MUSIC

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Is The Mic On? (2018)

A live  recording from the venue Fylkingen, Stockholm. It consists of delay and feedback chains through a mixer.

Erase(r)head 1.0

Sound Installation with hacked cassette decks. It is a test on how to expand David tudors concept of an electroacoustic environment using elements of instrument, installation and feedback to explore an objects being for itself. Instead of reading his work Rainforest IV within the framework of  second-order cybernetics I am interested in the relations between objects from an object oriented perspective.

 

 

 

 

 

sound memory (2017)

An interactive sound piece commissioned by Audiorama as a part of their Compoz project.
Players: 2–6 persons

Instructions: In this room sounds are hidden. Two of each kind. Together they form a pair. There is a total of 16 sound pairs. Let the listening begin!
Duration: 5 – 20 min.
Photo: Bodil bolstad

Premiere for Sol Andersson’s and David Granström’s new works for the sound art installation Compoz and the release event for ”Compoz – det ljudande rummet” – the first book published by Audiorama förlag!
http://www.audiorama.se/events/2017/compoz-book-releas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Kitchen Sessions: 4AM (2016)

‘Pierre Menard did not want to compose another Quixote, which surely is easy enough – he wanted to compose the Quixote.’
(Borges, “Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote”)
The initial question – What is my kitchen’s being and is it possible for me to detect and understand it and also even somehow capture it? Thinking about this and using time, space & memory as gateways into some sort of understanding about the kitchen’s being, but also as tools to interpret and transform the mindexperiment into a musical composition. Originally mixed in B-format and played in 17.4 speakers + 1 mono speaker at Audiorama (Stockholm). For the curious swedish reader: the-kitchen-sessions-4am-sol-andersson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helix (2015)

A piece for ensemble and electronics commissioned by the ensemble Norrbotten NEO.
Premiered during the New Directions Festival March 26th 2015, recorded and broadcast by the Swedish radio P2.

SAMSPEL (2014)

Samspel consists of four short pieces written for kids with cerebral palsy and Blåsarsymfonikerna. It’s a piece that mixes traditional instruments, specially built instruments, and electronics. The idea: To give the kids a chance to interact and play music with professional musicians and together give a concert on a real stage. The challenge: For me (as a composer) was several. First I had to come up with an idea of how to communicate the music in a way that both the children and the musicians easily could understand and enjoy. I ended up dividing the kids into two groups that got two play two pieces each. One group was then subdivided into two smaller groups (five in each) but kept the musicians as one group through the whole piece. It acquired two conductors (one for each group) and I wrote a traditional score for the musicians and a mixed score for the kids based on different colors for each instrument. The project was Initiated by music teacher Magnus Allensten ( Jorielskolan) and commissioned by Musikaliska, Stockholm. The first concert was performed in April 2015. Foto: Chris Anderson
Read more:  

http://www.svt.se/kultur/musik/elever-och-proffs-gor-musik-over-granser
https://mitti.se/skolan-dar-farger-blir-till-ljuv-musik/?tag=liljeholmenalvsjo/feed/
http://www.lararnasnyheter.se/FP-15-03-lets_dance-s14.html

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monolog: In Memoriam (2013)

The electroacoustic piece reconstructs a fathers haunted elusive thoughts and memories about having a child and how to survive the death of your own child. It is based on an interview made early in 2013. Originally mixed in B-format and played in 17.4 speakers + 1 mono speaker at Audiorama (Stockholm). 

Laptop.Piano.Duo

A piece written for piano and laptop. Graphical score with lots of room for improvisation.
Performed at Kulturhuset, Stockholm
Piano: Mats Persson
Electronics: Sol Andersson

Watchers

The piece Watchers premiered 2013 at the movie theater Roy during the Gothenburg Filmfestival. It was commissioned by the ensemble Pearls Before Swine Experience along with three other pieces. Fredrik Olofsson – Red O , Niels Rønsholdt – Burning is a blues ,Marcus Fjellström – Odboy & Erordog  The challenge was to write a piece for music and video/movie in a simultaneous progress so that you wouldn’t be sure of what came first when watching it, the film or the music?

Fitta – 350 år senare (2012)

An 8 channel electroacoustic installation piece. The piece reconnoiters the use of the word Fitta (pussy) and tries to understand the swedes ambivalent relation of how, when and why we use it. The subtitle – 350 years later refers to when the word first occured in swedish writings and makes you wonder if anything at all has changed since. It is clearly a word with many meanings and something that makes most of us feel ashamed of in one way or another from time to time.

1000 meter frustration (2011)

An electroacoustic piece. Originally mixed in B-format and played in 17.4 speakers at Audiorama (Stockholm) during the Sound of Stockholm festival 2011.

Silence – a pre-study (2010)

The video/audio piece is based on interviews made during fall 2010 with 5 people living with varied degrees of deafblindness. Music and sounds are a ways to communicate, but what is it like not to be able to fully be part of that? This piece tries to identify the nature of different levels of sight- and hearingloss, to a fully sighted and hearing person. Deafblindness is the condition of little or no useful sight and little or no useful hearing. Deafblind people have an experience quite distinct from people who are only deaf or only blind. A blind person can learn to compensate with hearing, so e. g. the person is still able to move more freely. This work sums up what we talked about during the interviews. About different kinds of memories. Does a musical memory exist? Have you ever heard anything? What kind of sounds are your favourite sounds and have you ever played an instrument? How about the high-pitched sounds such as bells, alarms, whistles etc? It turned out most, if not all, had a very hard time dealing with theese types of sounds. Even though the 1950s was a golden era for hearing aid it had a lot of defects and some thought it easier to live without it.

note: Hearing aids are incapable of truly correcting a hearing loss; they are an aid to make sounds more accessible.
Many thanks to
Förbundet Sveriges Dövblinda
http://www.fsdb.orghttps://youtu.be/gtJ2dytg6WQ

I Am Not Here

An audiovisual piece for ensemble. Video by Johannes Ahlberg. Written as a critique to the swedish authorites and their ‘silent diplomacy’ method in order to release the swedish journalist and writer Dawit Isaak. In 2001, Isaak was arrested in his home in Asmara, Eritrea. to this day he is still in prison. https://freedawit.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DADA GOGO LALA DIDI (2009)

An electronic version of an icelanddic folk song made to a video piece

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skiss 8

A piece written for alto flute, tuba and tape

Alice in wonderland (2008)

Electronic music to made to the 1903 British silent film directed by Cecil Hepworth and Percy Stow. 

All Is Full of Love

A piece made for a compilation CD on request from swedish radio P2 ström.

 

https://open.spotify.com/album/1YW4u36WpQ887xayTbaNPO?highlight=spotify:track:70H4aPiW8gezRFRV9UmKZa

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