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date: 19 October 2019

Parmerud, Åkelocked

  • Hans-Gunnar Peterson


(b Lidköping, July 24, 1953). Swedish composer. He studied at the Göteborg Conservatory from 1978 after having worked as a photographer. He also studied with Bodin and Rune Lindblad. Since 1987 he has been teaching computer music and composition at the Göteborg Conservatory; he also teaches at the Lindbladstudio of the University of Göteborg.

Parmerud has written instrumental and multimedia music, but it is above all his electro-acoustic music that has attracted attention and won prizes. He often combines tapes with instruments and also with voices. Examples include Remain, for orchestra and tape, Alias based on vocal sounds and quotations from Dowland and Gesualdo, and Retur, for saxophone quartet and tape. He occasionally collaborates with other composers, such as Anders Blomqvist, with whom he wrote the music for a two-hour documentary on Greta Garbo. This work gave rise to Strings & Shadows, in which the sounds of the harp are transformed....

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