Örjan Sandred

Örjan Sandred

Fellow: Awarded 2022
Field of Study: Music Composition

Competition: US & Canada

Örjan Sandred is a Swedish-Canadian composer and is since 2005 a Professor of Composition at the University of Manitoba in Canada where he founded Studio FLAT – a studio for Computer Music research and production. He taught composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm 1998-2005. In 2016 he was a DAAD visiting professor at Hochschule für Musik Detmold in Germany.

Many of Sandred’s pieces are the result of his search for new methods of composition, notably his interest in Rule-based Computer Assisted Composition techniques. He has composed a series of pieces that include live electronics. Each piece focuses on a specific characteristic, for example “Ice Fog” for alto saxophone, piano and live electronics uses saxophone multiphonics as a starting point for sound synthesis, or “Mimétisme” for percussion, live electronics and live video processing uses contact microphones and video cameras to create a counterpoint between visual and aural stimuli. He has also composed music for Wave Field Synthesis spatial audio (“Konzert für Konzerthaus” for the concert hall in Detmold, Germany) as well as music for orchestra and various chamber music constellations.

Sandred’s music is available on the CDs “Sonic Trails” (2020) and “Cracks and Corrosion” (2009).

Photo Credit: self

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