NEWS


Engrammes for saxophone quartet and live electronics will be performed by Quasar at the Grieg Academy in Bergen on November 16, 2022.


Mimétisme for percussion, live electronics and live video processing will be performed by Victoria Sparks at the Winnipeg Art Gallery on January 30, 2023.


Engrammes will be performed by Quasar at Montréal Nouvelles Musiques Festival on March 4, 2023.




Örjan Sandred - composer



Current and recent projects:

Guggenheim Fellow 2022 


I am honoured to have been awarded a Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 2022. It will allow me to deep into a project for String Quartet and A.I. controlled live electronics. I will work with the Stenhammar String Quartet in 2023.

New edition


My book The Musical Fundamentals of Computer Assisted Composition is now available in its 2nd edition. It includes example patches illustrated using the bach package for Max as well as OpenMusic. Read further here.

Piano and live electronics 


I am working on a commission from the Manitoba Arts Council for pianist Megumi Masaki where I am exploring how to use artificial intelligence to make the computer learn how the piano is performed, and base its musical response on this.

Album


My latest CD was released at the end of 2020. It features four of my compositions, including A Ghazal performed by soprano Sarah Jo Kirsch. You can find it on streaming sites such as Spotify, or buy the physical CD through Amazon.

Multimedia Installation


Sonic Trails : Lockdownwas first conceived as a sound installation, raising questions related to artificial intelligence, music and concrete vs. abstract beauty.The first exhibition of the multimedia version, created together with Max Sandred, was part of the 2021 Venice Biennale.

Percussion, live electronics and live video processing


My composition Mimétisme explores the interaction between performance, video and audio processing. It uses 15 contact microphones and 3 video cameras to capture the performance. The comission is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, and is for the percussionists Jonny Axelsson (Sweden) and Victoria Sparks (Canada).

Listen


You will find many of my recordings at online streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, etc. Here are links to two albums (also available as CDs)

contact: orjan[at]sandred[dot]com