A talk with Ann Rosén and Sten-Olof Hellström

Ann Rosén and Sten-Olof are part of the Solstice residency at NOTAM. They will both perform at the Winter Solstice 2018: Poems to Orpheus.

In addition to the residency and performances, Ann Rosén will give one to one session workshops to experiment with local musicians her Graphite Barrier instrument. More information: www.facebook.com/events/182…

Ann Rosén’s sound art involves expanding the palette of sounds using her own self-built instruments. Glitches, sparks and clicks, white noise and electronic artefacts characterise Ann Rosén’s sound world, as do spatial soundscapes created using real-time synthesis. Many times there are visual elements of design, equipment and materials innovatively integrated into her performances. In recent years the composing – usually in combination with her self-made electronic musical instruments – has taken an increasingly large place in Ann’s oeuvre.


Sten-Olof Hellström is an electroacoustic music composer and performer. In 2013 Sten-Olof celebrated thirty years as a professional composer by obtaining a PhD in composition at University of Huddersfield, UK, with the thesis entitled ”Algorithmically-driven synthesis and feedback system: an investigation into the aesthetic and technical processes in my compositional practice ”. His music has been featured at concerts, festivals and radio-broadcasts all around the world. In recent years he has worked with a variety of compositional and musical projects such as ”Sound Excursions in the Stockholm Archipelago” where he together with Ann Rosen performed EAM concerts and workshops in Stockholms Archipelago using a sailboat as a base.


Vandaler forening organises, conducts and facilitates art events with a special focus on experimental, time-based, collaborative and collective practices in relation to societal issues, landscape and public space.

Notam is a center for the development and innovative use of technology in music and the arts. The center is a resource for anyone who works with technology as an artistic tool, and is focused on sharing of knowledge and expertise.

PNEK (Production Network for Electronic Art, Norway) is a network structure aiming to provide good production conditions for artists working with electronic and interdisciplinary art. PNEK assists artists and structures with competence building, project development, workshops, screening/distribution of works, and activities aiming to raise the general awareness about hybrid art forms through seminars and social/artistic events. PNEK can provide limited travel support for artistic/structural exchange between the nodes, and for developing international relations.

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