Henrik Olsson

H  e n  r  i  k     O  l  s  s  o  n



Born in 1975 in the village of Kyrkhult, a small industrial community in the south of Sweden.
Studied drums, classical percussion, improvisation and composition at The Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg and received his MFA in 2001. Henrik moves freely between notated music and free improvisation, blending acoustic and amplified sounds with the use of contact microphones.


Recordings and publications

Muddersten / Playmates (Lp, cd) Sofa Music 2018

Matti Ollikainen/Henrik Olsson /  Flowers and fire at his feet (Spotify/iTunes) Korp-Ljud, 2018

Tetuzi Akiyama/Magnus Granberg/Henrik Olsson / Whose Words? (cd) Ftarri / Meenna 2017





 


Muddersten (Martin Taxt, Håvard Volden, Henrik Olsson) /Karpatklokke (cd) SOFA 2017


.Punkt (Tisha Mukarji, Johan Arrias, Henrik Olsson) /Dots and lines (cd) Ausculto Fonogram 2016

JAAS (Johan Arrias, David Stackenäs, Anna Lindal, Vilhelm Bromander, Henrik Olsson) /Slowly Rocking (cd) Ausculto Fonogram 2016
Slötakvartetten (Magnus Granberg, Petter Wästberg, Anders Dahl, Henrik Olsson) /Ålleberg (cd) Bombax Bombax 2015


Disco Langsam (Henrik Olsson, Matilda Nordenström)/ Split (tape) Quaset 2015

Maailma (Laura Naukkarinen, Matti Bye, Kristian Holmgren, Henrik Olsson) /Speculum (LP/cd) Rotor 2014.

Skogen (Angharad Davies, Ko Ishikawa, Henrik Olsson, Petter Wästberg, Erik Carlsson, Magnus Granberg, Anna Lindal, Toshimaru Nakamura) /Despair has govern me for so long (cd) Another Timbre 2014

Anders Dahl & Skogen (Angharad Davies, Ko Ishikawa, Henrik Olsson, Petter Wästberg, Erik Carlsson, Magnus Granberg, Anna Lindal, Toshimaru Nakamura. Komposition, Anders Dahl) / Rows (cd) Another Timbre 2013

Walrus (Kristian Holmgren, Matti Bye, Leo Sander, Mattias Olsson, Henrik Olsson) / Walrus
 (vinyl-LP) Electricity 2013

BjörnBergBorg (Andreas Backer, Vilhelm Bromander, Daniel M Karlsson and Henrik Olsson)/ BjörnBergBorg (tape) Quaset 2012

Water Yam (solo) realisations of George Brecht pieces (net-release) Compost and Height 2012.

Skogen (Angharad Davies, Anna Lindal, Toshimaru Nakamura, Petter Wästberg, Leo Svensson Sander, Erik Carlsson, John Eriksson, Henrik Olsson and Magnus Granberg)/ Ist gefallen in den Schnee (cd) Another Timbre 2012

Gul 3 (Henrik Olsson, Johan Arrias, Leo Svensson) + Tetuzi Akiyama /Nero´s expidition (vinyl-LP) Monotype Records 2009

Akiyama/Carlsson/Nakamura/Olsson (Tetuzi Akiyama, Eric Carlsson, Toshimaru Nakamura, Henrik Olsson) / In Search Of Wild Tulips (cd) BombaxBombax 2009

DiscoLangsam (Henrik Olsson, Matilda Nordenström, Daniel Miguel Karlsson)/ Temporary music from Dorisburg vol 2 (tape) Hockey Rawk  2009

Skogen (Henrik Olsson, Magnus Granberg, Leo Svensson-Sander, Petter Wästberg, Erik Carlsson) + Anders Dahl / Skog och dal (cd) BombaxBombax 2009

Unforgettable H2O (Henrik Olsson, Matilda Nordenström, Erik Carlsson, Anders Dahl, Petter Wästberg) /Flatefjäll (cd) BombaxBombax 2009

