Concerts

The Best concerts was in 1999!

Erik Mikael Karlsson's music has been performed on numerous occasions, mainly in Europe but also in Canada and the US.

14th of February 2004, the world premiere of Erik Mikael Karlsson new radiophonic composition "One dreamer; One murder" was broadcast on WDR 3.

The piece is a commission from Westdeutscher Rundfunk in Cologne.30th of January 2004, Erik Mikael Karlsson presented a concert with Swedish electroacoustic music at ZKM (Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie) in Karlsruhe. The concert included pieces by Ragnar Grippe, Rolf Enström, Åke Parmerud as well as two world premieres by composers Jonas Broberg and Anders Blomqvist. Erik Mikael Karlsson presented his "Réponse/Reposante" and "Anchorings/Arrows".

The 5th of November 2003, Erik Mikael Karlsson and fellow-composer Ragnar Grippe presented a concert at Fylkingen in Stockholm.Karlsson performed his pieces "Accents/Accidents", "Lignage/Liaison" and "Réponse/Reposante".

The 15th of November 2003, Erik Mikael Karlsson was in focus at the international "Espace du Son" festival in Brussels, Belgium. A concert dedicated to the music of Erik Mikael Karlsson was given at Théatre Marni in Brussels and in conncetion with the festival Erik Mikael Karlsson also gave a lecture about his music. During this concert Karlsson presented his "Accents/Accidents", "Réponse/Reposante" and the second movement from his "Symphonie No.1". Karlsson also presented a concert with music by Anders Blomqvist, Bo Rydberg and Tamas Ungvary.

9th of November 2003, internationally acclaimed pianist Kristine Scholz premiered Erik Mikael Karlsson's "Still Life with Desire" at a concert during the LINK-festival in Stockholm at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. 25th of September 2003, Erik Mikael Karlsson presented and performed "Night of Enchantment"" and the radiophonic piece "The Path of Joyful Despair" at a concert at Fylkingen Association for New Music and Intermedia Art in Stockholm.

The second movement from "Symphonie No.1" was performed at a concert in Malmoe arranged by Organisation Starfield Simulation on the 10th of August 2003. The second movement from Erik Mikael Karlsson's "Symphonie No.1" was given its world premiere the 7th of June at Palais Jacques Coeur in Bourges during the international Synthèse Festival. The piece is a commission from The French State and IMEB.

6th of May 2003, Karlsson's "Lignage/Liaison" commissioned by the French State was performed at the Antwerp Conservatory, Belgium. During the Hessischer Staatstheater Wiesbaden Internationale Maifestivale in May in Germany, the music of Erik Mikael Karlsson was performed along with music by Luigi Nono, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Åke Parmerud and Lüdger Brummer.

The 25th of April 2003, The Belgian Radio Company "Radio Centraal" broadcast Karlsson's "Lignage/Liaison". Erik Mikael Karlsson's "Réponse/Reposante" and "Accents/Accidents" were performed at a concert at Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Como, Italy the 30th of April 2003. The 23th of March, Erik Mikael Karlsson's pieces "Hôtel d'un Collectionneur" and "Anchorings/Arrows" were given broadcasts on the Dutch National Radio.

The 3rd of February 2003, Erik Mikael Karlsson's music was performed at a concert at University of North Texas, Denton, USA. Erik Mikael Karlsson's "Epitaphe pour Iqbal Masih" and "La Lune commence…" were broadcast on the Dutch National Radion the 12th of January 2003.

A concert dedicated to the music of Erik Mikael Karlsson was held in Lyon the 16th of November 2002 at Les Subsistances during the festival "Aujourd'hui les musiques du futur". The festival also featured music by composers Robert Normandeau and Annette Vande Gorne.

