an interactive audiovisual composition for 3dmin's pushpull instrument. commissioned by ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics. premiered at globale, zkm kubus karlsruhe 5 feb 2016.
complete code and instructions for performing _here

biopump screenshot
biopump screenshot

green era

an audiovisual composition for two video projectors and a mirrorball. premiered at kontraklang, heimathafen berlin dec2015. also performed in cambridge apr2016

little green men

little green men

little green men

little green men

an audiovisual composition for fluegelhorn, videocamera and videoprojection. premiered at kontraklang, heimathafen berlin dec2015.

little green men

little green men

little green men


released 03nov2014: medley (CP0X0F) on the chordpunch label.
if you do not want to buy the record, you can type in the code and render your own copy of the soundfile. the program code for the music is in supercollider3 format and available on the chordpunch release page.


rara avis

synthetic bird calls. released on cassette (alku99) and also presented as a multichannel audio installation.


01 alias for livecoding 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 see also _interactive programming


  • there are excerpts and examples at my _soundcloud account.
  • 31 practice sessions as _mp3. these were all coded from scratch - synthesis and all - in approx 1hour. the corresponding supercollider/jitlib _code is also available. one of them ended up on the _toplap cd.
  • another 31 sessions as _code and as _mp3 excerpts.
  • and more tiny pieces as _code+mp3. these i also coded from scratch within a 1h time limit.

audiovisual feedback system. live at k:ita, berlin may 15 2008, photo: julian percy


a piece with hundreds of led lamps. in collaboration with jenny michel. premiered at the sound of stockholm 2013 festival. also performed in berlin.

Fredrik Olofsson - A study in red
live at hörsalen, _sound of stockholm, nov9, photo: heiko purnhagen


an audiovisual piece from 2012 using my _custom controller. performed in london, malmö, berlin, stockholm, oslo, norberg, mexico city.

SC2012: Club Night - Fredrik Olofsson
live at corsica studios, _sc2012 clubnight, london apr18, photo: steve welburn

redShift screenshot
redShift screenshot


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.

ogaki biennale, japan 2008, photo: yosuke kawamura

supercollider symposium, berlin 2010, photo: joker nies

geiger festival #1, göteborg 2011, photo: andreas engström


a ten minutes long audiovisual piece for solo horn. commissioned by _sören hermansson. premiered at nk in berlin oct 2014. (video here). also performed at worm in rotterdam, uppsala konsert & kongress, gas festival trollhättan, james madison university harrisonburg virginia and nordic horn symposium biskops arnö. see also

redeem screenshot

worm rotterdam 2015, photo: mattias petersson


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 soundofstockholm nov 2013

redo screenshot


"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

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.

the chaotic singer 03
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 chor, 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


an audiovisual noise duo with ann rosén. see

aktiv bullerbekämpning (ABB)

noise duo together with mathias josefson ( trying our best to cancel out all noise from the world.

live at norbergfestival04, photo: f0

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 own favorite instruments, i.e. sounding patches written in supercollider, to be played by them self or by others live via 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 has been seven players from both the u.s. 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 distribution of instruments within the network and dynamic connections. the new server application that I'm now working on will let people login, share instruments with other connected players and jam using a simple supercollider client patch.

algorithmic dance music

morpheus cd-rom

the first cd of algorithmic dance music, published by mushimushi ltd (2001), has some of my music on it.
thanks to julian baker and john eacott for producing.



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

music w/ dance

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 (15-17feb2013), braunschweig (22-23feb2013), jena (3nov2013), hamburg (1-2mar2014), cologne (10jun2014), munich (7aug2014), berlin (5-7feb2015), braunschweig (9-10feb2018), munich (16-17feb2018)


a piece for five dancers, three musicians, video projection and a bunch of soundfiles triggered by the dancers.
choreography: jakob valentin
light: hillevi zetterman
music: me
performed four times (25-26mar2000) at di in stockholm

man förstår livet baklänges men lever det framlänges

choreography: jakob valentin
music: me
performed five times (9-13aug2000) at lido in stockholm


b.c. I-III

this suite from 1997 has never been played due to the high demands on the musicians. warning! midi synth version (i.e. no solos, artificial touch and machinery swing)

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 -- enough said. performed by kmh jazz orchestra in feb. 1999, conducted by maria schneider.


my very last 'jazz' composition became more of an acid jazz thing with heavy use of 'the amen breakbeat' drumloop. it was performed at the jazz festival in sandviken 1999 and featured lasse lindgren on electrified trumpet. warning! midi synth version (i.e. no solos, artificial touch and machinery swing)