Fredrik Gran

(1977 - )

Fredrik Gran is an award-winning composer originally from the Vällingby suburb in Stockholm, Sweden. His music and research intersects electroacoustic and acoustic sound ideas, employing mechanic/robotic interactive units, amplified instruments and objects, computer-assisted transcription of his own electroacoustic music and purpose-made electronic models into the notated sphere of acoustic instruments. Fredrik’s work covers orchestral, chamber, vocal, electroacoustic and live electronic music, as well as music for installations, museums, dance, digital- and visual art.

Fredrik is a doctoral candidate in composition at McGill University (Montreal), under the guidance of Philippe Leroux and Sean Ferguson. His research is connected to the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT). He holds a B.A. and M.A. in composition from the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm. Earlier studies include Musicology at the University of Stockholm, and composition studies at the Academy of Music and Drama in Göteborg and at the Gotland School of Music Composition in Visby. 

Fredrik’s compositions has been performed around the world, for example, at SICMF (Seoul), ICMC (Belfast), Tage Neue Musik (Weimar), Nordic Music Days (Copenghagen), Duskomanija Festival (Vilnius), Sound Wave Festival (Brighton), Norberg festival (Norberg), Cluster Festival (Winnipeg), SOS Festival (Stockholm), @email (Montreal), GAS Festival (Göteborg) and concerts in Tokyo, New York, Oslo and Paris.

Fredrik has written music for well-renowned ensembles, orchestras and musicians, among others, the International Contemporary Ensemble, KammarensembleN, Musica Vitae, The Pearls Before Swine Experience, Ensemble Parkour, Architek percussion quartet, Rank ensemble, Ensemble Arkea, Stockholm Symphonic Wind Orchestra, the McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble , violinist George Kentros and cellist Emilie Girard- Charest.