All posts by Per Boysen

Paris Twice! :-)

Last year’s poster
In spring 2018 I will go to Paris to make music on two occasions. June 1-2-3 is the Paris Spring Loops #2 festival. International performers from all over the world will gather to create music utilizing live looping techniques and a small side tour, stretching into Germany, is also planned. Myself, I will be using a Chapman Stick and a black floor-box containing my self-designed meta-instrument of interactive electronics. With these two tools I will make instrumental music based on the following criteria:

1. Cut-up techniques, as in “live musique concrète”.
2. Scandinavian folk music, dark and melancholic.
3. Classical music.
4. Improvisational “jazz” attitude.
5. Psalms with a northern vibe.

But I will also go to Paris already in mid-February for just a few concerts. The idea first came up when my beloved Charlotte Riessen was invited to display her visual art at Grand Palais, Salon Dessin. I have loved her art from the first painting I saw, experiencing each piece as a portal offering a look into a parallel world. And of course, the temptation to make myself a transponder for each world’s natural sound environment soon grew massive! So I suggested coming along to play music around the exhibition. The idea caught on well with the Swedish pavilion admin and I started to book other concerts in Paris for the rest of the week (gotta eat n sleep indoors, you know :-).

I will play at the Grand Palais, by the Swedish booth, on Thursday 15th at 15:00.

Two other concerts are due on February 17 (Espace en Cours, 56 Rue de la Réunion, 19:00) and on February 18 (Église suédoise de Paris, 9 Rue Médéric, 17:00).

At Espace en Cours, on the 17th, experimentation is a keyword for the entire event. Several acts will perform during the night. Formally, it is a teaser for the upcoming Spring Loops #2 Festival, but I will attend as part of a collaborative installation with Charlotte Riessen. Her Dollhouse images and my live noise may breed or clash on stage and, hopefully, the audience will be led through many exciting portals that night.

At Église Suédoise, five o’clock on Sunday 18the February, there will be me, and my Chapman Stick, performing the church music program that has grown popular in Swedish summer church music programming.

Cité Voltaire

Concert in Italy

I’m happy to be representing Sweden at the International Live Looping festival hosted by Italy’s big music product fair The Music Wall on Sept 18th 2016. I have streamlined my live electronics meta instrument for this concert and will be fronting it with a Chapman Stick, an Alto Traverse Flute and whatever noise the mic may pick up.
Randolf Arriola, Bernhard Wagner, Fabio Anile

It feels very good being able to go and play this concert because lately I have been forced to turn down so many exciting requests for economic reasons. I used to struggle to remain an amateur musician so I would be free to lose money on travelling to play festivals that are amazingly cool but economically poor. However, today I’m a pro and forced to accept and adapt to the fact that I often make more money by simply playing out in public on my own back street. This negative side effect of professionalism does of course not include big and established festivals, like North Sea Jazz etc.



“Something has been missing in Stockholm’s progressive nightlife and I’m here to fix that! I want to start a meeting place to show the best underground scene acts that play Electronic Music live. It’s gonna be pure passion about electronic music performed on stage with great lights and big sound :-) If you love Big massive soundscapes, Tech-House, Deep House, Drum/Base/Techno:-) Come and enjoy my ride and just dance all night long…!!”

// Tech-Head.

July 3
19:00 (7 pm)

Vieille Montagne
Söder Mälarstrand kajplats 15

SEK 100:- at the door, Cash or Card.
Facebook event page


19:00 —> PER BOYSEN
Per Boysen has performed many shows around Asia, Europe and the US – both as a solo performer, in duets and with ensembles. Appearances in general public areas as well as at world famous institutions like the Swedish Norberg Festival, Présences Électronique in Paris and the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam. He is also active as a media music composer, having produced recordings in several surround sound formats, mixed records for bands and creative remixing for special record label releases.

erdem_and_per_smallWith the Alto Flute and Chapman Stick in focus, Boysen performs simultaneously playing the self-designed electronic meta-instrument that allows instant found-sound cut-up, bringing the classic Musique Concrète methods into the digital era.

