PerMagnus Lindborg

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Composer, performer and researcher, Lindborg is a member of the Norwegian Society of Composers since 1996 and Assistant Professor since 2007 at the School of Art|Design|Media at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Lindborg studied piano, trombone, mathematics, languages, classical music and jazz improvisation in his native Sweden before concentrating on composition. He obtained degrees from Oslo (State Academy of Music 1995) and Paris (Ircam 1999 and Sorbonne 2003). He also studied with Klas Torstensson in the Netherlands. Lindborg was twice awarded a Young Artist Grant (1998 and 1999) from the Norwegian governement. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Sound Acoustics and Perception at TMH, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.

Lindborg's main research interests lie in CAAC (Computer-Assisted Analysis and Composition) and rhetoric as a metaphor for composition. Peer-reviewed articles have been published by Springer Verlag and Ircam-Delatour.

His compositions for soloists, ensembles and interactive electronics are published by MIC (Norway) and ABRSM (UK). Highlights include the sound design for "On the String"; “TreeTorika” for saxophone and chamber orchestra at Ultima Festival 2006; "khreia" for orchestra, First Prize winner at Stavanger Symphony Orchestra Nordic Composers' Competition 2002; “Extra Quality#2” for dancers and electronics, commissioned for the Agora Festival at Centre Pompidou 2002, Paris; “Leçons” for saxophone and computer, composed at IRCAM 1999, Paris; "Nermal SonoSofisms", Audience Price winner at Forum 1996, Montreal. Lindborg’s music has been released on ECM, Daphne and own label, as well as with sound artist group freq_out, on Ash International.

He lives in Singapore.