Kent Olofsson







First performance of Människans mångfald for female choir at Lund Contemporary 4 February 2017


First performance of Adagio with Bells, for piano. Signe Olofsson, piano.

Lund Contemporary 4 February 2017


Arrival Cities: Hanoi

Festival Turbulenzen, Berlin, 8 December 2017


Kent Olofsson is a composer with an extensive artistic output of over 160 works that span a broad field of genres, ensemble types and contexts including music for orchestra, chamber music, electroacoustic music, music theatre, alternative rock music, music for baroque instruments, radio plays and works for dance performances and installations.

His music has been performed by ensembles and orchestras like Ensemble Recherche, Symphonieorchesters des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Swedish Radio Choir, KammarensembleN, Klangforum Wien, Lipparella, Oslo Sinfonietta and Avantii! and by conductors as Lothar Zagrosek, Gustavo Dudamel, Mario Venzago, Charles Hazlewood, Fredrik Malmberg and Franck Ollu. He has written for musicians as  Stefan Östersjö (guitar), Nguyễn Thanh Thủy (đàn tranh), Ngô Trà My (đàn bầu), Moritz Ernst (piano/harpsichord), Jonny Axelsson (percussion), Ivo Nilsson (trombone), Fredrik Ullén (piano) and James Crabb (Accordion).

Since 2009 he is collaborating with Swedish theatre group Teatr Weimar. Their productions have been widely recognized also internationally with performances like Hamlet II: Exit Ghost, A Language at War and Arrival Cities: Hanoi, the latter composed for Vietnamese instruments, chamber ensemble and electronics.

Upcoming works


A new work for violin, piano and electronics for Hellqvist/Amaral Duo, with Karin Hellqvist on violin and Heloisa Amarald on piano.


Skellefteå - Malmö: a new intermedial theatre performance with Teatr Weimar. Premiere March 2017.

New CDs


Champs d'étoiles


Release Spring 2017 on dB Productions


ZART: Man's Desire to be God

Released Spring 2015 on dB Productions



CD recordings


Works 1980 - 2008



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Chamber music


Music for guitar