Music🔗

greenwashing🔗

Is an audiovisual piece in which we try to hear and see things in a different light. With the help of an infra-red camera and coils that pick up electro-static fields, video and sound material is generated live. That material is then transposed into audible and visual range and further processed, manipulated and decorated. Premiered at Acker Stadt Palast, Berlin, May 2019.

greenwashing
greenwashing, photo: Isabell

biopump🔗

An interactive audiovisual composition for 3DMIN's pushpull instrument. Commissioned by ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics. Premiered at Globale, ZKM Kubus, Karlsruhe, Feb 2016.

Complete code and instructions for performing: github.com/redFrik/biopump

biopump screenshot
biopump screenshot

little green men🔗

An audiovisual composition for fluegelhorn, videocamera and videoprojection. Premiered at Kontraklang, Heimathafen, Berlin, Dec 2015.

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live at Heimathafen

f0🔗

Released 3 Nov 2014: medley (CP0X0F) on the ChordPunch label.
If you do not want to buy the record, you can type in the code and render your copy of the sound file. The program code for the music is in SuperCollider3 format and available on the ChordPunch release page.

medley cover
medley cover

Rara Avis🔗

Synthetic bird calls. Released on cassette (ALKU 99) and also presented as a multichannel audio installation.

redFrik🔗

01 alias for live coding improvisations and audiovisual feedback systems. I don't believe in 'fixed products' so no CDs, tracks or finished pieces available. Read more about live coding and our manifesto at toplap.org. See also interactive programming.

examples:

redFrik
Audiovisual feedback system. Live at k:ita, Berlin May 15 2008, photo: Julian Percy

redAlert🔗

A piece with hundreds of led lamps. In collaboration with Jenny Michel. Premiered at the festival Sound of Stockholm 2013. Also performed in Berlin.

Fredrik Olofsson - A study in red by Heiko Purnhagen, on Flickr
live at Hörsalen, Sound of Stockholm, Nov 9, photo: Heiko Purnhagen

redShift🔗

An audiovisual piece from 2012 using my custom controller. Performed in London, Malmö, Berlin, Stockholm, Oslo, Norberg, Mexico City.

SC2012: Club Night - Fredrik Olofsson by Steve Welburn, on Flickr
live at Corsica studios, sc2012 clubnight, London Apr 18, photo: Steve Welburn
redShift screenshot
redShift screenshot

redUniform🔗

An audiovisual performance piece where I take on the role of a sad clown with a great fascination for red spheres and noisy sounds. All electronics, wireless sensor network, generative music and graphics were developed during my six months as artist-in-residence at IAMAS, Japan 2008.
redUniform has been performed ten times; in Japan, Sweden, Germany and Spain.

redUniform Japan
Ogaki biennale, Japan 2008, photo: Yosuke Kawamura
redUniform Ausland
SuperCollider Symposium, Berlin 2010, photo: Joker Nies
redUniform Geiger
Geiger festival #1, Göteborg 2011, photo: Andreas Engström

redeem🔗

A ten minutes long audiovisual piece for solo horn. Commissioned by Sören Hermansson. Premiered at NK, Berlin, Oct 2014 (video here). Also performed at Worm in Rotterdam, Uppsala konsert & kongress, GAS festival Trollhättan, James Madison University Harrisonburg Virginia, Nordic horn symposium Biskops arnö, Vardagsrummet, Fylkingen and Geiger. See also fluiddynamix.se.

redeem screenshot
redeem screenshot
redeem worm
Worm Rotterdam 2015, photo: Mattias Petersson

redO🔗

An audiovisual piece commissioned by the Peärls Before Swïne Experience. It is a piece for violin, piano, flute and cello plus generative electronic sounds and graphics. The musicians follow a score that is also the projected graphics. Premiered at the Gothenburg international film festival 2013. Also performed twice in Canberra April 2013, once in Luleå Sept 2013 and also at Kulturhuset Sound of Stockholm Nov 2013

redO screenshot
redO screenshot

redQueen🔗

"it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!"
-- Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll

redQueen is an audiovisual system in which everything always goes faster. Sound and graphics spin around in an ever-increasing speed - until it all comes to a complete standstill. This piece plays with the thresholds of human perception. Premiered at NK in Berlin 2014

redQueen screenshot
redQueen screenshot

The Chaotic Singer🔗

A battle between a human performer and a malicious software program. No matter how well the performer 'sings', the software always win. The work is based on an earlier piece called 'The Choir, the Chaos' and was first performed in Corfu in May 2010. Also performed in Barcelona Oct 2010.

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la felpa, Barcelona 2010, photo: me

The Choir, the Chaos🔗

A networked piece commissioned and performed by European Bridges Ensemble. Premiered 2009 at Klangwerktage (Hamburg) and also performed at the Making new waves festival (Budapest) and Sonorities festival (Belfast).

