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Jonatan Sersam

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Jonatan Sersam is a Swedish composer and performer who lives and works in Malmö. He was born 1986 in Lövestad. Sersam studied composition at the Malmö Academy of Music from 2008 to 2017 with Luca Francesconi, Rolf Martinsson and Kent Olofsson among others. He also studied in Bologna (Italy) with G.P Luppi and Francesco Carluccio and in Graz (Austria) with Beat Furrer. His work list contains a wide variety of forms and ensembles, ranging from large orchestras to solo instruments, and electronic music either independent or written for dance or paintings. Sersam's music has been performed internationally at MAMBO in Bologna by ZeroCrediti and Francesco La Licata, by the duo Dillon/Torquati (IT), by Ensemble FontanaMix (IT), at the Dark Music Days in Reykjavik by Elektra Ensemble, in churches and concert halls in San Francisco and Los Angeles, and by Notus Wind Ensemble in London at the Royal Academy of Music. In Sweden his music is often performed, recently by Malmö Symphony Orchestra, the Kreutzer Quartet (UK) POING trio (NO), Ruido Vermelho (POR/IT), Musica Vitae (SWE), Norrköping Symphony Orchestra (SWE) and others. Sersam has been finalist in the ALEA III Composition Competition in 2016 in Boston with the piece VINDÖGA for five bassoons, marimba, piano and double bass. His music is mainly characterized by vivid rhythmical structures, wide use of color and sudden texture changes.