Erik Mikael Karlsson's "Lignage/Liaison" (commissioned by the French State) was performed 26th of October 2002 at a concert at Fylkingen in Stockholm together with pieces by Magnus Alexandersson, Anders Blomqvist, Jonas Broberg and Love Mangs. Erik Mikael Karlsson's composition "Some Miniatures with Sorrow" for Lute was performed the 12th of October 2002 by Swedish lute-player Peter Söderberg at the Gaida Contemporary Music Festival in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Erik Mikael Karlsson's electroacoustic composition "Concordes and Consequences" (composed in 1996 as a commission from the Swedish Concert Insitute) was performed 5th of July 2002 at a concert during the Time of Music Festival in Viitasaari in Finland. The concert also included pieces by Anders Blomqvist, Maurizio Pisati, Ivo Nilsson and Tommy Zwedberg. "Still Life with Wound" for soprano, lute and viola da gamba was given a 2nd broadcast on Swedish Radio P2 the 30th July at 7.30 p.m. The broadcast was a recording from the concert earlier this year at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm. The concert also included pieces by Kaija Saariaho, Aldo Clementi and Lars Sandberg.

Erik Mikael Karlsson's "Réponse/Reposante" was broadcast the 29th of June in the Swedish Concert-series on Swedish Radio P2 together with pieces by Swedish composers Jan Carlstedt and Arne Mellnäs. 21st of May 2002, Erik Mikael Karlsson's "Dark Songs in Motion" commissioned by DIEM was given its world premiere at the Radio Concert Hall in Copenhagen in connection with the opening of the 9th International Rostrum of Electroacoustic Music arranged by the Danish Broadcasting Corporation and International Music Council/Unesco.

Erik Mikael Karlsson gave a concert the 15th of May 2002 at Institut d'Art Contemporain in Lyon in connection with a large Öyvind Fahlström-exhibition. The concert included his "Lignage/Liaison" from 2001 and compositions by fellow-composers Anders Blomqvist, Ragnar Grippe, Love Mangs and Åke Parmerud. "Some Miniatures with Sorrow" was given its worldpremiere by Lute-player Peter Söderberg the 27th of April 2002 at the Royal Academy of Arts in Stockholm in a concert also featuring music by Erik Förare, Ivo Nilsson and Lars Sandberg.

"Still Life with Wound" has been performed as a part of the Rikskonserter-tour with the trio KAIROS, on the following dates in February 2002: · 18th in Hjo
· 23rd in Gerlesborg
· 24th at the Art Museum in Borås

"Still Life with Wound" was performed during a live broadcast on Swedish Radio at a concert the 19th of February at Nybrokajen 11 in Stockholm (former Royal Academy of Music). "Still Life with Wound" for soprano, gamba and lute was given its world premiere in Malmoe at Malmöhus Castle the 17th of February 2002. The concert was arranged by Ars Nova and Rikskonserter.

"Réponse/Reposante" was performed during Dansk Komponistbiennale in Copenhagen the 14th of February 2002 at the Danish Film Institute. "Lignage/Liaison" was also performed 5th of February 2002 at a concert arranged by Media Artes in Växjö, Sweden curated by Magnus Alexandersson and Anders Blomqvist. The concert also included pieces by Magnus Alexandersson, Jonas Broberg, Love Mangs and Kent Olofsson.

Karlsson's piece "Lignage/Liaison" (commissioned by the French State and composed in 2001 in France at IMEB) got its Swedish premiere at a concert in Norrköping the 2nd of February 2002. The concert was arranged by Föreningen Annan Musik, Norrköping, Sweden and curated by composers Magnus Alexandersson and Anders Blomqvist.

"Interiors and Interplays" was performed 25th of November 2001 at a concert at Palazzina Liberty, Largo Marinai d'Italia in Milano, Italy. The concert was curated and presented by French composer Bernard Fort.

28th of September 2001, Erik Mikael Karlsson'ss "Réponse/Reposante" was broadcast by Radio France on a special broadcast using Dolby Surround. The broadcast was presented by Christian Zanési and David Jisse and arranged within the activities of the INA-GRM at Radio France, Paris. 24th of September 2001, "Interiors and Interplays" was performed at a concert entitled "Images Nocturnes" during the 54th International Festival de Musique in Besançon, France. The festival also included concerts with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, The Philharmonic Orchestra of Strasbourg etc. The concert "Images Nocturnes" was curated and diffused by composer Bernard Fort and also included pieces by French composers François Bayle and Bernard Parmegiani.

