Born 1953, lives and works in Stockholm.
Lars Åkerlund is a composer and musician and started as a guitarist and studied in Spain and the State College of Music in Stockholm, where he also took the advanced electronic music course arranged in association with EMS. His teachers included Lars-Gunnar Bohlin and Rolf Engström. Åkerlund has composed exhibition and occasional music as well as giving concerts and workshops for schools under the auspices of Rikskonserter. His works include “Plunder fundi bomba”, a text-sound composition based on conversations recorded in an African village. The piece is processed by means of classical tape techniques and is sustained by an easy-going sense of humor which transcends the barriers of language.
Åkerlunds musical collaborations include working with Zbigniew Karkowski, Lars Ekström, Johan Söderberg, Jean-Louis Huhta, Dror Feiler, CM von Hausswolff, Sebastian Öberg, Henrik Strindberg, Leif Elggren and Kent Tankred, Flesh Quartet, Thitipol Kanteewong among others. He founded Lucky People Center (LPC) with Johan Söderberg and Sebastian Öberg and is the composer of the film music for ‘Il Capitano’ and ‘Their Frozen Dream’ by director Jan Troell. His Art projects include collaborations with
Ulf Rollof, Ann-Sofi Sidén, Mikael Pauli, Måns Müllner, Maria Heimer Åkerlund, and Petra Lindholm among others. His filmography includes films such as ”Monkey Business” (Swedish Television, SVT Drama) ”Harris” (Part of the LPC-film “Information is free”) ”Breakfast”, (Filmverkstan, Stockholm).
and ”Sonic: Obsessed by sound”.