"Imminent Crossings" 2008


333Sax3 - 3331 - 3Perc - Tmp - Guit - Pno - Str

The Work

Imminent Crossings investigates orchestral writing through the metaphor of a mechanical record player. It proposes a reflection on the effects of recorded media on how music is experienced.

The Composer

Fredrik Gran is a composer from the Vällingby suburb in Stockholm, Sweden. He is interested in the musical potential of machinic and mechanical processes and in experimenting with new performative strategies. His work covers orchestral, chamber, vocal, electroacoustic and live electronic music, as well as music for installations, dance, digital and visual art. Fredrik's music has been recognized internationally, performed at festivals such as Nordic Music Days (Copenhagen, DK), SICMF (Seoul, KR), Tage Neue Musik (Weimar, DE), ISCM (Vancouver, CA), Festival MANCA (Nice, FR), NoiseGate (NYC, US) and has been primed in many competitions such as Codes d'Acces (CA) and Swedish Art Music Prize. He studied composition at the Music Academy in Stockholm and at McGill University in Montreal, where his doctoral research is connected to the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT).