JB has been an increasingly touring free lance musician since he graduated as a piano builder in 1996. He also lectures, makes pedagogical projects and workshops, usually focusing on untraditional acoustics, using also traditional crafts and basic sound technology, hoping to unfold a world where knowledge, skill, inspiration and surprise can meet and develop together and to inspire people to create their own poor man's utopias out of available resources.
He resides in Stockholm, where he is active in the association for radical and experimental art, Fylkingen (chairman twice), at the Electronic Music Studio, in the swedish skeptics' association Vetenskap och Folkbildning and The Surrealist Group in Stockholm.
Photo: at Colour Out Of Space festival, Old Market, Brighton, 2011, © by miss e kawasaki (Larger available if requested.)
Born in Stockholm, six days after the Kennedy assassination. Mother Birgitta tv-producer of documentaries, background as boogie-woogie pianist, gymnastics director, Fil Lic in criminology etc, radio journalist, father Torsten painter, writer and art critic in Dagens Nyheter, later professor at Konsthögskolan. Both active communists and atheists.
1970's (school time)
Piano lessons in Kommunala Musikskolan, only sheet music but alternating classical pieces with jazz. Training swim jumping and gymnastics in Hammarbygymnasterna. My own paleontological home museum with multi-media tableaux vivantes, writes stories, plays, paints, makes sculptures and 8mm film with Caspar von Vegesack and starts to secretly write own compositions from the age around ten. Trying to form a group with friends from kindergarten and school Caspar, Pelle Ennerling, Mats Eriksson and my sister Emma.
Active in Kommunistisk Ungdom, Elevorganisationen, Folkkampanjen mot kärnkraft.
1977 child extra as an actor in Margareta Garpe's Häxorna - Bränn dem!, Klarateatern, Stockholm.
1980-82 (gymnasium time, natural sciences at Norra Latin)
Concerts with KUB (including Love Rambro (later Ekenberg)) at Kulturföreningen Puss, Farsta, and the nuclear power referendum meeting 1982, etc.
School amateur theater.
Guest musician on the cassette recording of Perpetuum Brunke Band (with Fredrik Odhammar, Ulf Sirborn, Åke Hallstedt, Ivar Hallstedt, Åsa Nilsson).
Another group including Fredrik Odhammar, Love Rambro, Ola Lundström and Johanna Frithiof playing dance music at parties, although having higher ambitions, sometimes playing my jazz/rock compositions.
Active in Socialistiska Förbundet, solidarity groups for the guerilla in El Salvador, Bennyföreningen and Revolutionära Socialister. Writing political articles. 1982 composes Ricercare for octet which is (lousily) performed during the last year of school.
Starting to make around 20 electronic and text-sound compositions at EMS, music for a slide show by Eva “Lotta” Damstedt, a.o.
Working as a postman, studying one year musicology at Stockholm University.
Lived in Lund and Malmö.
Studying philosophy at Lund University, working as a postman and extra music teacher.
Makes local radio programs at Radio Småland with plays, e.g. an interview with “neo-brutalism founder Johnny Bulldozer”.
Another unsuccessful attempt at forming a jazz-rock group.
Playing on the streets with Anders Hagdahl.
Discovers surrealism and Cecil Taylor.
Back to Stockholm, co-founder of The Surrealist Group in Stockholm.
Première as an improvisor (finally leaving jazz-rock behind) and surrealist musician with a solo improvisation (voice, piano, acting/movement, costume, manifesto) at Poeternas Estrad, Kafé 44, Stockholm.
Concert with Hal Rammel, Gina Litherland and Russell Thorne, the Emergency theatre (Occult Bookstore), Chicago. Hal Rammel becomes my source of inspiration when I later begin to play the saw and invent instruments.
Sessions with Davey Williams and LaDonna Smith, pioneers in american free improvisation, Birmingham, Al.
Visit to australian surrealists with Bruno Jacobs. Purchases and starts to play the didjeridoo.
Gives the musical activity around the surrealist group in Stockholm the name Den Rena Psykiska Automatismens Ensemble (Ensemble of Pure Psychic Automatism).
Våta spetsar, concert organized by The Surrealist Group in Stockholm at Café 44, with Carl-Michael Strömberg (later Edenborg), Christian Werner, Pär Juhlin and Stefan Lakatos.
Initiates the Surrealist Intercontinental Music Project, a simultanous improvisation that is later mixed together with Thomas Magee (Los Angeles), Hal Rammel, Karl Rammel and Gina Litherland (Chicago), Davey Williams, LaDonna Smith a.o. (Alabama), Johannes Bergmark, Christian Werner and Carl-Michael Strömberg (later Edenborg) (Fasching, Stockholm) and Michael Vandelaar (Australia).
Makes musical “exquisite corpses” using an interplay of images and music, with collaborators around the The Surrealist Group in Stockholm.
Four hands' piano interludes with Carl-Michael Edenborg at Agneta Klingspor's poetry evening at Kafé 44.
Private student to sculptor Evert Lindfors.
A visit to the Czech and Slovak Surrealist Group in Prague, followed by a visit to italy results in the long poem Över opal bågar häröver, printed on Surrealisförlaget, Stockholm, 1991.
Start the research and writing for the work “Surrealismen och Musiken” (Surrealism and Music) which is a comprehensive history and reconstruction of surrealism's so far scattered or missing musical history and theory.
Research for Hal Rammel's “Singing Saw Gazette” leads me to starting to play the saw myself.
Concert of “BRAC trio” with Hal Rammel and Gene Coleman, Southend Musicworks, Chicago.
Recording of “BRAC trio” at Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago, later released on the cd magazine The Aerial.
The trio also participates in writer/musician John Corbett's radio collage Radio Dada.
Recording of the duo cassette Where Saws Sing and Fiddles Bloom with Hal Rammel at Experimental Sound Studio.
Concert with Hal Rammel at The Space (?) in Madison, Wi.
Cellos and Verbs, outdoors concert at Five Points with a.o. LaDonna Smith, Craig Hultgren, Trish McCarl, Glenn Engstrand and Dorah Rosen, Birmingham, Al.
Concert at Fylkingen, Stockholm with Dror Feiler, Mats Lindström and Sören Runolf. (Probably one in the Trash Music series, #1339, 1379 or 1393 in the Fylkingen book catalog.)
Solo piano cassette Sistrum recorded at Fylkingen.
Workshops with John Tchikai, and with David Moss.
Introducing Jon Rose to sweden through a proposal to Fylkingen, where he later performs.
I discover butoh (the first performance I see is Sankai Juku at Dansens Hus) and contact the only swedish proponent of it at the time, Susanna Åkerlund (later known as SU-EN), become her first serious student and collaborator as a musician and dancer until 1994. In the beginning, a.o. things street performance, tv-program by Utbildningsradion and performance (with Christian Werner and Daniel Scott) at Tre Backar, Stockholm. Writes Butoh - Revolt of the Flesh in Japan and a Surrealist Way to Move for Mannen På Gatan – Surrealism 1991.
Participates with didjeridoo and saw in the performance/installation Arlanda->Kaknäs by Clara von Rettig at Multiplex, Fylkingen (#1402 or 1407 and in the Fylkingen book catalog) with upside down neon lights and a tape composition by her.
Release of the distant cassette collaboration “The Great Invisible Duo” with Los Angeles-based surrealist musician Thomas Magee.
Starts education as a piano technician in Leksand.
Starts to build and invent instruments there.
Makes my own local radio program with my own poetry and live improvisation.
Film music to an unrealized 16-mm film by Martyn Eales.
Music and dance in amateur theatre staging of August Strindberg's Spöksonaten (Ghost Sonata) at Sveasalen (?), Leksand.
Improvised music to Charles Chaplin's The Idle Class.
Music and posing for the slide show “Älskade Människa” (Beloved Human Being) by Malin Strandli, performed at Visir Bio (?).
Music for slide show about the life in and threats against the Baltic Sea by Anette Rattfelt och Josefin Edling, with support from Naturskyddsföreningen.
Solo performance with dance and music in Leksand (Hantverkets Folkhögskola).
Solo performance and concert with Magnus Alexanderson and Paul Pignon at HG5, Stockholm.
Writes a text for the book The Pink Violin by Jon Rose.
Tour as improvising musician in the performance FU with Susanna Åkerlund (later SU-EN) butoh, Magnus Alexanderson (electronic music and improvisation), Sachiko Hayashi (art). Performances in Malmö (Fakiren and Fru Kleins Kafé), Stockholm (Folkens Museum – Etnografiska and HG5), Linköping (Alka), Järna and Leksand (Hantverkets Folkhögskola).
Builds a large, unbound, clavichord (18th century type) under the direction of Hans Erik Svensson on his course at Marholmen Folkhögskola and with a support from the grant fund for musical instrument technicians of the Royal Swedish Music Academy (Kungliga Musikaliska Akademien.
Participates on a workshop with Mats Gustafsson and Arne Forsén.
Forms De Stora Osynligas Orkester with Martin Küchen, Christian Werner, Carl-Michael Edenborg och Galina Gornostajeva. Temporary collaborators were Anna Westman, Daniel Scott and Maria “Misan” Liljas.
Continues the piano technician's education, and the building of both traditional and invented instruments, after the summer at Musikk Instrument Akademiet in Moss, norway.
Premiere of the Stringed Stirrups at Unga Atalante, Göteborg, and Musikmuseet, Stockholm.
The performance UMU 1 by SU-EN Butoh Co, where I am musician and dancer, and with the participation of Yumiko Seki, is played on Vita-Huset in Uppsala and at Fylkingen (unlisted in the Fylkingen book catalog), where also Sören Runolf participates.
Assistant on butoh workshops on both places.
The happening Birdshit on Water with SU-EN Butoh Co on the facade of the Royal Opera, with song by Christian Werner on the terrace, with rope ladders and Stringed Stirrups on Vattenfestivalen (Stockholm Water Festival).
Recording with the hard rock group Manic Depression (probably nothing came out of it).
Solos and group concerts on Unga Atalante, Göteborg.
Stringed Stirrups at HDK's (Högskolan för Design och Konst hantverk) inauguration for their renovated building (with princess Christina in the audience) with a.o. Niklas Rydén, Göteborg.
Solo performances with acting, poetry, text and music at Volapük and Unge Kunstneres Samfund, Oslo.
Musician and actor in dance/drama performance Skal, skal ikke at Mølla dans- og teaterverksted, Moss, norway.
Many solo performances in Moss, a number with De Stora Osynligas Orkester at Galleri/Kafé Aguéli and Mosebacke in Stockholm with the participation of a.o. surrealist sound poet Ilmar Laaban, Anna Westman, Stefan Lakatos and Mattias Forshage.
Two radio interviews, one half an hour long and a short in På Tiden by Agneta Mogren.
Concert at “Terre Interieure” the Exhibition of the Paris Group of the Surrealist Movement, at Hourglass Gallery, Paris with Alexandre Pierrepont, Daniel Vasseaux and Bertrand Schmitt.
Discovery of Giacinto Scelsi, which influences my saw playing.
