Sten Hanson (Klövsjö, SE, 1936 – Stoccolma, SE, 2013)
The Swedish self-taught composer, Sten Hanson, was leader of the “Fylkingen” experimental group from 1968 and in charge of the Text-Sound Festivals which were held for many years. Sten Hanson has worked with experimental music, literature and art since the beginning of the 1960s, cultivating both instrumental, vocal and electroacoustic music for performance on radio and television. From an early stage he was aware of the importance of tape-recording techniques in the renewal and development of poetry’s resources. His works include electroacoustic pieces as well as instrumental and vocal compositions. From the end of the 1960s up to 1979, he worked essentially with electroacoustic music and created, with Lars-Gunnar Bodin, Åke Hodell, Bengt Emil Johnson, the theory and practice of a new aesthetic field: the electronic text-sound.