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Malin Bång’s music is an exploration of movement and energy. She defines her musical material according to their 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 explore a rich sound world and to suggest that a musical content can be shaped by anything valuable to the artistic purpose.

Malin Bång (1974) is residing in Stockholm, Sweden and is the composer in residence and a founding member of the Curious Chamber Players. Her work includes music for instrumental ensembles, orchestra, staged music, electronic music and instrumental performance pieces. Lately she has specifically explored the mixed, amplified instrumental ensemble extended with sound objects in collaboration with the members of Curious Chamber Players.

Her works are performed worldwide and some recent projects and commissions include the portrait concert “how long is now” at Ultraschall Festival 2014 with performances by the CCP, Klangforum Wien and the Impuls festival, Ensemble Recherche and the Wittener Tage für Neue Musik, Ensemble Nikel at the Donaueschinger Musiktage and Nadar Ensemble for the Darmstadt Ferienkurse and Faint Noise at the Huddersfield Festival. During 2010 she was awarded the Kranichsteiner Stipendienpreis for her ensemble work Turbid Motion at the Darmstadt Festival. In 2012 she started a one year residency in Berlin, invited as a guest by the DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm.

During 2014 she is preparing and composing music commissioned by the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR for the celebratory concert of Lachenmann’s 80th birthday in 2015, as well as a new work for the national orchestra of Sweden – the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and the chamber orchestra Musica Vitae together with Vokalharmonin – the acclaimed vocal ensemble from Stockholm.

Malin Bång has been studying composition at the Academy of Music in Piteå, Universität der Künste i Berlin, the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm, the Göteborg University and in several master classes and courses for example Voix Nouvelles at Royaumont, Summer Academy Schloss Solitude, Forum for Young Composers by Ensemble Aleph and Darmstädter Ferienkurse, with teachers such as Brian Ferneyhough, Gérard Grisey, Philippe Manoury, Philippe Capdenat, Chaya Czernowin, Walter Zimmermann, Friedrich Goldmann, Ole Lützow Holm, Pär Lindgren, Jan Sandström and Peter Lyne.

portrait concerts

Ultraschall/DAAD Berlin Künstlerprogramm at Ultraschall, Berlin. Performance Curious Chamber Players



Composition Masters in Music Performance, with focus on artistic research, Musikhögskolan at Göteborgs Universitet.

Composition. Master of Fine Arts, Kungliga Musikhögskolan i Stockholm

Composition exchange study, Universität der Künste, Berlin

History of Philosophy, Göteborgs Universitet.

1994 – 1999
Composition/Piano. Master of Fine Arts and Education, Musikhögskolan i Piteå

1997 – 1998
Composition and orchestration. Diplôme, Conservatiore Nadia et Lili Boulanger, Paris

1993 – 1994
Composition.  Kapellsbergs Musikskola, Härnösand 


grants and awards

DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm
Kranichsteiner Stipendienpreis
Konstnärsnämnden (the Swedish Art Grant Comittee) 5 years working grant
Kungliga Musikaliska Akademien (the Royal Music Academy)
STIM (the Swedish Performing Rights Society)
Föreningen Svenska Tonsättare (the Swedish Composers’ Organisation)
Alvar Kraft's foundation
Anders Sandrew's foundation
Helge Ax:son Johnson
Anna Whitlock's foundation
Stockholm Royal Academy of Music