Performance with artist, poet and language inventor Jonas Qvale at S:t Croix in Fredrikstad.
Full evening solo performance with acting, mask, dance, speech, sound poetry, objects and music at Papillon (later Halina's) in Moss.
Contribution to the anthology Surrealism i svensk poesi ed. Lasse Söderberg, FIB:s Lyrikklubbs års bok, Liber Förlag.
Music to the TV1-documentary Sabbats-sabotören by Birgitta Bergmark.
Performance in Östen med gäster, TV2 Sundsvall.
Starting the work Nordiskt Musikinstrumentuppfinnarlexikon (left unfinished).
Participates in 10-person improvisation concert Ex Tempore at Fylkingen. (# 1541-2 in the Fylkingen book catalog.)
With Erik Lindman and Jonny Axelsson for choreographer/dancer Eva Ingemarsson's High Heels at the opening of the travelling exhibition “Varde” in London, Royal Collage of Art.
Tv-documentary about the above, tv4/tv21.
Solo performance at Gerlesborgsskolan, while participating in the Body Weather Workshop with butoh dancers Tess DeQuincey and Stuart Lynch.
Collaboration with the ceramic artist Birte Kittilsen with compositions and concerts using her ceramic musical instruments, and an exchange of ideas about their development.
Workshops and concert with Phil Minton and his Feral Choir at Musikhögskolan and at Andra Böcker & Skivor.
Workshops wiht Maggie Nichols and Jaap Blonk during Vokalfestivalen, where I was also active during the jam sessions.
Participating in happening/concert by Bengt Carling at Konstfack's 150 years anniversary exhibition at Kulturhuset with a.o. Thomas Mera Gartz, Martin Küchen and the norwegian improvising group The Source, including Trygve Seim, Øyvind Brække, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten and Per Oddvar Johansen.
Participating in improvisation seminar and concert with dutch Theo Loevendie och Guus Janssen at Ny Musikk's Autunnale festival in Bergen, no.
Jan, 30: De stora osynligas orkester (Martin Küchen, Johannes Bergmark, Galina Gornostajeva, Christian Werner and Carl Michael Eldenborg) at Poeternas Estrad, Cornelis-rummet, Mosebacke
Tour with SU-EN Butoh Company, on most places including Yumiko Seki, Chris McAlister and Mats Åkerberg:
Music with Catherine Christer Hennix in a butoh performance in her exhibition Mathém at Galleri Enkehuset;
NIN-GYO/fisk-människa (fish/human) – butoh and music with Erik Lindman and Jonny Axelsson on a boat in Södra Förstadskanalen at Malmöfestivalen;
UMU 2 (butoh and saw solo) premiere at Teater Trixter, Göteborgs Dans- och Teaterfestival;
also solo concert at artistkaféet, Pusterviksteatern;
Moderna Dansteatern, Stockholm;
Arbetets Museum, Norrköpings Dansfestival;
Lilla Teatern, Lund.
Assisting at workshops during the tour and autumn and with the work for the workshop group's stage premiere as GROTTO 1 at Wik Folkhögskola (butoh and musical solo) and at
Klinik Blå, Stockholm (music with Sören Runolf).
Interview by Magnus Haglund, GT.
Organizer of “Midvintersoaré med kött” (Mid Winter Evening With Meat) at Galleri Aguéli, Stockholm, with Carl-Michael Edenborg, where 14 musicians and poets contribute, a.o. Ilmar Laaban, Thomas Mera Gartz, Sören Runolf, Stefan Lakatos and Stefan Larsson.
Oct, 30: De Stora Osynligas Orkester with Ilmar Laaban at Poeternas Estrad, Cornelis-rummet, Mosebacke
Dygn, 24 hours improvisation at Fylkingen (without sleeping).
Cabaret Voltaire, happening/concert with a.o. things onion, dough, kitchen utensils, costumes and toys) at Tellus, Midsommarkransen, with a.o. Carl-Michael Edenborg, Christian Werner, Mattias Forshage and Ilmar Laaban.
Solo concert at FastelebenFestivalen at Månefisken , Oslo with participation of Terje Mentyjærvi. TV-reportage in XIT, tvnorge.
Forming the group Støyorkesteret (The Noise Orchestra) with Terje Mentyjærvi and Harald Beckstrøm ~211; later changes name to Fretlessarméén (The Fretless Army). All in the trio are musical instrument inventors and improvisors.
Organizes “Stunt (strunt) Styggt (snyggt) Festival (frestelse)” in Moss with music, poetry, sound sculpture, happening, juggling. 15 artists participate in a three hours program with support from Moss City.
Tour with Eventyrteatret, including Ingrid Brudevoll, Jostein Aarbakke and Inger Karin Kristiansen, (Ida Frederiksen instructor), as a musician, actor and light operator in dance/children's theatre show Hans og Grethe, to: Gimlekjelleren and Skarmyra Skole, Moss; Østfold Teaterverksted (Sparebanksalen), Halden; St.Croix, Fredrikstad; Ringerike Steinerskole and Solborg hjem og skole, Ringerike; Steinerskolen Nøtterøy; Steinerskolen, Asker; Samfunnshuset, Gol; Steinerskolen i Drammen; and Biblioteket, Oppegård, Kolbotn. Interview with Radio Østfold. All in all 32 performances at 11 places for 2264 children.
Cooperation with computer composer Hans Einar Nerland about sound samples for him and for me.
Concert and happening with shaving foam and tie in festival by Malin Åberg in Bagdad Kafé, Karlskoga.
Organizing Moss 1st Improvisation Festival, where I play with Arve Henriksen. De Stora Osynligas Orkester changes name to Hittegodsavdelningen (Lost and Found Department) and play there, as well as Markegrevens Segl from Fredrikstad and Jan Wiese.
Hittegodsavdelningen play at Volapük's Vår- og Teaterfestival, Oslo.
Elephant tamer and happening figure in professional jester/street theatre group Stella Polaris tour: 6 performances at a.o. Porsgrunn Internasjonale Teaterfestival, Oslo Middelalderfestival and in Tønsberg.
Participation in the first Intuitiv Musikstævne/DIMC, Denmark's Intuitive Music Conference founded by Johan Toft and Carl Bergstrøm-Nielsen, Midtfyn, dk with a.o. Martin Küchen and Intuitive Music groups at Funen and Copenhagen.
The first text about my instruments, Call for the Hidden Sounds, is published in Experimental Musical Instruments, usa. A sample of instruments is also on the cassette From the Pages of EMI # 10.
Solo concert at the opening of the Czech and Slovak Surrealist Group Exhibition in Semily, cz.
Acrobatic Music with Terje Mentyjærvi makes it's debut with a duo of the Stringed Stirrups on the opening of the exhibition Det smaker av fugl, Bomuldsfabrikken, Arendal.
Fretlessarméén at Vertshuset Mossiana, Moss Rockfestival, with guest artists Alastair Laurence (clavichord, juggling) and Jonas Qvale (loops, poetry).
Invited to Ny Musikk-festival in Stavanger, play instead at the same time at Autunnale Festival in Bergen, at Griegakademiet, Grieghallen, Grands selskapslokaler and Galleriet.
Solo concert on Against the Grain, winter festival by London Musicians' Collective, London.
Galleri Aguéli, Stockholm, Horror Vacui (Hittegodsavdelningen reduced into a trio, including Martin Küchen and Christian Werner), Stefan Larsson, Sören Runolf and Christian Munthe.
Participated in Amit Sen's C at Fylkingen, with 15 other improvisors.
Solo at Tredje Juledag-salong, Fredrikstad, where I am also guest singer in Amarcord (formerly Markegrevens Segl) including Jon Øystein Flink, Bendik Hagerup and Håkon Stene.
Soloist in New Year's Concerts in Fredrikstad, Moss and Sarpsborg with Østfold Wienerensemble, concert master Odd Hannisdal. On Johann Strauss' Pizzicato Polka I play a Stringed Wheel with Tom Simensen, on “fluteified” bicycle pump.
Participation in a jester course in connection with Beatrijs middle age play in Rygge kirke.
Concert on a “faschingsparty” i Markneukirchen, de.
Qualifying piece of work with resulting Gesellenbrief (proof as a journeyman) with a good degree as a piano- and cembalo builder in Klingenthal, de.
Nord-Impro in København Kulturby in the group Universal Improvisation Syndicate with Martin Klapper, Niels Winther, Sören Runolf, Jindřich Biskup, Ketil Theissen, Erik Rytter, Henning Frimann and Søren Gorm. Compositions and films by Skræp members.
Solo concert Kambo skole, no.
Music for the theatre play Spyttprøven (The Spit Test) by and with Knut Arild Melbøe a.o., and Anders Nilsson as theatre instructor, 9 performances in Moss, Fredrikstad, Halden, Oslo and Ås.
Acrobatic Music concert with humorous gags at exhibition opening In Loco, Risør Kunstforening.
Participation in Kraftdagarna, Musicological Institution, Göteborg University, a seminari about historical keyboard instruments.
Lecture about Duchamp with bicycle wheel concert, music solo to Luís Buñel's film Golden Age, to a theatre play by Gaute Næsheim and with Amarcord to Fernand Léger's Ballet Mécanique at Surrealistaften, Kinokaféen, Fredrikstad.
Horror Vacui at Volapük Vårfestival, Oslo.
Organizing Moss 2nd Improvisation Festival at Kafé Halina, with Trygve Seim, Øyvind Brække, Per Oddvar Johansen, Amarcord, Alastair Laurence, Christian Werner.
Fredrikstad's 1st Improvisation Festival, with different constellations and solo to theatre play by Gaute Næsheim.
Acrobatic Music with a Stringed Stirrups duo between trees in the woods, and acting in Tundals Visjon by Stella Polaris in Tønsberg.
Part of a jam at Live at Haakon's, Moss.
Solo concert Musikkens Dag, Bankplassen, Oslo.
Part of multi-media performance Eventa, Ekeby Qvarn Artspace, Uppsala: cooperations with poets Age Kempe and Christian Nilsson, SU-EN Butoh Company workshop group, musicians (Tsutomu) "Quagero" “Bass Ninja” Imazawa (jp), Sören Runolf, Mats Lindström, Daniele Vezzoli (it) and Maria Liljas.
Participation in Samtidsmausoléet with Magne Rudjord, Jonas Qvale and Amarcord at a beach in Hvaler, no.
Tour in usa and canada:
Fyfe's, Madison, Wi with Hal Rammel and Steve Nelson-Raney.
Live solo on Hal Rammel's radio show Alternating Currents in Milwaukee, Wi.
Session with Bob Marsh, Chicago, Ill.
Lunar Cabaret, Chicago with Hal Rammel, John Corbett and Terri Kapsalis.
Recording in Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago with Hal Rammel for a duo cd.
Lunar Cabaret, Chicago with Michael Zerang, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Ken Vandermark and Hal Rammel.
LSPU Hall, St John's, NF, ca, duo with Hal Rammel, our main concert during the festival Sound Symposium 8. The concert was recorded by CBC, the national canadian radio for the program Two New Hours.
