Björn works as teacher/lecturer at Hola folkhögskola in Prästmon, Sweden where he works with different courses with sound and media among them the distance course in sound art.
Björn works as teacher/lecturer at Hola folkhögskola in Prästmon, Sweden where he works with different courses with sound and media among them the distance course in sound art.
Bakery Stop is a place for you to take a pause and have a listen at different things kept in different boxes for maybe up to 10 years in some cases. Bakery Stop contains of 14 pieces made by me under different monikers and contexts. More info on the Mixcloud page.
cafe OTO, London
SUNDAY 5 September 2010
Times : 8pm
Tickets : £5 on the door onlyNew Music Incubator brings together composers, improvisers, sound artists, performers, and choreographers in collaborative groups to investigate process and collaborative strategies. After their recent five day residency/retreat in rural Sweden and a return meeting in London, the twenty piece ensemble will present the results of their research in the form of a series of radical new works.
Supported by PRS for Music Foundation, Swedish Music Information Centre and Musikalliansen.
Read more at http://www.cafeoto.co.uk/prsf-nmi.shtm
Kerry Andrew – voice
Ignacio Agrimbau - composer
Adam Gorb - Composer
Larry Goves – composer
Stuart King - clarinet
Leon Mitchener – piano
Claudia Molitor - composer
Gabriel Prokofiev - composer / DJ
Bill Thompson - sound artist
Jessica Curry – composer
Björn Eriksson - sound artist
Marie Fahlin - dance / choreography
Sareidah Hildebrand - flute
Pascal Jardry - guitar
Sofia Jernberg - voice
Anna Koch - dance / choreography
Per Magnusson - composer / laptop
Anne Pajunen - performance artist
Mattias Rodrick - cello / electric cello
Lisa Ullén - piano
Live performance coming up at NONCLASSICAL Club , London on thursday the 2nd september, 8pm. I am doing a piece together with Nathalie, Bill and Claire on the evening among a lot of other performances and sets. See more at NONCLASSICAL website.
Binding point is a collaborative written and improvised piece with electronic and acoustical sounds, calling for a set of listening and playing modes emerging from the situation.
BJÖRN ERIKSSON (se) electronics/objects
NATHALIE FOUGERAS (fr/se) electronics/voice
CLAIRE M. SINGER (uk) electronics/cello
BILL THOMPSON (uk/us) electronics/objects
Ljudvandring in Trehörningsjö
happened on the 18th july 2010.
This coincided with the first World Listening Day and was held around the globe in different places to bring focus to the listening. A soundwalk can be realized in many different ways and the one happening in the woods of Trehörningsjö was following the concept of walking together with a group and make stops wherever someone finds something they want to explore. The original idea of soundwalks is maybe more of a scientifical method to analyse the soundscape in different locations, but I think the usages of making a soundwalk can be many, like just for the sake of refocus on sounds itself (as it is rather usual that we don't stop and reflect about the sounds around us). I made a number of recordings during this soundwalk and have now posted them to both Aporee radio and Soundtransit, which are both two great soundmapping websites/projects.
As this was the first public soundwalk I have initiated I had not any expectation on what should follow. In fact I would not be too surprised if noone would show up, as I had planned to do the soundwalk in a rather remote location in the inlands of Ångermanland. Trehörningsjö is located here in the relative calm surroundings of woods and lakes and small villages in the inlands of the region Västernorrland, in the landscape called Ångermanland.
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The plans where to walk was very vaguely outlined on before hand, but I strongly felt like walking up the small rapids through the woods up to an old watermill that I had been hearing about, as a start, and this was what we did. In fact the time would run fast during the two hours the walk was scheduled to happen, and this route was to bring us many different experiences.
First we made a stop just at the entrance of the small rapids Husån in the lake Inre Lemesjön, where it was a place where beavers had made a big home. The wind was playing very nicely here with the grass. Then we continued upstreams and made several stops to listen. Both to animal life and the wind and the water streaming just along our trail.
Here can you follow and listen to some recordings made during the soundwalk on the radio aporee maps and also at Soundtransit.
