< Dr. Mark Pilkington » Elektronmusikstudion EMS Tour of Dalarna, Sweden 2014

In July 2014 I was invited by the organisation Elektronmusikstudion EMS to go on tour to celebrate their 50th year anniversary. On July 20th eleven artists and composers departed Stockholm to travel to the county of Dalarna (literally, “the valleys”) to perform live and fixed electroacoustic music. Dalarna is a rural area located in central Sweden known for its distinct emblem of a red wooden horse (see picture below) and its longstanding folk music tradition. During the journey, we travelled through large forests home to wolves, wild boars and moose. Occasionally, stopping off for a quick swim in one of the numerous fresh water lakes, the water was warm and the weather hot.

In all we visited four locations: Siljansnäs, Falun and Thurbo finally arriving at the Norbergfestival.

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