Daniel Hjorth

Lecturer, Composer

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Music


  • Composer, Music , Music theory, Composition, Compositional Analysis, Ear Training, Electro-acoustic music

Artistic work

Daniel Hjorth was born in 1973 in Laholm on the west coast of Sweden. He studied

composition with Sven-David Sandström (Gotland School of Music Composition), Kent

Olofsson, Javier Alvàrez and Hans Gefors (Malmö Academy of Music). He

received his diploma in composition in 2001. During 2002 he lived and worked at Akademie

Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany. In 1996 he won the Gotland Chamber Music

Festival Composition Competition (with Blood, Death and Sexy Legs) and in 1997 the

Composition Competition for the Swedish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (with Crop

Circles). In 2000 he made an interactive sound installation, which attracted a great deal of

attention on the city trams of Helsinki, Finland called STOP. Since 1999 he has been working

closely with director Åsa Kalmér making electronic music for theatre, radio and TV (Self-

Portraits of Unknown Men - 2003, To Mourn Linnea – 2004, Queen K – 2005 and War

Turists – 2008 to mention a few). In 2012 his Symphony no 1 (“Time Changes”) was

premiered by Malmö Symphony Orchestra. In January 2014 his percussion concerto

Drum for your life was premiered by Gävle Symphony Orchestra with Glenn Larsson as the

soloist. The chamber opera Det Dybeste Sted (The Deepest Place) was premiered in the summer of 2014 and was selected to be shown at the Swedish Biennial for Performing Arts in 2015.


Besides working as a freelance composer he is teaching at Malmö

Academy of Music.

Recent research outputs

Daniel Hjorth & Erik Berndalen, 2019 Jun 1, (Unpublished)

Research output: Non-textual formOther

Daniel Hjorth, 2019 Jun 1

Research output: Non-textual formArtistic work

Daniel Hjorth, 2019 Jun 1

Research output: Non-textual formArtistic work

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