There is still time (last performance 27 October) to see Minnesdvärgar which was premiered 22 October. Lars Åkerlund composed the music here at EMS. He, Johanna Ekström and Björn Elisson have collaborated several times before before. Dancers are: Anja Birnbaum, Sverre M Heidenberg, Love Källman, Sebastian Lingserius, Charlotta Öhverholm.
Their visit here at EMS was short but they worked hard. They also gave a concert here at EMS which was very enjoyable. We will be seeing them again shortly as they are preparing something for Art's Birthday in January 2008.
Lars Åkerlund is busy at EMS composing the music for a new choreography by Björn Elisson: Minnesdvärgar. The premiere will be taking place on 22 October 2007 at 7 p.m. at Dansens Hus, Lilla scenen, in Stockholm. Check Dansens Hus website for full information. This is one of several productions together with the choreographer. Lars Åkerlund has also composed a great deal of music for Per Jonsson, another well-known Swedish choreographer who died in 1998.
Autumn 2007 is proving to be a very guest-composer specked autumn as far as we are concerned here at EMS. This trend will continue after the new year, as Diana Simpson will be coming to work in our studios for a period of about three weeks. More information on that soon. We're looking forward to her visit.
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.