Savannah Agger (*1971) is a composer and performer from Sweden, living in Berlin.
Her work includes music for orchestra, choir, chamber ensembles and primarily, tape and interactive electronics. She has written concert pieces, as well as music for several theatre, new circus and contemporary dance performances.
She studied her BA and a MA in Electroacoustic Composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, and a one year studies in composition and technology (ecmct) at
Ircam, Paris and at TU/Udk/Hfm , Berlin.
She holds a PhD in (EAM) Musical Composition from the University of Birmingham, England, where she studied with Professor Jonty Harrison.
Between 2008 to 2010, she was a board member of The Swedish Electro Acoustic Society. (SEAMS)
She is a board member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Elektroakustische Musik: DEGEM
Electroacoustic Music (selection)
Landschaften I. / Fixed media/ 2017
Undercurrents. / Fixed media/ 2016
“Brücken/Inseln II”. / Fixed media/ premiered @ BEAST FEaST, Birmingham, England. 2015.
“Vacuum” / 2013 / 17.4 channels/ 3rd part in the trilogy ”Transit” by S.Agger, Hanna Hartman and Ylva Betancor.
Premiered August 2013 at Audiorama in Stockholm. Supported by Statensmusikverk.
“Brücken/Inseln” Mixed music for Ensemble Gageego and electronics. Commissioned by Ensemble Gageego.
With support from Konstnärsnämnden, Sweden. 2012
“Guiame los Pasos” / Fixed media / studio: TU Berlin, Birmingham University , England 2011.
Commissioned by Rikskonserter and EMS Stockholm.
“Untitled Requiem” / Fixed media / studio: TU Berlin, Birmingham University England 2010.
Premiered at Audiorama, Stockholm 2010.
“Extended Terminations” / Fixed media /. Premiered at Festival Inventionen, Berlin. 2008.
“In Nihilo” Mixed media / for Contrabass, computer and 2 Metal plates. / Studio: IRCAM, Paris / 2008
“Metal Degrees.” 8 channel interactive electroacoustic composition / 2007 / first performed at the Next-Generation Festival, ZKM, Karlsruhe 2007.
Music for Theatre, New Circus and Contemporary Dance (Selection)
“Venus” EAM compostions for the performance VENUS at Orioneteatern in Stockholm, commissioned by Orionteatern.2014.
“Mor Courage och hennes barn” and “Barnkorståget”. New music for Bertold Brechts “Mutter Courage…” Composition for electric quartet, singers.
“Childrens crusade” for childrenschoir.
Berlin/Stockholm 2009-2010/ commissioned by Orionteatern, Stockholm/ Performed at Orionteatern during 2010.
“Pluoto la Vie” Composition for contemporary dance (tape) / studio: KMH, Stockholm 2007-2008 /
Commissioned by Kompani Raande-Vo and Lena Josefsson.
“Inaff “ Composition for contemporary dance (tape) / 2006/ commissioned by Kompani Raande-Vo and Lena Josefsson. / first performed 2006, Örebro.
“Roundabout” Composition for new Circus / instrumentation: trombone, vocals, accordion, keyboards and electronics /studio. KMH, Stockholm /
“TRIX” at Orionteatern and world Tour 2000-2002. Saxophone player, bandleader and co-composition.
The Nobel prize banquet. Composition for new Circus/ instrumentation: choir, violin, viola, cello, contrabass, drums and percussion / commissioned by Cirkus Cirkör. / 2002 .