Eva Sidén

(born 1957 Norrköping, Sweden residence Stockholm) is a composer and a concert pianist in the field of contemporaryart music. Her work is multifaceted. As a composer she mostly writes chamber music and electro acoustical music and she often works in cross-artistic contexts within fields such as visual arts, space/architecture and poetry/literature, often in collaboration with art institutions, concert halls, cultural centers and theaters. As a concert pianist, Sidén performs with an extensive repertoire of contemporary and 20th century music, of traditional composers and of her own work. One of her artistic aims is to create new concert forms and music meeting places, and she works with music projects for young people. Sidén’s education: Studies in piano as a child in Norrköping and Stockholm for Prof. Stina Sundell, Norrköping Music School. High school program with music and visual aesthetics; 1976 York’s Piano School, England; 1977-78 School of Artistic Education, Stockholm. Piano studies Ellfride Kolbe Dobrowlny, Stockholm; 1978-84 Music Conservatories in Prague and Paris, Janacek Academy, Brno; 1984-86 University of Stockholm different studies within the music field. 1986-89 SMI, The Pedagogic Institute of Advanced Studies in Music; 1990-92 Composition studies for Arne Mellnäs; 1995-1997, 2000-06 IRCAM, Paris. Sidén is a member of many musical societies and has also been a member of several boards.
Selected works: Väder, 2012, EAM, prem. at Liljevalchs konsthall/Stockholms stadsteater. Music to the exibition August, en djefla utställning and the performance Första varningen; Lost in a Legend, 2011, for pf, EAM, Sidén/Hedman Duo, prem. in Färöarna, Island, Grönland; Expanding Grand Piano, 2010, performance, pf, preparations, electronic, prem. at Performancefestivalen; Pictures in a cloud.... 2011, for string ensemble, pf , prem.  Internationell unga musiker-festival Musikaliska/Nybrokajen; Luften, 2002, for pf, perc, sound-tape/surround,  prem. Dieselverkstaden. Commission to the opening of Diesleverkstadens Cultural Centre Nacka 2002; EBB 1993 for pf, glass perc; I Alperna, 1987, music video, prem. at Kulturhuset Stockholm; Let us all go out in romance, 1987, for pf,sin, prem. Stockholm Mobile and Moscow; Svart Trädgård, 1984,  for pf, tape, Poem by Antonin Artaud prem. French Institute.
Awards, selection: 2006, 2010, 2011 Society of Swedish Composers; 1990, 1991, 2004 - 2006, 2010, 2011 Helge Ax:son Johnsons foundation; 1994, 2003, 2004, 2009 STIM/Svensk musik; 2006 SI cultural exchange; 1997 KRO The Artists Organisation, Award in contest for the sound installation Garagefuga; 1994 Regi Council Culture Administration;
Publications directions: Available at Svensk Musik Swedmic AB

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