Bodin, Lars-Gunnar

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Bodin, Lars-Gunnar

Bodin, Lars-Gunnar, Swedish composer; b. Stockholm, July 15, 1935. He studied composition with Lennart Wenstrôm (1956–60), and attended the Darmstadt summer courses (1961). In 1972 he was composer–in– residence at Mills Coll. in Oakland, Calif. In 1978 he became director of the Stockholm Electronic Music Studio. In collaboration with the Swedish concrete poet and composer Bengt Emil Johnson, he produced a series of “text–sound compositions.”


dance:Place of Plays (1967);... from one point to any other point (1968); Handelser och handlingar (1971). chamber:Music for 4 Brass Instruments (1960); Arioso for Clarinet, Trombone, Cello, Piano, and Percussion (1962); Semikolon: Dag Knutson in memoriam for Horn, Trombone, Electric Guitar, Piano, and Organ (1963); Calendar Music for Piano (1964). live and electronic:My World—Is Your World for Organ and Tape (1966); Primary Structures for Bassoon and Tape (1976); Enbartfor Kerstin for Mezzo–soprano and Tape (1979); Anima for Soprano, Flute, and Tape (1984); On Speaking Terms for Trombone and Tape (1984); Diskus for Wind Quintet and Tape (1987). electronic:Place of Plays (1967); Winter Events (1967); Toccata (1969); Traces I (1970) and II (1971); Fran borjan till slut (1973); Syner (Jorden, himlen, vindaran) (1973); Epilogue: Rapsodie de la seconde récolte (1979); Mémoires d’un temps avant la destruction (1982); For Jon II: Retrospective Episodes (1986); Wonder–Void (1990); Divertimento for Dalle (1991); Pour traverser la membrane de Y espace–temps (1992); Best Wishes from the Lilac Grove (1994). intermedia:Clouds (1973–76). text–sound:Semikolon (1965); Fikonsnackarna (1966); En aptitretaringa hundar i Kina (1966); Cybo I and II (both 1967); Dedicated to You I (1970), II (1972), and III (1973); For Jon (Fragments of a Time to Come) (1977); Nastan (1977); Plus (1977); For Jon III (They Extracted Their Extremities Plus for John) (1982).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire