Defun – a new musical composition

Finished the pdf transcription of my commission for Defunensemble’s concert in Copenhagen Tuesday May 18. I begun the work in early April in Santiago, and it has been quite a challenge to finish. This is primarily because I have been restricting the compositional material to score features of different emotion labels (tender, heavy, happy) as they are defined by various feature research that we are integrating into the SUM project. It has meant dealing with clashes of my habits – or my musical likings, better said – with the restraints of a particular emotion according to the rule system and previous findings in Juslin’s seminal paper.


It has been a healthy endeavour artistically as it has shown me the borders of my musical expression when developing a- or free-tonal academic composition. It was very clear that there is a tendency to seek dissonant and disruptive features to get ‘newness’ and those solid avant-garde textures that we have come to identify with contemporary academic composition.

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I have over the years released a considerable amount of music as composer, flute and laptop performer and producer on digital and physical media – vinyl, cassette, CD, DVD. You will find all this material including listening links on the recordings page.

The programming I am doing for my own electronica and interactive music performance purposes has let me into research topics that have spun off a few snippets of generally useful software. This is available in the toolbox page.

Finally, the 3D Sound Object is a sound diffusion concept that holds very interesting artistic promises, and I am discussing the concept and pieces I have made on the 3D Sound Object page.