Malin Bång’s music is exploring specific subject matters from an angle of physicality, movement and energy. She defines her musical material according to its amount of friction to create a spectrum of unpredictable and contrasting actions, ranging from the intimate and barely audible to the harsh and obstinate. In her work she often incorporates acoustic objects to expand the sound world and to suggest that a musical content can be shaped by anything valuable to the artistic purpose.
Malin Bång is residing in Göteborg, Sweden and is the composer in residence and a founding member of the Curious Chamber Players. Her work includes music for instrumental ensembles, orchestra, electronic music based on field recordings, and instrumental performance pieces. During the past years she has specifically explored the mixed, amplified instrumental ensemble extended with acoustic objects in collaboration with the members of Curious Chamber Players.
Her works are performed worldwide and some recent projects include the music drama work “The Damned and the Saved” for the Mannheim Theatre and the Münchener Biennale, and the inside piano concerto “Mareld” for the Wittener Tage, performed by the WDR Orchester and pianist Rei Nakamura. The portrait concert “how long is now” at Ultraschall Festival 2014 was performed by the CCP, she has collaborated with the SWR Orchester and Ensemble Nikel for the Donaueschinger Musiktage, Klangforum Wien at the impuls Festival, Ensemble Recherche at the Wittener Tage für Neue Musik, Nadar Ensemble for the Darmstadt Ferienkurse and Faint Noise at the Huddersfield Festival. During 2010 she was awarded the Kranichsteiner Stipendienpreis and in 2012 she was invited by the DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm for the one-year residency in Berlin. Her work “splinters of ebullient rebellion” has been awarded two prizes: in 2018 the Donaeueschinger Tage Orchestra Preis and in 2020 the Christ Johnson Prize.
Malin Bång is senior lecturer in composition at the Academy of Music and Drama at the Gothenburg University since 2018. She is also a regular visiting professor at academies in Europe, for example in Århus, Copenhagen, Dresden, Köln, Barcelona and Ghent as well as being part of the faculty at the Darmstädter Ferienkurse.
Malin Bång was in 2021 elected member of Akademie der Künste, as well as in 2022 member of the Royal Swedish Academy. Two portait CDs have been released at NEOS: Malin Bång – Works for Orchestra in 2022, and Malin Bång – structures of light and spruce in 2018 with works for ensemble.
Malin Bång will be present at impuls between July 31st and August 4th.