Born: November 15, 1955
Swedish multi instrumentalist and “electronician” Per Boysen is a crossover crusader that loves music, but not genres. Enthusiastic listeners have hinted at “EAM”, “Nu-Jazz”, “Psychedelic” or “Minimal” while some refer to “Sound Art”. On stage Per plays interactive electronics driven by an acoustic/mechanic/electric instrument. The palette spans the Alto Traverse Flute, the Tenor Sax, the Fretless Guitar, the Chapman Stick, Stick Guitar or the EWI (Electric Wind Instrument). Everything interconnected as a self designed meta instrument.
Per Boysen has performed many live-looping shows around Europe and the US, both as a solo performer and with ensembles. He is fond of multi media based collaborations, as for example when the Italian Festival Internazionale di Andria Castel dei Mondi provided the budget for assembling the temporary quartet Boysen Network Ensemble in order to to make a micro opera with amplified painting canvas percussionist and musicians clamped with cameras projecting on big screens. He is also active as a media music composer, having produced recordings of surround music, mixed records for bands and creative remixing for special record label releases....
“Per Boysen’s live looped ambience music with layers over layers of sax- and flute melodies was a real experience, and it was obvious that he is utilizing the electronics as his personal expression without being a slave to the technology.” (Smålandsposten, Sweden)
Turkey’s Helvacioglu (electric guitar, GuitarViol) and Sweden’s Boysen (flute, sax, EWI, fretless and dropped-B electrics) masterfully employ looping and sophisticated electronics to craft uncommonly deep, intelligent, and beautiful cinematic compositions at times reminiscent of Stockhausen, Hassell, Eno, NIN, and Floyd, but brilliantly transcending those and their many other influences. (Guitar Player Magazine, USA)
Willing to teachAdvanced students only.
Credentials/BackgroundFreelance teaching on the topics: - Instant composition with interactive electronics. - Live Looping. - Performance software as Ableton Live, Apple Mainstage and Plogue Bidule. - Music production with Apple Logic. Mixing, mastering.
Clinic/Workshop InformationMulti Lateral Improvisation as in Instant Composing...