Here you will find who does what in the festival organisation. Please get in touch if you have any questions. Göteborg Art Sounds is based in Gothenburg, Sweden.



Staffan Mossenmark

Swedish composer and sound artist Staffan Mossenmark is an often hired lecturer and leader of workshops at art, architect and design schools both in Sweden and internationally. A big part of his artistry and composing is the interest of our everyday sounds. By composing with sounds that you can easily recognize, he has managed to reach out to a general audience, outside the traditional music and culture audience. Staffan is also full professor at the Academy of Music and Drama, Göteborg University, Sweden. He has been the Artistic Director for the festival since 2009.



Staffan Svensson

Staffan Svensson, trumpet player and composer. Born 1963 in Falkenberg and living in Göteborg. Since last three decades frequently seen at the Scandinavian and the European stages for jazz and improvised music. In acoustic aswell as in electro-acoustic groups and also in interaction with contemporary classical music, choir music and modern dance.


Program Manager / Artistic Guest Curator

Anna Berit Asp Christensen

Anna Berit Asp Christensen is an artist and curator with strong roots in both classical and new music. Her activities are partly based on her past as a practising, classically trained musician, and partly related to comprehensive work on the theory and dissemination of music. Her practice is characterised by a constant investigation of the potential of experimental art music as well as its range and position on the contemporary art scene. Christensen’s work has displayed an impressive breadth in its knowledge of repertoire – also within various art forms ranging from art music and sound art to performance art, modern dance and concept art. This finds expression in her works, which mainly seek to link up with other art forms in order to place music in new perspectives. Typical of her is her ability to compose meetings, between musical genres as well as to get music to cohere as an unified genre compared to other art genres


Program Manager / Artistic Guest Curator

Peter Burton

Peter Burton is executive director of the Suoni Per Il Popolo, a leading experimental and avant garde music festival which is based in Montréal, Québec. The festival presents over one hundred and forty concerts and workshops annually by artists playing in a variety of styles such as New Music, Free Jazz, Free Improv, Avant Rock, Avant Folk, Noise, Sound Art, and Electronic.

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Program Manager / Artistic Guest Curator

Joost Fonteyne

Joost Fonteyne started to work at arts centre Limelight in 1988. He originally was responsible for the theatre program of the arts centre. But very soon he moved to festivals and music in particular. In 1996 he founded the festival for new music Happy New Ears. From 1999 onwards the festival incorporated sound art in its program. First with exhibitions titled Audioframes (2002-2004). Later (2005 onwards) the project Klinkende Stad gave a yearly selection of internationally acclaimed sound art projects. Happy New Ears was ended in 2009. In 2010 Joost Fonteyne founded the Flanders Festival Kortrijk in which sound art still holds an important place. Besides concerts the festival presents every year sound art exhibition, a.o. the first solo exhibtion of Bernhard Leitner. The festival also started a collection of sound walks under the title Listen to This.


Program Manager / Artistic Guest Curator

Lauren Pratt

Lauren Pratt is the CalArts Producer for Music at REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theatre) in downtown Los Angeles, and an in-house producer for many CalArts music events including the Wild Beast Concert Series. She coordinates the Music/Work program in the Herb Alpert School of Music, which provides individual advising for students and alumni, and work experience through: independent study and internships, access to industry professionals, the CalArts Music Source booking agency, the Student Music Producer program, and the CalArts Soundstream Showcase at the Troubadour. Executor of the James Tenney Estate, she recently helped coordinate the world premiere performance of Tenney's Changes: 64 Studies for 6 Harps in Los Angeles, and will be producing its studio recording for release in 2018. She is co-editor of Tenney's collection of essays From Scratch: Writings in Music Theory.

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