Born in 1974 in Sävedalen/Sweden. 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 and is 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; recent projects include a new music drama for Theater Mannheim and the Munich Biennale, and the piano concerto inside Mareld for the Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik, performed by the WDR Symphony Orchestra and pianist Rei Nakamura. The portrait concerto how long is now at the Ultraschall Festival 2014 was performed by the Curious Chamber Players, she collaborated with the SWR Symphony Orchestra and Ensemble Nikel for the Donaueschinger Musiktage, Klangforum Wien at the IMPULS Festival, ensemble recherche at the Wittener Tage, Nadar Ensemble at the Darmstadt Summer Course and Faint Noise at the Huddersfield Festival. In 2010 she was awarded the Kranichstein Scholarship Prize and in 2012 she was invited by the DAAD Berlin Artists Program to spend a year in Berlin. Her work splinters of ebullient rebellion has been awarded two prizes: the Orchestra Prize of the Donaueschinger Musiktage in 2018 and the Christ Johnson Music Prize in 2020.
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 2021 Malin Bång will be for the first time part of the Artistic team at Darmstadt Summer Course.