Sten Hanson

Sten Hanson

Born in Klövsjö, Sweden on 15th April 1936; died in Stockholm, Sweden on 1st November 2013. Sten Hanson made his appearance in the early sixties as an experimental poet and composer. From an early stage he was aware of the importance of tape-recording techniques in the renewal and development of poetry’s resources. Text-sound-visual image, often combined with intensely personal 'live" performances, are vital ingredients in Sten Hanson's artistic workmanship and he is ore of the forerunners in the field of multi-media art. His works include electro-acoustic pieces as well as instrumental and vocal compositions. From the end of the sixties up to 1979, he worked essentially with electroacoustic music and created, with Lars-Gunnar Bodin, Åke Hodell, Bengt Emil Johnson, the theory and the practice of a new aesthetic field: "The electronic text-sound". Sten Hanson realized a large number of works in various styles : works for television, ballet music, performances, audiovisual performances assisted by computer, pieces for instruments and tape and/or electronics, works for orchestras and computer music. Hanson was member of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) International. In Sweden, he was Director (1968-1977) and then Chairman (1980-1984) of Fylkingen, chairman of the ISCM (1975-1981), member of the Royal Academy of Music of Sweden and President of the Swedish Composers' Union (1985-1994), chairman of the International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music (ICEM) from 1997 to 2002.

Sten Hanson Discography Tracks


none Rolf Börjlind / Sten Hansson* Rolf Börjlind / Sten Hansson* - Persona Non Grata(LP, Album, Har) Bo Cavefors Bokförlag none Sweden 1977 Sell This Version
FYLP 1022 Sten Hanson Text-Sound Compositions(LP) Fylkingen Records FYLP 1022 Sweden 1978 Sell This Version
RA 007 Sten Hanson Secret Connection - The Musical World Of Sten Hanson(LP) Radium 226.05 RA 007 Sweden 1985 Sell This Version
PS CD 30 Sten Hanson The John Carter Song Book(CD, Album) Phono Suecia PS CD 30 Sweden 1988 Sell This Version
Sten Hanson The Sonosopher Retrospective (Comp) Alga Marghen Italy 1998 Sell This Version
LDC 278 11 24 Sten Hanson Hymne À La Beauté / Recyclings / 8 Variations Sur Une Polska De Hammerdal / La Mer D'Ulysse(CD) Le Chant Du Monde LDC 278 11 24 France 2001 Sell This Version
FER 1034 Sten Hanson Autobiography(CD, Album) Firework Edition Records FER 1034 Sweden 2001 Sell This Version
FER 1037 Sten Hanson Text-Sounds Gems & Trinkets(CD, Album) Firework Edition Records FER 1037 Sweden 2002 Sell This Version
FER 1056 Sten Hanson More Canned Porridge(2xCD) Firework Edition Records FER 1056 Sweden 2004 Sell This Version
FER 1048 Sten Hanson Canned Porridge(2xCD, Album) Firework Edition Records FER 1048 Sweden 2004 Sell This Version
Sten Hanson My Last Works (Album) Fylkingen Records Netherlands 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

FYSP 1001 Sten Hanson My Galloping Heart(7") Fylkingen Records FYSP 1001 Sweden 2002 Sell This Version


FEV1007 Sten Hanson Bats & Butterflies(DVD) Firework Edition Video FEV1007 Sweden 2006 Sell This Version