Kajsa Magnarsson (b. 1985) (SE)
Kajsa Magnarsson (b. 1985) is a Swedish sound artist, performer and curator. She lives in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Her work mostly deals with political or sociological subjects, exploring objects and phenomena with a curious and reflective eye and never shying away from provocative topics. Magnarsson does not want to project an opinion on the listener or viewer, but rather make the audience reflect by themselves. She works in several artistic fields, from building sound sculptures to making films or playing with her electroclash alter-ego La Katla. Sometimes she works in collaborations, sometimes alone, but it is important for her to be a part of the artistic collective of our time, and she does this by keeping an ear to the ground and her eyes on the world.
Kajsa Magnarsson has a BA in Composition, Sound Art, from Academy of Music and Drama, Gothenburg University (2012-15). She has also studied composition at UniversitÃ¤t der KÃ¼nste in Berlin (2015) and at Gotland School of Composers (2009-11).
She started to work as a curator for the Bzzz! International Sound Art Festival in 2014 at Harp Art Lab in Harplinge, Sweden, and has since then become the permanent sound art curator at Harp Art Lab.
Magnarsson is the founder and current chairperson of the Swedish Society of Sound Art (Svenska LjudkonstfÃ¶reningen). She is also a board member of Konstmusiksystrar, a union for Swedish trans and female composers and sound artists.
The Ã–verfallsalarmsorgel (Rape Alarm Organ) is made up of rape-alarms that have been circuit bent so that they can be controlled by power starving or by a change in the resistor value. Iâ€™ve worked with rape alarms before because I think they are very powerful objects that say a lot about the â€œrape cultureâ€ we live in.