Tomas Nordmark, born 1982 in Västervik, is a Swedish composer and sound artist living and working in London, United Kingdom. He was educated at the Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture at the University of Linköping in Sweden where he studied Audio Culture and Contemporary Art. His compositions and works has been featured in opera, public installations, short films, theatre plays and in exhibitions. Engaging in artistic research, Nordmark’s projects are investigations in the humanities, the natural and the unknown. Nordmark’s slow and evolving phase-shifting compositions are based on the same principle used by the American minimalists (specifically Terry Riley and Steve Reich), while the melodic textures are based on ancient Scandinavian music and sacred hymns — a tonality far from the downtown NYC avant garde. With this juxtaposition Nordmark builds a forward-looking electronic soundscape, escaping the repetitive loop of contemporary time without imposing any specific stylistic dogma. Tomas Nordmark released his debut album “Eternal Words” in January 2019 via Valley of Search.
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