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Lecture

BJ Nilsen

Composer presentation
Sat 7.5. - 19:30

Lecture including sound recordings by sound artist and composer BJ Nilsen.

BJ Nilsen (b.1975) is a Swedish composer and sound artist based in Amsterdam.
Nilsen’s work is primarily focused on the sound of nature and its effects on humans. His two latest solo albums were released on Touch: Eye Of The Microphone (2013), a personal audio rendition based on the sound of London; and The Invisible City (2010), an exploration of the urban acoustic realm. Nilsen also created unearthed (2015), an audiovisual production exploring the industrial soundscapes of northern Norway and Russia, as a collaboration with filmmaker Karl Lemieux and commissioned by Sonic Acts.

He has also collaborated with Chris Watson on Storm and Wind, released on Touch (2006, 2001). His original scores, sound design and soundtracks have been featured in theatre, dance, and film, including Microtopia and Test Site (2013, 2010, dir. Jesper Wachtmeister), Enter the Void (2010, dir. Gaspar Noé), and, in collaboration with Jóhann Jóhannsson, I am here (2014, dir. Anders Morgenthaler) and Sicario (2015, dir. Denis Villeneuve).

DTLA (2015), a 16-channel sound installation based on the soundscape of downtown Los Angeles, was commissioned by The Broad Museum. Nilsen also participates in the freq_out sound collective and is co-editor of the publication The Acoustic City (2014, jovis verlag) together with Matthew Gandy, which is a compilation of essays focusing on sound in an urban context enabled by The Leverhulme Trust.

This event is organized in cooperation with the Genot Centre.