_ Sound Quartet is expanding the field of chamber music with electroacoustic research, composition and performance. The ensemble is project oriented with each concert as an opportunity to explore possibilities beyond the already confirmed. Sound Quartet is everchanging but still with both new and old faces in a joint search for an exquisite musical flow within mesmerising soundworlds. The ensemble was established in the nineties out of experimental research at Elektronmusikstudion (EMS) Sweden and Musiques Inventive d'Annecy France. Since 2007 Stockholm Sweden is the home for Sound Quartet with Thomas Bjelkeborn as main initiator and artistic organiser. Sound Quartet 2014/15/16 international tours, 2020/21 canceled concerts and 2021 Covid related projects was subsidised by Swedish Arts Council. Thomas Bjelkeborn has been involved in research and artistic work to further develop the music of Sound Quartet as part of artistic residencies at: Sound and Physical Interaction research group Alto University Helsinki, NOVARS research center Manchester University School of art and Music (UK) and Musiques Inventives d'Annecy (FR).
_ Musicians involved in 2021/2022 concert productions: Martina Claussen (AU) voice/electronics, Philippe Moenne-Loccoz (FR) electronics/percussion, Inigo Ibaibarriaga (ES) saxophone and Emma Lloyd (UK) violin. From Sweden Eva Lindal violin, Ida Lundén keyboard/gadgets, Paul Pignon woodwinds/flutes/didgeridoo and Thomas Bjelkeborn on electronics/gadgets. For stage settings on visuals Lisa Ulves and Ida Davidsson both from Sweden.
_ Concerts curated by Thomas Bjelkeborn as the Fridays PUSH concert series at Fylkingen Stockholm with Sound Quartet as resident ensemble -2022- 4 mar Martina Claussen voice/electronics + Lisa Ulves, Paul Pignon and Thomas Bjelkeborn 1 apr Inigo Ibaibarriaga + Philippe Moenne-Loccoz, Thomas Bjelkeborn and Paul Pignon. Visual artist TBA -2021- 3 feb, 6/7 apr, 11 jun Canceled concerts with Philippe Moenne-Loccoz, Eva Lindal, Paul Pignon and many more 13 aug Martina Claussen voice/electronics + Lisa Ulves, Paul Pignon and Thomas Bjelkeborn 21 nov Philippe Moenne-Loccoz + Ida Davidsson, Thomas Bjelkeborn and Paul Pignon -2020- 31 jan Eva Lindal violin + Thomas Bjelkeborn & Viktor Zeidner 20 mar, 24 apr, 16 may, 18 sept, 19 sept Canceled concerts with Philippe Moenne-Loccoz, Emma Lloyd, Nadia Rastimandresy, Eva Lindal, Martin Jonsson Tibblin and many more -2019- 29 mars (*)(**) Emilie Girard-Charest cello + Thomas Bjelkeborn, Emma Lloyd & Koray 05 may Lisa Ullén piano + Thomas Bjelkeborn, Viktor Zeidner & Lise-lotte Norelius 27 sept Philippe Moenne-Loccoz electronics + Anne Pajunen, Martin Jonsson Tibblin & Thomas Bjelkeborn 08 dec Iñigo Ibaibarriaga Saxophone + Viktor Parra, Thomas Bjelkeborn & Paul Pignon -2018- 23 mar Martina Claussen voice/electronics + Thomas Bjelkeborn, Ida Lundén & Paul Pignon 4 may Josep Lluís Galiana saxophones + Thomas Bjelkeborn, Lise-lotte Norelius & Lisa Ullén 23 aug Eva Lindal violin + Thomas Bjelkeborn, Ida Lundén & Viktor Zeidner 19 oct (*)(**) Emma Lloyd violin + Thomas Bjelkeborn, Emilie Girard-Charest & Koray Tahiroglu -2017- 8 sept (*) Hara Alonso grand piano + Thomas Bjelkeborn & Paul Pignon 27 oct (*) Emma Lloyd violin + Hara Alonso & Thomas Bjelkeborn 24 nov (*) Emilie Girard-Charest cello + Hara Alonso, Thomas Bjelkeborn & Philippe Moenne-Loccoz (*) supported by Stockholm City Culture (**) supported by Swedish Performing Arts Agency
_ musicians in previous concerts since 2009 International musicians Emilie Girard-Charest (C), Emma Lloyd (UK), Josep Lluís Galiana (ES), Koray Tahiroglu (FI), Nadia Ratsimandresy (FR), Blanca Regina (UK), Viv Corringham (US), Joachim Spieth (ES), Jukka Kääriäinen (FI), Matt Scott (UK), Andrew Woodhead (UK), Jess Aslan (UK), Edith Alonso (ES), Julian Bonequi (MX) and Anthony Maubert (FR). And from Sweden Lisa Ullén, Lise-Lotte Norelius, Hara Alonso, Viktor Zeidner, Catharina Backman, Erik Carlsson, Nina de Heney, Alexandra Nilsson, Johan Sundberg and Olle Åberg. The following have appeared as visual artists: Raquel Meyers (ES), Blanca Regina (UK), Viktor Zeidner and Michael Larsson. Projects with dancer/choreographer Liisa Pentii (FI).
_ links for musicians and visual artists 2021/2022 (click on the name for info) Thomas Bjelkeborn Stockholm Sweden Martina Claussen Vienna Austria Ida Davidsson Göteborg Sweden Inigo Ibaibarriaga Bilbao Spain Eva Lindal Stockholm Sweden Emma Lloyd Edinburgh UK Ida Lundén Stockholm Sweden Philippe Moenne-Loccoz Bourgoin-Jallieu France Paul Pignon Jordbro Sweden Lisa Ulves Stockholm Sweden Picture of SQ at Audio Art Festival 2014. In the past Sound Quartet sometimes toured as a trio with a duo setting on stage extended with visuals.