Oljud Stockholm / Stockholm Noise was an exhibition at the Museum Of Music in Stockholm at the Stockholm Culture Festival 2009. Håkan Lidbo and the ethnologist Elin Franzén asked five artist to make remixes of the most disturbing sounds in Stockholm.
June 4, 2008, a radiosignal was broadcasted towards Cassiopeia. From Esrange, Swedish Space Corporations sattelite station in northern Sweden. The signal was music for alien civilizations, a message from Earth saying that we are friendly – and we want to make contact.
8 As a part of promoting a series of 25 recordings of classical music, the biggest Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter have asked artists to make remixes of these recordings. Håkan Lidbo picked one of his favourites from Beethoven. The great 5th.
Håkan Lidbo’s radio show Ström asked 12 well-known Swedish artists to pick a song they dislike, or even hate, and produce it their own way. To confront their deamons and to get in touch with the origin of their musical creativity. Like musical regression therapy.
This album is much more than simply a compilation of cool digital birdcalls. For 42 years Swedish National Radio broadcasted “The Pausbird Of The Week”. The geekiest radio show ever. This album is also a memorial celebrating by-gone radio days.
60.01.60 – the techno equivalent to Wagners “Ring of the Niebelungen”… sort of. A collaboration with choreographer, film maker, graphic designer and designer. A 60 min. dance performance, 60 acts of one minute each, following strict mathematical patterns.
When Sweden is struck by a national dissaster. Like the murder of Prime Minister Olof Palme, or when the ship Estonia went down and hundreds of Swedes drowned, the radio play very mellow and careful music, old and traditional – so New Music For National Grief presents new, electronic music composed for this purpose.
8 electronica artists gathered in a studio in Stockholm to create music. The musical labour was only interrupted for lunch and coffee breaks. 8 hours of improvised electronica was recorded and each of the artists received one hour of music that they mixed and edited to one of the eight tracks.
This video is made from 17 different videos made by the students at Beckmans design school. The task was to synchronize the video so that each musical element had a visual counterpart – and each musical element a given place at the screen.
As a part of the Voltfestivalen June 6, 2009, Swedish artists were asked to remix the Swedish National Anthem. It was written a long time ago and not many people know the lyrics to the second verse. We thought it should be modernized to reflect the new, multu-cultural, technological and open-minded Sweden.
Data 80 is Håkan Lidbo’s collaboration project with the self-aware neurological network Data 80. By analyzing every pop song available online, comparing with sales charts and number of hits on the net, the perfect pop songs were composed. Håkan Lidbo contributed with up-to-date electronic arrangements.
Industrial Cool is a project at The University of Lund where ethonologist Robert Willim explores the aestheitc aspects of industrialism and how it has changed over the years. In this project Håkan Lidbo collects musicians to interprete the sound of a Sugar Raffinery. Industrial music for laptops.
Chambertronica is a collaboration project between three classically trained, visionary instrumentalists and three composers that use elctronics as their main instrument and tool of composition. Tradition and technology. Chambertronica is music never heard before.
Håkan Lidbo is involved in the developement of a new software music and video instrument. The inventor is Rikard Lindell, former electronica producer. A beta version of the program was tested at the NMM festival 2008. Håkan teamed up with fellow electronica producer Sophie Rimheden and VJ Måns Nyman.
Mitote was ordered in 2003 by National Swedish Radio P2 for the 40th anniversary of EMS, the electronic music studio in Stockholm. Mitote is a piece of Electro-Acustic Music blending the aesthetic from EAM and noise art with electronica and the repetitive beats from the today’s club music.
Håkan Lidbo has made music for internationally awarded campaigns. He did music for Absolut Vodka’s Ruby Red interactive rock musical. He also wrote one of Sweden’s biggest hits from commercials; the JC campaign that was awarded as the best advertising music in 2001.
Composer Mårten Josjö arrange electronic muisc in unexpected acoustic arrangements. At Voltfestivalen 2010 the Volt Guitar Trio performed some of the most important songs from the vaults of electronica. How does this sound on guitar? Find out here.
The World’s biggest gaming event Dreamhack was broadcasted live as a sports event by Swedish National Television. The games World Of Warcraft, Counter Strike, Streetfighter and Quake was broadcasted like a sports event, hosted by Miguel Bonett, World Champion in Counter Strike. All music was made by Håkan Lidbo.