One of the most exciting things with being in this soundwalk was for me to discover a new unknown location soundwise, and not visually. For instance afterwards when uploading the sounds I listened the sound of waters in a different way, the small rapids, and the brooks that are coming into the rapids all do different sounds, as the waterstreams into the old watermill. Of course this is obviously, but walking alongside the rapids and doing these different listening and recording stops was making it clear in another way.
The birds was not very present this day, or maybe they where behind the wind... As it was a rather windy day we often listened different varieties of winds in different trees and grasses, and the birds where somewhere else. I recorded also the day after just to see the difference in the wind-soundscape. Listen here.
The soundwalk led us to an old watermill that we could go inside in and do some recordings while the water was led into it turning the millstones. Was interesting to go inside this watermill and listen to the sounds of water from inside through the floor and walls.
To make a summary of the soundwalk I can just say that it was very interesting time and made me think of many things. The following and final coffee-break at Kerstins Udde where we reflected about our sound experiences during the walk felt like a nice ending of this first soundwalk. Looking forward next time it will happen... maybe next year on the WLD. Here on aporee you can follow all the recordings made all over the world on this day.
For me this soundwalk was very rewarding and I have come up with a number of new ideas on both further sound explorations and also to compose some sound piece around the waters sonoric qualities. Really not a very big surprise as streaming waters is containing endlessly different frequencies and combinations of different periodical changes both in pitches, volume levels including the sound clouds of splashing water drops.... and also the sounds under the water surface. Indeed a lot to explore.
In fact approaching streaming waters with sound perspective brings me inspiration to maybe do some live sound performance in the future where different parts of a rapid can be captured live for some more or less live processing. Hmm... maybe a great way to spend some days in the woods camping and do some sound fishing! As a final reflection I want to add that the sounds of nature are of course as every else soundscapes composed of a number of dynamic sounds happening all the time, also not a very big insight one can think but anyway stepping out a bit of the city ambiences sort of opens up the ears a bit and made me feel the sound more related to the topographical and vegetational landscapes including the variations of the winds and temperatures aswell as rains and streaming and moving waters. All these things can of course also be very present in the city soundscape but again, sometimes I forget that! ... but now I remember...
... like the sound of the city in the morning just after a nights falling of new snow embedding (lowpassing) the traffic sounds, or a foggy weather changing the acoustics in the air. (I think it can do, but I don't know how, but it feels like that, maybe it's again the water particles/molecules interacting with the molucules the sound are travelling in... hmm... ?) If anyone has some good article explaining some of the misty acoustics, please forward to me!... ( miulew at gmail.com )
Dear blog, long time no see! Just realize I have not been updating this blog for a year now which has it's reasons. Nevertheless there is some things I want to share about what I have been doing the last year so therefore I now following will post some things Ive been up to since last time.
Ok... been so long time since i blogged now - so i take the opportunity to write about some different things coming up. Both ongoing projects and some starting soon in august. Here we go...
Avatar Orchestra Metaverse is a project I have been involved in since februar 2007. This is an virtual orchestra in Second Life that have about 15 members all over world. We play different new music that are composed by the members. We only use virtual instruments and in-world sounds but we often appears in mixed reality situations/events. I have been writing three pieces for the orchestra, Rue Blanche, FRAGULA and Vicky's Mosquitos 13 (which was the virtual adaption of Harold Schellinx project Vickys Mosquitos).
Since earlier works with Rinus van Alebeek in spring in Eskilstuna/Stockholm it has now happened that I am responsible for the virtual section of festival day 10th august 2007 of Das Kleine Field Recordings Festival in Berlin by Rinus van Alebeek. I will be in Berling during the festival days 10th and 11th aug. I will be playing on Stralau 68 on the 11th aug. See more on the the festival blogsite.
After the Berlin stay I will go down to south Germany to meet the Pomodoro Bolzano group... there i am along other things curating/producing the Plac.Art.X , an 12 hour placard/headphone festival in the gallery of Leeren Beutel in Regensburg. This is taking place on 18th august during the art.xxXtenxion weeks in august 2007.
... and last but not the least (and related to the above happenings) I am glad to tell that I am artist-in-residence during this summer 2007 at Pomodoro Bolzano the media art group in Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany. I am sure the stay there in august will
be awesome. Some of the above projects that we will work on has been long planned during all spring and some other projects not mentioned here will surely be expanded in unknown directions. I am sure I will have things to blog about later on all these things...
