Ida Lundén

(born in Gothenburg, 1971, resident Stockholm/Sweden), is a contemporary composer mainly in the EAM and chamber field but she has also written music for theatre, film, dance and orchestra. She was the composer in residence at Swedish Radio P2 in 2011-2013. In her music you can hear her exploring of sounds and new ways of playing, for example, in her piece Vingring and Rrrp! In Boom-choff-leuit you can hear African wind-music and in Spänst åt alla (Vigour to everyone), the music is a performance-based solo piece. In Var modig mitt blödande hjärta (Be brave my bleeding heart) she worked together with her sister, the singer and performance artist Sara Lundén. In another project, which resulted in the music for the film Transire, she wrote music for the duo Jonny Axelsson and Ivo Nilsson, for self constructed synthesizers, trombone, percussion and five co-players. Lundén studied jazz piano and improvisation at the College of Music and Drama in Gothenburg. In 1996-1998 she studied composition with Sven-David Sandström at Gotland School of Music and in 1998-2002 with Pär Lindgren and Bent Sörensen at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, in 2001-2002 with Mathias Spahlinger, at the University of Music in Freiburg, Germany. In 2002-2005 she studied and graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Music Composition, from the Royal college of Music, Stockholm. Between 2004 -2005 she held a scholarship at KunstForumHellerau, Dresdner Zentrum für zeitgenössische Musik and 2006 she was artist in residence and received the Omega Award at Visby International Center for Composers. Lundén is a keyboard player and performer in the fields of improvised music, avant pop and other experimental music. She collaborates with artists, film makers and dancers and plays regularly in the groups Ludd, together with Lise-Lotte Norelius, Syntjuntan and Konatus with Dror Feiler a. o. Lundén is a member of the board of the Swedish Arts Grants Committee.
Selected works: Grenvarv a musical walk in Pildammsparken, Malmö. A co-operation between landscape architects, visual artists, composers and musicians; Traktorbiblioteket for fiati quintet, perc; Concerto for playground together with Åse Ekström, daycare children play following a score. In Almedalen, Visby; Ett sorts omelett, an amplified making of an omelet mixed with tape, overhead projection and egg slicer. Lilla p for fl, vl, vlc, pf, composed for The Peärls Before Swine Experience; Klogolk for 3 rec, cemb; Ibland är man glad, fast lite ledsen, sound installation; Schfstr for 2 cb; Dadodado, 2003,for chit solo; Hlp for fl solo and electronics, com. by Anna Svensdotter.
Publications direction: Available at Svensk Musik/Swedmic AB
Awards, selection: 2010, Stockholm Stads Kulturstipendium (The city of Stockholm culture grant); 2006, 2007, Artist in Residence at VICC, Visby; 2007, FST, (The society of Swedish Composers); 1999 Fredrika-Bremer-Förbundet (The Fredrika Bremer Alliance); 1994 Adlerbertska stipendiefonden (The Adlerbertska grant foundation)

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