About Fylkingen

WHAT IS FYLKINGEN?
Fylkingen - New Music and Intermedia Art is an artist-run, non-profit association for experimental music and art. The association was founded in 1933 and currently consists of approximately 300 Swedish and international artists who develop and present new work in Fylkingen's own venue located in Stockholm, Sweden. The association is run by an active board and programming group. In addition Fylkingen Records produce and distribute recorded media. In 2018, Fylkingen celebrated its 85th anniversary, making it one of the world's oldest forums of its kind.
Fylkingen is supported by the Swedish Arts Council, The city of Stockholm’s cultural administration and Stockholm County Arts Council.

Partners: Norberfestival, Sound of Stockholm, Svensk Musikvår, First Edition Festival, Elektronmusikstudion(EMS), Verksamma på EMS(VEMS), DANSiSTAN, Kulturens Bildningsverksamhet, Kungliga Musikhögskolan, Kungliga Konsthögskolan, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, Konstfack/CuratorLab, Stockholmsskolan, Popkollo, Anrikningsverket, Statens Musikverk, Föreningen Svenska Tonsättare(FST), Föreningen för fri improviserad musik(FRIM), Society for Electro Aucustic music in Sweden(SEAMS), Polska Institutet, Italienska Institutet, Goethe Institutet Sweden, Kungliga Musikaliska Akademien, The Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation, Musikaliska, Sacem and La Copie Priveé, Intercult, Kulturnatten, GLO, PALS, iDEAL Recordings, Gavin Maycroft / Label Oma333, Jazz är Farligt, Schhh... productions, Drömfakulteten, Simsara / Sarah el Miniawy(EG/SE), KSYME(GR), Documenta 14 Athens(DE), Filmverkstan(FI), Kinosmidja(IS), Atopia(NO)

Styrelsen / Board of Directors

Josefin Lindebrink
Josefin Lindebrink

Ordförande / Chairperson

Artist, educator and acoustician active in the intersection between art and science. Her recent work explores and critically examines the role of new technologies in relation to matter. She is the acting chair of Fylkingen since 2018.
www.josefinlindebrink.com

Mats Gustafsson
Mats Gustafsson

Vice ordförande / Vice Chairperson & 
Representant produktionsgruppen / 
Representative Production group

Composer and double bassist in improvised music, 
jazz, electronic music and contemporary chamber 
music. Member since 2012 and vice chairperson 
of the board since 2018.

Bo Leth
Bo Leth

Kassör / Treasurer

Born 1985. Serves your beer since 2010. Member 
of Fylkingen since 2011. Board member since 2015. 
Summarizes cost items in various cell sheets today. 
In the background stands the modular synthesizer - 
its red lights waiting to light up in sequence.

Heidi Edström
Heidi Edström

Representant produktionsgruppen / Representative Production group

Performance - and visual artist whose work mainly revolves around the concept of lumps. Cofounder of the performance art collective ”Knölkollektivet".

www.ingentinget.net / www.knolkollektivet.se

Jenny Soep
Jenny Soep

2a vice ordförande / 2nd vice chairperson

Jenny is a Scottish drawing based artist, educator and performer, exploring different ways to document, translate, interact with and embody the live experience. Jenny has drawn for Polar Priset, Sound of Stockholm, ATEA and Unicef.

Pär Johansson

Sekreterare / Secretary

Nathalie Wuerth

Representant Fylkingen Records / Representative Fylkingen Records


Produktionsgruppen / Production group

Ami Kohara
Ami Kohara

Ami Kohara lives and works based in Stockholm.

Arne Forsen
Arne Forsén

Pianist - Improvisor
Arne Forsén has a rare range in his register and wanders eagerly between free improvisation, jazz, folk and world music and more.
 Member of production group since 2019.

Jacek Smolicki
Jacek Smolicki

Jacek Smolicki is a cross-media artist, designer, researcher, and walker
interested in developing new techniques for experiencing, recording, and
para-archiving human and other-than-human environments.

John Chantler
John Chantler

John Chantler makes music with electronics and organs. He has released several acclaimed records for the Australian label ROOM40. John is the artistic director of the Edition Festival for Other Music which takes place in February each year.

Kajsa Sandström
Kajsa Sandström

Kajsa Sandström is a dancer and choreographer. In her performances,
movements of dance are reflected through visual media, text, in relation to
the space and its’ other bodies.

Per Piak Krueger
Per Piak Krueger

piak (Per Kreuger) works widely with expressions such as video, photo, music, text and dance, as well as documentation and production.

Heidi Edström

Board representative
 / Styrelserepresentant


Fylkingen Records

Geraldine Hudson
Geraldine Hudson

Geraldine Hudson (b. 1974) is a British artist and curator based in Stockholm.
Working in various media, specifically explorative drifts, printmaking, installation/assemblage, artists books, and ritual performance. Geraldine has been a board member since 2017.
www.geraldinehudson.net

Girilal Baars
Girilal Baars

Girilal Baars is a composer and performer based in Uppsala, Sweden. He works in the fields of acoustic and electroacoustic music/sound art often with elements from traditional vocal folk music, also field he has worked in for many years.
www.girilal.org

John Chantler
John Chantler

John Chantler makes music with electronics and organs. He has released several acclaimed records for the Australian label ROOM40. John is the artistic director of the Edition Festival for Other Music which takes place in February each year.