Playing in the “electronic sound environment” Off-Hour Wait State by Tom Hamilton (New York) at Wordplay Bookstore, med Hal Rammel, Gina Litherland a.o.
Interview with CBC.
Voice solo at open mic for the festival musicians, Fat Cat.
Stringed Stirrups at Arts and Culture Centre, main stage.
Part of the big outdoors midnight performance Cape Spear Project where I sing in a trio with Sainkho Namtchylak and Paul Dutton.
LSPU Hall, final concert with Improv Combinations: duo with Art Pratten of the Nihilist Spasm Band, with dance by Tristan Rehner and Louise Moyes. And another voice trio with Sainkho Namtchylak and Paul Dutton, where I also play the saw.
(The evening ends with a freer party where I also have a voice solo in an ad-hoc funk orchestra.)
Knitting Factory, The Bunker Annex Series For Free Improvisation, New York, NY. Solo and a trio with Chris Kelsey and Hans Tammen.
I hold the workshop Improvising On and Building Unorthodox Musical Instruments together with musical instrument builder Jessie Frazier at Birmingham Art Association during Birmingham Improv 96 International Festival, Birmingham, Al.
Musician in Yuriy Zmorovych's (Kiev, ukr) workshop with theatre improvisation.
Short concert with Clifford McPeek aka Colonel Cleetus and Jessie Frazier at the ceremony for delivering the Key To The City of Birmingham to Yuriy Zmorovych.
In Atlanta Comprovisors Orchestra, led by Clifford McPeek, at Club 21.
Duo with Gino Robair (San Francisco) at 22nd St. Jazz Cafe.
In Theatre of the Absurd with Yuriy Zmorovych and his workshop a.o., Terrific New Theatre.
Solo with Stringed Stirrups and quartet with Jessie Frazier, Clifford McPeek and Gino Robair and guest singer Jessie's dog at Terrific New Theatre.
Concert/memorial moment at Sun Ra's grave with other musicians and poets.
Taking part in a panel discussion in Unitarian Church: Music As A Political Statement, led by Ned Mudd.
In The Sergey Kuryokhin Memorial Festival Orchestra, led by Boris Rayskin, Sczjd Reasoning, Arcady Kirichenko, Clifford McPeek and Misha Feigin, with a.o. Davey Williams and LaDonna Smith.
Colourscape Music Festival, solo and duo with Lawrence Casserley, London.
Stringed Stirrups at Kulturnatta, Unga Atalante, Göteborg.
Initiates an international inquiry about music in the surrealist movement.
Tour organized by Rikskonsertene as a soloist for kindergarten kids in different places in Østfold, no, with Divisjonsmusikken, in which Håkon Stene happened to work at the time. We had a short duo in the show.
First performance of my Saw Quartet with local saw players, at Halina's, Moss.
Organizer and performances at Oslo Impro:
Solo on Stringed Stirrups; Concert with Horror Vacui, including Martin Küchen and Christian Werner; also with Jindřich Biskup, Martin Klapper, Mats Lindström and Sören Runolf at Musikkteatret, Vestbanen;
Lecture Hva er fri improvisasjon og hvorfor improvisere? (What is improvisation and why improvise?) on the seminar Død over komponistene! (Death to the composers!) in Levinsalen, Norges Musikkhøgskole;
Saw duo with Paul Lovens at Musikkteatret, Vestbanen;
Part of the open stage at Volapük;
With Fred Van Hove, Jens Bugge Wesseltoft, Erik Balke, Per Oddvar Johansen, Bendik Hagerup at Musikklaboratoriet, Belleville.
Konserter i dagsljus, concerts for schools, playing the Stringed Stirrups, at Fylkingen, Stockholm.
Tour in swedish-speaking finland with Eventyrteatret there called Sagoteatern, including Ingrid Brudevoll, Jostein Aarbakke and Inger Karin Kristiansen, (Ida Frederiksen instructor), as a musician, actor and light operator in dance/children's theatre show Hans og Grethe, to: Annegården, Helsinki; Vernissa, Tikkurilla, Vanda; Snåresalen, Ekenäs; Lekisen, Nagu; Samfunnshuset, Korpo; Mårtendalsskolan, Vanda; Kulturhuset, Esbo; Steinerskolan, Helsinki. All in all 16 performances at 8 places for 1830 children.
Solo performance with Stringed Stirrups in the entrance at Scenen, Folkkulturcentrum, Skeppsholmen, Stockholm before the performance BEAK! by SU-EN Butoh Company.
. The above performance in another version also at Dansstationen, Malmö, with collaborations with the Belacqua Project and Eva Sjuve.
Konstblot 1/Eventa 4 Symposium, organized by SU-EN. Collaboration a.o. with Amit Sen, trying to disturb two priests, Gamla Uppsala Högar.
Tour in norway with Eventyrteatret, including Ingrid Brudevoll and Ole Jacob Lindberg, (Ida Frederiksen instructor), as a composer, musician, actor and light operator in dance/children's theatre show Snedronningen (Snow Queen) by H.C. Andersen, to: Mølla Dans-og Teaterverksted; Skarmyra skole; Kambo skole; Reier skole, Moss; Våler Herredshus, Våler; St.Croix-huset, Fredrikstad. All in all 14 performances at 6 places for 1215 children.
Lecture and concert at Kunsthøjskolen på Holbæk Slots Ladegård, Holbæk dk.
Lecture about Surrealism and Music with Bruno Jacobs, organized by The Surrealist Group in Stockholm at Galleri Kafé Aguéli, Stockholm.
Momentum Nordic Contemporary Art Festival, Moss, no: 12 performances in 4 projects, including solo concert; collaboration with dance improvisors and a return of Eventyrteatret's show Hans og Grethe, which also went to Vidaråsen Landsby, Andebu (this time 9 performances at 2 places for 1000 children.
Stringed Stirrups at Elektronmusikfestivalen, Skinnskatteberg.
Stringed Stirrups at Nursery Injection, m/s Stubnitz from Rostock in Stockholm.
IIII, Improvisors Instrument Inventors International, a sextet including Hugh Davies, Martin Klapper, Jindřich Biskup, Mats Lindström and Adam Bohman at Copenhagen International Experimental Festival Cief #5 organized by Skræp at Den Anden Opera, København dk.
Stringed Stirrups at Arvikafestivalen.
Till Tibet från Omberg, support festival organized by Heda Culture Path Association.
Organizer and performances with a.o. Guds Söner (The Sons of God), Martin Küchen, Christian Werner, Sören Runolf, Liv Strand, Hans Isgren, Amit Sen, C.O. Caspar (de), Martin Janícek (cz), Anders Elsås (no) at Eventa 4 Antivernissage Material Music - Nature's Consciousness, at Ekeby Qvarn Artspace, Uppsala.
Many of the same musicians collaborated at a subsequent concert at Fylkingen (The link has very misleading information. Kjartan Slettemark was in the audience!).
Lecture about Surrealism and Music at Nursery Injection, m/s Stubnitz from Rostock in Stockholm.
Premiere of Communist From Outer Space at Valbar med Studio 4:s män och Hanna on swedish election day, Fylkingen.
Tour in finland with Sakari Luoma:
Kerava Youth Prison, fi (solo workshop and concert with Sakari Luoma and Teppo Hauta-aho);
Tse-tse-klubi, Club Semifinali, Helsinki;
Bar Mary, Porvo;
and with dancers Pia Lindy and ?? at Telakka Theatre, Telakka Theatre, (Telakka Tolerance Society), Tampere.
Ung Nordisk Musikk festival Oslo (lecture and concert).
Tampere Jazz Happening, fi.
Cloudchamber at Fylkingen.
Fylkingens Improvisationsdagar (concerts and seminar), collaborations with Johan Petri, Tommy Björk, Dror Feiler, Arne Forsén, Tuomo Haapala, Kjell Nordeson, Jörgen Adolfsson, Sören Runolf, Marie Selander, Mikael Stavöstrand, Raymond Strid, Lars Almkvist and Mats Lindström.
Meeting performance series on different locations (Anagram: performing sound poems, Fritz' Corner: with Magnus Alexanderson, Kafé String: performing Communist From Outer Space and Finger Violin, Umbra a large ensemble, as far as I remember), Stockholm.
Concert with Jon Rose (au/nl), Jörgen Adolfsson, Raymond Strid, Sören Runolf at Fylkingen.
Quintet with Mats Gustafsson, Mats Lindström, David Stackenäs and Mikael Stavöstrand at Fylkingen.
Tony Bevan (uk) meets Cloudchamber, Fylkingen.
Materiell Musik III: minus sinus with Andreas Axelsson, Niklas Korssell, Svante Drake and Lise-Lotte Norelius at Fylkingen.
Solo at The Free Music XXVI festival, organized by WIM vzw, Antwerpen, be.
Mutation I organized by The Nursery, at Kulturhuset, Stockholm. Collaboration with the Belacqua Project.
Cloudchamber and ad hoc constellations at Sounds -99 organized by FRIM and Blue Tower Records, at Fylkingen, Stockholm.
Premiere of Saw Nonet at Eam-linjen concert at Fylkingen.
Materiell Musik IV: desperat trivsel, Bergmark & Co., with Thomas Mera Gartz, Amit Sen, Hans Olding and Henry Moore Selder at Fylkingen. Lecture and concert at Kunsthøjskolen på Holbæk Slots Ladegård.
Vårflod -00 organized by FRIM at Fylkingen.
7 + 1 at Teaterhuset Avantgarden, Trondheim, no.
Colourscape Music Festival, Liverpool.
Motståndsfestivalen E. Burman, Riddarhyttan.
Stardust festival by Fylkingen and Modern Museum.
Solo at Logos, Gent, be.
Solo at O da Guarda festival, pt.
Dodorama (nowadays WORM), Rotterdam.
Extrapool, Nijmegen, nl.
Workshop, composing and performing at Musikkflekken, Sandvika, and Blå, Oslo, w Jon Halvor Bjørnseth and Renate Alsing of Drivhuset.
"Wired", University of East Anglia, Norwich, uk.
Elektroniska Dagar, Fylkingen.
Exit International Festival for Unusual Live Performances, Helsinki.
"Ändamålet Helgar Medlen" at Smålands Nation, Lund.
Minnesföreställning för Ilmar Laaban, Fylkingen.
Solo and w Fågelpingis at Vårflod '01 organized by FRIM.
Tre Koreografer, Kulturhuset (music for "Zqne" by Favela Vera Ortiz).
Colourscape Music Festival, York.
Konstkaravanen, 36 places in Uppland, organized by SU-EN, with Butoh unit GROTTO, Hans T Sternudd, Mikael Varela, Delta Rai, Kurt Nyberg, Eva Ceginskas Björkman.
K3 Malmö Högskola workshop and performance w Herman Müntzing
Fylkingen / Evil Nurse / Bult Magasin
"Nærmest Uplugget", Klubb Kanin, Trondheim.
Sleeping Bag Concert, Fylkingen.
Performance of my reconstruction of “Rendez-vous” by Theodore E. Libér (alias Knut Wiggen) - Karl-Erik Welin's famous chain saw concert from 1964 at Ljusfesten, Fylkingen.