1st of September 2001, "Réponse/Reposante" was performed at a concert in Visby arranged by the Visby International Centre for Composers. The concert was held as an inauguration of Studio Alpha, a high-technology electro-acoustic music (EAM) studio within the centre built at a cost of 3 million Swedish crowns. The concert also included a world premiere by Kent Olofsson and a piece by Åke Parmerud. 25th of July, Swedish Broadcasting Corporation's classical channel broadcast a one-hour interview with Erik Mikael Karlsson along with some of his most acclaimed pieces ("Réponse/Reposante", "Concordes and Consequences", "La Lune commence..."). The program was hosted by former P2-director Göran Rydberg.

9th of June 2001, Erik Mikael Karlsson's "Lignage/Liaison" commissioned by the French State (Commande de l'Etat Français) was premiered in the Grande Salle at Maison de la Culture in Bourges, France together with compositions by composers Patrick Ascione, Christian Clozier, Lüdger Brummer and Pierre Boeswillwald. 3rd of June 2001, Karlsson's "Interiors and Interplays" from 1994 was performed at the Electronic Music Festival in Skinnskatteberg, Sweden. 21st of April 2001, "Accents/Accidents" was performed at the festival Elektrisk Helg - Electric Weekend - in Malmoe, Sweden. The festival, hosted by Erik Mikael Karlsson and recorded by the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation also presented music by Unsuk Chin, Anders Blomqvist, Kent Olofsson and Tommy Zwedberg.

11th of April 200, Studio Onsdag (the weekly contemporary music program) dedicated one hour of to the music of Erik Mikael Karlsson. The program is hosted by former P2-director Göran Rydberg and included an interview with Erik Mikael Karlsson and a broadcastof his pieces "La lune commence..." (1995), "Concordes and Consequences" (1996), "Réponse/Reposante" (1999) and an excerpt from his latest electroacoustic piece "Accents/Accidents". 22nd of March 2001, Erik Mikael Karlsson presented a concert of Swedish electroacoustic music at the Danish Film Institute in Copenhagen. The concert included "Accents/Accidents" and pieces by composers Jonas Broberg, Mikael Konttinen, Åke Parmerud, Bo Rydberg and Love Mangs. The concerts was a joint production by the Danish Institute for Electroacoustic Music, the Danish Broadcasting Corporation and The Danish Film Institute.

27th of February 2001, Karlsson's award-winning "Interiors and Interplays" (1994) was performed at a concert arranged by Groupe de Musiques Vivantes (GMVL) at Théâtre de la Villa Gillet in Lyon, France. The concert also included pieces by Bernard Fort, Patrick Ravella, François Bayle and Bernard Parmegiani. 25th of January 2001, Erik Mikael Karlsson presented and curated a concert in the Reid Hall at the University of Edinburgh during the Nordic Nights - Celebrating Scandinavian Music. On the programme were some of his own works as well as recent pieces by other Swedish composers, including a world premiere of "So be it" by Ragnar Grippe.

29th of November 2000 - Erik Mikael Karlsson's award-winning piece "Interiors and Interplays" (1994) was performed by composer Bernard Fort in a concert entitled Images Nocturnes at the International Festival 38 Rugissants in Grenoble, France. The concert also featured music by Bernard Parmegiani, François Bayle and Bernard Fort.

17th of November 2000 - The Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival performed Erik Mikael Karlsson's "Réponse/Reposante" at the first-ever electroacoustic music concert in the history of the Huddersfield-festival. The concert was called The Electroacoustic Canon and included pieces by British composers Mathew Adkins, Jonty Harrison, and Denis Smalley (the latter's work "Base Metals" received a world premiere). 14th of November 2000 - Erik Mikael Karlsson and Ragnar Grippe presented a concert of recent Swedish pieces at a concert at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada. Erik Mikael Karlsson gave a performance of his "Réponse/Reposante" (1999) and Ragnar Grippe gave the world premiere of his "Enigma Frame".

