Kent Olofsson

Kent Olofsson

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Kent Olofsson is a composer with an extensive artistic output of nearly 200 works that span a broad field of genres, ensemble types and contexts including music for orchestra, chamber music, electroacoustic music, music theatre, alternative rock music, music for baroque instruments and works for dance performances and installations. His music have been performed by ensembles and orchestras like Ensemble Recherche, Symphonieorchesters des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Swedish Radio Choir, KammarensembleN, Klangforum Wien, Oslo Sinfonietta and Avantii! and by conductors as Lothar Zagrosek, Gustavo Dudamel, Mario Venzago and Franck Ollu. His long-term collaboration with guitarist Stefan Östersjö has resulted in numerous large-scaled works for guitar, among them Corde for guitarist and orchestra, of which the first part, Fascia, was awarded 3rd prize at the at Musica Viva / BMW Composition Competition Munich in 2004 as well as, for the whole concerto,  the Christ Johnson Prize for Composition Stockholm 2009.

Since 2009 he is collaborating with Swedish theatre group Teatr Weimar in a series of experimental music theatre pieces. Their productions have been widely recognized also internationally with performances like Hamlet II: Exit Ghost, A Language at War and Arrival Cities: Hanoi, the latter composed for Vietnamese instruments and electronics. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

UKÄ subject classification

  • Music
  • Performing Arts

Free keywords

  • Electronic Music
  • Sound Art
  • Experimental Music Theatre
  • Intermedial theatre
  • Dramaturgy
  • Musical Composition


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