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Johan Svensson

Gothenburg, SE         

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 and Artistic director of the Kalv festival.

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, 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, Distractfold Ensemble, Curious Chamber Players, Aksiom, Mimitabu, Ricciotti ensemble, Karin Hellqvist, Simone Beneventi and Marco Fusi among others.

 – 2017 awarded the prize and residency Progetto Positano from Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung and ensemble mosaik.

– Developed the website pianoharmonics.com with Jonas Olsson and Martin Rane Bauck.

Johan Svensson – marionette (2018). Performed by Karin Hellqvist.

marionette for string instrument, electro-mechanical devices and lights.

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Johan Svensson: ampèrian loops – part III. Performed by Mimitabu

for piccolo/bass flute, bass clarinet, percussion, violin, cello, keyboard, vibrators [1 performer] and electro-mechanical devices[solenoids and transducers].

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Johan Svensson: ampèrian loops – part II. Performed by Mimitabu

for piccolo/bass flute, bass clarinet, percussion, violin, cello, keyboard and electro-mechanical devices[solenoids, transducers and vibrators]

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