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Olle Niklasson is the most experienced music technology journalist in Scandinavia, educated at the University of Gothenburg and the Gothenburg College of Music.

     After completing his education, Niklasson worked as a musician, composer and producer alongside teaching at the Music Academy in Gothenburg between 1976 and 1990.

     Niklasson has appeared on hundreds of recordings with Swedish (Totta Naslund, Ulf Dageby, Annika Blennerhed) as well as international artists (Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones). He has played at Stora Teatern and toured Scandinavia, Northern Europe and in the United States with, among others, Ron Wood (Rolling Stones).

     As a composer Niklasson has written music for radio, television, theater (Göteborgs Stadsteater, Dramatiska Teatern, Nationalteatern) and ballet music (Tango by Ulf Gadd).

     From 1991 and on Olle Niklasson has worked as a writer and journalist. First employed as editor of Musikermagasinet, and later, between 1995 and 2000 as editor in chief. After a brief interlude between 2000 and 2001 as content manager at Niklasson has worked primarily as a freelance journalist contributing to a number of publications: Filter, Musikermagasinet, MacWorld, Studio, Fokus, Zenit and (UK magazine) Computer Music, primarily writing about music technology and architecture.

     Olle Niklasson has recorded one solo album, Cirkusmusik (1984), and written two books: Lök på laxen (1994), an etymological cookbook, and Fyrtiotvå hus och en bockkran I Göteborg (2014), a book about architecture in Gothenburg.

Åke Parmerud is a composer, a member of the Royal Academy of Music since 1998, and educated at the University of Gothenburg and the Gothenburg College of Music.

     His works list contains both instrumental music as electro-acoustic compositions, interactive art and music for video, theater, dance and film.

     Parmerud is the most award-winning electronic music composer in history. Since 1978, when Proximities received first prize at the Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Competition, he has been awarded 12 times in Bourges, three times at the Prix Ars Electronica (Austria), he has received the Prix Noroit (France), Prix Metamorphoses (Belgium) and Stockholm Electronic Arts Award and more. In recent years,           Parmerud, has also worked as a sound and software designer for interactive audiovisual installations such Explorations at Universeum in Gothenburg.

     As a stage performer with interactive electro-acoustic instruments Åke Parmerud has appeared in most of Europe, Mexico, Cuba, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, the United States and Canada, with several international collaborations as a result (Art Group Boxiganga and choreographer Pierre-Paul Savoie to mention a few).

     Åke Parmerud's music has represented the Swedish Radio for the Prix Italia twice. He has composed a number of commissioned works for institutions in the Netherlands, France, Germany, Norway and Denmark and has released five albums: Manifestations, Maze, Invisible Music, Jeu d'ombres and Grains of Voices, two of which have been Grammy Award winner for Best Classical Album.