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Östersjö, S., Gorton, D. & Sheppard Skaerved, P. (2023). Consort Set in Five Parts (after William Lawes). Munich: NEOS
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2023 (English)Artistic output (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The "Consort Set in Five Parts" by British composer David Gorton is a composition which is about music from the 17th century, not in the sense of history, but rather as a journey: a personal exploration of the music of that period. Rather than playing it, Gorton "plays with" this music, as he puts it. His works are neither pure editing nor pure composition, but are somewhere in between. The original sources are always present, but are transformed into something unfamiliar. In this work, the similarly title work by William Lawes is transformed and commented on in a small consort setting of period instruments, with the addition of the contemporary 11-string alto guitar. the piece forms part of a great number of works created by David Gorton in collaboration with the Swedish guitarist Stefan Östersjö. 

Place, publisher, year, pages
Munich: NEOS, 2023
Keywords
contemporary chamber music, experimental, early music, 11-string alto guitar
National Category
Music
Research subject
Musical Performance
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-103007 (URN)
Note

Validerad;2023;Nivå 1;2023-12-20 (joosat);

Available from: 2023-11-26 Created: 2023-11-26 Last updated: 2024-01-08Bibliographically approved
Östersjö, S. & Bhagwati, S. (2023). Exercises in Estrangement I. Montreal
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2023 (English)Artistic output (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Inspired by this freely adapted couplet from the prominent Vietnamese poet Nguyễn Duy, which he wrote thinking of his compatriots in foreign lands, this concert’s unique piece, Exercices d’étrangeté I (Exercises in Estrangement I) by Sandeep Bhagwati, revolves around the notions of proximity and distance, closeness and farness, familiarity and estrangement, expressed not only through music, but also through words and images.

The soloists from different musical and geographical backgrounds, each with their own tradition (popular, baroque, jazz, experimental, interdisciplinary) and context (Vietnam, Sweden, Canada, Québec) rediscover and reimagine their instruments and traditions by immersing themselves in various musical situations devised by the composer. Short segments are arraigned and layered into a rich musical journey that lets each performer become familiar with the “strange” artistic universes of their friends and travel companions in this musical adventure.

Place, publisher, year, pages
Montreal: , 2023
Keywords
multimedia, intercultural, vietnamese, traditional, experimental music
National Category
Music
Research subject
Musical Performance
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-103022 (URN)
Note

Validerad;2023;Nivå 1;2023-12-20 (joosat);

Available from: 2023-11-27 Created: 2023-11-27 Last updated: 2023-12-20Bibliographically approved
Westberg, E., Östersjö, S., Visi, F., Ek, R., Petersson, M., Unander-Scharin, Å. & Unander-Scharin, C. (2023). Monteverdi e più: Erik westbergs vokalensemble i nytolkningar och nya verk för kör, dansare och interaktiv hyperorgel.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Monteverdi e più: Erik westbergs vokalensemble i nytolkningar och nya verk för kör, dansare och interaktiv hyperorgel
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2023 (Swedish)Artistic output (Unrefereed)
Keywords
hyperorgel, interaktiv musik, koreografi: körmusik, experimentell musik, interpretation
National Category
Music
Research subject
Musical Performance
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-103104 (URN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 422 322
Note

Godkänd;2023;Nivå 0;2023-12-20 (joosat);

Konserten producerades med stöd från Statens kulturråd, samt med medel från Kempestiftelsen och Vetenskapsrådet. Konstnärlig producent för produktionen var Gunnar Andersson som hade en central roll också i programsättningen. 

Available from: 2023-11-29 Created: 2023-11-29 Last updated: 2024-01-08Bibliographically approved
Östersjö, S., Unander-Scharin, Å., Ek, R., Visi, F. & Petersson, M. (2023). Sestina: av Claudio Monteverdi.
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2023 (Swedish)Artistic output (Unrefereed)
Abstract [sv]

Sestina, av TCP/IP kvartett och Åsa Unander-Scharin är ett ca 40 minuter långt verk, där ny musik, som skapats genom en radikal omtolkning av Monteverdis partitur, omger varje sats av det ursprungliga verket. En central faktor är hur både en dansare och två musiker styr Studio Acusticums hyperorgel, och därigenom iscensätter en läsning av Monteverdi som stundtals går långt in i körverkets detaljer, och i andra delar söker ett fågelperspektiv och väver in körmusiken i en långt större form. 