"NU!", a collaboration w the dance group På Egna Ben and Stefan Lakatos, Fylkingen.
Primavera en La Habana, IX Festival Internacional de Musica Electroacustica, cuba.
Showen som gud aldrig bad om, by Fågelpingis and guests, Fylkingen.
Ilskans Rätt - Ett göteborgsjubileum, Fylkingen.
Solo and with Fågelpingis at Ljud och oljud på Jazzfestivalen (FRIM).
Cloudchamber tour in england (Mopomoso series at Red Rose Theatre; Bonnington, London; Bluecoat Arts Centre (Frakture), Liverpool).
¡Virvar/rivrav! international festival, København.
Tour financed by Framtidens Kultur and organized by SEAMS together w Guds Söner to Sverigefinska Folkhögskolan in Haparanda, Lunnevads Folkhögskola in Linköping, Örebro Konsthall and Fylkingen '02-'03.
Solo artist at Ny Musikk, Stavanger, no.
Elsvets at Fylkingen.
"NU!", a collaboration w the dance group På Egna Ben and Stefan Lakatos, Fylkingen.
Sleeping Bag Concert, Fylkingen.
Stockholm Art Fair.
Malmö mot rasism.
24 kvadrat, Göteborg.
Athens, gr: MikroMousikoTheatro/SmallMusicTheatre (improv club 2:13).
Experimental cabaret Sätesbjudning at Hagateatern, Göteborg.
Musica Genera (photos here), Szczecin.
Inländer Raus!, Ausland-Berlin.
Ljud & Oljud, FRIM-festival.
Interfraction, dance performance at Skulpturens Hus.
Kulturnatten at Studenterhuset, Aalborg, dk
Nutida Musikdagar i Halmstad, Kulturverket, w Jaap Blonk.
.k N O W H E R E. project w dance and film in Berlin w Rolf Meesters/VLK M (NL) & Pat Hillaire (fr/es).
Fylkingen Jibbolii festival, w Jaap Blonk, Mats Gustafsson, Lou Mallozzi.
Instant Music Meeting, The Centurion Pub, London, w Davison, Paul Hood a.o.
The Bonnington Centre, London, w Davison, Phil Morton, Jonathan Bohman, a.o.
The Klinker, The Sussex Pub, London, w Davison, Paul Shearsmith
Free Radicals, Red Rose Club, London, w Davison, Tony Wren, Roland Ramanan, Marcio Mattos, Simon Fell, Mark Sanders, James Bailey
Cloudchamber & Rullbandspelarloopensemblen, Fylkingen, including Sören Runolf, Kent Tankred, Leif Elggren, Daniel Karlsson a.o.
"NU!", a collaboration w the dance group På Egna Ben and Lise-Lotte Norelius, Fylkingen.
Sleeping Bag Concert, Fylkingen.
Centrum sztuki współczesnej zamek ujazdowski (Centre for Contemporary Art), Warszawa.
Okno theatre festival at Teatr Kana, Szczecin, pl.
Tour w Fågelpingis & Hugh Metcalfe, se/dk.
Birmingham Improv (AL, usa), duo w Martin Klapper, collaborations w Ut Gret.
Eyedrum, Atlanta, GA, usa.
Ruby Green Contemporary Arts Center (VKMusic), Nashville, TN, usa.
IAPAO 2nd conference and festival, Bandung, indonesia.
Hällristningens Dag - Dansarens Natt, organized by Dance Group Transparente Blanche, Simrishamn.
Art Camp organized by Blue Sun Art Studio & Center, in collaboration w Soil Society, a Swedish-Mongolian Cultural Organization, mongolia. Performance solo and with Virpi Pahkinen at the Zanabazar Museum of Fine Arts, Ulanbaatar, in the joint mongolian-swedish exhibit. Coverage on mongolian tv.
Hide Sound Art, Hide Kulturbrott, Gotland, solo and w Smullotron.
ISEA2004 - Baltic Sea, duo w Sören Runolf.
Tour in norway with Eventyrteatret, including Ingrid Brudevoll, with Ida Frederiksen as an instructor, as a composer, musician and actor in children's theatre show Smørbukk, to: Geilo Samfunnshus, Hol; Prestfoss Samfunnshus, Sigdal; Fylkesbiblioteket, Drammen; Biblioteket i Hokksund, Øvre Eiker; Arken barnehage, Moss; Biblioteket i mjøndalen, Nedre Eiker. All in all 6 performances at 6 places.
Solo at Lungolungo, Kopenhagenerstrasse 17, Berlin
Performance Art in NRW, Scandinavia Performance Artists - 2nd part, Maschinenhaus Essen in Zeche Carl, Essen (de) (ASA-European / E.P.I. Zentrum).
66 Minutes Sculptures, Moderna Dansteatern, Stockholm.
Tour w Eventyrteatret (no).
"NU!", a collaboration w the dance group På Egna Ben and Lise-Lotte Norelius, Skulpturens Hus.
Künstlerhaus Dortmund (MeX Dortmund), de.
Cuba-Cultur, Münster, de.
Okno theatre festival at Teatr Kana, Szczecin, pl.
International MaterialNoiseParadancePerformance Theatre at Teatr Kana, Szczecin, pl w Stuart Lynch paradance, redFrik (alias Fredrik Olofsson) noise and visuals, Pär Thörn performance
West Coast Tour, usa, including:
Open Gate Concert Series at Eagle Rock Cultural Community Center, Los Angeles, CA;
21 Grand Gallery and performance space and ImprovGarage, Oakland, CA;
Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA;
Gallery 1412 and On the House, Seattle, WA;
TLC Alberta, Portland, OR w Kathleen Keogh, Janice McKearchen, Doug Theriault, Freed Apes w Genevive December;
and The Eleventh Annual Olympia Festival of Experimental Musics, Olympia, WA.
Klubb Kanin: Sommer 2005 festival, Trondheim, no; 5 performances and leading Trondheim Improvisasjonsensemble in workshop and performance.
Festival Artistów Ulicy (Festival of Street Artists) organized by Teatr Kana, Szczecin, pl.
Performance in Colourdome in Carlisle, england.
Performance at Alytus Biennial 1, International festival of experimental art, BEWARE! POLITICS!, Alytus, lithuania.
Colourscape Music Festival, London.
Se Min Kjole!, Karstein Solli Productions, part of the Glitterbird - art for the very young project, coorganized by Dansens Hus, performances part of Ultima Contemporary Music Festival, at Stenersenmuseet, Oslo.
Short film with a colleague at π Private Impact festival in Świnoujście, Szczecin and Berlin.
Se Min Kjole!, Karstein Solli Productions, tour in Hungary: Kolibri Színház, Budapest; Gárdonyi Géza Színház, Eger; Vaskakas Bábszínház, Győr; Ciróka Bábszínház, Kecskemét.
"NU!", a collaboration w the dance group På Egna Ben and Lise-Lotte Norelius, Fylkingen.
Se Min Kjole!, Karstein Solli Productions, performances at Kolbotn Kulturhus and Deichmanske Bibliotek, Oslo, and Asker Kulturhus, produced by Dansens Hus '06 - '07.
Performance premiere w a colleague at The 13th congress for Performance, Sacramento, CA, co-produced by gallery SoToDo, Sol Collective and Bridge to Art, performed at California Stage.
Performance w Exotic Boulders at Cafe Metropole, Los Angeles, CA.
Performance premiere w a colleague at PT3, Midway Studios Cafe Space, Boston, MA.
Nordic Music Days, Reykjavik, iceland.
Glitterbird - art for the very young conference in Paris, performances w Se Min Kjole!, Karstein Solli Productions, at Théatre Dunois.
"NU!", a collaboration w the dance group På Egna Ben and Lise-Lotte Norelius, Fylkingen.
Se Min Kjole!, Karstein Solli Productions, Santarcangelo International Festival of the Arts, in Rimini, it.
Dansens Hus in cooperation w Ultima Festival, Oslo, same as above.
Mini Midi Maxi, Vestlandske Teatersenter, DNS, Bergen, same as above.
"NU!", a collaboration w the dance group På Egna Ben, Stefan Lakatos and Lise-Lotte Norelius, Fylkingen.
W a colleague at ∏ Performance Intermedia Festival organized by Officyna in Szczecin, pl.
W a colleague at Apart Festival by Platform4 in Aalborg, dk.
W a colleague at 24kvadrat, Göteborg.
Solo on Fylkingen's 75 years' anniversary.
"NU!", a collaboration w the dance group På Egna Ben and Stefan Lakatos, Fylkingen.
Concert at Fylkingen shared w Fågelpingis and a colleague.
Concert "Audio_Entropia 007 | Mak Nite" at Galeria Entropia, Wroclaw, pl w Herman Müntzing and a colleague. Youtube clip.
International Noise Conference Euro Tour w a colleague at Fylkingen.
"24 timmars improvisation" at Fylkingen coorganized w a colleague. (participants: Jörgen Adolfsson, Sten-Olof Hellström, Daniel Karlsson, Sven Larsson, Jonatan Liljedahl, Jair-Rohm Parker-Wells, Ann Rosén, Sören Runolf, Jacob Ullberger, Cecilia Wennerström, Per Åhlund)
Concert at K-Salon, Berlin w a colleague.
Öppet hus in ateljéhuset wip:sthlm, Stockholm, performance w a colleague.
California tour: concerts at
California Stage, on The 16th SoToDo Congress of Performance Art, Sacramento, CA, w a colleague.
Echo Curio (Echo Park, Los Angeles), w Erotic Boulders, Kio Griffith and a colleague.
Club Dingaling at Hyperion Tavern (Silver Lake, Los Angeles), w Mitchell Brown, Kio Griffith and a colleague.
The Kids are Alright hosted by Professor Cantaloupe w a bunch of kids and adult passers-by; and Glossolalia hosted by Glossolalia , w Damian Bisciglia and Mitchell Brown on KXLU 88.9 fm in Los Angeles and live stream.
Garden of Memory in Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland, CA w Gino Robair, Tom Duff and Polly Moller (w, among many other musicians and dancers, Phil Gelb appearing spontaneously w us).
Composers Decomposed series at Heco's Palace, Oakland, CA w a colleague, Mitchell Brown, Bobby Loachfillet
Tom's, Berkeley, CA w a colleague [review with pictures]
Cafe mode presents: Earthworks 04: Catch, curated by Kio Griffith, opening at Shojin, Los Angeles, CA w Damian Bisciglia and Matt Piper.
Participation in the Networking Camp (later named New Music Incubator) w concert on Norberg Festival with Kristian Bredin; also a spontaneous collaboration w Kenneth Cosimo and Anders Eliasson at Teatermaskinen's New Stage (Sjörövartältet).
Grönt Ljud i Hågelbyparken (Ny Musik Stockholm).
Stråk & Ström in Fylkingen's bar w Jörgen Adolfsson, Sten-Olof Hellström, Emma Nordlund, Ann Rosén, Peter Schuback
Innebandybaby, Göteborg, w Fågelpingis.
