The music of Ida Lundén has a wide range of expressions: e.g. the exploring of sound and new ways of playing in pieces like Vingring and Susa Donker Low, inspiration, soundwise and rhythmical from other forms of music like Finnish tango in Halusin (I wanted), African wind-music in Boom-choff-leuit and performance-based solo pieces like Han (Him) and Spänst åt alla (Vigour to everyone).
Something that over the years has become more and more important is a close collaboration with musicians when writing a new piece. For instance in Murghi Utha she wrote a piece for the duo Jonny Axelsson and Ivo Nilsson that has resulted in music for a film; ”Transire”, and Murghi Utha for selfconstructed synthesizers, trombone, percussion and five co-players. In the radio play R she collaborated with the poet and musician Pär Thörn to create an aural fantasy over the letter R.

Her music training has been long and thorough, both as a musician, teacher and composer. Pianostudies in jazz and improvisation at the School of Music and Music Education, Göteborg University and studies in music composition with a.o. Sven-David Sandström at Gotland School of Music Composition, Pär Lindgren and Bent Sörensen at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and Mathias Spahlinger, University of Music in Freiburg, Germany. Between 2004-2005 she held a scholarship at KunstForumHellerau, Dresdner Zentrum für zeitgenössische Musik and 2006 she was artist in residence and received the Omega award at Visby International Center for Composers. 2011-2013 she was Composer in Residence at the Swedish Radio P2.
Ida Lundén is a frequent keyboard player and performer in the fields of improvised music, avant pop and other experimental music. She collaborates with artists, film makers and dancers and has played regularly in the groups Ludd, (with percussionist Lise-Lotte Norelius), Syntjuntan and Konatus (with a.o. Dror Feiler).

Full CV

With a background in jazz music Ida Lundén (b. 1971) started studying composition in 1996. Ida Lundén is a frequent keyboard player and performer in the fields of improvised music, avant pop and other experimental music. She collaborates with artists, film makers and dancers and plays regularly in the groups Syntjuntan, Ludd and Konatus. In her music she often emphasizes on the investigation of sounds and playing techniques which can be heard clearly in for instance „Vingring“ (preparated guitar & violin) and „Bell with micro“ (Cow bells, water & CD). During 2011-2013 she was composer in residence at Swedish Radio P2.

1987-89 Hvitfeldtska gymnasiet, Göteborg, musicstudies.
1989-90 Ingesund’s folkhighschool, Arvika, music course.
1990-95 MFA in Music Education. School of music and musicology at the University of Göteborg
1996-98 Gotland school of Music Composition, Visby. Studies with prof. Sven-David Sandström.
1998-2002 MFA in Music Composition Royal college of Music, Stockholm. (composition and electroacoustic studies with Lars Ekström, Fredrik Hedelin, Lars-Erik Rossell, Pär Lindgren, Bent Sörensen and Bill Brunson.)
2001-2002 Staatliche Hochschule für Musik, Freiburg, Germany. Composition studies with prof. Matthias Spahlinger and electroacoustics with prof. Messias Maiguashka.
2002-2005 Postgraduate Diploma in Music Composition Royal college of Music, Stockholm.

Adlerbertska stipendiefonden (1994)
Fernströmska fonden (1998)
Fredrika-Bremer-Förbundet (1999)
Erasmus rese/studiestipendium (2001)
Sleipnir resestipendium (2003)
Kungl. Musikhögskolans stipendium (2003)
Musik Stipendium, Konstforum Hellerau, Dresden (2004-2005)
Arbetsstipendium, konstnärsnämnden (2006, 2009)
Artist in Residence, VICC, Visby (2006, 2007)
Studiestipendium, KMA, Kungl. Musikaliska Akademien (2006)
FST, Föreningen Svenska Tonsättare (2007)
Stockholm Stads Kulturstipendium (2010)

Selected Works:

