Project Description

    Wind Down
    Wind Down is a 45-minute piece of electronic music originally presented as an installation piece consisting of a pair of headphones and a comfortable armchair placed strategically in the room to provide the listener with a personal space for reflection and a chance to wind down. The music itself was created by navigating through a virtual soundscape by means of simple digital synthesis and audio feedback.

    Niklas Sjösvärd
    Niklas Sjösvärd is a Swedish composer and performer of electronic music currently studying composition at the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg. He is known for utilizing old and obsolete technology to create new and innovative music in the international chipmusic scene since 2000, but is increasingly expanding his practice to the fields of live-electronics, EAM and sound installation.

    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.