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 the composer in residence and one of the founding members of the Curious Chamber Players. In collaboration with the CCP members she has established an experimental composition method combining close amplification of instruments with performance of large acoustic objects.
Her works are performed worldwide and some recent projects include the music drama kudzu /the sixth phase/, at Deutschlandfunk in Köln, at Huddersfield Festival and at Klang Festival in Copenhagen; the large orchestral work splinters of ebullient rebellion for SWR Sinfonieorchester at Donaueschinger Musiktage, and the portrait concert how long is now at Ultraschall Festival. Her current projects include a new work for Münchener Biennale, Neue Vocalsolisten and a piano concerto for WDR Orchester with pianist Rei Nakamura.
Malin Bång is a regular visiting professor at academies in Europe and since the autumn of 2018 she is senior lecturer at the composition department at the Gothenburg Academy of Music and Drama. In 2020 she is one of the lecturers at Darmstädter Ferienkurse.