Henrik Strindberg's music is focusing on rhythm and sound. He has had commissions for several international ensembles and has collaborated with excellent Swedish soloists, ensembles and orchestras. A number of works have been recorded and performed internationally. Strindberg received the big Christ Johnson Prize 2007 for Neptune's Field for orchestra, the Rosenberg Prize 2008 and a shared Swedish Grammis award 2010 for Timeline.
Etymology became a recommended work at Rostrum 1992 and later again by renewmusic.org. Within Trees was selected as CD of the year by three leading Swedish newspapers 2004. I Thought Someone Came was premiered by The New Juilliard Ensemble led by Joel Sachs in Alice Tully Hall, New York 2004 and performed at the Stockholm New Music festival and at Ircam in Paris 2005. Cut Sections.Time Freezes opened the MoMA Summergarden 2006 series in New York. Strindberg’s music has been performed in Asia, Australia, Europe and in the USA. The 5th String for solo violin had a snaek premiere in New York 2011 before the official premiere at the Ultima Festival in Oslo. Neptune’s Field opened the Nordic Music Days Festival 2011 in Reykjavik. Het Nieuw Ensemble, The New Juilliard Ensemble, Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin, Cikada and The San Francisco Contemporary Music Players are some of the international ensembles that has premiered or performed music by Henrik Strindberg.
Born in 1954 in Kalmar, Sweden. As a young man Strindberg was a founding memeber of the progressive rock group Ragnarök who’s first album from 1976 was re-released in South Korea 1996 and in Japan 2011. Ragnarök has reunited and the new cd “Path” was very well received when released on a French label 2009. Ragnarök did a Japan tour 2011.
Henrik Strindberg studied composition at the Royal University College of Music in Stockholm. He studied with Iannis Xenakis in Delphi 1985 and did the Stage d’informatique musicale at Ircam in Paris 1995. Strindberg is teaching composition at the Gotland School of Music Composition and is a member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Music.