Lars-Gunnar Bodin

Lars-Gunnar Bodin (1935, Stockholm, Sweden) is a composer, lingua-artist and intermedia-artist. Having received musical education in the sphere of Composition and Jazz, and being an artist at the same time, he has been involved in the experimental music and poetry since the early 1960s. Musical courses which he took in Darmstadt (courses delivered by Stockhausen and Ligeti, 1961) and impressions of Cage’s music focused his own creative interests on the frontier sound and verbal area, that was later named Text-Sound Composition (the term was coined in collaboration with Bengt Emil Johnson, later it was internationally accepted). In 1962 he was one of the founders (member of the Board in 1962-69, President since 1969 till 1972) of the Fylkingen Society for New Music and Intermedia, – one of the key phenomena of the experimental-poetic and musical art in Sweden. Being an active member of the Fylkingen” group he worked much with the combined text, making use of various musical and visual elements (for instance, dancers, singers, film- and slides- projections, 8-channel sounding and other effects were used in the intermedia-composition Clouds, 1976). His works For Jon-fragments of a time to come (cantata for radio, 1977) and Wonder-void” (music-dramatic composition for radio, 1990) were presented by the National Swedish radio at the international contest Prix Italia as representing Sweden. He is the author of numerous radio pieces, his works were broadcast by dozens of radio stations, including the Swedish Radio, Belgian Radio, WDR and many others, and were issued by numerous recording studios, such as Wergo and Folkways. Since 1971 till 1977 he was a member of the Board of the Swedish Composers Union, since 1978 – a member of the Royal Academy of Music, and since 1982 till 1990 – a member of its Chairing Council. For ten years Bodin was director of the of the Institute for Electro-Acoustic Music (1979-89), he was a member of the Managing Council of the State Institute for Nationwide Concerts (1976-82), and he was also one of the founders (1982) and a member of the Chairing Council of the UNESCO International Confederation of Electro-Acoustic Music (1982-92). He taught Musical Theory and Composition at various educational institutions in Sweden and abroad, including such as Mills College (California, USA), Musikhögskolan (Stockholm), Swedish Institute for Electro-acoustic Music (Stockholm), Dartmouth College (Hanover) and so on. In 1987 he was elected Honorary member of the SEAMUS (The Society for Electro-Acoustic Music, USA). In 1978-92 he 12 times was a jury member of the International Electro-Acoustic Music Competition in Bourges (France), since 1993 till 1995 – a jury member of the International computer music competition at the Ars Electronica in Linz (Austria). He is the holder of various awards and prizes, including The Hilding Rosenberg Prize (nomination composer, 1984), The Stockholm Town Award (nomination artist, 1986), The Magisterium Prize (Bourges, France, 1996). One of his recent works – a composition Bob, the Life Manager (1997) was selected by the Swedish radio for the International contest Prix Italia to represent Sweden. Lars-Gunnar Bodin lives and works in Stockholm.
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Lars-Gunnar Bodin - Semikolon album art Lars-Gunnar Bodin / Bengt Emil Johnson Lars-Gunnar Bodin / Bengt Emil Johnson - Semikolon (Album) Sveriges Radio Sweden 1966 Sell This Version
LPD 3 Lars-Gunnar Bodin - Elektronmusikstudion Dokumentation 3 album art Morthenson* / Mellnäs* / Bodin* Morthenson* / Mellnäs* / Bodin* - Elektronmusikstudion Dokumentation 3(LP, Album) Sveriges Radio LPD 3 Sweden 1970 Sell This Version
LPD 4, RBLP 1159 Lars-Gunnar Bodin - Elektronmusikstudion Dokumentation 4 album art Bäck* / Johnson* / Bodin* Bäck* / Johnson* / Bodin* - Elektronmusikstudion Dokumentation 4(LP, Album) Sveriges Radio, Sveriges Radio LPD 4, RBLP 1159 Sweden 1973 Sell This Version
Lars-Gunnar Bodin - Clouds album art Bodin* Clouds Fylkingen Records Sweden 1977 Sell This Version
FTS 33443 Lars-Gunnar Bodin - For Jon (Fragments Of A Time To Come) 1977 album art Lars-Gunnar Bodin For Jon (Fragments Of A Time To Come) 1977(LP) Folkways Records FTS 33443 US 1978 Sell This Version
CAP 1187 Lars-Gunnar Bodin - Kerstin Ståhl, sopran album art Kerstin Ståhl - Bengt Emil JohnsonLars-Gunnar BodinCharles E. Ives* Kerstin Ståhl - Bengt Emil JohnsonLars-Gunnar BodinCharles E. Ives* - Kerstin Ståhl, sopran(LP) Caprice Records CAP 1187 Sweden 1981 Sell This Version
PSCD 050 Lars-Gunnar Bodin - En Face album art Lars-Gunnar Bodin En Face(CD, Album) Phono Suecia PSCD 050 Sweden 1990 Sell This Version
LDC 278062 Lars-Gunnar Bodin - Cultures Électroniques 9 - Magisterium album art Larry Austin / Lars Gunnar Bodin* Larry Austin / Lars Gunnar Bodin* - Cultures Électroniques 9 - Magisterium(CD) Le Chant Du Monde LDC 278062 France 1997 Sell This Version
FER 1061 Lars-Gunnar Bodin - Winter Nightfall : Sound Art - Volume One album art Lars-Gunnar Bodin Winter Nightfall : Sound Art - Volume One(CD, Album) Firework Edition Records FER 1061 Sweden 2006 Sell This Version
FER1079 Lars-Gunnar Bodin - Jenseits ‚ Beyond : Sound Art - Volume Two (1989-2004) album art Lars-Gunnar Bodin Jenseits ‚ Beyond : Sound Art - Volume Two (1989-2004)(CD, Album) Firework Edition Records FER1079 Sweden 2009 Sell This Version