Ljudkonst i Nolhaga Park, Kulturföreningen Tornet, Alingsås.
Core of the Coalman at Fylkingen w Jorge Boehringer/Core of the Coalman, Johan Arrias, Andreas Backer and Lily Bigestans.
Fossekonsert as part of Elvelangs, Oslo w Maja S. K. Ratkje, Jon Halvor Bjørnseth and video by Trine V. Kolstad
“A Play-off, Battle, Friendly Match, Let´s Get Sporty – elektronisk ljudmiljö och konsert” at Fylkingen, w Luc Kerléo and a colleague.
Månefisken w students at Sagene Skole, as part of Kraft og Kobling co-organized by Drivhuset, Oslo.
... followed up by Kraftkonsert ved fossen w Unni Løvlid and Jon Halvor Bjørnseth and video projection by Trine Vegem Kolstad at Hønse-Lovisas hus, Oslo.
[sic!] concert series w a colleague, Risto Holopainen, Alexander Rishaug and Agnes Hvizdalek at Soria Moria, Oslo.
Aforism 2 w Quarto Physical Theater: director/concept/producer/performer Leandro Zappala, performer/producer/costume Anna af Sillén de Mesquita, cultural sociologist Lars-Göran Karlsson, dance critic Cecilia Olsson at Teater Giljotin.
Performing Ann Rosén's piece w Sten-Olof Hellström and Danjel Röhr at Fylkingen.
Hornorkesteret at Fylkingen; Always Ask Your Wife curating the forgotten polish electroacoustic composer Ignacy Szczur.
Always Ask Your Wife in “Anfang - en kväll med konst och böcker för att markera ett nytt kapitel i boklådans historia!” in ateljéhuset wip:sthlm och Kulturbutik/Konsten, Stockholm, w Luc Kerléo. Pictures on the WIP Facebook page.
Fylkingen, Always Ask Your Wife, and Luc Kerléo in the small festival Ljusfest.
New Music Incubator at Västerås Konserthus, Lilla Salen w Networking Camp [New Music Incubator] participants.
At Spazio Arka, Assemini (Cagliari), Sardinia w a colleague.
Interactive concert “Upptäcktsfärd i musikens värld” (Exploration of the World of Music., youtube version here) for children w Anders Erkéus at Kulturcentrum, Hallonbergens Centrum, Sundbyberg.
Solo live from home via internet on Salon Bruit Radio at Radio Funk Welle (transmission from Berlin).
At a party w Eva Marklund, WIP, Stockholm w a colleague.
At Fylkingen w Johan Nystrom, Henrik Olsson, Sören Runolf and a colleague.
At Push, IDKA international festival, Gävle, w a colleague.
Lecture/concert at TedX Botkyrka, Subtopia (Liveblog).
Vattenkrig (water war) on Arty Fartyg at Styrbord Babord, Göteborg, w composer & poet Fredrik Hagstedt.
Vattenkrig (water war) on Källan at Kinna Teater, w composer & poet Fredrik Hagstedt, Katarina Widell and photographer Gert Olsson.
“Ett skepp kommer lastat med solidaritet, konst, musik och poesi för Ship to Gaza” at Fylkingen w Fylkingen Big Band, arranged by Teater Tribunalen, Fylkingen and Tegen 2, a solidarity evening for Ship to Gaza.
Lecture + concert, first planned for “Salong röda rummet”, moved to Fylkingen in solidarity w union blockade against Berns Salonger.
Hej då COMA!, solo in protest festival at Växjö Konsthall in support of the closed-down COMA.
Tour w Mubil, the Electro-Acoustic Van to Gerlesborgsskolan for Bottna kulturfestival: workshop for children; performance w artists' cooperations: Anders Dahl sound artist, Lena Kimming dancer, Alexandra Wingate dancer.
Participated in Träskfest w the Singing Coffin at Fylkingen.
Participated in Sommarlov at Fylkingen w Jörgen Adolfsson, Niklas Barnö, Pierre Borel, Joel Grip, Katt Hernandez, Lise-Lotte Norelius, Sören Runolf, Benjamin Thigpen, Camille Thigpen, Lisa Ullén and a colleague.
W Syntkretsen/Syntjuntan workshop performance at Norberg Festival.
Musician for performance at Su-En's Open House at Haglund Skola.
Tour w Mubil, the Electro-Acoustic Van to:
- Göteborg: Pecha-Kucha, Park Lane; workshop, at Sockerbruket 26 (discovery w contact microphones); Bältespännarparken, performance in Kulturkalaset through Geiger
- Svenljunga Kalvfestivalen in collaboration w Studieförbundet Vuxenskolan, Sjuhärad, artist's cooperation: Gunilla Boije af Gennäs; performance at Svenljunga square
- Kalv, the school yard, artist's cooperation: Gunilla Boije af Gennäs and Örjan Hill.
- Malmö: Ars Nova in cooperation w Teatr Weimar, workshop (discovery w contact microphones); installation Mubil Concrete; the yard at Radiohuset; Objets Sonores concert w Mattias Rodrick, Stefan Östersjö, Jacob Riis, Teatr Weimar; Concrete Mubil Poetry. sound installation + Aftonsånger (Evening songs): Bengt-Emil Johnson in memoriam, performance w Mubil and Leif Holmstrand, Teatr Weimar.
- Ystad Art Museum: workshop; performance at St Knuts torg, artist's cooperations: Martin Küchen, Madelene Oldeman, Gunnel Pettersson, Amit Sen
- Helsjöns Folkhögskola, FENIX, an international youth project under Leader Sjuhärad: Two workshops, performance in the evening by the participants.
- Stockholm: Fylkingen, performance, Fylkingen's parking lot, member's cooperation: Joakim Roséen.
Rød Pavillon, Jomfru Ane Parken, Aalborg, denmark, w a colleague, organized by Christian Skjødt (Kulturnatten)
Skanu Mezs festival, Riga, latvia, Exchange w Fylkingen.
Tonspråk Luleå, conference about aesthetic learning processes, w Anders Erkéus
Kulturnatt Nya Perspektiv, w a colleague, Västerås Konstmuseum
Open instrument building workshop, Kulturcentrum, Hallonbergen centrum, w Anders Erkéus and Fabian Kempe
JoHaHa (w Fredrik Hagstedt and Tomas Halling): Källan at Kinna Teater and Café Skrädderiet
JoHaHa at Kulturnatta, Stadsbiblioteket in Göteborg
JoHaHa at Konstmuseet Göteborg
Tonspråk Gävle, concert and workshops w Anders Erkéus
Workshop: discovering w contact microphones, Fylkingen
Musikcentrum bjuder in till Inspirationsdag för lärare, rektorer och kulturombud, Kulturhuset, Stockholm
Adachi Tomomi (jp), w a colleague, Fylkingen
Thollem McDonas + Borders Ensemble, Fylkingen
Ljusfest, Fylkingen, duo w Katt Hernandez
filmkväll med livemusik, Fylkingen
Several workshops and open concerts at three kindergartens in Vi som växer, Stockholm
Interview for the radio program P2 Ström by Hanna Kihlander, w a colleague.
Saw player in the song Mitt hjärta glöder för Björn Söder by Fredrik Olsson and Annika Lantz, for the radio program Sist med det senaste i P4
Det Stora Blå, Carema Care, Solna, workshop in instrument building w contact microphones
Fylkingen, Gino Robair + guests, w Lisa Ullén and a colleague.
I, Norton, an Opera in Real Time, by Gino Robair, w Ira Anufrieva, Joanna Bodzek, Ewert Ekros, Anders Erkéus, Per Gärdin, Lisa Hansson, Katt Hernandez, Bure Holmbäck, Anna Lord, Robin McGinley, Iwo Myrin, Anne Pajunen, Öykü Peksel, Gino Robair, Joakim Roséen, Josef Söreke, Thommy Wahlström, Pär Wedin, Daniel Älgå and a colleague; at Fylkingen
International Improvised Saturday at Fylkingen w Johan Arrias, Sten-Olof Hellström, Katt Hernandez, Ståle Liavik-Solberg, Lise-Lotte Norelius, Hanna Olivegren Wessblad, Gino Robair, Lisa Ullén and a colleague.
Yikim/Destruction 2011! – surrealist exhibition w international contributions, Istanbul, turkey, organized by SET; performances w Mattias Forshage and a colleague at the exhibition venue, “afterparty” at Peyote and Gram Kadiköy, participation in a forum discussion at Depo, film screening at Ye?ilçam Sinemas w Fish Soup, collective exhibition section of the Surrealist Group in Stockholm; Facebook event; flickr set.
Releaseparty at Hemliga Trädgården by the Surrealist Group in Stockholm and Sphinx Bokförlag, collaborations w Jonas Enander (reading Amos Tutuola), Mattias Forshage and a colleague.
Knot Gallery, Athens, greece, concert w a colleague.
Surrealist Survival Kits, organized by the Surrealist Group in Athens w contributions from the Surrealist Group in Stockholm and Surrealist London Action Group at Nosotros. A.o. things, concert w the slide show “Helvetesmaskinen” that the Surrealist Group in Stockholm developed collectively, and poetry reading by Mattias Forshage, Merl Fluin, Yannis Golfinopoulos and Paul Cowdell. Facebook-event.
W. Martin Klapper at Mayhem København, denmark. Facebook-event.
Live online at (( LAB Sounds )) session Le Placard HEADPHONES Festival
Collaboration w David Bremer and Lise-Lotte Norelius at Fylkingen.
VEMS årliga sommarkonsert, Långholmen
T för 2 (Alice på Brunkebergstorg), performance w Pelle Sacklén, Stora miniscenen, Stockholms Kulturfestival/Dansens Hus 20 years anniversary.
Das Unheimliche – Höstfest at Hemliga Trädgården, Midsommarkransen w Katt Hernandez and a colleague.
Participation w many others in DAMTP congress, Alytus, lithuania.
"Ljudletning/Noise search" at No Budget Performance, a Stockholm Odyssey, part of Parabola Artfilmfest, Tensta centrum + foyer Tensta Träff.
Syntjuntans Dag, Kulturhuset in Stockholm, w Lise-Lotte Norelius, Kristine Scholz and Syntkretsen (Bure Holmbäck, Katarina Eriksson, Susanne Skog)
Core of the Coalman + guests at Fylkingen w Katt Hernandez, Robin McGinley, Iwo Myrin, Sören Runolf and a colleague.
Private party at Amorinasalen, bibliotekshuset, Sollentuna centrum.
Return of Fågelpingis, at Fylkingen.
W Lars Bröndum, Lisa Ullén, Ivo Nilsson, Sten-Olof Hellström, at Fylkingen. A concert review with photos by Jonas Persson.
6 Festiwal Muzyki Improwizowanej Ad Libitum + 5 Festiwal Improwizacji Tanca Sic!, open 2 day workshop: “Experimental instrument building and creative sound research” w Denis Kolokol & Piotr Kurek; lecture: Fylkingen and the avant-garde situation in scandinavia; performance concert at Laboratorium, Centre For Contemporary Art (Centrum Sztuki Wspólczesnej – Zamek Ujazdowski), Warszawa.
