In Malin Bång’s music, multifaceted urban atmospheres penetrate through compositional structures in a seamless synergy of traditional instruments and everyday found objects, her works revealing themselves as aural field studies of urban modernity.
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Malin Bång is the founding member of Curious Chamber Players and Faint Noise, active both as composer and performer of acoustic objects.

 

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“I am striving for a balance between the idea of the intimate and fragile and the rough and expressive, in musical actions that often have a strong human, physical connection.“

 

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Her curiosity provides fuel for the most vital element of her music, the generation and sustaining of energy, often through movement and intensified friction.

 

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structures of light and spruce

structures of light and spruce, the portrait CD with five of Malin Bång’s chamber works, is released by NEOS and with stunning performances by Curious Chamber Players, Umeduo and Karin Hellqvist, masterly recorded and mixed by Linus Andersson and Tomas Hulenvik at Element Studios.

structures of light and spruce has been awarded the “Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik – Bestenliste 4/2018”.

ongoing works

New Work for trio Faint Noise, where the Paetzold contrabass recorder and the violin merge and blend with the timbres of an object and create together one body of sound. World premiere at Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik on October 11th 2020.

New Inside Piano Concerto for WDR Sinfonieorchester, with soloist Rei Nakamura. Premiere at Wittener Tage 2022.

New Music Drama Work for Münchener Biennale 2022.

New Semi-staged Work for Neue Vocalsolisten, with the topic of gradual hearing loss. Premiere in 2023.

seminars and workshops

Malin Bång is senior lecturer in composition at Gothenburg Academy of Music and Drama
More info: Master ProgrammeBachelor Programme

September 2020: start of new Master Program at HSM, Göteborg: Experimental Composition and Creation
We welcome a group of seven students, who will all develop their personal artistic path. The four semesters have different points of focus: mapping the field, method experimentation, collective collaboration processes and individual projects.

July 2021: The 2020 year’s edition of Darmstädter Ferienkurse is postponed to 2021. Malin Bång is part of the team of tutors, teaching in the workshop “Strings and Objects”, and the workshop “Voice and Accordion” and in individual meetings with composition students. Read more and sign up!