"Pictures of Fields without Fences" 2006



The Work

Pictures of fields without fences aims to strip down the music to the essential parameters, to peel off and remove until what is left is some kind of ‘skeleton music’. If offers a meditation on the inevitable transformation or obsolescence of things, in the manner of a photograph which over time becomes faded and bleached by the sun.

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).