Omnibus, Sweden’s finest Wind Chamber Orchestra, performed at the Voltfestivalen, June 6, 2009. They performed three classic Swedish techno 12″s in a stunningly beautiful arrangement by Mårten Josjö. The project was produced by Håkan Lidbo and the result was something very new and exciting.
Container Publishing is the only Swedish publishing company focusing only on innovative electronic music. The company is owned by Håkan Lidbo and Anders Mörén and represent the very best Swedish artists within modern electronic music,
Bobby Trafalgar did an infinitive number of recordings and soundtracks to some of the strangest films ever made. Unfortunately he hasn’t composed anything in the last 30 years. Some of his cult songs have recently been re-discovered, edited and re-mastered by Håkan Lidbo.
Kvarteret Skatan is one of the most establish comedy series on Swedish Television. In 2006-2007 and 2009-2010 the characters of Skatan entered the stage at the Rival Theater in Stockholm. this time they were not just funny. They also sang. The music was made by Håkan Lidbo.
In 2000, The Peter Schaufuss Ballet in Denmark, asked Håkan Lidbo to make music to the ballet The Three Gifts. An updated and modern version of Kermessen In Brugges.
Svensk Inredningsmusik / Swedish Interior Music starts with nothing. No sounds and totally empty electronic instruments. Their method is making sound and music out of silence. When they perform, the silent audience is the only sound source. No matter how quiet they are.
Pay-tv consists of the three glamour girls Chanelle, Claudia and Neena. The dynamic trio met at a party att the Rectum Club in Munich and then stayed close friends. When they were offered to perform Trendy Discoteque it all became obvoius for them, they suddenly had a purpose in life, they were ment to be superstars.
Vidiots did this magnificent installation at Voltfestivalen 2009. 5 screens with manipulated faces, disturbingly morphing in synch with the music made by Håkan Lidbo. Some sort of static, electric sound, playing from 10 speakers. Hzx5 is a shameless celecration to electricity.
In May 26 2007, 9 o’clock in the morning, Mathtiiaas Rosén and Håkan Lidbo met at the Steinway Piano Showroom in Stockholm. The music was totally improvised and in a natural way it ended up as 8 sessions of about 10 minutes each. The Piano Showroom Session is a musical meeting, a conversation in music.
The Great Adventures Of Princess Galaxia and Capitan Jean Magoo – A short film made by Juan Fernando Maguid to the music by Håkan Lidbo. An animated space adventure. To be continued.
One of the unique projects at Voltfestivalen is the Uppsala Analog Synthesizer Symphonic Orchestra. World’s largest orchestra with only analog synths older than 1983. The conductor and maestro of the orchestra is Erik Möller. Håkan Lidbo was one of the initiators of the project.
Club 270 is a new club concept that moves clubbing many years into the future. But with today’s technology. It’s a club where local clubbers and visitors from all over the World go to experience something unique. A place where art and music is presented in a breathtaking way. Club 270 promotes Stockholm as a [...]
Volt is the new Swedish Electronic Festial. Some of the most interesting and innovative artiists in Sweden together with international stars, weird installations and sound-art. They set the standards for future Volt festivals. Håkan Lidbo is one of the persons behind the organisation.
Simple is the first album with Håkan Lidbo and the jazz musician Alex Van Heerden. In February 2009 Alex died in a car accident i South Africa. Alex’ is missed by many but his music will live forever. More music from their collaborations will be released in a near future.
This is a collaboration project between Håkan Lidbo, Shitkatapult label-mate Magum 38 and legendary Swedish cartoonist Lars Ljunesson. The project consist of an EP, a comic book, an online pinball game and some tasty merchendising things, t-shirts and stuff.
BrainMusic is a project where music is controlled and arranged with brainwaves. The musician puts on a headset that register the brain activity from sensors at the forehead, the temples and the earlobes. The music interface is a TV-monitor with a 3-d image of a road, stretching into a seemingly endless space.
After some test [...]
GoSmart is a system for traffic control in rush hour. By combining todays GPS-equipped smartphones with deduction of car tolls, it’s possible to change the traffic flow for the benefit of all drivers, for the over all traffic flow - and to keep emissions down.
GoPal is a car pool system with incentives where commuters that [...]