Sonic Trails : Lockdown will be exhibited at the Uppsala Art Museum, Sweden starting on May 14, 2022.

Sonic Trails : Lockdown will be exhibited at the Video Pool Media Art Gallery in Winnipeg as part of the First Friday event on June 3, 2022

A Ghazal for soprano and live electronics will be perofrmed at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival on June 20, 2022 at the Loreto Theatre (New York).

Mimétisme for percussion, live electronics and live video processing will be performed by Jonny Axelsson at the Sounding Philosophy event at the Grieg Academy in Bergen, Norway on June 24, 2022

Örjan Sandred - composer

Current and recent projects:

New edition

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

Guggenheim Fellow 2022 

I am honoured to be 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.

Piano and live electronics 

 I am exploring how to use A.I. to make the computer learn during a performance in a new piece for piano and live electronics. I am happy to write for pianist Megumi Masaki.


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).


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