11th of November 2000 - Erik Mikael Karlsson and Ragnar Grippe presented a concert of recent Swedish pieces, at the University of Washington, Seattle. Karlsson performed his INA-GRM commission "Accents/Accidents" and Ragnar Grippe gave a world premiere of his "Voix Insolites". In connection with the concert, Karlsson, Grippe and EMS director Ulf Stenberg also gave a seminar at the university. 1st of November 2000 - Erik Mikael Karlsson's composition "Réponse/Reposante" was broadcast on Sveriges Radio P2.

27th of October 2000 - The world première of Erik Mikael Karlsson's "Six Temperaments" for jazz quintet and tape (commissioned by Statens Kulturråd, Denmark) took place at a ceremony celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Danish Design School. The piece was composed in collaboration with jazz-musician Flemming Agerskov. 25th of September 2000 - Erik Mikael Karlsson presented a concert with Swedish electroacoustic music by Åke Parmerud, Love Mangs, Jonas Broberg and Mikael Konttinen at the movie-theatre ¯st for Paradis in Århus, Denmark. Included in the concert was also Karlsson's INA-GRM commission "Accents/Accidents". In connection with the concert Erik Mikael Karlsson and fellow-composer Love Mangs gave a lecture on the history of the EMS at the Musikhuset in Århus

12th of May 2000 - The world premiere of Erik Mikael Karlsson's electroacoustic "Accents/Accidents" commissioned by INA-GRM, took place in Salle Olivier Messiaen at Radio France in Paris. 6th of May 2000 - "Réponse/Reposante" (1999) was performed on a concert at the Radio House in Malmoe, Sweden during the festival Elektrisk Helg arranged by the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation.

7th of December 1999 - "Réponse/Reposante" (1999) was performed at a concert at The Modern Art Museum in Stockholm. The concert was arranged by MM and Rikskonserter.

5th of December 1999 - Erik Mikael Karlsson's "Epitaphe pour Iqbal Masih" (1995) was broadcast on Swedish Radio P2. 27th of October 1999 - The music drama "Night of Enchantments" (commissioned by Swedish Broadcasting Corporation and composed in 1997) was broadcast for the second time on Swedish Radio P2 together with the Swedish premiere of Erik Mikael Karlsson's 1998 composition "Intensities and Interludes" (commissioned by DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm).

16th of September 1999 - The new radiophonic composition "The Path of Joyful Despair" (1999) was given its world premiere on a broadcast by the Danish Radio. The piece is a commission from the Danish Broadcasting Corporation. The composition is a collaboration with Fredrik Ekman. 1st of September 1999 - The second part of the documentary film "Death of a slaveboy" was shown on Swedish Television Channel 1 (SVT1) at 22.10. The music is written by Erik Mikael Karlsson. The reprise was the 5th of August at 15.10 on Swedish Television Channel 1 (SVT1).This TV-production was also shown at the same date and time on the national TV-channels in Denmark, Finland and Norway.

25th of August 1999 - The first part of the documentary film "Death of a slaveboy" was shown on Swedish Television Channel 1 (SVT1) at 22.10. The music is written by Erik Mikael Karlsson. The reprise was the 29th of August at 15.10 on Swedish Television Channel 1 (SVT1). This TV-production was also shown at the same date and time on the national TV-channels in Denmark, Finland and Norway. 9th of July 1999 - Erik Mikael Karlsson's award-winning piece "La disparition de l'azur" (1993) was given a performance at Institut Franco Portugais in Lisbon during the Festival Musica Viva 99.

8th of June 1999 - A collection of compositions by Erik Mikael Karlsson was broadcast by the Dutch Broadcasting company Concertzender. The compositions were "Epitaphe pour Iqbal Masih" (1995), "Hôtel d'un Collectionneur " (1996), "Concordes and Consequences" (1996) and "La lune commence..." (1995). 2nd of June 1999 - "Réponse/Reposante" (1999) was given its world premiere at Palais Jacques Coeur in Bourges, France during the international Synthèse-festival. The piece was a commission from the IMEB.

8th of May 1999 - "Epitaphe pour Iqbal Masih" (1995) was performed at the festival Elektrisk Helg in Malmoe, Sweden. The festival is arranged by the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation. 21st of January 1999 - "Concordes and Consequences" (1996) was performed and diffused by French composer François Bayle during the concert L'Internationale Acousmatique at Institut d'Art Contemporain in Lyon, France.

