Joakim Sandgren was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1965. Between 1991 and 1998, after percussion studies programs at Ingesund's College of Music and the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Sandgren studied composition at the Royal College of Music. At RCM Sandgren served as assistant to professors Sven-David Sandström, Magnus Lindberg, and Pär Lindgren. In 2000 Sandgren completed the Composition et d’informatique musicale course at Ircam in Paris. In 2003 he presented his dea (a master degree) at Unversité Paris 8 in Paris where he now makes his home.

Since Geiger's March party became an October party instead, Sandgren will now finally premiere his new violin solo for Karin Hellqvist and electronics.
They will study and record the piece in the studios at EMS.


Photo by Sayoko Paris