I am right now investing pretty much time and energy on the virtual music project called Avatar Orchestra Metaverse. Please read more on this at AOM Blog. I have done (even written scores) some pieces for this orchestra, among them the sinus tone series based piece called Rue Blanche.
There is an Miulew track for the recently project over at .microsound
This is once again a pi project. You can listen/download my track along with the other contributions over at the podcast page
Ludolph and Lambert is my track entitled and the reason why is that these two figures was kinda important to our days understanding of the pi number. Here is my track description:
>ludolph_and_lambert.mp3 >some sinus tones related to the pi number were tweaked about 3.1415 times >and a master sound was produced. then about 3.1415 times this master sound >was processed further. / miulew [http://miulew.podomatic.com]
If you are into podcast receiving, please also check the other podcasts over at .microsound. Here you find the most of the .microsounds project from last years.
The 14th of march 2007 was the date of the thirteenth Vicky's Mosquitos. This was made from within the virtual world called Second Life and also at same time streamed and screened in "Real Life" at WAAG in Amsterdam. There is more to read and listen to elsewhere, but I suggest a first visit to Harold Schellinx soundblog.
If you just want to listen (or download) to how the performance sounded you can go to my podomatic post.
|.18:00 (EET)|| .squidroses. - .shoegazin 4-ever. - (+) |
- .post post proust progfolk.
|.18:30 (EET)|| .nosfe. - ..... - (+) |
|.19:00 (EET)|| .Rene Kita. - .Nietzsche recitation. - (+) |
- .Deconstructive reading of Nietzsche accompanied by acoustic guitar, forks scraping on metal and squeaky rubber rats.
|.19:30 (EET)|| .Lola Jane. - .Lola without Lubrijkaa. - (+) |
- .cute midi.
|.20:00 (EET)|| .snowy mountain. - .mini-musique. - (+) |
- .guitar, vocals, mini-synths.
|.20:30 (EET)|| .kuupuu. - .spooky boogie. - (+) |
- .loops, vocals, tapes.
|.21:00 (EET)|| .Harmoniüm. - .Slowpokes. - (+) |
- .Droning soundwaves.
|.21:30 (EET)|| .VerhaverbekeWiderberg. - .nosumo. - (+) |
- .[gitarr + laptoppi] x 2.
|.22:00 (EET)|| .O Samuli A. - .Bleeps and Styles v.1.0. - (+) |
- .Chipsound meets Peräkammarielectronica.
|.22:30 (EET)|| .ImproMasters. - .ImproMasters. - (+) |
- .Free Improvisation group with technology.
|.23:00 (EET)||.ImproMasters. - (+)|
|.23:30 (EET)||.ImproMasters. - (+)|
|.00:00 (EET)|| .marko timlin. - .turtlegun. - (+) |
- .the sense of loosing the beauty of time.
|.00:30 (EET)|| .Hundre haubajas. |
- .free improvisation on keyboards.
|.01:00 (EET)|| ...Kreshimir... - ...Electromotor 8-18V... - (+) |
- ...Its spinning and it used to be in hair trimmer...
|.01:30 (EET)|| .siBOLiUS. - .classical moisture. - (+) |
- .ham monde from school of meat cutting.
|.02:30 (EET)|| .Erik Minkkinen. - .perc. - (+) |
- .pings pangs and shouts.
|.03:00 (EET)|| .Miulew. - .Dust Hereby in Stereo, pt 2. - (+) |
- .remote live stream from sollefteå sweden.
|.04:00 (EET)|| .B.iAs. - .san miguel cnx. - (+) |
- .electronika stream from barcelone.
|.04:30 (EET)|| .in. - .out. - (+) |
- .early morning farming.
|.05:00 (EET)|| .Hans Kompis utan Kompis. - .morhan:. - (+) |
- .Don Nou.
|.09:00 (EET)|| .Kulkija. - .Rising with the Sun. - (+) |
- .NWOFNA -drones.
|.09:30 (EET)|| .kerttu. - .still balcony. - (+) |
- .immobile botanical voices and harmonies from a group of two and a half persons.
