I have, along young composer Jacob Mühlrad, been awarded Musikföreningen i Stockholm’s annual scholarship awarded for contributions to Swedish classical music. Musikföreningen i Stockholm was founded in 1880 as an oratorio choir and was in 1928 reformed as a foundation, handing out one or two annual scholarships to composers, starting with Hugo Alfvén in 1936. I am much honored and humbled to accept this scholarship joining an impressive list of past recipients for whom I have great respect.
Beside the usual teaching at the KMH, I have been much occupied with getting my experimental notation research started at the Royal Institute of Technology, which includes performing a case study that will be presented in a conference paper some time in the first half of 2018. I have however found the time to do some Max patching (see synth image below), also expanding my modest Eurorack modular. So there are definitely some new electronic music tracks on the way. Ultimately the notation research aims to bring the acoustic and electronic music worlds closer together by finding a means of representation that does both worlds justice. So maybe there’ll be a piece for choir and modular synths in the future.