Grenvarv– a musical walk in Pildammsparken, Malmö. A cooperation between landscape architects, visual artists, composers and musicians.
Traktorbiblioteket–suite for windquintet and percussion.
Concerto for playground – together with Åse Ekström (daycare children plays following a score. In Almedalen, Visby)
Ett sorts omelett– An amplified making of an omelett mixed with tape, overhead projection and egg slicer.
MU– a musical happening. A happening in Palmhuset in Trädgårdsföreningen, Göteborg with choir, clarinet, parrots and soundinstallations.
Lilla p – (fl, vln, vlc, pi). Composed for The Peärls Before Swine Experience.
Klogolk – (3 rec, harpsichord)
Dínana/dánana – (15 strings; 5,4,3,2,1) Composed for Chamber Orchestra Musica Vitae, Växjö.
Ibland är man glad, fast lite ledsen (sound installation)
Schfstr – (2 Cb)
Vingring – (gtr, vln) Commissioned by Mårten Falk.
Dadodado – (gtr solo)
Koka med micro – (amplified electric kettle and live electronics)
Bell with micro – (Bells, objects, water, cd and live electronics)
Han – (Artur Eriksson, electric organ, live electronics)
Pumpa med micro – (hand driven water pumps, water, plastic containers and live electronics)
Spänst åt alla – (HKH Princess Birgitta, arm chair and live electronics)
Sorgla – (Saxophone quartet for Stockholms Saxofonkvartett)
12345 – (gtr solo)
Hosszù eltav – (sopr, trpt, piano; composed for Budapest Autumn Festival 2004)
la Gondola – for ensemble Feed (samarbete musiker/tonsättare, konstnärsnämnden, 2005)
Halusin – (sopr, bar, vln, vla, acc, perc)
Boom-Choff-Leuit – (amplified flute quartet with 6-8 assisting musicians)
Bon Passé – (three pianos)
Rrrp! – (commissioned by Rikskonserter, the Foundation Concerts Sweden, for Pärlor för Svin. Fl, pi, vln, vlc)
Bakgrundsljus – (commissioned by Musik i Gävleborg for Idka, Gävle. A sound and light concert with custom made instruments and electronics)
Trubba – (Tuba and electronics, Recorded by C/Y contemporary on Electric Tuba)
Hlp – (Flute solo and electronics. Commissioned by Anna Svensdotter)
Skorrvor – (Guitar quartet and custom made electronics. samarbete musiker/tonsättare, konstnärsnämnden)
Himmelschlüsselblumen (Guitar and recorder. Commissioned by Duo E.N.D.E.; Patrik Karlsson & Katarina Widell)


as composer
Krock – Krock
Syntjuntan – Syntjuntan
Syntjuntan – The Early Years
Mats Bergström – DadoDado
Mårten Falk – Eclectic Guitar Experience
Anna Svensdotter – Alpha Waves

as musician
Johanna Billing – You don’t love me yet (also producer)
Konatus – Baruch
Balroynigress – Dress the ship in black
Frida Hyvönen – Silence is wild
saralunden – Turn me over to the devil, I will sun and spring you down, Sweet sweet sweet the beat, This is not desire, All songs are sad songs
Chihuahua – Extra everything
the Plan – Walk For Gold
Blood Music – Sing A Song Fighter
Puppet Masters – Midnight Graffiti
Ombudsman – Ombudsman
Balroynigress – Dress the ship in black


Syntjuntan (Synth trio with Lise-Lotte Norelius and Ann Rosén)
Ludd (improvisation duo with Lise-Lotte Norelius
Konatus (improvisation quartet with Dror Feiler, Niklas Korsell och David Linnros,

Film and theatre:
Music for Transire a film by Jöns Mellgren.
Music for Hasse och Rune på semester by Åsa Kentros and Frilansteatern
Music for Mitt liv som detektiv (My life as a detective) by Malin Axelsson
Marina and the monster (musical theatre for children written and composed together with Jenny Willén)
Musicarrangements for the films Deadly Boring and Hon är död by Sara Lundén/Henry Moore Selder.
Musiccoach/musician/composer in En sång för Martin by Bille August.
Musiccoach in Underbara älskade by Johan Brisinger

Board of FST (the Society of Swedish Composers)
Board of Konstnärsnämnden (the Swedish Arts Grants Committee )
Board of STIM (the Swedish Performing Rights Society)
Member of the EMS-council