Swedish electro-acoustic music in Argentina, August 2007
Now it’s time for Swedish electro-acoustic music to be presented in Buenos Aires! Lennart Westman will be lecturing on "De-composing the subject" on his and Gunnar Jutelius’ video "Spiritus" prior to its performance on August 30, within the frame of the exchange project between Latin America and SEAMS (the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in Sweden). Lennart Westman will also diffuse Lars-Gunnar Bodin’s piece "The Enigma Engines", Rolf Enström’s "Figurin" and Pär Frid’s "Il est agréable pour le poète de dormir" during the same internationl festival, Sonoimágenes 2007. The festivalen is held for the eighth time and a mind-boggling two hundred works have been submitted.
Since 1964, EMS is the centre for Swedish electroacoustic music. It is run as an independent part of Rikskonserter (Swedish Concerts) and is led by the studio director, Mats Lindström, who is assisted by an artistic board consisting of four composers.
EMS’ aim is to support artistic development within electroacoustic music and its integration within other artistic areas. EMS represents electroacoustic music from Sweden in various international contexts and acts as an informer, both nationally and internationally.
Besides making professional studios available for electroacoustic music, EMS runs courses, initiates seminars, produces concerts and festivals, releases CDs, and commissions new works. EMS also runs outreach projects of general interest which aim for all age groups from the age of 4 and upwards.
The artists who work at EMS have different educational backgrounds. Besides traditional music training at the colleges of music, they also are self-taught or come from the art schools or radio production.
Foreign composers regularly come to EMS to work and may be granted a working period by making a project application following the same conditions that are posed to Swedish composers.