Detektiven och syndafallet – på spaning efter den uratmosfär som flytt, exhibition by John Andersson & Niklas Nenzén at Larry's Corner, Stockholm. Performance as the John Andersson character Tallkottmannen.
I AM – Independent Art Music, at Mölnbo Folkets Hus, w a colleague.
Festival Vindöga 11, Sandvikens konsthall och Folkbibliotek, premiére of Vedbodens fossila livsormar, based on text by Gösta Kriland. Sandvikens konsthall's Flickr set
Analogisk afton, festival by VEMS, premiére of “Manuell manipulation av akustisk feedback för tekannor, bunkar, hinkar och andra förpackningar” (Manual Manipulation of Acoustic Feedback for Teapots, Bowls, Buckets and other Packaging) at Fylkingen.
VEMS “Bollplank”, playing the 8-channel version of “Ilskan som lyfter stenen” in Studio 2, EMS.
Mellomello w a colleague, arr. Frakture, Liverpool, uk.
The Royal Park, Leeds w a colleague, arr. Leeds Surrealist Group.
Colour Out Of Space festival w a colleague, Old Market, Brighton.
Concert/workshop with Anders Erkéus at Träningsskolan, Solskiftesskolan, Åkersberga
RÖSTA PÅ FYLKINGEN - liten festival kring rösten (small voice festival), coorganized w Per Åhlund & Girilal Baars, including i'd m thfft able, Katt Hernandez, David Bremer, Marie Selander, Lily Bigestans and a colleague.
Ljusfest at Fylkingen w the premiere of “Upp stiga vi mot ljuset” (We Rise Towards The Light), acrobatic performance w musicians Sören Runolf, Lise-Lotte Norelius, Robin McGinley, Katt Hernandez and the assistance of Johan Lindvall, Sybrig Dokter, Joakim Roséen; FB-event. Also other collaborations w Lise-Lotte Norelius, Ingrid Olterman, Per Sacklén, Agnes Mercedes Einerstam Karis.
ΦÖΡΒΙΡPΙΝΓ at Fylkingen w Marinos Koutsomichalis and Robin McGinley.
SU-EN Scrap Event, exhibition opening & 20 years' celebration at Uppsala Konstmuseum / slott (I reenacted a dance and saw solo from old times)
Core, a suite by Lars Bröndum at Fylkingen w Johannes Bergmark, Vilhelm Bromander, Lars Bröndum, Sten-Olof Hellström, Katt Hernandez, Patrik Karlsson, George Kentros, Yann Le Nestour, Jan Liljekvist, Lisa Ullén, Katarina Widell; fb-event.
Another Air International Exhibition of Surrealism 1991 – 2011, Old Town City Hall, Prague, performance with the Singing coffin. Czech and Slovak Surrealist Group, with participations from Prague — Bratislava — Stockholm — Leeds — Paris — Bucharest — Athens — San Francisco.
Musikgemaket på Slottet, Halmstad, the INES series, + Live streaming, solo and talk.
Elsvets festival at Fylkingen, fb-event. Performance of my new composition Vedbodens fossila livsormar by VEMS and SEAMS.
Findars by Herbal International, Kuala Lumpur, malaysia. Interview with concert excerpts
Electro-acoustic music session at Straits Records, Singapore. Solo and trio with Timothy O'Dwyer (australia/singapore) and Blu Simon Wasem (brazil).
Larry's Corner, Stockholm w Roman Pilates (ca) and a colleague.
Stockholm Fringe Fest pre-party at Kulturnatten, Kulturhuset, Stockholm
Performance Art Links Festival at Fylkingen: “A Performance Art Guide to Ordinary Life”. Premiere of the performance piece “I have been in you, you have been in me.” (repeated five times).
Deep Wireless “Hug the World Translocal Performance”, telematic jam as part of New Adventures in Sound Art's Deep Wireless 2012 Festival; 60 artists on 23 locations in 12 countries, organized and directed by Eldad Tsabary and webcast from the Electroacoustic Classroom at Concordia University's Music Department (Montreal), lasting 6h. Can be heard here (my entries are in parts 7 and 8).
XXV Anniversario di InterAzioni Project, Spazio Arka, Assemini, Sardegna, italy.
Måndan i Mitten, Kafe Klaver m Wennerström Larsson Explicity + Johannes Bergmark
"Det Allomfattande Penseldraget - holism ur en konstnärs perspektiv", Stocksunds Torp, Stockholm, Conversation around Carinne Löfgren-Williams' new book. Johannes Bergmark: “Holeism - a spiritual materialism or Death doesn't exist. A sound performance around the hole in consciousness and in reality.”
Het glass / Hot glass, A small sound performance at Fylkingen's Mörkerfest
Saw solo at funeral
Rösta på Fylkingen igen! – en till liten festival kring rösten at Fylkingen, duos w Mattias Forshage and w TR Kirstein (dk), quartet w TR Kirstein, Girilal Baars, Per Åhlund
Headphones - Hörlursfestival by Lab Gallery audio streaming, chat channel: labgallery. trailer
Duo with Arrington de Dionyso at Juliaden #3 by Fylkingen at Bucky Dome, Moderna Museet
Colourscape Music Festival in Kuppittaa Park, Turku (Åbo), finland with Simon Desorgher and Koray Tahiroğlu
Salon Bruit at Lichtblick Kino, Berlin: duo w Magda Mayas, collaboration with film by a colleague.
Vedbodens fossila livsormar performed at Elektronsöndag i Boulognern, Gävle: Ljudbio under bar himmel vid Milles Änglar, arr: Moneeo.
Stark Bewölkt concert series at Hörbar, Hamburg, solo and w Gregory Büttner, Heiner Metzger, Helge Meyer
STOFF 2012 (Stockholm Fringe Fest) at Kulturhuset, Stockholm. Three solo concerts under the name Surrealist musical puppet play of junk at Ekoteket, KulturhusTaket, Sergels torg. Catalog see page 17.
En helkväll om ingenting, Tyst Konsert, Antimusik, Filmvisning och Föredrag, Fylkingen.
Smullotron, Fylkingen. fb
Lars Bröndum, Jamie Fawcus, Johannes Bergmark, Fylkingen.
Panel discussion participant at Chomsky bar, Skanu Mezs Festival, Riga.
FST Klubbkväll at Treskillingen, Postmuseum, Stockholm
Puppet Jam, organized by Dockteaterföreningen UNIMA at Teater 3, Stockholm
Alla skenhelgons dag at Fylkingen with Katt Hernandez, Hanna Olivegren-Wessblad, Sören Runolf
Till Rom – presentation/micro concert at Circolo Scandinavo, Rome. fb
4.33 performed by me in Pantheon, Rome. Photos and commentary; recording.
Concert w Fabrizio Spera, Luca Tilli and a colleague at Circolo Scandinavo.
Workshop in musical instrument making at Tou Scene, Stavanger, organized by zang: in cooperation with Ny Musikk Rogaland
Concert at Tou Scene with Pål Asle Pettersen and members in the workshop group including Sindre Bjerga and Stuart McGarey. Photos by Karina W. Gytre here.
Recording session with Public Enema (Nils Drønen and John Hegre) at Kulturskolen, Bergen
“Opera Mints” at Cafe Opera, Bergen
Ljusfesten 2012, Fylkingen, w David Bremer + Johan Lindvall: “sågar jultraditionerna i småstrimlor”
Fågelpingis spent three days, concluded with a concert, at Fylkingen, in order to record a new cd. Fb event
KussKuss Küche & Gemeinderaum, Berlin w Tuia Cherici. Fb event
Recordings at EMS and concert at Fylkingen with Krzysztof Topolski and Tomasz Duda. Fb event
Live at Quiet Cue, Berlin w Pär Thörn. Fb event
Accordion evening at Fylkingen by WOL performance duo: debut as an accordion player
Sowieso, Berlin with Loïc Bertrand, Klaus Kürvers, Danny O'Really, Michelle Yom
Overdue Payanga, solo at Altes Finanzamt, Berlin
The Singing Coffin performed at Geigers Vårfest, Skjul Fyra Sex, Fiskehamnen, Göteborg Fb event
RÖSTA PÅ FYLKINGEN 3 – en liten festival kring rösten, duet with Stuart Lynch, duet with Girilal Baars, solo “Upplysning, röst- och objektperformance”
Solo in Lägenhetskonserter (apartment concerts), at Elsbeth Bergh's in Kålltorp, Göteborg, arr: Levande Musik.
Instrumentbyggerworkshop med Bergen Impro Storband at BEK, Bergen, no + concert at Bergen Bibliotek and Cafe Opera Fb pics workshop day 1; Fb pics workshop day 2; Fb pics concerts.
Smullotron at Fylkingen. Fb event
Trio w Ignaz Schick & a colleague at Ohrengala # 13 [The Object] : [ tangible and within the grasp of the senses ], beiroy e.V., Berlin. beiroy FB FB event
Trio w Tomomi Adachi, Chris Heenan at Sowieso, Berlin Neukölln
Tonic Train (Sarah Washington & Knut Aufermann) + Fåglar av glas (reduced to a duo w Sören Runolf) at Fylkingen. Fb event
Guest artist in a piece by Ewert Ekros at Vems sommarkonsert at Årstablicks utedansbana
Solo at Blå Grotte, Fredrikstad, no. Omtale
CREATurE Live Art Festival 2013 in Kaunas, lt. Performance “Enlightenment” in Fluxus Ministerija. As part of an invitation to Fylkingen/PALS.
Trio and cd release party w Adam Bohman + Adrian Northover at the Horse Improvised Music Club, The Horse, London uk.
Musical Instrument Inventing Workshop for 6-8 y.o. kids with a concert at Høgskolen i Harstad, by Drivhuset Musikkverksteder w Isak Anderssen at Festspillene Nord-Norge in Harstad, no. Soundcloud set from workshop and concert.
Duo w Michelle Yom at Salon Bruit on Tiefgrund, Berlin, de. Review with photos
Solo on Hörlursfestival, by Lab Gallery, live video internet streaming
Synth och Motion, Hemlingby friluftsområde, Gävle. Duo with Olle Oljud. Arr: Kulturföreningen Xinombra, Moneeo, Mikael Strömberg. Support from Kultur och Fritid & Musik Gävleborg.
Ghost Operations for amplified objects, modular synthesizer and Bassbox speaker installation, at 'ohrenhoch, der Geräuschladen', Berlin, with Eliad Wagner. Interview published as a fanzine. Live performance "handbag electronics".
