Musical Fields Forever

MusicalFieldsForever is a group of Artists and also a Project. The members have diverse artistic backgrounds within music, industrial design, interaction design, but share the use of Networking models and the Computer as their major working tool and material. They also share a vision for the democratic potential of these technologies.

The project is to explore new forms of expression in interactive media by creating open, audio-tactile art installations. They call their installations musical fields. A musical field is open for co-creation on many different levels, both on a material level, musically as well as open for diverse interpretations. Therefore a musical field can be open for different movements and actions like seeing, creating music individually and for collaboration between many people. A musical field can be open for the co-creator so that he can change between different roles and interpretations over time, just to mention some meanings of openness. The consequence of openness is therefore a hybridisation between the audience and designer-composer. The democratic potential is that everybody can become a co-creator, on his or her personal level of interaction, expertise and engagement.

Members of the group MusicalFieldsForever are Anders-Petter Andersson, Birgitta Cappelen, and Fredrik Olofsson. They have worked together since 2000 when they met at the Swedish Interactive Institute. The group has exhibited their artworks in places such as the MusicMakers event in Berlin, Ogaki Biennale at IAMAS in Japan, ICA in London (Institute of Contemporary Art), Rooseum in Malmö, Sweden (Centre for Contemporary Art), House of Culture in Stockholm, Sweden, Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde, Denmark, House of Culture in Hässleholm, Sweden, Designåret/Design Year H05 in Helsingborg, Sweden, DogA (Center for Design and Architecture) in Oslo, Contemporary Music and Art festival in Växjö, Sweden and Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm.

Interactive Art Installations:

searching voices


spring '16 - MFF exhibits Polly at schools, dks, Norway

Recent Activity:

18 nov '15 - MFF exhibits Polly, Health in Collaboration, Kristianstad University, Sweden

oct '15 - MFF workshop, Vitalising Welfare Technology, AHO

5 aug '15 - MFF presents 2 papers at the NMTC2015 in Oslo

29 may '15 - MFF exhibits Polly World, at Arts Council Norway

14-17 apr '15 - MFF exhibits Polly World, at Art and Design Hall HiOA, Oslo

Strainings gif animation

7 mar-7 apr '15 - MFF Polly workshop, at HKDI, Hong Kong

10 dec '14- MFF RHYME book release, NMH , Oslo

nov '14 - MFF user tests Polly, Oslo, Hässleholm

30 jun - 3 jul '14 - MFF presents paper at NIME2014, London

27-29 jun '14 - MFF presents paper at ESSA2014 Copenhagen

16 jun '14 - MFF pilot tests of Polly, Oslo

17-24 feb '14 - MFF development workshop, Oslo

8-9 nov '13 - MFF presents paper at Music for All, Helsinki

2 jul '13 - MFF presents 2 papers at Include 2013, Hong Kong

28 may '13 - MFF presents paper at NIME2013, Korea

2 nov '12 - MFF sensorial and musical interaction workshop exhibition, AHO , Oslo, Norway

26 oct '12 - MFF member A-P Andersson defends PhD thesis at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden

24 oct '12 - MFF presents paper at Music Technology Days, Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo

14 sep '12 - MFF exhibits at MusicMakers, Prince Charles, Berlin

2-9 aug '12 - MFF development workshop IV, Baldringe, Sweden

16-20 jul '12 - MFF development workshop III, Baldringe, Sweden

13 jul '12 - MFF presents paper at ICCHP2012 conference in Linz, Austria

3-23 mar '12 - MFF tests new Musicking Tangibles in the research project RHYME in Oslo, Norway

28-30 nov '11 - MFF presents paper at Ambience'11 conference, Borås, Sweden

4 nov '11 - MFF music interaction and e-textile workshop exhibition, AHO/KhiO, Oslo, Norway

6-25 aug '11 - MFF development workshop II, Baldringe, Sweden

1-8 jul '11 - MFF development workshop I, Baldringe, Sweden

30 may - 1 jun '11 - MFF exhibits, presents paper at NIME2011 conference, Oslo, Norway

29-31 may '11 - MFF presents paper at Nordes2011 conference, Helsinki, Finland

17-19 may '11 - MFF presents paper at IMAC2011 conference, re-new2011 digital arts festival, Copenhagen, Denmark

4 feb '11 - MFF starts 5 yrs research project RHYME in Oslo, Norway

11-22 oct '10 - MFF gives workshop in e-textiles with students, designers and artists from AHO and KHIO, Oslo, Norway

23-25 sep '10 - MFF presents at SoundActs Conference in Aarhus, Denmark

14-18 jun '10 - MFF sound furniture workshop at NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano, Italy

30 apr '10 - MFF gets funding, as part of the RHYME project, from the Norwegian Research Council

28-30 sep '09 - MFF exhibits interactive installation Searching Voices at ISCM, World New Music Days, Växjö, Sweden

30 aug - 1 sep '09 - MFF exhibits at Engaging Artifacts, Nordes 09, Oslo, Norway

24-26 jun '09 - MFF exhibits and present poster at pHealth 2009, Oslo, Norway

7-11 jun '09 - MFF music furniture workshop at NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano, Italy

13-14 feb '09 - MFF workshop and exhibits at konst med alla sinnen, Stockholm

6-7 feb '09 - MFF workshop and exhibits at konst med alla sinnen, Stockholm

12 dec '08 - MFF presents at Kristianstad University

22-23 oct '08 - MFF exhibits, presents paper at Audio Mostly 08 in Piteå, Sweden

26-27 sep '08 - MFF exhibits at CoMA Festival in Växjö, Sweden

19-24 sep '08 - MFF exhibits at Ogaki Biennale in Japan

8 aug '08 - MFF presents paper at 15th Nordic Congress in Musicology in Oslo, Norway

2-3 jun '08 - MFF presents paper at Ambience08 in Borås, Sweden

24 may '08 - MFF exhibits at Half Machine in Copenhagen

9 may '08 - MFF exhibits at m12 in Berlin

24 apr '08 - MFF presents at the Department of Musicology, Gothenburg University

17 jan '08 - Orfi at Art's Birthday Party. Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm, Sweden

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