Abstract [sv]

TCP/INDETERMINATE PLACE QUARTET bildades 2021 och består av Federico Visi, Robert Ek, Mattias Petersson och Stefan Östersjö. Klarinettisten Robert Ek och tonsättaren Mattias Petersson är båda doktorander vid Musikhögskolan i Piteå och knutna till forskningsklustret GEMM (Gesture, Embodiment and Machines in Music) där Federico Visi gjort ett postdoktoralt forskningsprojekt. Klustret leds av Stefan Östersjö, professor i Musikalisk gestaltning och ämnesföreträdare vid Musikhögskolan. Kvartetten tilldelades ”Best Music Award” först vid NIME (New Interfaces for Musical Expression) i Shanghai och sedan vid “Audio Mostly” i Graz. Båda prisen delades ut 2021, med hänvisning till kvartettens banbrytande spel med distansstyrda orglar, som utvecklats inom ramen för det internationella projekt Global Hyperorgan. 

National Category
Music
Research subject
Musical Performance
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-103189 (URN)
Note

Godkänd;2023;Nivå 0;2023-12-20 (joosat);

Konserten producerades med stöd från Statens kulturråd, samt med medel från Kempestiftelsen och Vetenskapsrådet. Konstnärlig producent för produktionen var Gunnar Andersson som hade en central roll också i programsättningen. 

Sponsorer och samarbetspartners: Sparbanken nord, Kempestiftelserna och Studio Acusticum, LTU.

Available from: 2023-12-04 Created: 2023-12-04 Last updated: 2024-01-12Bibliographically approved
Östersjö, S., Ek, R., Nyman, A. & Olofsson, K. (2023). Underjorden.
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2023 (Swedish)Artistic output (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In the Roman myth of Psyche and Cupid, it is told how the princess Psyche loses her lover after doing the forbidden: lighting the lamp and looking at the deity. In her efforts to find him, she is thwarted by her jealous mother-in-law, the goddess Venus, and is eventually forced across the River Styx, past the three-headed gatekeeper, and down to Persephone, ruler of the underworld. The Underworld is an audio game that travels inwards, downwards, to be swallowed up by the darkness and the unknown. It is a journey through ancient and contemporary fairy tales and myths and touches on the horror of realizing the limitations of existence, the horror of dissolution and the excruciating acceptance of one’s own mortality. The work is composed for an actor, clarinet, electric guitar, pre-recorded voices and electronic music

Keywords
hörspiel, experimental music theatre, chamber music, electric guitar, extended instrument
National Category
Music
Research subject
Musical Performance
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-103144 (URN)
Note

Validerad;2023;Nivå 1;2023-12-20 (joosat);

Underjorden beställdes av Statens Kulturråd och producerades av Pite Kammaropera i Studio Acusticum. 

Available from: 2023-12-01 Created: 2023-12-01 Last updated: 2024-01-08Bibliographically approved
Östersjö, S. (2022). Infiltrations. Göteborg
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2022 (English)Artistic output (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The music of the Swedish, but Paris-based, composer, Madeleine Isaksson, is at the core of this concert, and not least the premiere of her new chamber work, Infiltrations where the concert hall organ mixes with electric guitar and acoustic instruments. Isaksson’s music is characterized by her clear, poetic touch, which can often be heard in her chiseled sounds and long, musical lines. Regarding the almost 20-year-old work Fibres, Isaksson talks about the thread as a musical metaphor. A long, drawn-out musical line becomes surrounded and ornamented by the various instruments. In the new work, Isaksson’s choice of organ and electric guitar in the instrumentation is tonally motivated, to bind the ensemble together. 

Place, publisher, year, pages
Göteborg: , 2022
Keywords
contemporary chamber music, electric guitar
National Category
Music
Research subject
Musical Performance
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-94320 (URN)
Note

Validerad;2022;Nivå 1;2022-12-20 (svasva)

Available from: 2022-11-28 Created: 2022-11-28 Last updated: 2022-12-22Bibliographically approved
Stefánsdóttir, H. S. & Östersjö, S. (2022). Listening and Mediation: Of Agency and Performative Responsivity in Ecological Sound Art Practices. Phenomenology & Practice, 17(1), 115-136
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Listening and Mediation: Of Agency and Performative Responsivity in Ecological Sound Art Practices
2022 (English)In: Phenomenology & Practice, E-ISSN 1913-4711, Vol. 17, no 1, p. 115-136Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article approaches listening practices and the role of technological mediation within ecological sound art, building on findings through the artistic research practicesof the two authors. Through documentation of the authors’ ecological sound art practices of aeolian guitar performance, curation, composition, performance on found objects and field recording, we argue that phenomenological variation is inherent to the use of technology across all these forms of performative responsivity, as well as in the analytical forms of listening enacted through stimulated recall and micro-phenomenology. By unpacking the agencies at play in ecological sound art, we discuss how these artistic practices afford “unexpected ways” (Arteaga, 2017, p. 25) to knowledge. The article thus attempts to provide insight into human and non-human agencies at play in phenomenological approaches to ecological sound art and technological mediation, activated through listening.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Alberta, 2022
Keywords
phenomenology, artistic research, ecological sound art
National Category
Humanities and the Arts Music
Research subject
Musical Performance
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-94421 (URN)10.29173/pandpr29464 (DOI)
Note

