Henrik Frisk, saxophonist, photo by Karl-Martin Almqvist.

henrikfrisk.com

This site is dedicated to sharing information about what I do as a musician, composer and researcher. I will happily receive any kind of feedback, especially through posting comments in any of the two blogs, either the one dedicated to music or the one more geared towards thinking (through music). The site is definitely an infinite work-in-progress and perhaps more of an archive than a promotion, but hopefully you will not experience weird behaviour and broken links. However, if you do, please feel free to send me a note about what happened and how it happened.

I will attempt to use this site, among other things, as a virtual stage posting new recordings every now and then. Please check back regularly and thank you for visiting!

I am also writing a blog (in Swedish) which is more concerned with politics and other things than music.




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2021-02-28 [Music]

pvm: a linving room improvisation

A living room improvisation on materials recorded in Vietnam in 2019. These recordings wa made as part of the Transformations project, an artistic research project that investigates the impact of musical traditions in transformation. The improv was made using software that I have composed myself in PureData, Max, Supercollider and Faust. I play on a QuNeo pad and a laptop.

This piece has been performed a few times, among other places at the conference for AI music at KTH in the fall of 2020.

2021-02-25 [Music]

expEAR: Prime Directive

The group expEAR did a tour with Drew Gress following up on the release of the CD Vesper by the same constellation. This recording was made in Vilnius. Apart from Drew Gress and myself, Maggi Olin is playing piano and Peter Nilsson is playing drums.

2020-12-10 [Music]

Improvisation over Minimonias


A short afterthought on Kim Hedås Minimonimas for string quartet played by me on a set of six physical models of a violin.

2020-12-10 [News]

Image Schema performed at ZKM

My piece Image Schema is performed at the inSonic fetival at ZKM (streamed).

2020-12-10 [News]

New miniature performed live (streamed)

My improvisation over Kim Hedås string quartet Mimionimas is being performed tonight for the first time at KMH. The concert is being streamed live! See www.kmh.se.

2020-11-26 [Music]

Drinking

Drinking is originally a piece for electronics, voice and Dan Tranh (a Vietnamese zither), but also other instrumentations are possible. It was created as part of a collaboration between The Six Tones (www.thesixtones.org), a Vietnamese/Swedish ensemble of which both Nguyen Thanh Thuy (the dan tranh player) and I, the composer, are a part of and William Brooks. Brooks is a composer and professor at the University of York. This recording features Nguyen Than Thuy and was done in Malmö in 2019.

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