Salon Bruit at Tiefgrund, Berlin w id m theft able , Adachi Tomomi, Ute Wasserman
LEAP, Berlin w Lou Mallozzi and Tomomi Adachi. FB-event
KLUBB INTIM! at Galleri Detroit, Stockholm w Gregory Büttner
Dubbelradio, presented by Konsthall C and Mobile Radio (Sarah Washington & Knut Aufermann), a 24h radio art festival on 95,3 and 101,1 FM in Stockholm, as well as streaming on Centrifug Radio Populär. Quartet collaboration with Mobile Radio/Tonic Train and Sören Runolf as Single Swingers. Also participation in pieces by Robin McGinley and by Mattin
Söndagskväll med Smullotron och gäster at Fylkingen with Smullotron with collaborations with Girilal Baars, David Bremer, Sten-Olof Hellström, Katt Hernandez. Part of Stockholm Jazz Festival
Two days Musical Instrument Building Workshop + concert, as part of the Soundplay (Dzwiękowiska) project in Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Łaźnia Centre For Contemporary Art in scope of the Art+Science Meeting project, Gdańsk, poland
Peppi Guggenheim, Berlin, w William A Davison, Michelle Yom
Fylkingen 80 years anniversary festival, collaboration w Arnold Dreyblatt and GLO, the Great Learning Orchestra, tuning, rebuilding and restringing of the specially altered piano for this concert, as well as playing it together with Lisa Ullén
Open Musical Instrument Building Workshop for all ages at Fylkingen 80 years anniversary festival
Performance of Leif Jordansson's Stockholm Reconstructed in Vita Havet, Konstfack, Stockholm, with GLO, the Great Learning Orchestra
Ljusfest at Fylkingen, performing “Julklappstips”
Multiversal Festival at Corpo 6, Berlin-Lichtenberg
Duo with Eliad Wagner
ExperiMontag at Madame Claude, Berlin: GANJOHIGNELI w Ganesh Anandan, Ignaz Schick, Eliad Wagner
W Stephan Bleier, Anna Kaluza, Thomas Rohrer at Altes Finanzamt, project space, Berlin
Month of Performance Art-Berlin ANNUAL WINTER-WARMER BASH party at West Germany, Berlin
CREATIVE ENCOUNTERS - Evening with Meri & Friends at Mara's Pub, Kautokeino, no, w Yolanda Gutiérrez, Asher Lev, Irina Lavrinovic, Meri Nikula, supported by Konstnärsnämnden - the Swedish Arts Grants Committee
VARIA2014 International Improvisation Festival w Adam Bohman, Martin Klapper at Atalante, Göteborg.
Multiversal Marathon at Galerie Mario Mazzoli, Berlin, solo and with Mika Szafirowski (fi), Meaas Svendsen (no), Christian Winther (no). Fb.
Salon Bruit at Tiefgrund, Berlin, duo with Kriton b. Fb.
Multiversal Marathon finishing concert + party group improvisation Club der Polnischen Versager, Berlin. Solo, duo with Origami Boe, ensemble with Origami Metallika aka Origami Ambolthue, Origami Fugu, Miriam Siebenstädt, Adam Goodwin, Frank Feinmotorik, Dario Fariello.
GanJohIgnEli at Quiet Cue #135 with Ganesh Anandan, Ignaz Schick, Eliad Wagner
Layers #1 @ Ma Thilda bar, Berlin, with Stephan Bleier, Hannes Buder, Marialuisa Capurso, Carlo Mascolo, Emanuela Lioy
New Music Incubator Neringa at Nida Art Colony, lt. Four days of performances in collaborations with: Jason Alder, Jurgis Baltrušaitis lt, Annika Cleo, Robert Jürjendahl, Julija Karaliunaite, Sandra Kazlauskaite, Nikolaj Kynde, Carly Lake, Jan Liljekvist, Elo Masing, Erikk McKenzie, Alexandra Nilsson, Leonardas Pilkauskas, Benjamin Quigley, Viktorija Smailyte, Geir Sundbø, Line Tjørnhøi, Austėja Valušytė, Steinar Yggeseth at the lutheran church, the lighthouse, the culture house and at Nida Art Colony conference room and kitchen.
Multiversal#32 - Aspettando le nuvole at Galerie Mario Mazzoli, Berlin. Duo with Dario Fariello; ensemble with Adam Pultz Melbye, Chris Heenan, Les Trotteuses (Anne Moirier, Aurélie Pertusot)
“23 April TRT International Children and Media Conference III”, Şirehan Hotel, Gaziantep, tk. Bergmark: experimental musical instrument building workshop and concert with Turkish and Syrian children
PALS (Performance Art Links) festival II at Fylkingen. Two pieces: An Acoustic Study of Sticks and Surfaces; An Acoustic Study of the Wind (performance sound installation at Katarinahissen, Slussen). Photos; videos; better sound.
Nymf Imago, exhibition by The Surrealist Group in Stockholm with friends, at Galleri Lili, Stockholm. Finissage with The Singing Coffin
Trio with David Rothenberg and Korhan Erel at Sowieso Neukölln e.V., Berlin
Quartet with David Rothenberg, Chris Heenan, Bernhard Wöstheinrich at Cafe Jää-äär, Berlin
Solo at Festival Interstice, Conservatoire de Caen, fr
Signal Jamming, Fylkingen, with Marta Zapparoli & Martin Kuentz
[Quartet with Liz Allbee, [Johannes Bergmark – cancelled because of illness], Michael Vorfeld, Ute Wassermann at Acker Stadt Palast, Berlin]
Ljudexkursioner with the sailing boat Schhh, Stockholm's Archipelago with Ann Rosén & Sten-Olof Hellström. Sailing from Dalarö to Utö; sound excursion and mini concert at Utö, Norra Gästhamnen; live concert from the boat at Utö, west of Ängsholmen, at the entrance to Kyrkviken, in collaboration with Katarina Eriksson and Per Sacklén. My plan was to make a piece called "An Acoustic Study of the Ocean" with recordings through a “feeling wire”, a piano string which swedish fishermen used in order to locate fish with the feeling. A free sequence of the piece An Acoustic Study of the Wind.
A 14- day experimental co-lab on site-specific art. Røst Artist-In-Residence at Skomvær Fyr Lighthouse, Lofoten, no. I had a 3 day workshop in experimental instrument building for all the participants, as an introduction to the Co-Lab co-organized with sound- and movement artist Marie Kaada Hovden. Participants and collaborators: Nicola Casetta, Leah Ceriello, Gregory Kramer, Louise Magnusson, Jurgita Miezelyte, Rolf Meesters, Rosella Ragazzi, Rachel Devorah Trapp, Christian Valerius, Inari Virmakoski.
Trio with Andi Stecher and Eliad Wagner at Ma Thilda, Berlin
Multiversal North, festival for hardlistening nonmusic at Fylkingen part I [Multiversal North - day 6] Sextet with Michiyasu Furutani, Miriam Siebenstädt, Martí Guillem, Dario Fariello, Mika Szafirowski.
Multiversal north at Fylkingen part II [multiversal north - day 7]: duo with kriton b.
Ultima Festival at Riksscenen, Schous Kulturbryggeri, Oslo, no: New Music Incubator Oslo Reunion. Collaborations with Alexandra Nilsson, Leonardas Pilkauskas, Robert Jürjendahl; and with Austėja Valušytė, Jurgis Baltrušaitis, Elo Masing.
Sten För Fan Fest by Geiger at Cinnober Teater, Göteborg, I prémière the piece “Sten Hanson's Toothpick” in a live version.
Great Learning Orchestra concert in the exhibition No Sound Is Innocent, where it has the project A4 Room, at Marabouparken, Sundbyberg. My piece Love is performed by the orchestra for the second time, since its prémière 10 years before.
Rösta På Fylkingen IV at Fylkingen. Trio with Adam Bohman and Martin Klapper. We also did a recording session at EMS with Paul Dutton.
Sten Hanson, Minneskväll och skivrelease at Fylkingen. My piece “Sten Hanson's Toothpick” was played.
De Player at Fylkingen (Gert-Jan Prins, Dennis de Bel, graphic specialist Koos Siep, Peter Fengler) / Auditory Matters III, at Fylkingen. I contribute with a saw recording to their project. Other participants: Lars Åkerlund, Susanne Skog, Lise-Lotte Norelius, George Kentros, Kent Tankred
Solo on the Platform at Audio Art Festival at Galeria Sztuki Współczesnej Bunkier Sztuki, Kraków, pl. The concert was broadcasted live and the recording can be seen here.
Trio with Krzysztof Topolski aka Arszyn + Tomasz Duda at Mózg Warszawa, Teatr Powszechny, Warszawa, pl
Organizer of “Workshop for Ambitious Composers who Want to Write for Improvisation” by Carl Bergstrøm-Nielsen at Fylkingen and EMS, with the concert “Komposition för improvisation!” at Studio53. Participants: Peter Schuback, Ann Rosén, Sten-Olof Hellström, Cecilia Klingspor, Catharina Backman, Tuomo Haapala, Emma Augustsson, Johannes Bergmark, Björn Wallgren. Films from the concert.
Organizer and moderator of “Samtal om improvisation och komposition” at Katasalen in ABF-huset Stockholm, with Mattin and Carl Bergstrøm-Nielsen for Föreningen Svenska Tonsättare and ABF Stockholm
Sex en Sen Söndag! at Fylkingen with Alex Nowitz, Mattias Petersson, Sabine Vogel, Joe Williamson.
The Kaleidochord and the Veloncell Marcel were at the Fylkingen exhibition Lydbilleder V or (Sound as Art as Sound) at Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, dk, '99.
The Kaleidochord at the "Rainbow Realm" exhibit in the Liverpool Museum, Feb - May '00.
The Singing Coffin was presented on Andlig Upprustning, the show of The Surrealist Group in Stockholm at Fylkingen, '00 and exhibited/performed on many occasions after.
The Kaleidochord was exhibited at "Fabulous Sound Machines" in York City Art Gallery (now York Art Gallery) Jul-Sep '01.
Basically the same exhibition went on to Croydon Clocktower Gallery Jun-Sep '02;
Island Arts Centre, Lisburn, northern ireland, Jul-Sep '03;
Sheffield Millennium Gallery May-Aug '04.
The Veloncell Marcel was exhibited at the Zanabazar Museum of Fine Arts, Ulanbaatar, in the joint mongolian-swedish exhibit in connection w Art Camp, mongolia Jul and '05, organized by Blue Sun Contemporary Art Studio & Center in collaboration w Soil Society, a Swedish-Mongolian Cultural Organization, and donated to the Blue Sun group. Coverage on mongolian tv.
"Down and Up" sound installation at Musica Genera, Szczecin, pl '05.
The Kaleidochord was exhibited again at "Fabulous Sound Machines" in Tulliehouse Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle Jul-Sep '05;
Scarborough Art Gallery Jun-Sep '06;
and Ferens Art Gallery in Kingston upon Hull Jul-Sep '07.
"Damplifly", a sound environment at Muzeum Narodowe w Szczecinie, ul. Staromłyńska 27 (Museum of Contemporary art), in Okno theatre festival by Teatr Kana, Szczecin, pl '08, w Luc Kerléo and a colleague.
Elective Affinities, a composition for Utsnitt at Fylkingen's 75 years anniversary, '08.
"Soundcheck, Room Service, Resting Circuits & Semla Med Varm Mjölk", a sound environment at Fylkingen w Johan Boberg, Luc Kerléo, Sören Runolf and a colleague '09.
