Lisa Stenberg, composer from Luleå in the north of Sweden, based in Stockholm.
Her music oscillates in the realm of instrumental and electroacoustic music, often slow, characterised by gradually evolving sustained and layered sound of extended durations creating an immersive and intimate presence and tension of coexisting contrasting elements.
Interested in perception and initiating intensified listening situations, Lisa’s work is often site-specific and presented in rare buildings and spaces with specific acoustic properties and settings.
Her music has been performed in Europe and Russia at festivals like Donaufestival (AU), Norbergfestival (SE), OSA Festival (PL), Inversia (RS), Intonal festival (SE), SONICA festival (SI) and in various music and arts venues around the world.
The drone suite ”Monument” composed on the historical analogue/digital hybrid synthesizer EMS Synthi 100, was originally commissioned by the renowned art festival documenta 14 in Athens, as part of a collaboration between KSYME-CMRC, documenta 14, Elektronmusikstudion EMS and Fylkingen to restore and reactivate KSYME-CMRC’s synthesizer that had not been working for more than 20 years. The work was premiered at Athens Concert Hall during the festival and released on cassette label Ambitious Tapes.
Recent work includes long durational compositions recorded on the EMS Synthi 100 in Electronic Studio at Radio Belgrade, re-amplified in the grand concrete halls of Ställbergs Gruva – a former iron mine hidden in the woods of Sweden, and a cycle of works exploring the swedish folk instrument cittra paired up with electronics and feedback.
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