Ellen Arkbro

Ellen Arkbro (b. 1990, Stockholm) 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.

'It’s gaseous, wonderful music that lets your mind shape it as you please, like watching big clouds and finding dinosaurs' — Pitchfork

'The music might be simple, but underneath the surface, lies not just mountains of air, but oceans full of magisterial depth' — Fluid Radio


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