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Magnus Lindberg studied at the Sibelius Academy with Einojuhani Rautavaara and Paavo Heininen, and co-founded, with colleagues including Esa-Pekka Salonen and Kaija Saariaho the ‘Ears Open’ Society, dedicated to the exploration of the European avant-garde. Formal organizational techniques such as serialism and musique concrète were important features of his early works. In the 1990s he became more concerned with harmonic structure, and a broad range of styles including minimalism, free jazz and rock became evident in his work. Throughout the 1990s he became increasingly drawn towards large-scale forms, describing the orchestra as his favourite ‘instrument’.