Earlier this year I finished my latest piece Konversationer for solo recorder, string quintet and electronics. Konversationer is Swedish for Conversations and is in eight movements. It’s written especially for my friend and colleague the danish recorder player Clara Guldberg Ravn who will be premiering the piece at our concert Svävningar February 13th at Skeppsholmen […]
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Lutad över ett anteckningsblock, en mugg kaffe och en bit cheesecake sitter Johan Blixt på ett söndagsöppet kafé i centrala Karlstad.
Leaned over his notebook, a cup of coffee and a piece of cheesecake Johan Blixt sits at a open at sunday café in central Karlstad.
Being interviewed by Mats Dahlberg for the Karlstads newspaper NWT about the Thursday concert at Wermland Opera at 18.30. Soprano Anna-Maria Krawe will sing an aria from the opera Dags.
Me and Mats talked about composing, education and my relationship to music. Read the article here.
Read more about the concert in my previous post or at Wermland Opera’s website
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I’m currently visiting Ultima and the Harmony of Opposites conference at Ultima festival in Oslo. The conference is hosted by Nordiskt Komponistråd and is a part of Ultima Context. The conference hade many interesting speakers and we were talking about how composers can make a better living composing. It got me thinking a lot about […]
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Time to prepare for the concert with the aria Lever jag? from Dags, November 15th in my hometown Karlstad!
Read about the concert and practical stuff here.
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Looking back at two weeks working with the International Brazilian Opera Company and João MacDowell as assistant and recording engineer for the live shows at Moderna Museet in Stockholm. I love recording larger scale performances live and this was no exception. I’m glad to have been a part of the opera and many thanks to […]
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In November I will return to my hometown Karlstad because parts from my opera Dags will be performed by Wermland Opera in their series about Swedish composers, as presented in this weeks Nya Wermlands Tidningen. It’s always fun to return to Karlstad to play my music and to be in such a good company of […]
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In the december last year I was honoured by receiving the Lussestipendium (Lucia Schoolarship) from Wermländska Sällskapet i Stockholm (The Wermlandian Society in Stockholm, my native county in Sweden). I received it from the hand of Chairman Nils-Gunnar Billinger at Grand Hotel in the middle of december last year. Yesterday I was invited to their […]
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Hello! I’m currently in Reykjavik, Iceland for the UNM-festival (Young Nordic Music). Attending concerts and seminars. Today I have been at a workshop working with the ventilation at the Iceland Academy of the Arts. I made a piece during the day with sounds from my orchestra piece Kanoper, Musik för högtalare and some processed recorders. […]
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I’m very thankful to be inducted to Föreningen Svenska Tonsättare (The Society of Swedish Composers). They have this neat little presentation function on there website where you can read about me and other composers. http://fst.se/tonsattare/johan-blixt
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I’m very grateful to receive a scholarship from my school KMH (Royal college of music in Stockholm) where I also just graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in music composition. I feel sad to leave what has been my second home for 5 years, but I’m looking forward to the future with several exciting […]
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