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Hans Sydow

The composer Hans Sydow often takes his starting-point in the area between poetry and music, and works with language as musical material. He makes a virtue out of mixing the traditions - pop and avant-garde, the catchy and the noisy. In 1998 the CD Glimtvis ("In Glimpses"), based on Tom Kristensen’s poetry, was released. In 1999 the work Entropy, in a revised version, won the electroacoustic music competition for young composers held by the National Arts Foundation. In 1999-2000 Hans Sydow received the National Arts Foundation’s two-year enterprise grant. Alongside his composing work he manages the sound art project Crossfield at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde.