Ralph Lundsten

Ralph Lundsten

Ralph Lundsten is a Swedish composer of electronic music, as well as a film director, artist and author.

He was born in 1936 in Ersnäs, in northern Sweden, and now lives in Nacka on the outskirts of Stockholm, still close to the forest and the sea. His home is Castle Frankenburg, dating from 1878, a wooden fairytale mansion which also houses his famous picture and electronic music studio Andromeda.

Since 1959 he has lived an independent life, creating his own personal musical language, and preparing original films and exhibitions. With his wide-ranging, cross-cultural artistic activities, Ralph Lundsten has had – and still has – considerable cultural significance. Every day his music is played all over the world. His song "Out in the Wide World" serves as the signature tune for Radio Sweden International broadcasts – a sort of "national anthem" – making Ralph Lundsten more than ever Sweden's musical voice worldwide.

During the 1950's Ralph Lundsten built his own electronic musical instruments and was one of the first pioneers in this field.

Albums

* 1966 – Dokumentation 1 (Elektronmusikstudion)
* 1967 – MUMS (Musik under miljoner stjärnor)
* 1968 – Elektronisk musik (with Leo Nilson)
* 1969 – Tellus. Fågel Blå
* 1969 – Svit för elektroniskt dragspel. Energy for biological computer
* 1970 – Erik XIV och Ristningar
* 1970 – Ölskog
* 1971 – Gustav III. Nattmara (Nightmare)
* 1972 – Fadervår (Ourfather)
* 1973 – Strömkarlen: Nordisk natursymfoni nr 1 (The Water Sprite: Nordic Nature Symphony No. 1)
* 1973 – Skräck och skratt, resor i okända världar
* 1975 – Shangri-La
* 1975 – Johannes och huldran: Nordisk natursymfoni nr 2 (Johannes and the Lady of the Woods: Nordic Nature Symphony No. 2)
* 1976 – Cosmic Love
* 1977 – Ralph Lundsten’s Universe
* 1978 – Discophrenia
* 1979 – Alpha Ralpha Boulevard
* 1980 – Paradissymfonin (Paradise Symphony)
* 1981 – En midvintersaga: Nordisk natursymfoni nr 3 (A Midwinter Saga: Nordic Nature Symphony No. 3)
* 1982 – The New Age
* 1983 – En sommarsaga: Nordisk natursymfoni nr 4 (A Summer Saga: Nordic Nature Symphony No. 4)/Pop Age
* 1984 – Trolltagen: Nordisk natursymfoni nr 5 (Bewitched: Nordic Nature Symphony No. 5)/Dreamscape
* 1985 – Välkommen (contains The Ages of Man)
* 1986 – Fantasia by Starlight – 星夜幻想 (CD/LP/cassette published in Japan)
* 1986 – The Dream Master
* 1990 – Johannes och huldran (Max von Sydow reads Gustav Sandgren's story "Johannes och huldran", accompanied by Lundstens music)
* 1992 – Drömmarnas landsk

* 1993 – Nordic Light
* 1994 – The Joy of Being
* 1995 – In Time and Space
* 1996 – Inspiration (EMI Classic)
* 1996 – Årstiderna: Nordisk natursymfoni nr 7 (The Seasons: Nordic Nature Symphony No. 7)
* 2002 – En själens vagabond (A Vagabond of the Soul)
* 2004 – På drömda stigar (Pathways of the Mind)
* 2005 – Like the wind my longing – Classic pearls 1972–2004 by Ralph Lundsten
* 2007 – Ut i vida världen (Out in the Wide World: Symphonia Linnæi, Out in the Wide World, In the early Days of Summer, Song of the Mermaids, A Summer Saga (first performance))
* 2007 – Lovetopia
* 2008 – Electronic Music from the 60s and 70s by Ralph Lundsten

External links

* [http://www.andromeda.se/ Andromeda Studio] – Official web site (in Swedish).


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