johan svensson

Johan Svensson. Photo: Per Buhre

Johan Svensson is a Swedish composer, exploring the field between acoustic and electronic music. His focus is on chamber music but his compositions range from solo pieces to works for symphony orchestra. His music often features alternative ways of producing sounds by electronic means. Currently, his interest lies with electromechanical devices and the relationship possibilities between man and machine in live situations. He is the Artistic director and a founding member (as composer and performer) of the ensemble Mimitabu.

Johan studied composition at Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Graz, the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg and in masterclasses and courses including the Darmstädter Ferienkursen für neue Musik and the Impuls academy. He has worked with teachers such as Klaus Lang, Pierluigi Billone, Beat Furrer, Asbjørn Schaathun and Ole Lützow-Holm.

His music has been performed at MATA festival in New York, ULTIMA Oslo Contemporary Music Festval, Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt, Nordic Music Days in Helsinki and Oslo, Tempo Reale in Florens, conDiT in Buenos Aires, Sound of Stockholm, iN festival in Seoul and SchauSchall in Graz, by Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, ensemble mosaik, Curious Chamber Players, Aksiom, Mimitabu, Ricciotti ensemble, Quki Ensemblée, Karin Hellqvist, ensemble iiiiiiiii, Stockholm Saxophone Quartet, Marco Fusi and Audio Exhibition among others.

His work ampèrian loops – part II will be performed by Distractfold in "Nordic forests" at 6:00 and 9:15 PM on 29 September.