Mikael Stavöstrand, long time sound artist, promoter, label manager and key figure in the Swedish experimental music scene since the 1980's, has been working entirely with computers since 1994. Also involved with sound installations and sound design for dance and performance, Stavöstrand is one of the few young “cross-over” artists in the field of computer music. His music concerns itself much more with the exceptions to the rule than with the rules themselves. Perfect order is sacrificed for complexity as his sound environments are populated with swarms of tiny elements that compete for position among warm textures and pulses. Producer of over a dozen albums, his latest was released on the German label Mille Plateaux.