Art of Spectra

Since its inception in 1998 Peter Svenzon has created over 30 works and collaborated with a substantial number of artists, musicians, directors and actors from many differing theatrical genres. His own musical compositions, often electronic in form, provide the basis onto which invited musicians can play in real time.

Peter Svenzon and artist Ulriqa Fernqvist, have with the formation of Art of Spectra 20 years ago, searched for an open multi-faceted form of expression where dance, theatre, music, and graphic art become a new hybrid form of theatre with a quality almost within the realms of the cinematographic sphere. The company has placed great importance on its peripatetic collaborations and residences both at home and abroad.

AOS has in recent years toured extensively internationally, hosting residencies and more. Modes of expression develop and widen, new impulses are acted on, impressions change and are processed in a new practice that deals not only with the choreographic language but also includes fieldwork and research in the form of interviews and documentation in both words and pictures.

AOS work contains visual and conceptual connections with the 1960’s experimental work of those such as Robert Ashley, John Cage, and Yvonne Rainer. Svenzon’s early life as hip-hop dancer, interest in martial arts, and his musical compositions push the envelope of the early 60’s radicalism even further. His language is informed by this subculture and alternative scene and the cross-fertilisation of past and present modernism ties together two apparently disparate worlds into a new meaningful idiom.