Viktor Sjöberg New Jazzensemble (Henrik Olsson, Viktor Sjöberg, Douglas Holmquist, Kristofer Ström, Johan Gustavsson, Bjorn Magnusson, Jonas Odhner, David Sjöberg, Henrik Kihlberg, Jonas Lindgren) /Do nothing ´til you hear from me (cd) iDEAL recordings 2008

Skogen (Henrik Olsson, Magnus Granberg, Leo Svensson-Sander, Petter Wastberg, Erik Carlsson) Skogen (cd) BombaxBombax 2008

Strandberg/Thorman/Olsson (Henrik Olsson, Emil Strandberg, Patrik Thorman)/ Twenty-six twenty-two (cd) RR-R 2007

Skogen (Henrik Olsson, Magnus Granberg, Leo Svensson-Sander, Petter Wästberg, Erik Carlsson) Dimman av allt/ Författarsjälvmord (bok inkl. cd) Hägersten Eolit 2007

Sheriff (Henrik Olsson, Magnus Granberg) Writers Block (vinyl-LP) Peter, Bjorn and John Recordings 2006

Gul 3 (Henrik Olsson, Johan Arrias, Leo Svensson) + Tetuzi Akiyama /P2 Live, Swedish National Radio 2006

Sheriff (Henrik Olsson, Magnus Granberg) /Sail,sail,sail away! (cd) Kning Disk 2006


Anders Dahl (Henrik Olsson, Anders Dahl) Hundloka, Flockblomstriga 1 (cd) Häpna 2006
Sheriff (Henrik Olsson, Magnus Granberg) /Yet today my love has flown away (cd) Kning Disk 2006

Gul 3 (Henrik Olsson, Johan Arrias, Leo Svensson) /Singlar (cd) Headspin Recordings 2005

Anders Dahl/Henrik Olsson: Splendor (file, mp3) conV 2003

Sheriff (Henrik Olsson, Magnus Granberg) Sheriff (cd) Häpna 2001

Gul 3 (Henrik Olsson, Johan Arrias, Leo Svensson) Soul (cd) Crazy Wisdom 2000




Festivals (selection)

Le Quess Who? (Utrecht, Holland) 2017
Singö Musikfest (Swe)
Espacio Ibsen Festival (Havana, Cuba)
Improcon (Valiki Tabour, Croatia) 2017
All Ears (Oslo, No) 2017
HERE: 10 evenings (Vitlycke Centre of Performing Arts, Swe) 2017
San Francisco Silent Film Festival (US) 2014, 2016, 2017
Kalbjärga Filmfestival (Fårö) 2017
GAS Festivalen (Gbg, Swe) 2016
Root of New (Moscow, Ru) 2016
Ecouter Pour l'Instant (Dordogne, Fr) 2016
Meetings Im Ausland (Berlin, De) 2016
Ausculto (Sthlm) 2016
Jazz är farligt (Liseberg, Gothenburg) 2015
Magnet (Skara Konserthus) 2015
H2Ö (Åbo, Fin) 2015
Ftarri (Tokyo, J) 2014
Kaleidophone (Ulrichsberg, Austria) 2014
Sweden Calling (London, UK) 2014
Göteborgs Kulturkalas 2013
Ny Musikks Vårfest (Stavanger, No) 2013
Umeå Jazzfestival 2006, 2013, 2014
Sounds Of Sthlm (Sthlm) 2010, 2012
CinemArctic Filmfestival (Svalbard, No) 2011
Kultur och Landskap (Ockelbo, Swe) 2011
Random Festival (Aten, Grekland) 2011
Geigerfestivalen (Gbg, Swe) 2011
Fiesta Relampago (Barcelona, Spain) 2010
Tromsö Stumfilmsfestival (No) 2010
Hagenfesten (Dala-Floda, Swe) 2010
Sounds (Sthlm, Swe) 2010
Era New Horizons Film Festival (Wroclaw, Pl) 2009
OSC09 (Sthlm, Swe) 2009
Tromsö Filmfestival (No) 2009
Novosonic (Dijon, Fr) 2008
Festival SOY (Nantes, Fr) 2008
Norbergfestivalen (Norberg, Swe) 2008
Jazz and more (Sibiu, Rumania) 2008
Muzyczny Jazzga (Lodz, Pl) 2007
Izzven Jazz Festival (Maribor, Slovenia) 2006
Swedish Jazz Celebration (Sthlm, Swe) 2006
Umeå Jazzfestival (Umeå, Swe) 2006
iDEAL-festivalen (Gbg, Swe) 2006
Perspectives 2004 (Västerås, Swe)
Ultrahang Fest (Budapest/Szeged, Hungary) 2003
Stop.Spot (Linz, Austria) 2001
Pipeline Project (Chicago, US) 2000



