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Anna von Hausswolff is a musician and composer exploring the myriad of possibilities and the potential for new expressions on the pipe organ. Anna has performed on pipe organs all over the world, as part of this ongoing quest of musical research and discovery. Her polyrhythmic sound is ever-changing and full of contrasts, often distinguished by fluid transitions of calmness and drama, harmony and dissonance, with various overlapping elements. Her imaginative approach is open-minded to sonic possibilities and different perceptions, drawing inspiration from wherever it may appear.
Anna has written and released five full-length albums; Singing From The Grave (2010), Ceremony (2012), The Miraculous (2015), Dead Magic (2018) and the celebrated solo pipe organ album All Thoughts Fly (2020), often recording with a cast of other musicians. The entire last record is just one solo instrument, the pipe organ, all songs written and played by Anna von Hausswolff. Recorded in Gothenburg at Örgryte New Church, on their historical Quarter-comma Meantone tempered North German Baroque organ. All Thoughts Fly was recorded in 7 days in January 2020, the songs were written in 2019 and 2020.
Anna has recently toured the UK with Sunn O))) (and guested on their live session for Mary Anne Hobbs airing on BBC 6 Music), has supported Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Swans, Efterklang, Refused to name a few. Anna was invited by Nils Frahm to perform his curated event “Possibly colliding” at the Barbican, London and by David Byrne to perform at his curated Meltdown festival at Southbank centre, London. Other key live appearances include performances at Primavera festival, Roadburn, Roskilde festival, Aural Festival in Mexico City, End Of The Road, Green Man Festival, Way Out West, MONA FOMA Australia and more.
Anna has recently toured the UK with Sunn O))) (and guested on their live session for Mary Anne Hobbs airing on BBC Radio 6 Music), has supported Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Swans, Efterklang, Refused to name a few, besides partnering also with world-famous composer Yann Tiersen for the release of his album “All” in late 2019. Anna was invited by Nils Frahm to perform his curated event “Possibly Colliding” at the prestigious Barbican, London and by David Byrne to perform at his curated Meltdown Festival at Southbank centre, London. Other key live appearances include performances at Primavera Festival, Roadburn, Roskilde Festival, Aural Festival in Mexico City, End Of The Road, Green Man Festival, Way Out West, MONA FOMA Australia and more.
A restless creative, Anna owns and runs Pomperipossa Records, with several small and experimental releases, that often sell out quickly. Anna also plays in BADA who released their self-titled sold out album earlier this year, and is one half of Hydras Dream, a collaboration with Matti Bye (Swedish pianist and composer for film, TV, theatre and dance) who released the album The Little Match Girl (2014).
As an enthusiast of visual arts, Anna has a Bachelor degree in Contemporary Art, studied a masters in music & contemporary art at the Royal Academy of Arts in Copenhagen, and Printmaking at Gothenburg Art School. In late 2019, Anna combined her passion for pipe organs and appreciation of visual arts when hosting her first ever large-scale solo exhibition at Galleri Backlund, Sweden. The work on display was images of imaginary pipe organs, visualised on copperplate engravings, made through various techniques.
Always embracing ambitious undertakings, Anna is currently working on film music for a documentary produced by Swedish television, due to premiere either late 2020 or in 2021. A process which inspired her compositional approach on All Thoughts Fly (2020). Recently, one of her soundtracks, for the documentary “The Most Beautiful Boy In The World” directed by Kristina Lindström, has been revealed as one of the nominations for Sundance Film Festival 2021. In the fall of 2021 Anna Von Hausswolff embarked on a pioneering pipe organ tour that sold out 15 out of 16 cathedrals all over Europe, using for the first time the techniques of internal mic’ing of the instrument combined with a 12-directions surround system. This last project ended on the pages of magazines and newspapers like The Guardian, The New York Times, BBC and many others all over the world.
In 2021, Anna Von Hausswolff won the Manifestgalan prize (Swedish music awards) as “Best composer of the year” and “Best experimental act”. The 6th full length will be released in 2023. Recent, memorable performances include Elevate Festival at the Cathedral of Graz (Grazer Dom), Rewire Festival 2022, and a completely sold out pipe organ tour in 16 selected churches and national monuments all over Europe.
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