Prof William Brunson

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Kungliga Musikhögskolan, SWE


William Brunson (1953) is professor of electroacoustic music and studio director at The Royal College of Music in Stockholm (KMH). He is best known for his electroacoustic music, which has been widely performed. Awards include the Bourges competition, Luigi Russolo Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, The emsPrize and Alpha Award (VICC). His music has been released on several cds including the portrait Movies for Your Ears.

Brunson has lived in Sweden since 1980. He acted as artistic director at Fylkingen (1982-1987) and has worked for the Swedish Radio, Sveriges Television and Royal Swedish Opera as a freelance. He holds degrees from Dartmouth College (English, BA) and Columbia University (Music composition, MA) and is currently researching intermedial approaches to narrativity in electroacoustic De Montfort University.

Brunson is currently Principal Investigator, together with Dr. Henrik Frisk, in the project Presence and Virtuality: Seamless Performance Spaces funded by the Knut och Alice Wallenberg Foundation which is dedicated to the design and implementation of an advanced digital infrastructure for six new control rooms, three recording studios and five performance spaces. One concert hall in particular, conceived as a dual laboratory and performance space for immersive sound and images, will feature a system of up to 45.4 loudspeakers in a periphonic configuration with comprehensive image projection capabilities. A smaller dome (13.2) has also been integrated in a control room. Further, a long term research agreement between Genelec Oy and KMH will bring both artistic and scientific aspects to bear on immersive audio practices and techniques. 


Speculations 2: Supporting Materials



Brunson, Bill, and Henrik Frisk. Building For The Future: Research And Innovation In KMH’S New Facilities. SMC Conference, Stockholme: 2014. 10-11.