A Swedish composer born July 6, 1971 in Stockholm (Sweden).
Jesper Nordin studied at the Royal Music Conservatory of Stockholm with Pär Lindgren and Bent Sorensen, at Ircam in Paris with Philippe Leroux, at the University of Stanford and at the CCRMA (Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics) with Brian Ferneyhough. He also followed the masterclasses, notably of Jonathan Harvey, Denis Smalley, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Magnus Lindberg, Luca Francesconi and Sven-David Sandström.
Nordin explores and develops acoustic space. He devotes a large part of his activity to electronic music, both as a composer and as a performer with the Trio Trespassing. Inspired by the repertory of traditional Swedish music as well as by rock and improvised music, he composes for all types of formation. His output, which appears in the repertories of prestigious performers, ensembles and orchestras, is programmed in international festivals; mention should be made of Undercurrents for cello, ensemble and live electronics, commissioned by the French State, first performed by Benjamin Carat and the Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain (2007); In the midst of Trespassing no 2 for violin, percussion, piano and electronics, premiered at the Takefu Festival in Japan (2010); Circe for percussion and ensemble, first performed by Jean Geoffroy and the Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain at the biennial Musiques en Scène in Lyons (2012); Sappho’s legacy for 3 ensembles and 10 choirs, first performed by the ensembles Musicatreize, L’Itinéraire and Proxima Centauri in Marseilles, then the European capital of culture (2013); Ärr for orchestra, first performed by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic (2013); Sculpting the air for instrumental ensemble and electronics in real time, first performed by the ensemble TM+ at the festival ManiFeste in Paris (2015); Visual Exformation for string quartet, electronics in real time and interactive, luminous sculpture, first performed by the Diotima Quartet at the festival Musica in Strasburg (2016); Emerging from Currents and Waves for clarinet and orchestra, first performed by Martin Fröst and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra (2018).
Jesper Nordin has also devised ‘Gestrument’, an interactive application based on his own composition technique. He has used it himself since 2007 in order to compose pieces for ensemble and orchestra.