Kent Olofsson


Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Music
  • Performing Arts


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


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. 

Recent research outputs

Kent Olofsson, Jeppsson, N., Jeppsson, N., Jörgen Dahlqvist & Kent Olofsson, 2018 Aug 23

Research output: Non-textual formArtistic work

Jörgen Dahlqvist, Kent Olofsson, Jalhed, H., Rylander, M. & Wästfeldt, A., 2018 Jul 6

Research output: Non-textual formArtistic work

Jörgen Dahlqvist, Linda Ritzén, Kent Olofsson & Kaastrup Vesterskov, L., 2018 Apr 13

Research output: Non-textual formArtistic work

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