Artistic Researcher in Music
Since his birth in 1969 in Antibes, France, Henrik Frisk has lived and studied in Sweden, Denmark, France, USA and Canada. As a resident of Malmö, Sweden, since 1994 he is an active performer, big band conductor and composer on the Scandinavian scene. His main field is improvised music in the jazz idiom, but a growing interest in computer music has led him to expand his work into neighbouring genres such as contemporary classical music and contemporary dance/beat music. He is also active on an international level, e.g. as an ordinary member of New York bassist Michael Formanek's Quartet - a group which, among other performances, played at the New York Bell Atlantic festival in June, 2000.
He has performed in Canada, Chech Republic, China, Cuba, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Sweden and the United States. As a composer he has received commissions from the Swedish Broadcasting Company, NOMUS, Stockholm Saxophone Quartet, Dave Liebman Big Band, Copenhagen Art Ensemble, Ensemble Den 3. vej, Statens Kunstfond, Ensemble Ars Nova and several big bands, soloists and ensembles in Scandinavia. He has made numerous recordings for Canadian, Swedish and Danish record labels and has recently initiated a close collaboration with Malmö based record label dB Productions.
Henrik Frisk is also a renowned teacher and is currently managing the Performers Department for Jazz and Improvised music at the Malmö Academy of Music and is also teaching composition at the Rhythmic Conservatory in Copenhagen. September 2002 he started his doctoral studies in Interactive systems for improvisation and composition at the Malmö Academy of Music/Lund University.
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