ALFRED JANSON (b 1937 )
Born in Oslo, Alfred Janson made his debut as an organist in 1962 but was already known as a jazz pianist and arranger. He moved to Stockholm, attending composition seminars there and at Darmstadt.
Janson came to international attention with his Canon for chamber orchestra and two tapes, heard at the Stockholm meeting of the ISCM in 1966. Other works that have attracted particular attention include Vuggesang for 48 strings and soprano. His chamber music includes a String Quartet.