Project Description

    Prelude 15 (no.1)
    Sound installation with piano:
    “It is dreadful when something weighs on your mind, not to have a soul to unburden yourself to. You know what I mean. I tell my piano the things I used to tell you.” – Frédéric Chopin

    Louise Magnusson
    Louise Magnusson, based in Gothenburg Sweden, is a soundartist and composer, with an often nostalgic take on collective memories and history, filtered through noise, drone and collage based sound works.
    Through building her own instruments, Louise is trying to reconcile a love for expressing electronic noise/drone music and the organic reverberation of the acoustic instrument. Feedback gets put through masur birch, folk music is luring in the background.

    Academy of music and drama – University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    The Academy of Music and Drama trains and educates composers, music and theatre teachers, musical theatre artists, musicians in many genres, opera-singers and actors.
    This means that we represent a unique breadth among artistic academies in Sweden, with unique opportunities for cooperating across genre limits. We have over 150 teachers who are often engaged in several different programmes and courses, as are the many guest teachers visiting us for shorter or longer periods. Our students number about 700. The Artisten building was completed in 1992, and it caters for our need of premises for our diverse activities.
    The Head of the Academy since 15 February 2010 is Staffan Rydén.
    The Academy of Music and Drama is the largest of the departments belonging to the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Gothenburg. In cooperation with the Faculty, we carry out postgraduate education and research in several different fields.