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Pipe Organs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Per-Erik Rosqvist Sep 29, 2008. 11 Replies

Composers University?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patrik Ohlsson Sep 27, 2008. 6 Replies

Piano Etude

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patrik Ohlsson Sep 25, 2008. 7 Replies


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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical in the styles of: Arvo Pärt, James Macmillan, Rachmaninov, Mozart, Bach, Louis Vierne and many many more.
Is music your main income source?
Sort Of - Music Related
Where do you live?
In a flat
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
I'm a young classical composer from Sweden.

patrikohlsson (at) live (do) se

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Fredrick zinos replied to Patrik Ohlsson's discussion Contemporary Death Drain Twirl in the group Musical Scholars Group
"I suspect that economics rears its head, ugly or otherwise. In the 20th /21st century the music director of X symphony not only has to perform competently s/he has to fill the concert hall with people who will pay to be there. That means the…"
Aug 30, 2010
Patrik Ohlsson posted songs
May 30, 2010
Kristofer Emerig replied to Patrik Ohlsson's discussion Contemporary Death Drain Twirl in the group Musical Scholars Group
"Agreed. The present day emphasis on comparison of a musical composition to perceived historical paradigms, ie, the pretense of evaluating the value of a particular composition based solely or primarily on its apparent distance from (or adherence to)…"
May 18, 2010
Tyler Hughes replied to Patrik Ohlsson's discussion Contemporary Death Drain Twirl in the group Musical Scholars Group
"There are too many factors to really find blame to new music for the decline in new music concerts. A few of the factors are as followed: The rise of a Youth culture and popular music. The increase interest in the past during the romantic period…"
Mar 5, 2010
henk alkema left a comment for Patrik Ohlsson
"That is a wonderful way to put it. Thanks for that. Be well, henk alkema"
Mar 3, 2010
Patrik Ohlsson left a comment for henk alkema
"Thank you Henk. I really like your music too, very cinematic but not obvious. Interesting harmonies, very expressive. Tonal with a modal touch, a sun-coated dark like with an eclipse. /Patrik"
Mar 3, 2010
henk alkema left a comment for Patrik Ohlsson
"I like your music, henk alkema"
Nov 28, 2009

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Symphony Nr. 2 - 3rd Movement

Posted on April 18, 2009 at 7:27am 0 Comments

Sensu Communi

An atonal piece inspired by Schoenbergs 12 tone method. For simplicity most of the piece is in 12/8th rythm.

Three solo woodwinds and lots of percussion.

Playing on the "common sense" as something vague and an idea fractured by personal/egoistic views of the matter.

In that chaotic forum of thoughts it is forgotten that the only good is what leads to the good of everyone without letting anyone suffer on the way there. A truth that cuts… Continue

Symphony Nr. 2

Posted on April 9, 2009 at 4:00pm 0 Comments


I was working on a piece not really meant for anything but itself. It started to take structure and I created a collective mass from the notes being rendered out of pure imagination.

It was an orchestral work but it didn't fit with the picture of the three finished pieces of my first symphony. Instead of being figurative, it was more about the light and darkness of the notes. It was not impressionistic because it wasn't purely texture based like Debussy's… Continue

LC 2nd Movement

Posted on March 27, 2009 at 4:04pm 0 Comments

I've now completed the 2nd movement for my first symphony.
It's a 9 minute long work for orchestra and organ. With solo violin and solo flute.

Technical problems

Posted on February 25, 2009 at 2:30pm 1 Comment

Due to technical problems (probably mp3 compression settings), I deleted all my uploaded pieces. When playing my pieces in IE there's a loud white noise. Reported this to Merrit but haven't got an answer yet. With this I will upload some new pieces (Leningrad Clarinet 2 and 3) and perhaps skip some older pieces.

Edit: The error was indeed in compression: By standard I export in highest bitrate and khz for mp3 which in cubase is 320 kbit/s and 48 khz. I've had some previous… Continue

The Leningrad Clarinet - 2nd Movement

Posted on December 30, 2008 at 6:12am 0 Comments

This is on it's way up. I've composed over 6 minutes already. It's still missing an ending and the percussion section. The tempo in general is largo with some variation. I've also decided to include an organ in the latter part of the piece since it fits the mood of the movement. For this I used the PMI Barouque Organ and intergrated it with the EWQL samples using Altiverb.

The piece is practically based on simple melodies tied to more complex harmonies with some interesting rythmical… Continue

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At 10:54am on March 3, 2010, henk alkema said…
That is a wonderful way to put it. Thanks for that. Be well, henk alkema
At 8:27am on November 28, 2009, henk alkema said…
I like your music, henk alkema
At 8:47am on August 20, 2009, Fredrick zinos said…
Sure, take a listen and I'll even provide the airsickness bags. I've got a new piece "American Songs" that I will send to you by email if you trust me with that data. just ping me at and I'll send it over.

As far as depth goes, I don't pretend to have any profound messages or knowledge of much of anything.. which you will hear in "American Songs"
At 6:41pm on August 19, 2009, Fredrick zinos said…
I don't think any of us can really judge with objectivity, what we produce. We carry too much baggage. We may be like the parent of someone who becomes famous. We don't see them as famous, we just remember changing their diapers.

I understand what you are saying about the "content." It is much to be sought after. For me, if there is a single objective it is clarity, which may be why I liked the piece I did more than some of the others (though, to be fair I don't pretend to "get it" on one hearing).

Anyway, what I heard is damn good writing. Keep it up.
At 8:50am on August 19, 2009, Fredrick zinos said…
I very much enjoyed your piece for organ and strings. I will certainly listen to more later.
At 6:26am on March 28, 2009, Deborah Young said…
I'm listening to the second movement of your symphony. Wow! (Perhaps I'll have more detailed comments later). Nice production work. I'm new to production. I hope to some day have software that enables me to produce such polished work.

I will be back to listen to more!
At 1:40am on March 3, 2009, Doug Lauber said…
...ochy horosho.
At 1:39am on March 3, 2009, Doug Lauber said…
Thank you for your kind comments on my page. I will probably do more work with stronger leading melodies.
At 11:45pm on March 1, 2009, Doug Lauber said…
I enjoy your compositions. Your virtual orchestra sounds good. I think I understand your feelings about the poor in Minsk. I've been to Ukraine twice and there are similar conditions.
At 11:09pm on December 20, 2008, Fernando Vazquez said…
Excellent music...very well written. What software are you using for your symphonic pieces?

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