Tours (selection)

Muddersten (Martin Taxt, Håvard Volden, Henrik Olsson), Swe, No, Holland 2017

Reclaim The Beats (Andrea Neumann, Stine Motland, Daichi Yoshikawa, Lucio Capece, Dimitra Chatzigoga, Anders Dahl, Marina Cyrino) Germany, Slovenia, Swe 2017

A Lady´s Trial (Hanna Chawki, Erik Ivarsson, Henrik Olsson) Swe, Germany 2016

Muddersten, Swe, No, Russia 2015/2016

The Mute (Axel Dörner, Vilhelm Bromander, Henrik Olsson) Swe, No, Germany 2015

BjörnBergBorg (Toshimaru Nakamura, Tetuzi Akiyama, Toshihiro Koike, Daysuke Takaoka, Tomoyoshi Date, Martin Taxt, KEI, Masahide Tokunaga, Henrik Olsson), Japan 2014

Jaas++ (Vilhelm Bromander, Johan Arrias, Anna Lindal, David Stackenäs, Henrik Olsson) Swe 2014

Skogen, Swe, Austria 2014

Tetuzi Akiyama/Magnus Granberg/Henrik Olsson, Swe 2013

Otium (Angharad Davies, Dimitra Lazaridou Chatzigoga, Axel Dörner, Henrik Olsson) Swe 2013

BjörnBergBorg (Andreas Backer, Daniel Karlsson, Vilhelm Bromander, Henrik Olsson) Swe/No 2013

.PUNKT (Tisha Mukarji, Johan Arrias, Henrik Olsson) Swe 2013

Skogen, Swe 2012

BjörnBergBorg (Andreas Backer, Daniel Karlsson, Vilhelm Bromander, Henrik Olsson) Swe/No 2012

BjörnBergBorg (solo)- Germany/UK/Fr/It/Greece 2011

Matti Bye Ensemble, Svalbard, No 2011

Surreal Lovers, Spain 2010

Skogen + Nikos Veliotis, Swe 2009

Dwayne Sodahberk (Johan Söderberg, Per Hellquist, Daniel Söderberg, Henrik Olsson) Poland, Germany 2009

Martin Küchen/Petter Wästberg/Henrik Olsson, Swe 2009

Gul 3 &Tetuzi Akiyama, Germany/Poland/Rumania 2008

Toshimaru Nakamura, Tetuzi Akiyama, Erik Carlsson, Henrik Olsson, Swe 2008

Dwayne Sodahberk, Fr 2008

Sound of Music (Emil Strandberg, Patrik Thorman, Henrik Olsson) Swe/No 2007

Gul 3, Poland 2007


Gul 3/Tetuzi Akiyama, Swe 2006

Sheriff, Frislagsturné Swe 2006

Gul 3/ Aaly trio + Ken Vandermark, Joe Morris, Swe 2001



Artistic collaborations (selection)

