Biography

Award winning composer and artist Lisa Nordström started releasing music with internationally acclaimed electronic duo Midaircondo in the early 2000s. Her creative base is in Göteborg, Sweden. After a degree in classical music, Nordström went on to exploring electronic instruments, sound art and improvisation which has led her all the way to being awarded the Guldbaggen Award (Swedish Academy Award) for “Best Original Score” 2022 and is currently nominated for a Camille Award 2022 in the “Best Score for a Feature Documentary” category. Both resulted by her work on the critically acclaimed documentary Children of the Enemy.

Other awards includes being selected as Composer of the year by SKAP – The Swedish Society of Songwriters, Composers and Authors among others.

Nordström’s radiophonic composition Engram (featuring Marian Gold , Alphaville) was commissioned by Swedish Radio and was also Swedens contribution to Palma Ars Acustica – EBU and Prix Italia.

Nordström has released twelve full length albums and she also appears on numerous of collaborative albums. Nordström has toured extensively all over the world and her work has been presented at festivals like Sónar, Sonar Sound Tokyo, Mutek Festival, Molde Jazzfestival and Berlin Music Week among others. Nordström has also been touring with José González, Matmos, The Soundtrack of Our Lives among others. 

Nordström premiered her music documentary Sonica Sequence at the CPH:DOX documentary film festival in 2017. In the film, Nordström travels with her electronic instruments to Cuba, Japan, Cyprus, Lebanon and Indonesia to let improvised music form the basis of her encounter with musicians she never met before in site specific sessions. 

Nordström recently finished the score for the Bulgarian feature film The Good Driver by Tonislav Hristov. She previousely scored Andrea Östlund’s film Majken, based on a story by John Ajvide Lindqvist (Border). 

Commercial work includes a live score performed with a symphonic orchestra for the cinematic campaign Symfonisk, a collaboration between IKEA and SONOS.  She also has created original music for brands like Polestar, KIA, Geely, Volvo and H&M.

In September 2022 Nordström premieres her new audiovisual piece Biome at the Göteborg Concert Hall. The piece is inspired by research in Soundscape Ecology and performed by Nordström and a chamber ensemble in a surround sound setting with the ceiling as film screen. 

Lisa Nordström works in a wide spectrum of genres: improvisation, electronic music, contemporary classical, defragmented pop and experimental sound art. The music ranges from live improvised experimental music to complex structured music compositions. Nordström uses electronic sounds, field recordings, voice and acoustic instruments such as bass flute and sounding objects to create her layered and intricate sound worlds. Her work is marked by a unique and personal approach to mixing organic and electronic sounds, often in interaction with the space, the audience and a site specific situation.