Fredrik Olofsson 

aka redFrik is a software, video and sound artist born in Sweden and currently residing in Berlin. His work is quite diverse, and includes participation in the interactive art project MusicalFieldsForever and the audiovisual duo, klipp av.

Maximum CV on Fredrik Olofsson's website.



Fredrik Olofsson is educated in music composition at the Royal Music Academy in Stockholm and at the Music College in Piteå. He writes software for interactive installations, fiddles with electronics and performs audiovisual pieces under the alias redFrik.


Source: HfM Karlsruhe



Code and programming is a fundamental part of Fredrik Olofsson’s life and work. Most of his activities revolve around computers and what they can and cannot do. Solo works include the audiovisual performance piece redUniform where the core part was developed during a six months residency at IAMAS, Japan. Collaborations include twelve years with the group MusicalFieldsForever, making interactive art for museums, exhibitions and public spaces. He is also working as a researcher on the Rhyme project in Norway and teaches the computational art class at UdK in Berlin.


Source: Digital in Berlin



Fredrik Olofsson, super collider, berlin, software


META/DATA: A Digital Poetics (2007) by pioneering digital artist Mark Amerika mixes (and remixes) personal memoir, net art theory, fictional narrative, satirical reportage, scholarly history, and network-infused language art. META/DATA is a playful, improvisatory, multitrack digital sampling of Amerika's writing from 1993 to 2005 that tells the early history of a net art world gone wild while simultaneously constructing a parallel poetics of net art that complements Amerika's own artistic practice. (The MIT Press)

Computer Music Journal: Visual Music (2005) - The articles in this issue are all devoted to the topic of Visual Music: audiovisual creations in which the artist strives to endow the video component with formal and abstract qualities that mimic those of musical composition. (Computer Music Journal)

Grid Index (2009) by Carsten Nicolai is the first comprehensive visual lexicon of patterns and grid systems. Based upon years of research, artist and musician Carsten Nicolai has discovered and unlocked the visual code for visual systems into a systematic equation of grids and patterns. The accompanying CD contains all of the grids and patterns featured in the publication from the simplest grids made up entirely of squares to the most complex irregular ones with infinitely unpredictable patterns of growth, as editable vector graphic data files. (Gestalten)



Simple Harmonic Motion study #3a (2011) by Mehmet Akten is another study in simple harmonic motion and the nature of complex patterns created from the interaction of multilayered rhythms. Here 180 balls are bouncing attached to (invisible) springs, each with a steady speed, but slightly different to its neighbour. Visuals made with Cinema4D + COFFEE (a C-like scripting language for C4D), audio with SuperCollider. (Mehmet Akten)

Bonn Patternization (2009) - original title: Bonner Durchmusterung is a sonification and visualisation of astrophysical phenomena by Marcus Schmickler (composition), Alberto de Campo (sonification) and Carsten Goertz (visualisation). The eponymous starting point of our project is the Bonn patternization drawn up by the astronomer Friedrich Argelander (1799–1875) and his co-workers. This is not only the most historic work ever to have been conducted in Bonn; it also includes every star that can be seen in the night sky with the naked eye or a small telescope. The locations of the stars alter so little that today's night sky can still by-and-large be described by the data of the Bonn patternization. (Dr. Michael Geffert, Marcus Schmickler, Alberto de Campo, Carsten Goertz in May 2009)

circulation (2009) by Itaru Yasuda is a generative audiovisual installation made with Processing and SuperCollider. (Itaru Yasuda)

Ryoji Ikeda (*1966) is one of Japan's leading electronic composers and focuses on the minutiae of ultrasonics, frequencies and the essential characteristics of sound itself. His work exploits sound's physical property, its causality with human perception and mathematical dianoia as music, time and space. Using computer and digital technology to the utmost limit, Ryoji Ikeda has been developing particular microscopic methods for sound engineering and composition. (Ryoji Ikeda)

The Orbiter (2007) is an interactive sound environment by Field. It is a place for visitors to lay down and relax, watching the firmament above them. With a small gesture, just pointing upwards, the visitor can insert new stars into orbit with unique visual and musical characteristics. (Field)