The Choir, the Chaos 06
making new waves, Budapest 2009, photo: me

Machine Listening🔗

An audiovisual performance for ISCM, World New Music Days, Växjö, Sweden 2009

machine listening
ISCM, World new music days, Växjö, Sweden 2009

Knyppel🔗

An audiovisual noise duo with Ann Rosén. See knyppel.se.

Aktiv bullerbekämpning (ABB)🔗

Noise duo together with Mathias Josefson. Trying our best to cancel out all noise from the world.

ABB
live at Norbergfestival04, photo: me

web jamming🔗

Wanna form a virtual band?🔗

My idea has been to build a simple and easy to use framework for webjamming using the opensound control (OSC) protocol and SuperCollider by James McCartney. The framework now exists and it let members of our virtual band contribute with their favourite instruments, i.e. sounding patches written in SuperCollider, to be played by themself or by others live via the internet.

The number of people participating in this virtual band is varying from time to time and the overall structure is very loose. At its most, there have been seven players from both North America and Europe jamming together using this framework. And whenever there is a concert gig coming up, we just bring as many members as possible together over the net and makes sure there is one computer running the current set of instruments at the concert location. As no audio data is ever transferred, just control information, we have got no problems with latency or lousy audio quality due to compression.

The framework is currently based on a peer-to-peer network structure but that is subject to change in the near future. A client/server network has some significant advantages in this case mostly concerning the distribution of instruments within the network and dynamic connections. The new server application that I'm now working on will let people log in, share instruments with other connected players and jam using a simple SuperCollider client patch.

PDF Digital Creativity 2003, vol.14 no.2

Computer music🔗

morpheus cd-rom🔗

The first cd of algorithmic dance music, published by mushimushi ltd (2001), has some of my music on it. mushimushi.net/morpheus/ (archive.org).
Thanks to Julian Baker and John Eacott for producing.

Vevlira🔗

This is my first piece for tape (1997). It's built by manipulating sounds coming from a hurdy-gurdy (trad. folk instrument).

Dance music🔗

I LIKE TO MOVE IT🔗

A piece for 3 dancers, 6 speakers and 3 microphones. In collaboration with Zufit Simon and Artblau.

Performed in Berlin (15-17 Feb 2013), Braunschweig (22-23 Feb 2013), Jena (3 Nov 2013), Hamburg (1-2 Mar 2014), Cologne (10 Jun 2014), Munich (7 Aug 2014), Berlin (5-7 Feb 2015), Braunschweig (9-10 Feb 2018), Munich (16-17 Feb 2018)

ADOM MODULATIONS🔗

Music for a 30min piece by Zufit Simon.

Performed in Braunschweig (16-17 Mar 2018), Jena (24 Mar 2018), Munich (15-16 Dec 2018)

SCHÄUME🔗

Music and video for a 55min piece by Zufit Simon.

Performed in Braunschweig (28 Feb - 2 Mar 2019), Berlin (31 May - 1 Jun 2019), Munich (27-28 Sep 2019)

STRANGE FOREIGN BODIES🔗

Music for a 50min piece by Zufit Simon.

Performed in Munich (20-22 Jun 2019)

Box🔗

A piece for five dancers, three musicians, video projection and a bunch of sound files triggered by the dancers. Choreography: Jakob Valentin, light: Hillevi Zetterman, music: me.

Performed four times (25-26 Mar 2000) at DI in Stockholm.

Man förstår livet baklänges men lever det framlänges🔗

Choreography: Jakob Calentin, music: me.

Performed five times (9-13 Aug 2000) at Lido in Stockholm.

Big band music🔗

B.C. I-III🔗

This suite from 1997 has never been played due to the high demands on the musicians.


B.C. I, 03:40, 5.3MB
Warning! MIDI synth version

B.C. II, 02:37, 3.8MB
Warning! MIDI synth version

B.C. III, 02:54, 4.2MB
Warning! MIDI synth version

Grönt Monster (The Green Monster)🔗

A 10-minute piece inspired by old low budget horror movies. It's built around a trumpet feature and written in 1996 for Tim Hagans and Norrbotten Big Band.

Högskolejazz (Academic Jazz)🔗

This piece is kind of ironic. Performed by KMH Jazz Orchestra in Feb. 1999, Conducted by Maria Schneider.

Klubbjazz🔗

My very last 'jazz' composition became more of an acid jazz thing with heavy use of 'the amen breakbeat' drum loop. It was performed at the jazz festival in Sandviken 1999 and featured Lasse Lindgren on electrified trumpet.


Klubbjazz, 04:22, 6.3MB
Warning! MIDI synth version