Simon Steen-Andersen (b. 1976) studied with Rasmussen, Spahlinger, Valverde and Sørensen in Århus, Freiburg, Buenos Aires and Copenhagen, received numerous grants and awards - latest the Kranichsteiner Music Award 2008, the International Rostrum of Composers and the DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm 2010, and received commissions by ensembles, orchestras and festivals such as ensemble recherche, Ensemble Modern, the SWR Orchestra, the French National Orchestra, Donaueschinger Musiktage, Ultraschall and Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik.


Simon Steen-Andersen is active as a composer, performer and installation artist as well as a lecturer of composition at the Royal Academy of Music in Århus, Denmark and author of articles published magazines such as kunstmusik, positionen, autograf, nutida musik and parergon. He currently lives in Berlin, Germany.


Simon Steen-Andersen’s works include instrumental music, electronics, video and performance within a range of settings from symphony and chamber music (with and without multimedia) to installations. The works from the last 5 years concentrates on integrating concrete elements in the music and emphasizing the physical and choreographic aspects of instrumental performance. The works often include amplified acoustic instruments in combination with sampler, video (playback, interactive and live-video), simple everyday objects and obsolete electronics or homemade constructions/extensions/preparations of the instruments.



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