Stockholm-based composer Ellen Arkbro is known for her work as a minimalistic explorer of experimental and ambient territories both as a guitarist and lately for her debut solo album, For Organ and Brass, performed on an eponymous 393-year-old church organ in Tangermünd, Germany alongside accompanying horn, trombone, and tuba.
Ellen Arkbro is a composer and sound-artist primarily working with intervallic harmony in just intonation.
Her work includes long-duration compositions for ensembles as well as electronic sound environments in the form of installations and live-performances, employing both traditional acoustic instruments as well as digital algorithmic sound synthesis.
Most recently, Arkbro released for organ and brass on Subtext Recordings, a set of recordings of her compositions in just intonation for renaissance organ, horn, trombone and microtonal tuba. In all of her work, Arkbro focuses on the qualities of harmonic sound that reveals the act of listening as an active process of participatory construction rather than mere observation, inviting the listener to gradually transform into the sound itself.
Ellen Arkbro performs as part of the exchange programme of the Up Node network, invited by Intonal Festival in Malmö, Sweden. Made possible with support from the Nordic Culture Fund.