2016

Lecture for the composition class, Gotlands Tonsättarskola.
1. Unusual entries into musical instrument acoustics, the backyards of instrument systematics, many inspiring examples in images, film and sounds; 2. Talk about my musical instrument building / sound sculptures / musical performance art with images and film clips, ideas and ideology.
From The Rabbit-Hole to Bermuda P. 1, Mini-festival at Fylkingen. A quartet with Alex Nowitz, Kristine Scholz and Richard Scott was planned, but me and Alex Nowitz cancelled for different reasons, and were replaced by Camilla Strandberg.
Tallinn Art Hall, musical instrument inventing workshop and solo concert in the SOOLO series.
From The Rabbit-Hole to Bermuda P. 2, Mini-festival at Fylkingen, duo with Lise-Lotte Norelius: amplified prepared piano, piano tuning equipment, objects, machines, electronics
Skapande Skola project: ”kreativt musikinstrumentbygge och kompositions-/improvisationsworkshops”. Four schools (Björkö-Arholma skola; Jordens skola; Rånäs skola; Grisslehamns skola, Väddöenheten) in Norrtälje Kommun, north of Stockholm, hired me for workshops and concerts in experimental musical instrument building and collective composition and improvisation.
[I had to cancel the following trip for personal reasons but this much was planned:] Oorsprong curators series, Amsterdam with partners Steim, Bimhuis, Present Sound Amsterdam, curating a blinddate+instant composing lineup at 'Plantagedok' at DokZaal with Kristján Martinsson piano flute (Hafnarfjörður, iceland), Karen Ng saxophone (Toronto, canada), Dodó Kis recorder (hungary), Matīss Čudars, guitar (Ogre, latvia), Vera Goetzee movement (Rotterdam), Lily Kiara movement (Amsterdam)
“International Impromusic” at City Art Rotterdam with Giuseppe Doronzo baryton saxophone italy, and Lukas Simonis guitar the Netherlands.
Pulse! Ciclo de conciertos at La Tortuga Centro Cultural, Madrid, Raras Músicas with Ricardo Rodera sax, Phil Wozny drums, Gregorio Kazaroff electronics, objects, Arín Dodó trumpet horn, Pepe Pereira electronics, Jorge Cabadas guitar.

TripNoiseHop with Luca Sigurtà and She Spread Sorrow v.s. experimental electronics and object acoustics of Lars Bröndum & Johannes Bergmark, Rökridån
From the Rabbit-Hole to Bermuda P. 3, Mini-festival at Fylkingen with Smullotron; xname aka Eleonora Oreggia electronics London; Motoko Honda piano etc, San Francisco with Louise Kvarby movement, Anna Lord movement, Johannes Bergmark, amplified objects.
VEMS på Motståndsfestivalen 2016, Teatermaskinen, Skräppbo Skola, Riddarhyttan. I had a piece performed there.
BZZZ International Sound Art Festival 2016, “Songs From The Lower Floor”, Harplinge Mill, Harplinge, arr: Harp Art Lab. Psychic Eye Clicks, Johannes Bergmark, Klara Andersson, Mikael Ericsson, Kajsa Magnarsson, Julie Ericsson, Conor McCafferty a.o. I played solo and collaborations with Psychic Eye Clicks, Klara Andersson, Mikael Ericsson and Kajsa Magnarsson on the Platform; also, the Stringed Stirrups were performed for the first time since New Music Days in Reykjavik 2006, especially adapted to the mill. A video clip by Christian Pallin. Excerpt from Besträngade stigbyglar Johannes Bergmark at BZZZ! from Harp Artlab's Vimeo channel.
Elektronsöndag – Ljudbio under bar himmel, at Milles Änglar, Gävle. Arr: Ideella Kulturföreningen/duon Moneeo. I had a piece in the programme.
Tempting Failure 2016, Day 7, at Hackney Showroom, Hackney Downs Studios, London. I performed Stringed Stirrups and I Have Been In You, You Have Been In Me. Preview in Cusp Magazine, see listing #8. es flag Las delicias improvisadas, interview/article by Nacho Díaz.
The Stone Project Lab, art and body project with international visual and performance artists. Haglund Skola, Uppsala county.
The Stone Project, public event, presenting installations, dance, sound art and art performances based on the lab working process with STONE. Uppsala city walking street (Celciuspromenaden, from Stadsbiblioteket to Stora torget) and Köttinspektionen, Uppsala. SU-EN Butoh Company dance/performance art Almunge; Dorothea Seror performance art MünchenNobuyuki Sugihara visual art Nagano; Liv Hanne Haugen dance Tromsø; Johannes Bergmark sound art music improvisation Stockholm; Eva Björkman visual and performance art Uppsala. Collaborations with all, and two individual pieces: Yoke for Stones, and Androgynous Stones. UNT preview. Catalog. Video documentary. Arr: SU-EN Butoh Company/Mon no Kai and Köttinspektionen Konst.
Sound at Nissan, Halmstad. Sound Art along the river. International artists and local inhabitants co-operate in a series of sound expeditions, installations and performances along Nissan - from the harbor, passing by Tullkammarkajen and all the way up to Slottsmöllan. Arr: Harp Art Lab. Guide book in English. With: Kajsa Magnarsson, Laurie Tompkins, Johannes Bergmark, Mikael Ericsson, Klara Andersson, Ann-Louise Liljedahl, Julie Ericsson, Conor McCafferty, Aga Jarząbowa and Maciej Bączyk; Roots with music by Pin Park. I performed four pieces: Play The Bridge For The Fish!, Sound Fishing, An Acoustic Study Of The Ocean, and Stringed Stirrups in collaboration with Ann-Louise Liljedahl and Mikael Ericsson. I also had two guest appearances as a rabbit in performances by Kajsa Magnarsson.
Ljud@2016 Improvisation festival, Lund: instrument inventing workshop with children and 60+ older people at Stadsbiblioteket plus concert with the participants + part of Flashmob from Domkyrkoplan, Stortorget and around the streets to Magle Konserthus, with Ola Rubin, Ola Paulsson, Martin Küchen.
“Swedish Electroacoustic Music at Tenerife”, Campus de Guajara, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, spain: SEAMS invited by Auriculab Sound Art Laboratory, La Laguna University. The Saw Octet was performed.
Colour Out of Space 7, International Festival of Experimental Sound and Art at Sallis Benney Theatre, Brighton, england. I performed I have been in you, you have been in me and Stringed Stirrups, and participated in a panel discussion at One Church about Fylkingen and our work, moderator Fabio from NY’s premiere freeform radio -WFMU.
Sound Work - Composition as Critical Technical Practice. The 10th Orpheus Research Seminar, at Orpheus Instituut, Gent, belgium. I presented the paper “Composition, Improvisation and Experimental Musical Instrument Design”.
Liber foederis – Mellan orden – Quartet at Fylkingen with Girilal Baars, Tuomo Haapala, Marie Selander


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