My composition Engrammes for saxophone quartet and live electronics is being recorded by the Quasar saxophone quartet at CRMMIT in Montreal. The piece was commissioned by Quasar, but the premiere 2020 was cancelled due to the pandemic.The performance will soon be available online.

Örjan Sandred - composer

Current and recent projects:


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.

Sound Installation

My sound installation Sonic Trails was first displayed in 2020 at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Keep your eyes open for the revised version that includes live processed video projections.

Percussion, live electronics and live video processing

This project 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