[ISEA95] Artists Statement: Jens Hedman & Erik Mikael Karlsson — Threads and Cords

Artists Statement

Threads and Cords is a musical drama by Swedish composers Jens Hedman and Erik Mikael Karlsson consisting exclusively of sounds from the human voice and from the voice-synthesis program CHANT. The piece is based upon poems by Erik Mikael Karlsson, and can be described as surrealistically apocalyptic; a journey beyond time and space to another reality where life and death are blended together to form a new existence of being or non-being.

  • Jens Hedman (Sweden). A composer who has tried to broaden electroacoustic music by integrating it with scenography and other forms of art, Jen Hedman works at EMS Stockholm and has been awarded prizes at Ars Electronica ’93, the International Electroacoustic Music Competition in Bourges, France (1993) and the Rostrum for Electroacoustic Music in Aarthus, Denmark (1992).
  • Erik Mikael Karlsson is a Swedish composer, born in 1967