Toshimaru Nakamura
Andrea Neumann
Ko Ishikawa
Rhodri Davies
Angharad Davies
Axel Dörner
Dimitra Lazaridou Chatzigoga
Leó Dupleix
Magda Mayas
Daichi Yoshikawa
Mark Wastell
Keith Rowe
Laura Naukkarinen
Tetuzi Akiyama
Tisha Mukarji
Daysuke Takaoka
Anthea Caddy
D’incise
Tomoyoshi Date
Nikos Veliotis
Toshihiro Koike
Annette Krebs
Simon Allen
David Sylvian
Tim Parkinson
Oliver Coates
Samuel Rodgers
Lucio Capece
Ryzchard Latezski
Martin Taxt
Anastasis Grivas
Pierre-Antoine Badaroux
Hans Falb
Joe williamson
Lisle Ellis
Katt Hernandez
Martin Küchen
Anna Lindal
David Stackenäs
Jonathan Liljedahl
Johannes Bergmark
Sören Runolf
Johan Jutterström
Ryuzo Fukuhara
Andreas Backer
Matti Ollikainen
Hanna Chawki
Christian Munthe
Nina de Heney
Emma Nordlund
Christer Bothén
Kristine Scholz
Dror Feiler
Emil Strandberg
Sten Sandell
Mats Gustavsson
Fredrik Ljungkvist
Sofia Jernberg
Patrik Thorman



Other assignments/missions

Composed and performed all music for Francesco Scavettas dance piece Lost Accidentally, premier at Dansens Hus, Oslo, No 19th of May 2017

On the board for Levande Musik since 2016

Galleri Sho for sound installations and contemporary art 2013 in collaboration with Matilda Nordenström

On the board for FRIM (Föreningen för improviserad musik) in Stockholm between 2009-2011

Curated the concert serie I ögonblickets hägn on Skövde Konstmuseum 2015

Soundinstallation BjörnBergBorg at Galleri Sho, Falköping, Swe 2014

Soundinstallation BjörnBergBorg at Gegganfestivalen, Lerdala, Swe 2014

Sound design and music for The Navigator  and The Extraordinary Adventures Of Mr West performed live by
Matti Bye Ensemble at San Francisco Silent Film Festival 2014

Sound design and music for Peter Larssons animerade film Other Rooms, Gotlands Museum 2013

Sound design and music for Kristian Berglunds installation Behind Your Back, Skånes Konstförening 2013

Live Foley sound effects and music for Nanook of the North (Matti Bye Ensemble), Cinemartic Filmfestival Svalbard 2011

Live Foley sound effects and music for Nanook of the North (Matti Bye Ensemble), Bio Viktor, Sthlm 2012

Soundinstallation with Jonathan Liljedahl,  Sounds Festival, Sthlm 2010

Live Foley sound effects and music for Nanook of the North (Matti Bye Ensemble), Tromsö Stumfilmsfestival 2009, 2010

Music for silent movie Dog Star Man performed live by Emil Strandberg, Daniel Karlsson and Henrik Olsson, Konstfack, Sthlm, Swe 2009

Theater music for ”Marsipanmage”, Teater Bhopa, Gbg, Swe 2000

Music for silent movie Un chien andalou, Gul 3, Hagabion, Gbg 1999

Theater music for Three Sisters at Stadsteatern, Gbg 1999

Theater music for Three Sisters at Gävle Folkteater 1998

Music for danceperformance O, Gul 3, Röda Sten, Gbg 1997.



Grants

Längmanska Stiftelsen 2017: 50.000 kr
Västra Götalandsregionens Stora arbetsstipendium 2015: 100 000 kr
Konstnärsnämndens Arbetsstipendium 2012, 2014, 2016: 50 000 kr
Helge Ax:son Johnsson Stiftelse: 15 000 kr
Konstnärsnämndens projektbidrag 2014, BjörnBergBorg: 100 000 kr

Photos



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Videos

Lost Accidentally, dance piece by Francesco Scavetta, premiered at Dansens Hus in Oslo (No) on the 19th of May 2017. Later also performed at HERE: 10 evenings (Swe) and Espacio Ibsen Festival (Cuba)
All music composed and performed by Henrik Olsson:





Solo performance in Moscow Botanic Garden at the Root Of New Festival, curated by Anya Dorofeeva 2016. Back drop film by Kristian Berglund:





GAS Festival 2016(Gbg, Swe) Göteborgs Konsthall, Sofia Jernberg, Martin Taxt, Henrik Olsson:

 



Hans Carbes sonic landscape sculpture played by Henrik Olsson, 2016: