Mattias Hållsten (b. 1997) is a Swedish composer and musican. His music explores auditory perception using different synthesis techniques and instrumentations combined with just intonation. He is currently studying shō with Ko Ishikawa.

On top of his practice as a composer and musician, Hållsten is active in other areas of the music scene in Stockholm. Since 2019 he is the chairperson of music festival Sound of Stockholm, and he is since 2018 part of the production team of Norbergfestival. He is also an active member of artist run performance space Fylkingen, and he sometimes writes for journal Nutida Musik.

Hållsten has a master’s degree in electro-acoustic composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, where he studied for, among others, Henrik Frisk, Ludvig Elblaus, Gerhard Eckel, and Christofer Elgh.

Contact: mattias [at] mattiashallsten [dot] com

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Picture of Mattias Hållsten behind a mixing desk
Photo by Tobias Nicolai. Taken during Ung Nordisk Musik 2021: (un)common ground.