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time, tone, message

electroacoustic (2') (2008)

Featured on “an hour and a half” CD (Pinkpamphlet, NYC) nominated for the Swedish art Music Prize “Nutida Sound” 2012.

Selected performances:
La Biblioteque en Resinance, Marvin Duchow Library, Montreal, CA
Desktop Icon, l’envers, Montreal, CA
MuTeFestival, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, FI
Spectrum, NYC, US

“…an excellent composer of darkly demure orchestral and chamber music, Fredrik Gran stirs things up with his own, unique brand of electronic music on this anthology, “An Hour and a Half.” The music alternately simmers and churns, always threatening to explode. The five pieces force their way through a noir soundworld, picking up and disposing of static and debris as they move along. Fredrik describes the opening track: “In number theory, with the “Euclidean algorithm,” you can determine the greatest common divisor of two elements. I have earlier worked with the use of this algorithm to determine where rhythms meet. In “El Algoritmo del Antagonista” I have tried to cheat, break and go against this and other rules.” In “Frau Tot ist tot. Sie lebt nicht mehr.”, Fredrik worked with acoustic feedback to build a similarly kinetic experience. The title track, “An Hour and a Half,” has been performed about a dozen times throughout Europe. It’s a meeting between the organic and the mechanical, a restless exploration of the minute, clandestine workings of manmade time. Play this record loud on a good stereo or listen with good headphones.”
– Adrian Knight, Pink Pamphlet, NYC



performer and pianist Andy Costello
Pink Pamphlet CD