29 Apr 2009

Early EMS history

Sanne Krogh Groth who is conducting research on the early history of EMS presented a paper at the Electroacoacoustic Music Studies Network International Conference in June 2008.


Jiménez, Galiana, Bjelkeborn

Inside3. This Spanish/Swedish music was performed at Fylkingen in Stockholm Sweden 21st april 2009 by Thomas Bjelkeborn (left) on laptop and wii controllers, Josep Lluise Galiana (middle) on Saxophones and Gregorio Jimenez (right) on laptop and interactive gadgets. This is the last 3 minutes of this 40 minute Suite composed during a residency at EMS in Stockholm.


Letters and other types of documentation relating to EMS were moved to Musikbiblioteket (the Music Library in Stockholm) yesterday and will be available for research in due course.

16 Apr 2009

Gregorio Jiménez

the president of AMEE Música Electroacústica de Espana is our guest composer for a week (15-23 April 2009).

7 Apr 2009

Benjamin Thigpen

will be working at EMS between 20/4 and 16/5. He will be teaching Audiosculpt and other things to the advanced students.
We look forward to his residence with us.

Great footage of EMS from 1984 in the entry below!


4 Apr 2009

Composer's radio etc.

The Society of Swedish composers broadcasts music by Swedish composers on the Internet under the name Composer's radio. This is not really news, since the broadcasting has been going on since 2005. What is new, though, is that all new programmes will be in English, starting March 2009. A nice complement to Electroacoustic Sweden!

Tamas Ungvary has posted another video from EMS. It's a jam session with Tamas and fellow composer/pianist Michael Smith.

Jesper Olsson writes about Swedish sound art and our new master's programme in daily newspaper Svenska Dagbladet (only in Swedish, sorry).

And welcome back, Isabel! /Pär

2 Apr 2009

Isabel back at EMS

I'm back in my job! :-) It's great to be back.
Digitizing the archives is great fun. It's really interesting listening to what was being done here in the early 90s. So I'm carrying on with that too. The EMS database will be something of a cultural treasure. Especially for researchers...

About the film, see entry beneath! That was from the days when EMS was located on Kungsgatan 8 in Stockholm. The studios are now on Söder Mälarstrand 61 (München bryggeriet), Stockholm too. Fantastic equipment… Things don't look as Star Trek-like anymore which is a shame really.