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 is residing in Stockholm, Sweden and is the composer-in-residence and a founding member of the Curious Chamber Players (CCP). Her work includes music for instrumental ensembles, orchestra, electronic music based on field recordings, and instrumental performance pieces. Lately 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 documentary drama kudzu /the sixth phase/, at Deutschlandfunk in Köln, Huddersfield Festival and Klang Festival in Copenhagen, the large orchestral work splinters of ebullient rebellion for Donaueschinger Musiktage 2018, the portrait concert how long is now at Ultraschall Festival 2014 performed by the CCP, Klangforum Wien at Eclat Festival, Ensemble Recherche at the Wittener Tage für Neue Musik, Ensemble Nikel at the Donaueschinger Musiktage, Nadar Ensemble for the Darmstadt Ferienkurse and Faint Noise at the Huddersfield Festival. During 2015 she composed ripost for the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR at the celebratory concert of Lachenmann’s 80th birthday. During 2010 she was awarded the Kranichsteiner Stipendienpreis, in 2014 she received the Malmlöf-Forssling Composition Prize and in 2018 she was awarded the Orchesterpreis of the Donaueschinger Musiktage. 2012 she pursued the DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm’s one year residency.
Malin Bång is a regular visiting professor at academies in Sweden and abroad and from the autumn 2018 senior lecturer at the composition department at Göteborg Academy of Music and Drama.
In 2020 Malin Bång will be for the first time part of the Artistic team at Darmstadt Summer Course.