Lumière Étrange
album Cold Numbers by Ragnar Grippe
Sand Ragnar Grippe cover
album cover Film Music
podcast Crushing Silence

a new way to experience music and light

Madeleine Kristoffersson from Requiem once again

BLUE electronic in dark shades

podcast the 70's
the 80's Ragnar Grippe
the 00's Ragnar Grippe Composer

Podcasts about the 70's, 80's 90's 00's and 2010's


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François Bayle on le Poète

“makes me think of Shakespeare in jeans”

cover album le Poète with Bernard Heidsieck

The Best Film I've Never Seen

Michael B Tretow on Enigma Frame


Grippe electronic music since 1974 Works in film modern dance and pure electronic pieces. Collaboration with Tobias Rylander with Lumière Etrange presented at the Gagnef Festival 2018. Virtual acoustics has been a main focus in Grippe's works 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.

Lately the Confiture Times album 2020 and 8 30  Question album 2019 has given the audience a new look at Grippe's production with melodic material

Ragnar Grippe has composed Jönssonligan one of the most wellknown title music to date in Sweden. His music to sitcom Svensson Svensson is also widely known

Grippe's electronic music can not be categoriazed as any genre and commited to styles known from other composers. The wide array of styles also make Grippe's work a special place in modern production, modern for the past soon 50 years.

Inpirational source is Stravinsky.

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I first encountered Ragnar Grippe in California

at the Center for Music Experiment, San Diego

in 1977 where he played Musique Douze.

This made a strong impression.

I have followed his career through the years.

I am pleased to see these wonderful personal documentaries available.

Curtis Roads


Media Arts and Technology, affiliate faculty in Music

University of California

Santa Barbara