Johan Svensson

Artistic director

Johan Svensson is a Swedish composer, exploring the field between acoustic and electronic music. His focus is on chamber music but his compositions range from solo pieces to works for symphony orchestra. His music often features alternative ways of producing sounds by electronic means. Currently, his interest lies with electromechanical devices and the relationship possibilities between man and machine in live situations. He is the Artistic director and a founding member (as composer and performer) of the Mimitabu and Artistic director of the Kalv festival.

His music has been performed at MATA festival in New York, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, ULTIMA Oslo Contemporary Music Festval, Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt, Nordic Music Days, Tempo Reale in Florens, conDiT in Buenos Aires, Sound of Stockholm, iN festival in Seoul and SchauSchall in Graz, by Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, ensemble mosaik, Distractfold Ensemble, Curious Chamber Players, Aksiom, Mimitabu, Ricciotti ensemble, Karin Hellqvist, Simone Beneventi and Marco Fusi among others.

– 2017 awarded the prize and residency Progetto Positano from Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung and ensemble mosaik.

– Developed the website with the pianist Jonas Olsson and the composer Martin Rane Bauck