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CCRMA presents a concert of works by visiting scholar Henrik Frisk. The concert will include an improvisation session by Henrik on saxophone with guests from the CCRMA community: Constantin Basica, Chris Chafe, and Fernando Lopez-Lezcano.

Henrik Frisk is an active performer of improvised and contemporary music and a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music. He is professor at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm at the department for electroacoustic music composition, and his research is concerned with improvisation, interactivity, spatialisation, and experimental electroacoustic music. He is currently involved with Musical Transformations, a project exploring musical traditions and change. He has contributed to the Routledge companion to research in the arts and is the co-editor and contributor of Acts of Creation, an anthology on artistic research supervision.

After having pursued a career in jazz saxophone in the nineties, he is now spending most of his time composing and playing contemporary music with a recent interest in sound installation and sound art. He has worked with musicians and artists such as David Liebman, Gary Thomas, Michael Formanek, Richie Beirach, Jim Black, James Tenney, Luca Francesconi, Cort Lippe, and others. As a composer, he has received commissions from the Swedish Broadcasting Company, NOMUS, Stockholm Saxophone Quartet, Dave Liebman Big Band, Copenhagen Art Ensemble, Ensemble Den 3. vej, Statens Kunstfond, Ensemble Ars Nova, and other ensembles in Scandinavia. He has made numerous recordings for American, Canadian, Swedish and Danish record labels. 

Henrik Frisk is also a renowned teacher, and apart from working at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm (KMH), he has managed the Performers Department for Jazz and Improvised music at the Malmö Academy of Music (1999-2004). He has also taught composition, saxophone, and ensemble classes at the Rhythmic Conservatory in Copenhagen and has been associate professor at the University of Skövde teaching interactive music. 

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  • Free admission
  • Livestreaming at CCRMA Live
  • Note that Stanford University guidelines now state that masks are no longer required, but are strongly recommended. We encourage you to continue wearing masks for the comfort of our patrons, staff, and artists. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test is no longer required.

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