Utflykt augusti-13 (246) kopiaLinda Alexandersson, born 1984, is a Malmö-based composer, arranger, conductor and singer. She has a Master of Education degree from Malmö Academy of Music, where she specialized in composition.

Composition

At Malmö Academy of Music Linda studied composition with Daniel Hjorth, Staffan Storm and Sten Ingelf. Other inspiring people Linda studied with includes Kjartan Olafsson from Iceland Academy of the Arts in Reykjavik, Tobias Broström and Sven-David Sandström.

Lindas repertoire consists mostly of chamber music and choral music. She has composed for a wide variety of ensembles and is interested in works that combine different artistic expressions. She is often inspired by everyday sounds (the sound of scissors cutting, a bingo caller, sugar lumps being chewed etc.) – which often appear in her music.

Conducting

Besides composing, Linda is a choral conductor. At present she is the artistic leader of three different choirs and finds this practical work an inspiring complement to her work of composing. She often arranges music to suit the requests of her choirs and has written a great number of choral arrangements across many different genres, for different vocal settings. At Malmö Academy of Music Linda studied conducting with Cecilia Martin-Löf, Mats Paulson and Patrik Andersson.

The choirs she conducts are:

Korallerna – A young, successful female choir based in Lund. The choir was founded by Eva Svanholm Bohlin and has gained great success internationally.
http://www.facebook.com/Korallerna

Ostrochorus – A mixed student choir belonging to Östgöta Nation in Lund. The choir has high musical aspirations, but also focuses on being the most enjoyable choir in Lund.
http://www.ostrochorus.se

Alexanderkören – A boy’s choir. Linda is one of the founders of this children’s choir with exclusively young male singers. Today the choir belongs to Kulturskolan in Malmö.

Contact

Linda Alexandersson
Herrestadsgatan 9A
217 49 Malmö
SWEDEN

+46(0)736-13 77 17

linda.marie.alexandersson@gmail.com

Education

2006-2011
Malmö Academy of Music
Master of Education – composition, arranging, music theory, conducting
Autumn 2008
Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavik
Composition studies
2004-2006
Sundsgården Folkhögskola, Helsingborg
Composition studies
2003-2004
St Sigfrids Folkhögskola, Växjö
Vocal studies

Commissioned works (a selection)

2015
Lunds Vokalensemble, Körcentrum Syd
Commissioned to compose a choral piece. (Work in progress)
Premiere: 2016
2015
MSO and Annika Norlin
Commissioned to arrange the song "Honung".
Premiere: 11/10 2015, Malmö Live
2014
Korallerna, Körcentrum Syd
"The Silent Landscape" for female choir and harp.
Premiere: 15/10 2014, Lund Choral Festival
2013
Unsworn Industries and Rösträtt, Malmö Högskola
Music for an interactive app within the project DoReMix.
2013
Musik i Syd
Commissioned to compose music in collaboration
with children from Bråhögskolan in Staffanstorp.
Premiere: 8/5 2013, Staffanstorps Art hall
2012
C-Y Contemporary
Music for the project: The Magic Labyrinth, a collaboration
with the composers Martina Tomner and Mansoor Hosseini
Premiere: 23-24/11 2012, Inter Arts Center, Malmö
2009
Musikhögskolan i Malmös Kammarkör
The choral work “Three songs from the Dominican Breviary”.
Premiere: January 2010, Malmö.
Published by Gehrmans, 2012
2009
Vindla String Quartet
Commissioned to compose the piece “Jungle Step”.
2009
C-Y ContemporarY
Commissioned to compose the work “Socker”.
Premiere: 26 augusti 2009, Malmö.
2008
Index Verlag
Music for a documentary film “Pure Fucking Mayhem”
about the norwegian metal group Mayhem.
Release: 21/11 2008
2007
Bella Voce
Commissioned to compose the work “Inferno”
Premiere: October 28th 2007, Lund.
2007
Midnattskören
Commissioned to compose the work “Allt är nära”.
2006
Ung i Kör
Commissioned to compose the work “Urton”.

Scholarships awarded

2011
Eric Ericsons resestipendium
2006
Stimstipendium