Rune Lindblad was born in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1923. He began composing music in 1953. This was a time when composers in Germany and France were feuding over the merits of electronic music made by pure wave oscillators versus musique concrete, which used the tape recorder as its main instrument. Rune Lindblad did not see these genres as mutually exclusive. In fact he extended his work to incorporate other mediums along with his approach to music. Deeply involved with woodcuts and painting, Lindblad was already experimenting with using damaged 16mm film in his 'Optica 1' as early as 1959.