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date: 21 October 2019

Lindgren, Pär (Jörgen)locked

  • Rolf Haglund

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(Jörgen)

(b Göteborg, Jan 16, 1952). Swedish composer. With a background in rock music, he first trained as a guitar teacher at the Framnäs School of Music (1970–74), then studied composition with Bucht and Bodin at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm (1975–9). In 1980 he began to teach in the field of electro-acoustic music at the college and in 1998 became professor of composition there.

Electro-acoustic music was his main concern from the late 1970s but more recently a sophisticated, versatile and finely structured instrumental music has become increasingly prominent. He is frequently inspired by non-European music, as in Oaijé (first prize at the International Rostrum for Composers in Paris, 1996), the peculiar sound and line play of which was influenced by Arabic patterns. Visual ideas of form are sometimes converted into billowing patterns, as in Fragments of a Circle, conceived after Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings of the movements of water, or in ...

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