ABOUT

Jonas S Bohlin


composer based in Stockholm,


EDUCATION:

Royal College of Music in Stockholm 1990-97 where he studied composition with Daniel Börtz, Sven- David Sandström and Magnus Lindberg, counterpoint, music theory and arrangement with Lars-Erik Rosell and Bo Wallner 1990-93 and electroacoustic music with Bill Brunson and Pär Lindgren 1991-97. Kapellsberg  Music School, 1987-90. Studies in counterpoint, music theory and composition for Olov Franzén, Jan Wolf-Watz and Peter Lyne.

Jonas S Bohlin photo: Love Strandell

Photo: Love Strandell

BIOGRAPHY


A heterogeneous music production that spans the last 30 years.


After a short period of time with piano lessons in the late seventies he dropped out of school and started out as a punk rock musician. From the age of fourteen he worked at various jobs, like warehouses, grocery stores and hospitals. During that time he began to compose, eventually deciding to concentrate on composition. He attended classes in music theory and started to study scores by classical composers.

Eventually he started to study music at Kapellsbergs Music School in the north of Sweden. After three years of hard study work he applied for the composer program at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and got accepted. He studied there between 1990 and 1997


Jonas S Bohlin has composed music for large orchestras, solo concertos, chamber music, vocal music, choir music, electronic music for modern dance choreography 

and film music. His music has been performed at festivals, concerts and broadcast on the radio and TV.


In several of his works he has collaborated with other artists and even in art and science crossover projects, e.g. After the end of Time- a selection of recorded interviews with some of the world's most prominent neuroscientist in a musical and poetic interpretation of the latest scientific knowledge about consciousness, death and electrical cascades into the collapsing brain. Another example is Holocene Oratorio for large orchestra, choir and soprano. A collaboration that started in the artist programme on a scientific expedition to the Arctic under the auspices of the Swedish polar research secretariat- Beringa 2005. 


2018 his full-length opera Tristessa was premiered at the Royal Opera House in Stockholm.

New and ongoing projects


New harmonic progressions in major/minor harmony.




Collaborations, Big Productions


Examples of collaborations with other artists as well in art and science crossover projects.




Film Music


Portfolio of film music




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