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Networked performance

The idea of being able to perform at a distant in real time, together with musicians scattered around the world, is not new. It is probably more affordable a...

This blog is still alive

After some time of inactivity I will resurrect this blog. It will still have a focus on the artistic research in music I do at the Royal College of Music in ...

Music for trees

Currently working on a very interesting project with visual artist Ebba Bohlin. We are doing an installation at the Dome of Visions at KTH on trees: the slee...

PhD dissertation ready for download.

After many months of work, my PdH dissertation Improvisation, Computers, and Interaction : Rethinking Human-Computer Interaction Through Music (ISSN 1653-861...

Concepts in artistic research

The philosophy of concepts is intimately tied to cognitive sciences and is a large field of study. In this short post I am only scratching the surface of it ...

Shopenhauer

In the essay On Authorship and Style Shopenhauer writes: A book can never be anything more than the impression of its author’s thoughts. The destilling of id...

On methods by Arlander

Reading ‘On methods of artistic research’ by Anette Arlander in the recent yearbook of artistic research from the Swedish Research Council. It is a overview ...

Artistic research ethics

Research ethics is a big topic, but in general, ethics are not widely discussed in our field. Not only being a young discipline but also one which departs fr...

Creative writing in research

We have seen the topic of writing (essays, creative writing, academic writing) popping up quite often in the field of artistic research. It may come as no su...

From teaching skill to performing art

Is it possible to move away from a highly specialized and skill driven methodology to a more indeterminate and elusive approach without loosing the craft? I...

What is art?

What is art? Why is it we do not know that for sure? The problem with not knowing what art is or what its boundaries are is that we will have difficulties tr...

Artistic economy

Listening to Lady Gaga’s album Artpop (unfortunately a commercial failure) makes me think about the craft of studio work an composing involved in an ablum su...

Artistic research: results

One of the main debates ever since the introduction of artistic research, or practice based research, is how the results should be communicated. I.e. in what...

Adam Smith and culture

The political economy of Adam Smith is often seen as the birth of capitalism, and economist’s like Nobel Prize winner Milton Friedman, advisor to Ronald Reag...

Sound, video and symbols

Working on our new film, Anders Elberling and I talk a lot about the impact of sound on vision. What is audiovisual interaction? What is synchronicity? Our m...

European Saxophone Ensemble

In a EC funded project French saxophonist Guillaume Orti will select twelve members for a European saxophone ensemble. If you are interested vist www.europea...

Freedom and individuality

When discussing improvisation and freedom one argument that is frequently made is that people like Ornette Coleman and Derek Bailey are not as free as they a...

About ‘finding your own sound’.

A central concept in jazz improvisation is the development of a personal sound. What are the relations between the known and the unknown, between the conscio...

Audience interaction

Every improvising musician knows how the audience can influence a performance and what a difference it makes when things ‘are right’. What is it that the aud...

Improvisation and identity

In jazz improvisation the notion of creating ‘your own’ expression is very important. Individuality in sound, phrasing, articulation and rhythm is held in hi...

On artistic research

The Routledge Companion to Research in the Arts, to which I have contributed the chapter ‘Time and Interaction: research through non-visual arts and media’, ...

(Re)Thinking Improvisation

(Re)Thinking Improvisation is the name of a research project at the Malmö Academy of Music, funded by the Swedish Research Council that I’m a part of. The p...

fetchmail and Exchange 2007

Lund University upgraded their email server to Exchange 2007 which suddenly made it impossible to fetch my email over IMAP via fetchmail using my old setting...

Writing microtonal music in Lilypond

In the process of writing a second (and possibly a third) part to The Mystic Writing Pad I’ve been trying to figure out a way that allows me to improvise on ...

Plugged Nickel 1969

I just got my hands on a recording with the ‘lost’ Miles Davis Quintet (with Wayne Shorter (ss, ts), Chick Corea (el-p), Dave Holland (b, el-b), Jack DeJohne...

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...

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, ...

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...

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...

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...

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…

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...

Dissertation getting closer…

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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…...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

Microsound

About the book microsound by Curtis Roads….

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?…

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Concert at Festival Musica Viva 2021

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...

Streamed concert from Klangkupolen, KMH

The roayal college of music in Stockholm is presenting the first in a series of concerts streamed binaurally from Klangkuoplen in Lilla Salen on March 5. Lis...

New miniature performed live (streamed)

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.k...

With Kali Malone at Intonal, Malmö

Making a brief performance with Kali Malone at the Intonal festival in Malmö. The concert takes place at the wonderful Johanneskyrkan near Triangeln in centr...

Premiere of Locomotion

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 c...

expEAR on tour!

expEAR & Drew Gress follows up the CD Vesper with a tour in Sweden and Balticum. With kind support from Musik i Syd….

Concert: Factory Sparrows? Mirror

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 ...

Mongrel: Machinic Propositions

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 ‘projec...

Concert and presentation in Manchester

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 Creativ...

Machinic propositions at Interferens #5

The Laboratory for Artistic Research, Interferens, is now presenting its fifth edition and for the occasion I will present the piece Machinic propositions. O...

