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Morten Riis   (Born 1980)


Morten Riis (b. 1980) holds a masters degree in electronic music composition from The Royal Academy of Music, and is currently on a joint PhD scholarship between Information and Media Studies at The University of Aarhus, and The Royal Academy.

Besides his academic work he is a very active sound artist having received numerous grants and commissions, released several albums, played numerous concerts and exhibited sound installations in Denmark, England, France, Germany and China.

Common for all of Morten Riis's artistic endeavours is a fascination of working on the limits of what is technological possible when finding new sound material. Pushing computers to their limits to obtain an aesthetic that emphasizes the imperfections of modern technology.

In his recent work Riis tries to implement the notion of programmability, control and execution - the fundamentals of electronic and computer music, into a physical mechanical context in an attempt to search for the elementary elements of digital control.

Live Dates

27/04/2013   Headphone Commute

DIEM 25 Anniversary
"Fans of early electronica will enjoy."
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11/10/2012   MusicWeb International

DIEM 25 Anniversary
"This is something which stimulates and educates.", "If you want to know what happened in Denmark after the Yamaha DX7 was relegated to a dusty cupboard, this is a hot place to find out."
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03/10/2012   Gramophone

DIEM 25 Anniversary
"An intelligently conceived musical idea is served by technology."
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04/10/2010   DR P2

DR P2 Prize 2010 – Lyt til Nyt Release of the Year Nominee

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Electronic Music Produced at DIEM 1987-2012
Electronic Music Produced at DIEM 1987-2012

CD 8.226559-60 (2012)

A cavalcade of electronic works created over 25 years by a wide selection of Danish composers at the Danish Institute for Electronic Music.

Voigt-Lund, Riis, C.W. Christensen, Holmen, Steen-Andersen, Christensen

CD 8.226530 (2010)

String quartet meets electronica - the result is effortless, virtuoso and colourful music

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