“Among the many festival highlights was Swedish guitarist and flute/wood-wind player Per Boysen’s Jon Hassell-like soundscapes”
(Guitar Player Magazine, USA)

20:00 —> I AWAKE
Stockholm based ambient downtempo producer Thomas Huttenlocher aka I AWAKE follows up his digital Ep release [ Birth ] with a full length album [ The Core ]iawake
Built as a journey of audio neural beauty through organic microcosms, electronic vortexes, deep, tribal beats and vast soundscapes, the album takes us on a pilgrimage of sounds, with scents of parallel lives, glimpses of the future and overlapping, coexisting dimensions.

A superfine blend of psychedelic spurs, groovy bass lines and catchy melodies composed with the collaboration of Krister Linder, Fredrik Lundberg, Tara Devi and Planet Boelex. As a film soundtrack producer, I AWAKE is one of the key figures of Ghostfriend, a Swedish underground movement of creators with a “peculiar devotion to the present and strong love for the innermost”.

For the first time in Ultimae’s history of releases, the artwork was created by famous digital artist and designer David Vineïs aka Sub88.

22:00 —> TECH-HEAD

Swedish House Music Producer . Drummer from Vasterås that moved to Stockholm 10 years ago. Into all kinds of music style’s; House, Deep House, Pop. Have released several trax on labels like: Waako, Blast records, PR Underground,Stockholm records

Teach-Head will be wrapping up this triple acts night with aggressive dance music, all performed live on stage.


Per Boysen USA tour in October 2014

pboy_stick_losangelesBelow are the dates and venues of my October 2014 US west coast tour. This project would not be possible without the great help from Rick Walker, Gene Perry, the Free Hands Academy, Peterson Entertainment and the Swedish Arts Grants Committee. Thank you!

Oct 10, Seattle, WA: North West Loop Fest

The Royal Room,
5000 Rainier Ave.
6pm – 10pm.

Oct 11, Portland, OR: North West Loop Fest

The Analog Cafe & Theatre,
720 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

Oct 12, Ashland, OR: North West Loop Fest

Club 66,
1951 Ashland St.
+1 541-450-2656.

For more information on the above mentioned festivals, please go to


Oct 15, San Jose, CA

BEST of Y2K14 International Live Looping Festival
366 South1^st Street

Oct 15-20, Santa Cruz, San Jose, San Francisco:
YK2 International Live Looping Festival.

For day’s program, several venues in Santa Cruz.
Founder Rick Walker says:

Now in it’s 14th year, the Y2K14 International Live Looping Festivals have expanded to 21 cities in 11 countries worldwide. It is a very creative and eclectic festival that celebrates the musicians who love to create and manipulate loops, live, in front of an audience. There is no style or genre associated with the movement, just the love augmenting musical performance with digital and analogue looping techniques.The main festival is in Santa Cruz, California for 3 days in the 3rd weekend of October every year. This years’ festival will be from October 15th – 20th in San Jose, San Francisco and Santa Cruz/Watsonville

To read more about this festival, please go to


Oct 22, Los Angeles, Long Beach, CA: SoCal Loop Fest

5202 E Pacific Coast Hwy.

For more information on SoCal Loop Fest please go to


Oct 24, Los Angeles: Per Fest

Guitar Merchant
7503 Topanga Canyon Boulevard
Canoga Park
California 91303
7pm – 11pm
A bunch of Stick players will play solo pieces in a round-robin manner.Do not expect one single dull moment!!! :-) A Stick Night initiated by Gene Perry of the Free Hands Academy.

On stage:
Emmett Chapman, Kevin Keith, Don Schiff, Gary Jiblian, Michael Johnstone, String Planet (featuring Larry Tuttle and Novi Novog), Mike Kollowitz, Gene Perry, Per Boysen.

Photo: Gene Perry

Photo: Gene Perry
Photo: Gene Perry