1st of December 1998 - "La disparition de l'azur" (1993), Erik Mikael Karlsson's award-winning piece from 1993, was performed at an IMEB-concert at Equinoxe/La Grande Scène de Chateauroux in Chateauroux, France.

29th of October 1998 - An evening dedicated to the music of Erik Mikael Karlsson was held in Théâtre La Chapelle during the 4th Rien àVoir-festival, Montréal, Canada. During the festival Erik Mikael Karlsson gave a lecture on his music and held a master-class in the art of diffusion. 21st of October 1998 - "Night of Enchantments" (1997) was performed in Acquario Romano, during the 35th Festival di Nuova Consonanza in Rome, Italy. 25th of September 1998 - World premiere of "Intensities and Interludes" (1998) in Parochial-Kirche in Berlin during Inventionen 1998. The piece was commissioned by DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogram for the 50th anniversary of musique concrète.

22nd of September 1998 - "Night of Enchantments" (1997) was performed in Centre for Contemporary Art during the 41st International Festival of Contemporary Music-Warsaw Autumn 98, Warsaw, Poland. 29th of August 1998 - World premiere of "Die Hoffmann-Maschine" (1998) on a broadcast by WDR 3, Cologne, Germany. The piece was commissioned by Westdeutscher Rundfunk in Cologne.

4th of July 1998 - "Le temps est un songe masqué" (1995) was performed in Gutspark am Gründerzeitsmuseum Mahlsdorf in connection with Die Lange Nacht der Elektronischen Klänge, Berlin, Germany. 26th of June 1998 - "Concordes and Consequences" (1996) was broadcast on Sveriges Radio P2. 11th of May 1998 - "Concordes and Consequences" (1996) was performed in Salle Olivier Messiaen at Radio France in Paris during a concert dedicated to the 50th anniversary of musique concrète arranged by INA-GRM at Radio France.

2nd of April 1998 - "Night of Enchantments" (1997) was broacast on Danmarks Radio P1 and also given a second broadcast on Saturday 4th of April on the same channel. 30th of January 1998 - "Concordes and Consequences" (1996) was broadcast on Sveriges Radio P2.

26th of February 1998 - Premier of the ballet "Counter Action" with choreography by Jens Östberg at he House of Dance in Stockholm. The original music was written by Erik Mikael Karlsson and commissioned by the Cullberg Ballet in Stockholm. After six performances at the House of Dance in Stockholm the piece was taken on an extensive tour in 1998 throughout Sweden with the Cullberg Ballet Company. Some performances of the piece was also given in the spring of 1999 in different Swedish cities by the Cullberg Ballet Company.

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    2004

    14th of February 2004, the world premiere of Erik Mikael Karlsson new radiophonic composition...

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    2003

    The 5th of November 2003, Erik Mikael Karlsson and fellow-composer Ragnar Grippe presented a concert at Fylkingen in Stockholm.

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    2002

    A concert dedicated to the music of Erik Mikael Karlsson was held in Lyon the 16th of November 2002 at Les Subsistances during the festival "Aujourd'hui les musiques du futur".,

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    2001

    "Interiors and Interplays" was performed 25th of November 2001 at a concert at Palazzina Liberty, Largo Marinai d'Italia in Milano, Italy.

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    2000

    29th of November 2000 - Erik Mikael Karlsson's award-winning piece "Interiors and Interplays" (1994) was performed by composer Bernard Fort in a concert entitled Images Nocturnes at the International Festival 38 Rugissants in Grenoble, France.

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    1999

    7th of December 1999 - "Réponse/Reposante" (1999) was performed at a concert at The Modern Art Museum in Stockholm.

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    1998

    1st of December 1998 - "La disparition de l'azur" (1993), Erik Mikael Karlsson's award-winning piece from 1993, was performed at an IMEB-concert at Equinoxe/La Grande Scène de Chateauroux in Chateauroux, France

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    The Best Concerts

    Erik Mikael Karlsson's music has been performed on numerous occasions, mainly in Europe but also in Canada and the US.

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