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Per Anders Nilsson

Professor

Per Anders Nilsson
Professor
per.anders.nilsson@hsm.gu.se
+46 31 786 4031
0766-184031

Postal Address: Box 210, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Fågelsången 1 , 41256 Göteborg


Academy of Music & Drama (More Information)
Box 210
405 30 Göteborg
www.hsm.gu.se
Visiting Address: Fågelsången 1 , 412 56 Göteborg

About Per Anders Nilsson

Undertook a musician education at the School of Music, graduation in 1987, a master's degree in 2001 and a doctorate within the subject of Musical Performance and Interpretation at HSM in 2011 with the dissertation A Field of Possibillities, which is about designing and playing on digital musical instruments.

Nilsson is a meber of the research project Systemic improvisation supported by Swedish Reserach Council. The project is about creating a theoretical model and aesthetics for a particular type of technologically mediated ensemble improvisation, where a group of musicians (on any instrument) interact in new ways. The communication between the musicians, which usually happens primarily through what is played, is transformed by relatively simple algorithms (computer programs), and/or physical objects such a dice, causing conditions for the musical interaction to change completely. This is done by means of audio or visual signals that sometimes are superimposed in what is being played.

Nilsson also researches various aspects of music creation, especially where improvisation is an important element. One area of particular interest is to explore ambiguity in music; were questions such as what is ambiguity, and how to create ambiguity are central. Another area of interest is to develop game-like strategies for musical interaction.

During the years 1994 - 2006 Per Anders Nilsson was the director of Lindbladstudion, HSM's studio for teaching and research. This assignment included being responsible for teaching electroacoustic music and studio technique for the school's composition education. During 2014 - 2018, he was deputy head of research at the University of Stage and Music, and since 2019 has been artistic director of the Lindbladstudion.

Per Anders Nilsson has many international contacts and for various periods has been invited as visiting scholar at leading universities in the USA, for example Stanford, UC St Barbara, and UC Berkeley.

For many years Per Anders Nilsson also contributed as a writer in the professional magazines Musikermagasinet and Monitor. In parallel with his work as technician and teacher, he played with improvisation groups such as Olle Bäver and Volapyk during the 70s and 80s, and now plays regularly with Natural Artefacts (Anton Jonsson, Merje Kägu, Susanna Lindeborg), Beam Stone (Sten Sandell, Raymond Strid ) as well as the duo pantoMorf with Palle Dahlstedt.

He has also played with musicians such as Willem Breuker, Anthony Braxton, Karin Krog, John Surman, Evan Parker, Mats Gustafsson and John Tilbury.
Per Anders Nilsson released several CDs: solo CD Random Rhapsody from 1993, with Natural Artefacts 2001, 2005, 2014 and 2019, Strings and objetcs with Nilsson / Sandell, duo pantoMorf, and in April 2009 Beam Stone was released on the English label PSI .

Latest publications

Natural Artefacts, The Crux
Per Anders Nilsson
A CD on the label LJ Records, Artwork 2019
Artwork

Natural Artefacts in Portugal
Per Anders Nilsson
Porto, Aveiro, and Lisbon in Portugal., Artwork 2019
Artwork

Symbols - Sign - Sounds
Per Anders Nilsson
SYNCHRESIS – Audio Vision Tales, Aveiro, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

The Hour Record Game
Per Anders Nilsson
Audio Paper Symposium, Inter Art Center Malmö December 2018, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

What I’m doing when I do what I can’t do
Per Anders Nilsson
Interference #5, Inter Art Center (IAC), Malmö 16-18/1 2018, Conference paper 2018
Conference paper

Systemic Improvisation, for pads and dice
Per Anders Nilsson, Palle Dahlstedt, Gino Robair, Tim Perkis
Music at Stanford, October 9, 2018 at CCRMA at Stanford University, Artwork 2018
Artwork

Natural Artefacts, The Crux
Per Anders Nilsson
Natural Artefacts release concert for new CD, The Crux. 3:e våningen. Sockerbruket 9. Göteborg, Artwork 2018
Artwork

Symbols - Signs - Sounds
Per Anders Nilsson
Electroacoustic Winds 2017, Synchresis - Audio Vision Tales, University of Aveiro, Conference paper 2017
Conference paper

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2019

Natural Artefacts, The Crux
Per Anders Nilsson
A CD on the label LJ Records, Artwork 2019
Artwork

Natural Artefacts in Portugal
Per Anders Nilsson
Porto, Aveiro, and Lisbon in Portugal., Artwork 2019
Artwork

Symbols - Sign - Sounds
Per Anders Nilsson
SYNCHRESIS – Audio Vision Tales, Aveiro, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

2018

The Hour Record Game
Per Anders Nilsson
Audio Paper Symposium, Inter Art Center Malmö December 2018, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

What I’m doing when I do what I can’t do
Per Anders Nilsson
Interference #5, Inter Art Center (IAC), Malmö 16-18/1 2018, Conference paper 2018
Conference paper

Systemic Improvisation, for pads and dice
Per Anders Nilsson, Palle Dahlstedt, Gino Robair, Tim Perkis
Music at Stanford, October 9, 2018 at CCRMA at Stanford University, Artwork 2018
Artwork

Natural Artefacts, The Crux
Per Anders Nilsson
Natural Artefacts release concert for new CD, The Crux. 3:e våningen. Sockerbruket 9. Göteborg, Artwork 2018
Artwork

2017

Symbols - Signs - Sounds
Per Anders Nilsson
Electroacoustic Winds 2017, Synchresis - Audio Vision Tales, University of Aveiro, Conference paper 2017
Conference paper

Showing 1 - 10 of 66

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