“A Play-off, Battle, Friendly Match, Let´s Get Sporty – elektronisk ljudmiljö och konsert” at Fylkingen, w Luc Kerléo, Noisiv and a colleague '09.
The Kaleidochord was exhibited again at "Fabulous Sound Machines" in Gloucester City Museum & Art Gallery '10.
The Spaces of the Unconscious by Kathleen Fox at The Freud Museum London, I made music for her film The Shards of Memory (later renamed Electric Whispers), that she displayed in the exhibition '10.
Film installation at the festival Sound of Stockholm, Fylkingen, Music by me for the installation films Fish Soup and The Shards of Memory (later renamed Electric Whispers) by Kathleen Fox, england '10.
Yikim/Destruction 2011! – surrealist exhibition w international contributions, Istanbul, turkey, collective exhibition section of the Surrealist Group in Stockholm ( Facebook event; flickr set) '11.
Collective objects at Surrealist Survival Kits, organized by the Surrealist Group in Athens w contributions from the Surrealist Group in Stockholm and Surrealist London Action Group at Nosotros '11.
Mobile collage in Symbiotic Lime-Stone Quarry Phantoms, exhibition by The Surrealist group in Stockholm w friends, at Nationalgalleriet, Stockholm, in collaboration w Sphinx förlag and Styx förlag '11.
Collaborative work by the Surrealist Group in Stockholm at Surrealism in 2012: Toward the World of the Fifth Sun, in Reading, Pennsylvania, usa '12.
Another Air International Exhibition of Surrealism 1991 – 2011, Old Town City Hall, Prague, dream sculpture in the collective exhibition. Czech and Slovak Surrealist Group, with participations from Prague — Bratislava — Stockholm — Leeds — Paris — Bucharest — Athens — San Francisco.
The Kaleidochord was repaired, improved and developed for another exhibition at "Fabulous Sound Machines" in Old Market Gallery, Rotherham, Yorkshire '12.
The sound piece “Kaktusvatten” made for the exhibition Jättekrisslor i Göteborg, with CM Lundberg + Matti Steiger Lundmark & Christofer Dahlby (CHR:OMA) at Fête de’l Art, Ingenjörsgatan 3, by Esperantoplatsen in Göteborg, '12.
Aeolian Rowing Boat (Unrealized) at MIUU, Museum of Impossible, Unrealised and Unrealisable Art Projects, part of a group show called In Between Miracles, at CCA – Contemporary Art Centre, Tbilisi, georgia, March 7-April 7, '13
Ghost Operations for amplified objects, modular synthesizer and Bassbox speaker installation, at 'ohrenhoch, der Geräuschladen', Berlin, with Eliad Wagner, August 18-25, '13.
NYMF IMAGO, exhibition by The Surrealist Group in Stockholm with friends, at Galleri Lili, Stockholm, '14. Finissage with The Singing Coffin
The Hunt For The Object Of Desire – Collective Exhibition presented by the Montreal Surrealist Liaison at Galerie ESPACE, Montréal, Québec, ca, '14. The video art work Electric Whispers (formerly Shards of Memory) by Kathleen Fox, music by me, was part of the exhibition. I also contributed with the piece “I was lost in the cave / Somebody took my teaspoon“ for the compilation cd accompanying the catalog. Some documentation here.
Giant Electronic Art Show at the Lightbox, Woking, Surrey, uk, '14. Exhibition including my piece the Kaleidochord.
Lecturer, musical instructor and workshop leader (children, students and adults).
Writer for international music-, art-, surrealist- and skeptic magazines like Folkvett, Hydrolith (Oyster Moon Press.), Rubberneck 26, Arsenal #4, The Improvisor, Nakna Läppar, Kristall, Kvicksand, Stora Saltet, Gränslöst, Parergon, Experimental Musical Instruments, Nutida Musik, Tonsättaren, Merge, Stockholms Fria Tidning, Mannen På Gatan, Noisegate, Nordic Sounds, Ballongmagasinet, Sjukdom, Sound of Music, Patricide. One article in Jon Rose's book The Pink Violin. In my Trotskyist past, I also wrote for Socialistiskt Perspektiv, Fyr! and for Bennytidningen. I also wrote for some school magazines at Norra Latin and Hantverkets Folkhögskola.
Radio program host for Radio Småland, Smålands Nations Närradio, Lund, and in Leksands Närradio.
Memberships: (in my youth: Kommunistisk Ungdom (vice president of the Farsta branch, southern Stockholm suburb), Elevorganisationen, Folkkampanjen mot kärnkraft (study group leader), Unga Forskare, Socialistiska Förbundet (on the board), Ungsocialisterna, Socialistisk Ungdom för El Salvador, Bennyföreningen, Revolutionära Socialister); The Surrealist Group in Stockholm since its formation in '86. FSJ (Föreningen Sveriges Jazzmusiker) for a few years in the '80s. LMC a couple of years in the '90s. Fylkingen in Stockholm since about '96 (member of the production team '98 -'99; member of the board and production team '01-'02, chairman '02-'04 + '09-'10, member of the board and production team -'10-'11). FRIM '98-'05 and '09- (webmaster -'02; member of board '98 - '00; chairman '01-'02). VEMS (Verksamma vid EMS) a couple of years and '09-. Musikcentrum. Citizen #446 and Minister of Reinventions of The Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland. Member of SKODK (Svenska Konstnärers Organisation för Digital Konst, that ran CRAC (Creative Room for Art & Computing) '00 to '04. SEAMS, Sweden's Electro-Acoustic Music Society '00-'05 and '09-. RANK (Riksförbundet Arrangörer av Nutida Konstmusik) (secretary of the board '01-'03). Föreningen Svenska Tonsättare (FST), Society of Swedish Composers since '02. STIM '03-'06. Part of IAPAO, the International Association of Performance Art Organizers, as a representative of Fylkingen '03-'05; contact for Northern Europe '04 - '05. Demokratinätet '01 to '04. Passive (support) member of the political activist group Globalisering Underifrån '01 to '03. Part of the civil disobedience campaign planka.nu since '01. Soil Society, a swedish-mongolian Cultural Organization '04 - '05. Gröndals Båtklubb '04 - '06. Vetenskap och Folkbildning - the swedish skeptics' society, since '07. Atheist network in Szczecin '07-'08. Surrealist Group in Szczecin '07-'08. PSR in '08. WIP:Sthlm '09-'11. Hyresgästföreningen, now and then. Different unions since '82.
Educations done: Sköndalsskolan; piano at Kommunala Musikskolan; Hammarbygymnasterna (elite gymnastics); Photography course; Norra Latins Gymnasium (natural sciences profile); “Jazz/rock improvisation och ensemblespel” evening course; language courses in italian, spanish and czech; Stockholm University, Musicology 1 1/2 years; Lund University, Philosophy 1 year; private sculpture student to Evert Lindfors a few weeks; Hantverkets Folkhögskola Leksand, Piano Technician 1 1/2 years; Musikk Instrument Akademiet, Moss, Piano- and Harpsichord Builder 3 1/2 years. Journeyman as a piano and harpsichord builder in Germany '96. Many courses since '84, including the Electroacoustic Music Composition 2 years education, at EMS (Electronic Music Studio), graduated in '00 – among the teachers were Anders Blomqvist, Lars-Gunnar Bodin, Jens Hedman, Pär Johansson, Efva Lilja, Rolf Enström, Erik Mikael Karlsson, Paulina Sundin, Göran Svensson; different economy and promotion courses.
Participated in workshops with: John Tchikai; David Moss; Arne Forsén and Mats Gustafsson; Tess DeQuincey and Stuart Lynch; Phil Minton; Jaap Blonk; Maggie Nichols; Dorothea Schürsch; Stella Polaris; Theo Loevendie and Guus Jansen; Gino Robair; Cecil Taylor; Kapotte Muziek; Andrea Neumann and Axel Dörner; Rhodri Davies; Ingar Zach; Andrea Neumann and Burkhard Beins; Ingo Reulecke and Thomas Kiesel; Fredrik Olofsson; Jeffrey Morgan; Syntjuntan; Nicolas Collins; Lars-Gunnar Bodin; Gino Robair again; Carl Bergstrøm-Nielsen.
Occasional organizer of festivals, concerts and networks for intermedia and performance art, improvised and electronic music.
Dancer and musician in SU-EN Butoh Company '91-'94. Tours in Sweden. Afterwards sometimes collaborating as a musician.
Actor and musician in professional street theatre group Stella Polaris tour '95 - '97 and '99.
Actor and musician in Fossbryterne canal performance by Skuespillerkompaniet '97.
Actor, composer, musician, dancer and technician in Hans og Grethe, Snødronningen and Smørbukk by Eventyrteatret, no '95 - '04.
International adviser for The Rosenberg Museum.
Grants: Musikaliska Akademiens Stipendier För Instrumenttekniker (Royal Musical Academy's grants for musical instrument technicians); Konstnärsnämnden – the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, travel grants (numerous times); Sleipnir (twice). STIM work grant '00, '03, '05 & '12. Konstnärsnämnden work grant '01, '02, '04, '07. Svensk Musik travel grant '02. Stockholms Stads Konstnärsstipendium '03. Recreation, travel & study grants from FST '03, '12 & '14. Travel grant, Svenska Institutet '04. Konstnärsnämnden work grant "with a goal" '06. Employed as a free lance musician by Musikalliansen since '08. FST grant '10, '14.
Prizes and competitions: I refuse to have anything to do with competitions. I don't participate, I don't sit in jurys. Nevertheless, my work for the Swedish Radio Corporation, Tiden Går, was sent as the contribution from the radio to the international competition Prix Italia. It didn't win. I have debated this question in the Swedish Composers' Society. I argued for the closure of the competition of text-sound compositions that EMS ran, and it was closed with the agreement in the EMS-rådet I was a representative in.
Culture-related work: sound- and light technician at technical production of and during performances, archiving and registering, webmaster (with experiences of digital sound- video- and image editing), proof reader, magazine editor, translator, work in the bar, selling tickets, cleaning etc.
Non-culture-related work: piano tuner and –technician, janitor (3 different places), kindergarten worker, after school child care, personal assistant to a school boy with social problems, music- and school teacher extra, home assistant to 5 people with mental handicaps, personal assistant to a man with multiple handicaps, swedish teacher, telephone interview worker, newspaper deliverer, postman and mail sorting, restaurant dishwasher, lamp store assistant etc.
Driving license: since '06.
Lived in: Stockholm, sweden '63-'68; Rome, italy '69; Stockholm, sweden '69-'84 (spending all my childhood summers + a few winters in Cupramarittima, AP, italy); Lund, sweden '84-'85; Malmö, sweden '85; Stockholm '85-'90; Leksand, sweden '90-'91; Moss, norway '91-'96; Oslo, norway '96-'97; Stockholm '97-'04; Szczecin, poland '04-'06; Los Angeles, California '06; Stockholm '06-. Since '12 a frequent visitor to Berlin.
Languages: swedish, english, norwegian, italian, (also, to smaller degrees: german, french, spanish and polish). Understands but doesn't talk danish. Studied czech but forgot most of it.
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