NKFM

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...

I-N-E-A #6 at Fylkingen, Stockholm

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

In a Silent Way

Saturday January 24, 16.00 Katakomberna i Kvarnbyn & Galleri Fyra små Rum Götaforsliden 13, övre entrèn / Mölndal The band playing the music of Miles Dav...

expEAR with Katt Hernandez

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 Up...

First performance of Drinking

My piece Drinking will have its first performance. Two version will be played at Tacit or Loud at a networked performance performed simultaneously at Stanfor...

Elle a dansé - Il se tourna

Elle a dansé 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 ...

In a Silent Way

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...

Opposite of Black Noise

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

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...

lim and laura toxvaerd trio

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 C...

La voyage dans la lune

At the semester meeting in the Swedish artistic research school at Gotland we did an improvisation with the wonderful Méliès film ‘A trip to the moon’. The e...

lim at vinterjazz in Copenhagen

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 2...

Transatlantic Conversations

Transatlantic Conversations is a project run by Maggi Olin (SE) and Christine Jensen (CA). An ensemble consisting of Maggi Olin - piano, Christine Jensen - a...

Ujikaji radio at London SeaArts festival

At the SeaArts festival in London, October 1 through November 10 The SixTones collaborator Ujikaji radio is broadcasting their webradio channel. The October ...

Go To Hell

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 ...

Soloconcert in Lund

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

Conserts and workshops in Hanoi

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

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 ...

New version of Repetition

The work in motion Repetition Repeats all other Repetitions will be released in a new iteration on a CD from the Orpheus Institute. Stefan Östersjö and I are...

Frisk/Frendin Duo in Halmstad

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 li...

Pappas Skägg - KOPAorchestra on tour

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...

At jazzclub Nefertiti tonight

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 gue...

lim with Marc Ducret: Live in Malmö

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 wi...

KOPAfestival 2011

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 proj...

Music for a Better Life

Stefan Östersjö and I have collaborated with British artist Isaac Julien and created new music for his extraordinary film Better Life. In a project related t...

The Six Tones at Kalv Festival

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...

Back to the Future

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 Dan...

Analog Visuals

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)...

Concert in Uppsala, Friday April 15

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 musi...

Ooko live at Kulturen in Lund

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 ...

lim and Marc Ducret in Eskilstuna

lim and French guitar virtuoso Marc Ducret is playing at Café Kaka in Eskilstuna on March 24. The quartet is about to release a new CD on Kopasetic Productio...

Henrik Frisk / Loic Dequidt Duo

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 ne...

Ooko at Glenn Miller Café December 1.

My relatively new quartet Ooko plays at Glenn Miller Café in Stockholm on December 1. Although originally a trio we will now for the first time play with bas...

Concerts in the USA

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 ...

Concerts with lim

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 ...

KOPAfestival 2010

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 ...

etherSound performance in Stockholm

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 mas...

Concerts in Malmö

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...

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...

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 ...

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….

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….

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...

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...

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)...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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….

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...

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 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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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Keynote at Is the Virtual Real?

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. ...

Audio paper broadcasted on fr-bb

The Audio paper Found in translation published by the peer-reviewed platform for contemporary music and sound art, Seismograf, earlier this year is broadcast...

Presentation at KTH

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 presentat...

Paper accepted for publication

Francisca Skoogh’s and I have cowritten a paper entitled ‘Performance values - an artistic research perspective on music performance anxiety in classical mus...

New publication

My paper ‘ArtDoc - An Experimental Archive and a Tool for Artistic Research’ is now available in a Spinger publication: Music Technology with Swing 13th Inte...

Lecture at KTH

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, ...

Presentation at Tacit or Loud

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 Tac...

Presentation at VR conference in Borås

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

Go to Hell

Go To Hell: installation and performance with The Six Tones. Choreography by Marie Fahlin. Music and video by Mongrel and Jörgen Dahlqvist. Sound and light i...

SMC concerts at KMH

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

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….

ART LAB: Lecture in Gothenburg

I’m giving a talk and a short perfomance in Gothenburg at Atalante in the ARTLAB series curated Ole Lützow-Holm. The session starts at 19.00….

NEO presents Trio Wallin

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 N...

The Taste of Art

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 Pelaires Centre Cultural Co...

Performance presentation in Nantes

I will do a performance and a presentation at the ELIA Biennal Conference in Nantes. Apart from a short improvisation I will present my paper ‘Time and Recip...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

Opening Free

A free improvisation by Henrik Frisks Ooko.

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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, ...

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….

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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improvised

Improvisation over Mimionimas

A short afterthought on Kim Hedås Minimonimas for string quartet played by me on a set of six physical models of a violin.

Ismail Ötekvilicim & Henrik Frisk

Recording of a performance made for Kulturnatten in Uppsala 2020. A tune by Isamil’s grand father is used as a foundation for this improvisation….

pvm: a living room improvisation

A living room improvisation on materials recorded in Vietnam in 2019. These recordings wa made as part of the Transformations project, an artistic research p...

expEAR: Prime Directive

The group expEAR did a tour with Drew Gress following up on the release of the CD Vesper by the same constellation. This recording was made in Vilnius. Apart...

