in Reykjavik, Iceland on June 5 where Henrik Frendin and myself presented a program of electroacoustic music for electric viola and live electro...

The occidental head - body and brain.

In a recent meeting with professor Luca Francesconi, Kent Olofsson and my PhD collegue Stefan Östersjö as we were discussing an upcoming project, Luca ponder...

Working with score layout in SVG

I’m using Lilypond as my music typesetting software since a year. It works great for standard notation but has some limitations when it comes to graphical no...

Article published in Organised Sound

This is not really news, but an article by myself and Miya Yoshida on my interactive sound installation etherSound was published in Organised Sound in 10:2, ...

Stockholm concert December 1, 2005

I will be performing with Henrik Frendin and Michael Reuter at the Music Academy in Stockholm on December 1, 7 pm. The program is a mixture of improvisations...

BorderlineBonusEvent#1

A concert in Malmö, at the Palladium, tonight Oct 30 at 6PM where I will be performing with Katrine Amsler and Johannes Burström as well as with David Carlss...

Memory and perception

I am spending most of my time programming these days working on a piece of software that will allow me to investigate different models of ANN and their use f...

Timbre analysis

Today I finally had a chance to watch a decent display of the data outputted by my implementation of a critical band filter convolved with a amplitude spectr...

MMC2137 now available.

The recording of my piece Tetrachordal Variations (I know, the title really sucks…) is now out and available. You can buy it here. In this recording with the...

PortAudio library

After a long puase, I have now resumed working on my programming project to implement and test a speaker independent speach recognition algorithm suggested b...

Dissertation - form and content

The format of a dissertation in an artistic PhD is not be self evident. During the little over two years that I have worked on my project I have followed man...

Struggle

I’m making very slow progress on the Harp piece - not because I don’t know how to proceed but because so many other things are taking time away from composin...

Composing…

I’m spending all of my time working on the commission for a harp and computer piece. In the process I am also making the move away from using Finale for nota...

KnowledgeLab Berlin, June 2005

In June 2005 I took part in an event called Knowledge Lab staged by art historian Sarat Maharaj, singer Liu Sola, dancer Kofi Koko and the House of World Cul...

Thoughts about idiomatic writing for harp.

While going through the first sketches for my harp and computer piece with the harpist yesterday I started thinking about the relation between the compositio...

Back again…

After a long and well needed summer brake, and a remake of my studio, I am now slowly returning to work. I have had lots of time to think, and spent some tim...

Improvising with computer

When improvising on saxophone with live electronics - a computer - one of the things I am interested in is what can be described as the distorted mirror refl...

Barthes and semiology

Barthes writes: “We know that lingusits refuse the status of language to all communication by analogy - from the ‘language’ of bees to the ‘language’ of gest...

Drive and ISCM

My composition Drive has been selected by the Swedish ISCM jury to be propsed to the international jury of ISCM for the 2006 World Music Days in Frankfurt….

Improvisation, body and mind.

Finally getting a chance to write some again. I have been too busy travelling and playing concerts lately. I should try to get a more well balanced schedule…...

Berlin

I will be in Berlin between June 10-16. I am invited to participate in the Knowledge Lab workshop at the House of World Cultures as part of the Transit Festi...

Reykjavik

I will do a concert in Reykjavik on June 5 with Henrik Frendin. Frendin plays his Electric Viola Grande and performs pieces by myself, Kent Olofsson and Erik...

etherSound

This is the output of five consecutive, slightly overlapping messages in the current (May 2005) version of etherSound.

MIDAS workshop in Glasgow

I spent the weekend in Glasgow in Scotland doing a presentation of etherSound. After having worked on this piece for more than two years I think I have final...

Copenhagen concert

I will perform at the SIM (Sound in Interactive Media) event at the institute for Medialogy at Aalborg University in Copenhagen on May 12….

Footpedal…

When I perform saxophone and computer improvisations I can usually get most of the parameters that I want to control in the synthesis from my saxophone audio...

Real-time generation of musical material

In the saxophone quartet Persipicio I use real time analysis of what the saxophones play to generate and manipulate musical material and sounds. When I compo...

California - travel log (2)

At UC Santa Barbara the department for research in the field of electronic art is called CREATE. Author of the great book ‘Microsound’ Curtis Roads is Associ...

Perspicio - score following in Max/MSP

Two years ago Stockholm Saxophone Quartet premiered my piece Persicio for saxophone quartet and computer. I am very glad to have a second performance of it i...

California - travel log

I have just spent two weeks in California, playing concerts and meeting musicians and composers. I visited four computer music departments at four universiti...

Max implementation of qlist

After having problems with the adaption for Max of Miller Puckette’s qlist object I finally decided to implement the basic idea of qlist in an abstraction us...

Performance of Perspicio

Stockholm Saxophone Quartet will perform my piece Perspicio at the Borderline festival in Malmö….

USA spring 2005

In late March I will be in California for concerts and teaching. Henrik Frendin will perform my piece Drive at a concert at Santa Barbara University where we...

In preparation… (2)

(continuation from In preparation for a seminar… If the connection between input and output is too obvious the result is predictable and, while it may still ...

Sound installations - notes

For some time, I have been looking for references for relating my sound installation etherSound, and my planned project bioSound, to what has been done and w...

Artistic research and writing papers.

As I have now started to write papers more actively the subject of artistic research and what that really constitutes becomes an issue. Should I write in an ...

New record, old recording.

MMC in Boston is now releasing the recording of my piece Tetrachordal Variations as played by the Warszaw Phil. and myself and Richie Beirach as soloists. Th...