Validerad;2022;Nivå 2;2022-12-01 (hanlid);

This article has three parts: Part 1: Includes abstract, keywords, guide for navigating the article, Part 2: Exposition, Part 3: Text of the article

Available from: 2022-11-30 Created: 2022-11-30 Last updated: 2023-10-03Bibliographically approved
Östersjö, S. (2022). Locust Wind, rattle and hum. Vancouver
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Locust Wind, rattle and hum
2022 (English)Artistic output (Unrefereed)
Abstract [en]

The composer's programme note on the CD reads: 

Locust wind, rattle and hum (2002-2013) for guitar and electronics was written for the Swedish guitarist Stefan Östersjö. It belongs to a series of pieces I have written for solo performer and electronics. Like in the previous pieces of this series (Elpia II, STRINGendo, Flautando), the playing of the performer is transformed into MIDI data. The MIDI data is processed on four independent layers by a computer program I've written which then control a sampler, playing all sorts of sounds and noises previously recorded from the particular instrument. Pitches and velocity values can be transformed, notes can be delayed, a played note can trigger many other notes etc. Each of the processing parameters can either be exactly determined, or it can be defined as a random interval within which the processing will be carried out. The live performance keeps the piece fresh while the fact that processing is done on four separate layers enables the performer to trigger complex musical textures. Furthermore, „tape“ parts are played back in some sections of the piece.

  • Executive Producer: John Oliver
  • Editing and mixing: Rainer Bürck
  • Mastering: John Oliver
  • Cover photo: Reimo Võsa-Tangsoo
  • Cover design: Seiya Oliver
  • Booklet design: John Oliver 
Place, publisher, year, pages
Vancouver: , 2022
Keywords
electronic music, contemporary music, guitar
National Category
Music
Research subject
Musical Performance
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-94307 (URN)
Note

Godkänd;2022;Nivå 0;2022-12-20 (svasva)

Available from: 2022-11-28 Created: 2022-11-28 Last updated: 2022-12-22Bibliographically approved
Nelson, R. & Östersjö, S. (2022). Nordic Contexts (2ed.). In: Practice as Research in the Arts (and Beyond): Principles, Processes, Contexts, Achievements (pp. 147-154). Springer International Publishing
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2022 (English)In: Practice as Research in the Arts (and Beyond): Principles, Processes, Contexts, Achievements, Springer International Publishing , 2022, 2, p. 147-154Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This chapter focuses on the concepts that have driven the development of Artistic Research in the Nordic countries. Acknowledging, like other regional perspectives, that there are many differences between countries and programmes within them, the chapter aims to bring out key issues informing Artistic Research. In particular, it sheds light on the disposition to include the quality of the arts practice as one criterion in research assessment to meet a “dual requirement.” The chapter also reflects on the various relations of artists with the arts and science worlds and with an institutionalized academy. It concludes that the next challenge in the Nordic countries is a consideration of how art, and artistic research outcomes, might have social and political impact.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer International Publishing, 2022 Edition: 2
National Category
Art History
Research subject
Musical Performance
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-98901 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-90542-2_9 (DOI)2-s2.0-85161926928 (Scopus ID)978-3-030-90541-5 (ISBN)978-3-030-90542-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-06-26 Created: 2023-06-26 Last updated: 2023-06-26Bibliographically approved
Östersjö, S. (2022). Sinnerstensleken: konsert för gitarr och orkester. Rättvik
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sinnerstensleken: konsert för gitarr och orkester
2022 (Swedish)Artistic output (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Mats Edén's Sinnersten, concerto for guitar and orchestra brings elements of traditional Swedish folk music together in a more experimental sonic landscapes of different contemporary structures, sometimes also reminiscent of classical guitar music. Dances appear and disappear, as do insistent minimalistic structures, all woven together by the intricate threads of the solo part.

Place, publisher, year, pages
Rättvik: , 2022
Keywords
svensk folkmusik, nutida konstmusik, gitarrkonsert
National Category
Music
Research subject
Musical Performance
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-94323 (URN)
Note

Validerad;2022;Nivå 1;2022-12-20 (svasva)

Available from: 2022-11-28 Created: 2022-11-28 Last updated: 2022-12-22Bibliographically approved
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