During 2011 Simmerud composed the works "THE FIGHT OF HUMBLE BEE JR" for flute, violin, violoncello, pianoforte and DVD, "REQUIEM" for flute, violin, violoncello and pianoforte and "WISH TREE" - a sound interpretation of the work "Wish Tree for Wanås" by Yoko Ono.
2012 started with the premiere of the chamber opera "ABSENCE", a stage work for voice and electronics with a duration of 65 minutes. A collaboration with the artist/composer Anne Pajunen.
Forthcoming works by Simmerud
The Patan Award
Notable in his production, which includes solo works, orchestral pieces and electroacoustic works, are "Il dolce far niente" for solo piano (1993); "AN" for wind ensemble (1994); "Frameworks" for sinfonietta (1997); "Fluctuations" for orchestra (1998); "Roma" for vibraphone, marimba and tape (1998); "Villes englouties" for baritone and orchestra, with texts by Shakespeare (2000); "De-housing" for saxophone quartet (2001); "Soon - Kilroy, go home" for percussion trio (2005) and "De ljudlösa" for 8-part mixed choir a cappella (2005).
Since 1993, S. Patric Simmerud has taken part in contemporary music festivals in Europe as well as in USA, and his works has been performed in concert halls all over the world.
Among the better known ensembles Simmerud has
worked with are the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Stockholm Saxophone
Quartet, the Chamber Ensemble Sonanza, Stockholm Symphonic Wind Orchestra,
Stockholm Transport Band, the Emory Wind Ensemble (Atlanta, Ga, USA),
The Peärls Before Swïne Experience, Hässlö Saxophone
Quartet, The North/South Consonance Ensemble (New York), Zagreb Saxophone
Quartet (Croatia), The Raschèr Saxophone Quartet (USA), Ensemble Theater am Gleis (Switzerland), Sångsällskapet Orphei Drängar [OD], Trio Tribukait/Pettersson/Berg, Trio Spectra and the worlds most talented percussionist Mika Takehara.