[http://www.myspace.com/pantomorf|duo pantoMorf] plays electronic free improv on Nordmodular G2. That is, we perform improvised electronic music as musicians, NOT looking like we check our email on stage. Our main rule is: if we take our hands away, the instruments go quiet. We use no fancy sensors or esoteric gestural controllers, but very basic stuff that we know well how to play. But we develop new ways of playing them, and - most important - new ways of mapping them to sound, using carefully designed sound engines that allows fingertip control, while retaining a vast sonic potential. Every sound relates to and comes directly from a physical gesture by the player, which makes a huge difference for the audience. There are no ongoing pre-programmed processes, and all is free improvisation, mostly non-beat based. If there is a beat, it is played by us. The main question is: How can we explore and control complex electronic sound spaces in improvisation, retaining the millisecond interaction that is taken for granted in acoustic improvisation, but has somehow got lost in electronic music.
In between
The duo are exploring no mans land between classic electroacoustic music and free improvisation with the aim to come out, with something else…
duo pantoMorf released their first CD, antiforms, on LJ Records in 2008.

- Per Anders Nilsson (1954)
Improvising musician and electro-acoustic composer. In the 70- and 80:s he managed his own bands as well occasionally performed with musicians like Willem Breuker, Anthony Braxton, Karin Krog and John Surman. In 2009 he toured Sweden with legendary Evan Parker with his other band, Beam Stone. Currently Nilsson is doing a PhD project at the Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg. He has been played at several ICMC conferences, has had commissions from GRM, Paris and he has also been a visiting scholar at CNMAT in Berkeley, CREATE in Santa Barbara as well as CCRMA in Stanford.

- Palle Dahlstedt (1971)
Composer, musician, sound artist and researcher. His music ranges from orchestral works to interactive music installations, from theatre music to electronic improvisations and solo pianism. He has been performed on six continents and awarded several international prizes, including the Gaudeamus Music Prize in 2001. He has a thorough training in composition and piano from Malmö Academy of Music and the School of Music at Göteborg University. In 2004, he completed a PhD in creative algorithms for music at Chalmers University of Technology.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 4:00am to 6:00am