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Anders Ehlin (SWE) is a Berlin based composer and sound artist, working in the fields of stage performance, cinema, installation art and art in public space. His compositional practice spans from lush orchestra and choir works to immersive multi-channel compositions, seamlessly blending electro-acoustic music, cinematic scoring and modern aesthetics, developed during previous years as a music producer/song writer in the pop and electronic music scene. He is a five time receiver of The Swedish Arts Grants Comittee’s grant for composers, and has won several awards for both his compositional and sound design work, among others the award for best original score for the feature film Drowning Ghost at the Screamfest Annual Film Festival in Los Angeles, as well as the Ljudbang Award for best Sound Work for the short film The Swedes.

Together with Selma Boskailo under the collective The New Liquidity Ehlin spent 2022 and 2023 developing and touring with De-territorialized Listenings, an ongoing series of site-specific interactive binaural soundwalks which so far has been produced in Spain, Italy, Germany and Bulgaria. The duo was commissioned for two separate works for the Balaton Ecology Week / Veszprém European Capitol of Culture 2023, exhibited at the Limnological Institute in Tihany, Örvenyes Beach in Örvenyes, and The House of Arts, Veszprém.

In 2021 Ehlin finished composing and setting up the protest opera Wem gehört Lauratibor, a music-dramatic calling out of the aggressive gentrification of Berlin, premiered in the form of a demonstration along Reichenbergerstraße in Berlin-Kreuzberg in June 2021. The opera was subsequently performanced at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, twice for The Copenhagen Opera Festival the same year, followed by another two iterations in Berlin during 2022. Material from the opera is used continuously in protests against displacement and evictions, also outside Berlin and Germany. In spring 2023 he composed and facilitated the musical and compositional deconstruction of Alban Berg’s opera Wozzeck for Lauratibor Kollektiv’s partaking in the opera festival Berlin is not Berlin, taking place in Berlin/Karlshorst in August 2023.

During the last years Ehlin has delved into artistic research converging in the overlap between semiology, cognitive dissonance and resonating bodies. This research has manifested itself in a directly related sound sculptural practice, and his artworks have in the past few years been exhibited at The Vitra Design Museum (Wald-am-Rein), Aperto Raum (Berlin), ZKM (Karlsruhe), RA (London) and more. In parallel he has had several collaborations with video artist Jeremy Shaw, for whom he has developed the uncanny jumbled languages of the protagonists in Shaw’s last three video works, exhibited at Venice Biennial 2017, Centre Pompidou, Tate Modern, Hamburger Kunstverein, Julia Stoschek among many others. With video artist Philipp Lachenmann a several year long and ongoing collaboration has resulted in a handful of technically challenging video works comprising abstract composition and sound design played back on custom built multichannel sound systems in black boxes of Ehlin’s own design. Since 2018 he is also an improvising musician/sound artist with the urban intervention dance project Tape Riot, with which he has performed in South Korea, Germany, Kosovo, and the US.

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