Alexandra Nilsson is a composer and musician based in Stockholm, Sweden. She mainly composes and performs with trumpet or other objects and live electronics. She makes lyrical noise and swinging trash. Her mode is real-time and her love is hardware.
Her work stretches between soundart, noise, electronica and free improvisation. With a background in jazz, rhythm and improvisation are important elements of her work and performance. The interaction and borderland between acoustic and electronic sound worlds is also of great interest to her.
In 2010 she got her Masters Degree in composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Her Master focused on music for film and she is interested in interactions between sound and image and narrative aspects. She has composed music for theatre and film, as well as jazz bands and chamber ensembles.
She is a boardmember of Fylkingen and SKAP and member of SEAMS and works on a regular basis at EMS (Elektronmusikstudion) in Stockholm.
Main projects / collaborations:
SHAPES OF SOUNDS - duo with visual artist Jenny Soep
BRUTASLISTAS - duo with visual artist Raquel Meyers
RADIO TWO - duo with trumpeter Susana Santos Silva
SISTERLOOPS - duo with stage artist Marie Gavois
TONMAKERIET - a composers collective