Kjartan Ólafsson
Kjartan Ólafsson Director of ErkiTónlist sf

 

EDUCATION

1995 – Licentia doctorand in composition from the Sibelius Academy in Finland

1991 – Candidate of Music (Cand.Mus) in composition from the Sibelius Academy in Finland

1986-1995 – Composition studies wih Einojuhani Rautavaara and Paavo Heininen at the Sibelius Academy in Finland

1984-1986 – Electronic and computer music studies at the Utrecht Conservatory and Institute for Sonologie in Holland

1984 – Bachelor of Music (BMus) from the Reykjavík College of Music

 

 

LECTURES

2015 The Royal Danish Academy of Music – Denmark

  • Algorithmic Composing System: CALMUS – An introduction to the theory behind the composing system of the programme.
  • The use of Artificial Intelligence in musical composition – CALMUS
  • Dancers composing music in realtime by using sensors – CALMUS WAVES
  • Realtime composition in computer games – CALMUS GAMING

 

2015 YORK UNIVERSITY – UK

  • Algorithmic Composing System: CALMUS – An introduction to the theory behind the composing system of the programme.
  • The use of Artificial Intelligence in musical composition – CALMUS
  • Dancers composing music in realtime by using sensors – CALMUS WAVES
  • Realtime composition in computer games – CALMUS GAMING

 

2014 Mozarteum í Salzburg – Austria

  • Lecture on realtime composition controlled with sensors – CALMUS WAVES

 

2013 Beijing Contemporary Music Festival – China

  • Lecture on realtime composition controlled with gestures – CALMUS AUTOMATA

 

2013 Franz Liszt Academy Budapest Ungverjaland – Hungary

  • Lecture on realtime composition controlled with gestures – CALMUS AUTOMATA

 

2012 Sibelius Akatemia – Finland

  • Lecture on realtime composition controlled with gestures – CALMUS AUTOMATA

 

2012 Bristol University – England

  • Lecture and workshop on realtime compostion – CALMUS AUTOMATA

 

2011 Mozarteum í Salzburg – Austria

  • Lecture on realtime compostion controlled with gestures – CALMUS AUTOMATA

 

2010 The Nordic/Baltic Composition Network Conference – Stockholm, Sweden

  • Digital Composer: Education and Music Creation In the Digital World Today

 

2010 National Gallery of Iceland – Reykjavík, Iceland

  • Lecture: “Hljóð og Sjón” (Sound and Vision) – A Conference on sound and music in contemporary art in connection with the Carnegie Art Award 2010

 

2010 Bristol University – UK

  • Lecture: The Use of Artificial Intelligence in Musical Composition – CALMUS AUTOMATA

 

2009 Mozarteum í Salzburg – Austria

  • Lecture: The use of Artificial Intelligence in Musical Composition – CALMUS AUTOMATA

 

2009 Royal College of Music – Sweden

  • Subject Tonsättarperspektiv-seminarierna – Research in doctoral studies in music

 

2008 Mozarteum – Salzburg, Austria

  • Lecture: The use of Artificial Intelligence in Musical Composition – CALMUS

 

2008 DIEM – Royal Academy of Music – Denmark

  • Realtime Composing System – CALMUS AUTOMATA

 

2008 Malmö Musikhögskola – Sweden

  • Lecture: The Composing System CALMUS

 

2007 Norges Musikhøgskole – Oslo, Norway

  • Lecture: The use of Artificial Intelligence in Musical Composition

 

2007 Instituto Quazar and Conservatorio Santa Cecilia – Rome, Italy

  • Lecture: Algorithmic Composing System: CALMUS, an introduction to the programme and the music composed with CALMUS.

 

2005 University of Iceland

 

2002 New York University – USA

  • Lecture: Algorithmic Composing System: CALMUS (Calculated Music 1988- 2002) An introduction to the programme and the music composed with CALMUS. An introduction to the programme as a teaching tool in composition.

 

1992 Sibelius Academy – Finland

  • Lecture in the seminar: OVET AUKI STUDIOON.
  • Subject: Algorithmic Composing System: CALMUS An introduction to the programme and the theory behind the composing system.

 

1994 EMS Stockholm – Sweden

  • Lecture: Algorithmic Composing System: CALMUS, an introduction to the programme and the music composed with CALMUS.

 

1994 AVANTI summerfestival – Porvoo, Finland

  • Lecture: Algorithmic Composing System: CALMUS – An introduction to the programme and the theory behind the composing system.

 

1994 “DATA-gruppen” Conference (Nordiska Ministerraadet) – Helsingborg, Sweden

  • Demonstration and Lecture: Algorithmic Composing System: CALMUS – An introduction to the programme to be used as a teaching tool in composition and the music composed with CALMUS.

 

1994 ICMC Conference (International Computer Music Conference) – Aarhus, Denmark

  • Demonstration and Lecture: Algorithmic Composing System: CALMUS – An introduction to the programme to be used as a teaching tool in composition and the music composed with CALMUS.

 

1994 SIBELIUS AKATEMIA – Finland

  • Lecture: Algorithmic Composing System: CALMUS – An introduction to the programme and the music composed with CALMUS.

 

1993 Reykjavík College of Music – Iceland

  • Seminar and Workshop: Algorithmic Composing System: CALMUS – An introduction to the programme and the theory behind the composing system.

 

1991 Reykjavik College of Music – Iceland

  • Lecture at the Theory Department
  • Subjects:
  1. Algorithmic evaluation of chords according to tension.
  2. Comparison of chords according to colour.

 

1990 University of Iceland

  • The lecture was concerned with problems in ”Object Oriented” programming technique in computer music along with introduction to Le LISP and the “Object Oriented” programming language preFORM.
  • The second subject in this lecture was the use of Markov Chains in a computer music along with examples of using a Markov chain in computer music by translating the Icelandic language into music .