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William Brunson

Professorat Kungliga Musikhögskolan i Stockholm / The Royal College of Music in Stockholm
Focus area: Sound, Acoustics

William BRUNSON (1953) is professor of electroacoustic music and studio director at The Royal College of Music in Stockholm (KMH). He is best known for his electroacoustic music, which has been widely performed. Awards include the Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Awards, Luigi Russolo Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, The emsPrize and Alpha Award (VICC). His music has been released on several cds including the portrait Movies for Your Ears.

Brunson has lived in Sweden since 1980. He acted as artistic director at Fylkingen (1982-1987) and has worked for the Swedish Radio, Swedish Television and Royal Swedish Opera, among others. He holds degrees from Dartmouth College (English, BA) and Columbia University (Music composition, MA) and is currently researching intermedial approaches to narrativity in electroacoustic music at De Montfort University.

Brunson was recently deeply engaged in the design and implementation of KMH’s new building. This project interlinks six control rooms, three recording studios and five performance spaces — one of which is dedicated to immersive sound and images and features a system of up to 45.4 loudspeakers in a periphonic configuration — via an advanced digital infrastructure.