Analog Visuals

A concert with Polish clarinettist Jerzy Mazoll and the video duo Analog Visuals in Malmö, Sweden on July 12, 2011.

Ooko: Like Someone in Love

Ooko live at Glenn Miller Café in Stockholm on December 1, 2010. Ooko is Henrik Frisk (sax), Katrine Amsler (pi), Johannes Burström (bas) and Michala Österg...

Trane Bird

lim with Marc Ducret: live at Glenn Miller Café, November 2010

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...

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.

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.

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...

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...

Insanity

An improvisation for solo saxophone and interactive computer

Fasching2002

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

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composed

For Bill, Rising

This is a binaural mix of the original version which was composed for a 29 spearker array. The music is best listened to on headphones.

Drinking

Drinking is originally a piece for electronics, voice and Dan Tranh (a Vietnamese zither), but also other instrumentations are possible. It was created as p...

Image Schema

Music to a video created by Johan Fröst. The visual material is a processed recording of Fröst playing piano music by Debussy. I have not used the original ...

Machinic Propositions

Machinic propositions is an audio/visual work by the duo Mongrel. It’s an attempt to critically examine Deleuze and Guattari’s theorems of deterritorializati...

Subtraction

Subtraction is part of a project I did with the Swedish artist Ebba Bohlin at Dome of Visions in Stockholm in January 2016.

The Transparent I

The premiere of The Transparent I with Ensemble Ars Nova and guest Wu Wei on sheng.

With only my hands

The Six Tones in collaboration with the Thai poet Zakariya Amataya. In 2014 we are planning to record a CD together with more pieces on Zakariya’s poems.

Månens Gråa Ögon

A recording by the Swedish Broadcasting Union in Malmö in December 2011 of my piece Månens Gråa Ögon, commissioned by Konstnärsnämnden and KopaOrchestra.

The Mystic Writing Pad II

The title, The Mystic Writing Pad, refers to Freud’s 1924 paper in which he lays out a hypothesis about the inner functionlity of human perception. This is ...

Better Life

These are excerpts from the music Stefan Östersjö and I did for Isaac Julien’s film Better Life, displayed and performed at the Gothenburg Biennale in 2011.

The Mystic Writing Pad I

This is the first of a series of pieces under the title of The Mystic Writing Pad. There are two more pieces in this series.

Continuous Breach

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

The Six Tones

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

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.

etherSound

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

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.

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.

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music

Subtraction

Part of the music for a sound installation at the Dome of Visions in Stockholm together with artist Ebba Bohlin. This music is very soft….

Repetition Repeats all other Repetitions

Recording of Repetition Repeats all other Repetitions done at EMS in Stockholm in January 2011. Stefan Östersjö plays the 10-stringed guitar. This version i...

Transatlantic Conversations

Maggi Olin and Christine Jensens group Transatlantic Conversations in a live radio broadcast from Malmö, Sweden on December 5, 2013. www.sr....

Saxophone/laptop improvisation in Spain

Here’s a video excerpt from a performance i did in Spain in early 2010. The concert took place in gallery Xavier Fiol in downtown Palma at the opening of my ...

The Mystic Writing Pad

This is the first of a series of pieces under the title of The Mystic Writing Pad. Eventually this will be one section in a longer work for the digital ensem...

Henrik Frisk’s Ooko at GMC, 2010

This is a recording from a gig we did with my band Ooko at Glenn Miller Café in Stockholm on December 1, 2010. This is the standard Like Someone in Love. Mo...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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recording

EAM concert at KMH

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 ran...

Sonanza performs Drinking

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….

Miles in a silent way

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 sixti...

(Re)thinking improvisation

The publication for the (re)thinking improvisation sessions in artistic research Artistic Explorations and Conceptual Writing is finally here and releases. T...

New CD: lim with Marc Ducret

lim with Marc Ducret documents the continued collaboration between lim and French guitarist Marc Ducret. The ongoing collaboration was initiated during KOPAf...

lim recording new CD with Marc Ducret

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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….

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lim

Trane Bird

lim with Marc Ducret: live at Glenn Miller Café, November 2010

Vito

lim: from the CD Superlim.

Nephilim

lim: from the CD Superlim.

TraneBird

By lim. Recorded October 2002.

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.

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ethersound

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

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

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mongrel

Go to Hell

Go To Hell: installation and performance with The Six Tones. Choreography by Marie Fahlin. Music and video by Mongrel and Jörgen Dahlqvist. Sound and light i...

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frendin

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...

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drive

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.

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tones

The Six Tones

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

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frending

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thesixtones

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machinic

Machinic Propositions

Machinic propositions is an audio/visual work by the duo Mongrel. It’s an attempt to critically examine Deleuze and Guattari’s theorems of deterritorializati...

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drinking

Drinking

Drinking is originally a piece for electronics, voice and Dan Tranh (a Vietnamese zither), but also other instrumentations are possible. It was created as p...

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