Viktor Zeidner
Viktor Zeidner

DJ, turntableist and composer. Loves cats and non-music vinyl records. Releases music under the name Slim Vic. Runs the label Lamour records and the sublabels Acid lamour and Tape Lamour. Spends the most time on trains between Stockholm and Gävle and organise the yearly PUSH-festival in Gävle.

Vanessa Massera

Nathalie Wuerth

Board representative
 / Styrelserepresentant

80 YEARS OF PRESENTING NEW AND EXPERIMENTAL WORK
Fylkingen was founded in 1933, and originally presented chamber music concerts of both new works by contemporary composers of the time and traditional repertoire in various venues in Stockholm. Most concerts took place at the Konserthuset. But over the next years, the organization began to branch out into new forms. The first concert of electro-acoustic music in Sweden was arranged by Fylkingen in 1952, together with the Swedish Radio. As the 50s progressed, Fylkingen started to produce events at the Moderna Museum as well as other venues, and further radicalization occurred in the 60s with the addition of happenings, theater and sound-text composition to the programs. By the mid-60s Fylkingen was producing events of new music most often at the Moderna Museum, as well as other locales in Stockholm and throughout Scandanavia. The concert programs of that era are filled with then-new works by such luminaries as Cage, Xenakis, Boulez, Subotnick, Riley, Stockhausen and La Monte Young prominently featured alongside important composers from Sweden such as Åke Hodell, Lars-Gunnar Bodin, Öyvind Fahlström and Sten Hanson. Also featured were artists focused upon intermedia and other disciplines such as Antonin Artaud, Nam June Paik, and Merce Cunningham, Folke Rabe and Catherine Christer Hennix, showing yet another branching out for the organization from music to other, often new, art forms.

In 1971, Fylkingen opened its own venue near Medborgarplatsen in Stockholm. There the organization continued to present all sorts of new music from all over the world, as well as text-sound, dance, performance and intermedia art. In the mid-80s, Fylkingen moved to its present location in the Münchenbryggeriet, a vast building which once housed a brewery. Münchenbryggeriet is also home to EMS (The Swedish National Electronic Music Foundation), and many composers and artists who realize new work in the studios at EMS then present their work at Fylkingen.

Today Fylkingen presents over a hundred events of electro-acoustic music, dance, film, video, performance art and installations each year. Fylkingen has played and continues to play a vital role in connecting artists and the general public in Sweden with contemporary artists throughout the world. Fylkingen also arranges events and activities for children and young people, often in collaboration with other organizations. Fylkingen remains, to this day, the only forum in Sweden that has continuously presented regular concerts and events of new music and intermedia art.

FYLKINGEN RECORDS/FYREC
Fylkingen Records, or Fyrec, has been in operation since 1966. The label has issued a number of important recordings of both Swedish and international artists, and continues to issue new releases. The Fyrec group has also just opened a shop at Fylkingen selling Fyrec releases, as well as rare and hard to find recordings from many other labels specializing in new and experimental music.

BOOKS AND ARCHIVES

On the occasion of Fylkingen's 80th anniversary in 2013, another book was published about the history of Fylkingen. It contains texts in both English and Swedish, an exhaustive catalogue of every concert program and Fylkingen Records record releases as well as articles, memoirs and lots of photographs from the organizations last 20 years, plus a DVD with unique material.
More information about Fylkingen 80! and how to order it coming soon.

On the occasion of Fylkingen's 60th anniversary in 1993, a book was published about the history of Fylkingen. It contains an exhaustive catalogue of every concert program from the very first concert on October 12, 1933 to the time of its publication, as well as articles, memoirs and photographs from the organizations history. If you would like to read more about Fylkingen's rich and fantastic history, this book is available from us. There is also an earlier book, published in 1959, with essays by several former directors of the Fylkingen Board. And a new book is in the works for Fylkingen's 80th anniversary in 2013. There are also extensive archives of Fylkingen's history in recordings, posters, articles, publications and programs. These are housed mostly at the National Music Library, with a large share of digital archives here at the venue.

Here you will find an English summary of the book.

Since the year 2000, we publish a net journal and gallery, Hz about two times a year.

Here you will find a longer essay about Fylkingen's history.

HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER?
Election of new members takes place twice a year, at the annual meeting and the autumn meeting.

Application deadline
Spring: 15 February.
Autumn: 15 September.

Apply for membership in the association Fylkingen here:
http://fylkingen.se/form/medlemsansokan

Applications shall contain the following:

- Contact information (name, address, telephone number, e-mail)
- Links to/or attached work samples, which sufficiently illustrates your artistic practice
- Short biography
- Short description of your artistic or other activities or interests that make you want to join Fylkingen
- Short motivation as to why you seek membership in Fylkingen.

It is not a requirement to be based in Stockholm to become a member of Fylkingen, however it is recommended that you have some of your work based here in order to participate in the association actively. If based elsewhere, please include how your work is linked to Stockholm in your motivation for membership.

If the application does not meet the requirements stated above you may be asked to submit a new application to the next application round.

Notification of acceptance via email after each meeting.