Insanity

An improvisation for solo saxophone and interactive computer

More on etherSound

Finished the paper on etherSound a few days ago. The biggest problem ended up being that I had to transfer the whole article to Word format whcih is a major ...

Next article…

Just as I finished the paper co-written with Miya Yoshida, I have to start editing and touching up my own article on etherSound. It is not easy to shift pers...

Paper on etherSound

Today myself and Miya Yoshida finished our paper on etherSound in the context of The Invisible Landscapes. Hopefully we will get it published, and I will soo...

Real-time versus non real-time

I should have realized that, in starting to re-work etherSound, I would end up changing almost everything. Since the new version is multi timbral, i.e. it wi...

Spark Festival, Minneapolis

My paper on etherSound has been accepted for the Spark Festival and Conference. The conference takes place February 17-20 and hosts guests DJ Spooky and Phil...

Solo and duo performances

I will do three concerts in Sweden together with saxophonist Neil Leonard and laptop performer Per Anders Nilsson in January 2005. The program will consist o...

More on etherSound

In my November 18 post, I mentioned the need for limiting the number of messages that would play back simultaneously. I think the way to solve this is to hav...

etherSound

Reworking etherSound - the article as well as the program….

The structures for improvisation

Again I have not been posting anything for a long time due to my spending most of my time with my son. I have however played a few concerts, amongst them wit...

More lim concerts

In preparing for our upcoming recording a few more concerts in south of Sweden have now been confirmed: November 30, Fridhems Folkhögskola, Svalöv December 1...

Gothenburg seminar

I participated in the ArtTech Sublime seminar yesterday arranged by the schools of performing arts at the Gothenburg University (follow this link for more i...

Rhythms (2)

More on the workings of a composition for Harp and computer…

Rhythms

I have not been posting for some time which is the result of not having had so much time for my work recently (I have been spending most of it together with ...

lim recording and concerts

lim will start recording is second cd in December. This record we intend to do as much ‘live’ in the studio as possible. We will also do a few concerts and w...

Microsound

About the book microsound by Curtis Roads….

Sep 25th - Solo performance in Malmö

I will be doing a solo performance at Skånes Konstförening in Malmö at the opening of an exhibition of drawings by Stefan Lundgren. Some of his drawings in t...

Xenakis

Note on Formalized Music by Iannis Xenakis….

What is improvisation?

I have frequently used the term improvisation without being very clear about what I mean. Obviously, improvisation can take on many different meanings. I wil...

Writing for Harp

First notes on the composing of a piece for harp and computer….

Harp piece

Thoughts on sound preparation….

Why computer?

The combined efforts of the performer and the computer becomes a combination of the static formalism of the score and the structured improvisation within one...

Set theory

What is the dichotomy of the problem of attempting to integrate acoustical instruments played live with computer based instruments on several levels?…

Method

What would be the best format to present my artistic process? Can it be described in text, that is, can it be removed from, in my case, the music? I think no...

Improvisation & interpretation

A few things relating to the difference between the performance of composed music and the act of musical improvisation. …

Free (?) Improvisation 2

When improvising, what is it I want to be free from? On what conditions do I feel free to express myself unrestricted? What is freedom in improvisation?…

bioSound project

As a follow-up to etherSound I have been planning to do a similar project titled bioSound. The point of etherSound was to collect information about what mess...

Aim

What is my subjective aim that proposes need for rethinking the problem?…

Minsk performance

After a lot of uncertainty it is now clear that I will be going to Minsk to do a performance with Swedish artist Stefan Lundgren on September 6. Together we ...

Performance in Minsk?

However not yet confirmed, it seems like I will be going to Minsk, Belarus in early September to perform at a festival. I have very little information about ...

Music download help and legal stuff

You can listen to the music either as streaming audio (if you have the required bandwidth) or you can download the entire file and listen to it off line. The...

Swedish magazine FABRIK

The Swedish Art magazine FABRIK (in Swedish only) has published the score to my piece ‘Drive’….

Publishing deal

Walrus Music Publishing, www.walrusmusic.com, is making my arrangement of David Liebman’s tune Carissima available for sale. This is a result of David Liebma...

New cd with Dave Liebman Big Band

David Liebman has recorded my arrangement of his tune Carissima with the Dave Liebman Big Band. The record is released on Omnitone and is called Beyond the L...

New cd with Henrik Frendin

Henrik Frendin is playing my piece ‘Drive’ for electric viola grande and computer on his new record Viola Con Forza on Phono Suecia….

etherSound at Jeriko in Malmö

A performance of and with my sound installation etherSound. Except for myself the musicians are Peter Nilsson - drums, David Carlsson - bass, Andreas Anderss...

TraneBird

By lim. Recorded October 2002.

Drive

Frendin Frisk Duo: An excerpt from a video of the recording of Drive in Studio 2 at the Swedish Broadcasting Corp. in October 2003.

etherSound

This is a 6min excerpt from a recording of a performance made at Malmö Konstmuseum on September 7, 2003 of the interactive piece etherSound.

Fasching2002

Live recording from Fasching with Henrik Frendin, Henrik Frisk and Lars Juul.

Happy 2.0

Performed and composed by lim. Recording made in a rehearsal.

Captain Anna

Performed by lim, composed by Henrik Frisk. Recording made in a rehearsal.

Midsummer Musings

A short tape piece, originally for a performance with Stefan Lundgren.

Housewarming

This is the music for a collaboration with Swedish artist Stefan Lundgren.