Later in the same night (actually happening on my birthday) there will be a part 2 of this set from Miulew. Now happening at the PlacardX-helsinki taking place at The Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland. This will be a 30 minute set. The Placards are usually not going on in the winters so I guess this will be a very special one.
On wednesday the 17th of january I am doing a live set in the virtual worlds of Second Life. Yes, you read it correctly. Now I am going even further deeper into the cyberspace. This will happen during a real life happening in Regensburg, Germany where the Pomodoro Bolzano art group is celebrating Art Birthday. At the same time but in virtual there will be art exhibition and then later round midnight I will start my live remote performance into the virtual Pomodoro Bolzano art gallery up on the deck. Please come by and listen!
New track up at www.tapegerm.com !
This is a reuse of the settings for the NOMUSIC festival X stream set of mine. Now used and tweaked with CYSTEM Open Loops and some additional sounds and guitars by myself. During the making of this track I got a phone call about an old friends death. So I dedicate this track to the memory of him. I hope he now has started another nice journey.
Album: Germination ?
Credits: Loops from CYSTEM open loops, also loops and sounds from International Garbageman
soundbliss and more
This is from my set with Chris Phinney (Mental Anguish) and Bill Maciejewski (Heuristics Inc.) from Tapegerm Collective at the NOMUSIC Festival X on the 13th dec. 2006. The streams from us was mixed together in the outgoing official listening stream, but this is my solitaire mix now to be heard for first time.
NOMUSIC Festival X
Enjoy! -- Bjorn Eriksson
I am still working on the 3¨ CDr album. Soon it will be finished. Everething takes longer time than I could have believed. I think what takes time most is all of the thinking. Dunno if this a good sign or not. Anyway, the album probably will consist of 7 to 11 different tracks and as you can imagine they will be just short tracks. I have for long time dreamed about doing my first album with 11 tracks and I think it would be nice to stick with that rough idea and let that shape how all tracks will come out.
So I finally got thru via the Locus Sonus patch. A bit of technological mysteries tested our patience the hours before. While rebootin I went out and chopped some wood. Later during stream there was also some nice intermezzo with an old friend of mine showing up here at home and trying to fix the chainsaw. Very nice and good indeed. Just a surprise that added to the qualities of the "Calvino frequency" set that I did at the (R)Audioscoop Maastricht Placard. For those of you that did not make it there in time, can for a starter download and listen to my set here. I believe some of the acts of this placard will be transmitted later onwards on the Raudio Podcast (and Vodcast?).
Harold Shellinx have updated his SoundBlog and put up text and pictures about VM12.
I am still working on the recordings on the VM12 and hopefully I soon can point you somewhere you can listen to VM12 in full length and depth. Sort of anyway.
October, 8 2006 at (R)Audioscoop
Klankwerkplaats Stichting Intro, Capucijnengang 12, Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands,
I am participating on the (R)Audioscoop that are taking place between 15.00 to 23.00 in Maastricht, Netherlands. That is - I will not be there in person - I will tune into the headphone festival at 16.30 in from remote from up here north in Sollefteå. I am going to do a 30 minutes set called Calvino Frequencys. More details to be found here: http://www.leplacard.org/2006/(R)Audioscoop/details/ There are about 14-16 different acts and if you not happen to be there there is usually a possibility to tune in from remote listening the http://leplacard.org/
Yeah - - - everything worked out very, very, very nice! I could not have imagined this happening. I am totally surprised with everyone who participated. Super! Awesome!
There will be sounds published somewhere later but I am right now processing the recordings (which btw sounds very fine, but needs some smaller adjustments on some passages).
Thank you all who participated - and thanks to Harold (HarS) for this very exciting project.
Until there are sounds to listen to you can go and have a look at these pictures from VM12.
This is my contribution to WFMU's Kenny G's Todd Colby Cake project. Read more at:
Five days to go there is now more people joining in. Added those friends to the poster. Things are also starting to take shape about this performance on sunday now.... on what to do and what to not do. Probably lot's of unexpected things will happen but that should be just alright! . . . or? Of course! We're improvising!