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Grippe electronic music since 1974 Works in film modern dance and pure electronGrippe electronic music since 1974 Works in film modern dance and pure electronic pieces. Collaboration with Tobias Rylander www.tobiasrylander.com with LumiËre Etrange presented at the Gagnef Festival 2018. Virtual acoustics has been a main focus in Grippe'sworks since the beginning. Educated at Groupe de Recherches Musicales in Paris and McGill University Montreal after studies in cello at the Royal Music School in Stockholm. Grippe's music is presented on Spotify and Apple, and records are released on DAIS Records and the BIS label
Ragnar Grippe has written one of Sweden's most wellknown themes for a movie – Jönssonligan – which has been around since 1981. Ragnar Grippe has worked with architects, choreographers and other musicians in his search for new music. Madeleine Kristoffersson has sung in three productions available on Spotify and Apple Music. These are Requiem, Signorum Amor and Transeamus.
Ragnar Grippe's music has been presented at the Royal Opera in Stockholm, Espace Cardin in Paris, Theâtre de la Ville Paris, La Scala Milan among others.
Ragnar Grippe has lectured on several occasions at Cal Arts and University of California Santa Barbara
IRCAM in Paris is also a place where Ragnar Grippe has been working with acoustic questions at the Electroacoustic Department lead by Luciano Berio.
Grippe has had several commissions from Groupe de Recherches Musicales, Radio France, Swedish National Radio, Swedish Television etc
Ragnar Grippe has had his piece SAND released on vinyl on the Shandar label 1977, and 2017 re-released by New York based DAIS Records
Ragnar Grippe has composed 500+ compositions, and a lot can be found on Spotify and Apple Music
In Broken Mind of Souls (2019) Grippe has in this three part composition used a new way to work in virtual acoustics, giving a new dimension to the stereo listening experience.
Older pieces as Symphonic Songs composed with a Buchla synthesizer has also found its way to a release 2019 by DAIS Records. Originally composed for Susan Buirge and her dance company in Paris this is an interesting example of early Grippe compositions.
Electronic music is today verywhere a new word for everywhere with everything from EDM to computer based music researched at the universities. What lies inbred in this form of music is its fruition in an abstract way since even the instrument is ”inside” the computer. And inside there is the room the virtual acoustic room which can strengthen the experience of the room, and then we can put rooms on top of each other.
Stravinsky was said to have parts of the music on score paper on the wall. He would then adjust the order of each paper thus establishing the final order of the music
To play an instrument can be an asset when using electronic instruments. Why ? Because everything is physical. Breathing, bowing plucking gives the music an organic form. If no silence how would you then react to sound. The surprise of silence or…
To me electronic music has been and is a constant source of inspiration where my pieces from Jönssonligan, Broken Mind of Souls, Survive, the Cellist, Ragnarok, Crushing Silence and many more are only the beginning of the path I have taken