Anna von Hausswolff SWEDEN
Anna von Hausswolff is a musician and composer mostly known for her voice and for exploring the myriad of possibilities and the potential for new expressions on the pipe organ. Her polyrhythmic sound, distinguished by fluid transitions of calmness and drama, harmony and dissonance, with various overlapping elements has made her a common name on the contemporary scene of organ music. Her imaginative approach is open- minded to sonic possibilities and different perceptions, drawing inspiration from wherever it may appear. She has written and released five full-length albums; Singing From The Grave (2010), Ceremony (2012), The Miraculous (2015) Dead Magic (2018), and All Thoughts Fly (2020).
Anna has performed extensively since the beginning of her career all over the world and as a spirited collaborator, Anna has worked with Sunn O))) (guesting on their album “Metta, Benevolence BBC 6Live:on the invitation of Mary Anne Hobbs”), Swans (guesting on their album Leaving Meaning), Yann Tiersen (guesting on his album All) and Wolves In The Throne Room (guesting on Thrice Woven). Anna notably performed at the Nobel Prize Dinner (2018) with material written in collaboration Swedish composer Mikael Karlsson. In the same year, Anna performed as a solo vocalist in Alexander Ekman's ballet "Midsummer Night's dream" with music written by Mikael Karlsson. Anna has written theatre music for "Gösta Berlings saga" a play directed by Rikard Lekander (2017), and “Natthärbärget/The lower depths” (2021) a play directed by Janos Szasz, staged at the royal theatre in Stockholm.
The same year, 2021, “Världens vackraste pojke” by Kristian Petri and Kristina Lindström was released, and the score was written by Anna and Filip Leyman.
Later in 2021 Anna wrote the film score for Alice Winocour ́s “Paris Revoir”, a film that premiered at Cannes Film festival in 2022, in the Directors ́Fortnight program.
Anna, along with Filip Leyman, are nominated for the HARPA Nordic Film Composers Award for their composition in the documentary "The Most Beautiful Boy in the World"