Chelsea Leventhal

Chelsea Leventhal (*Berkshire County, USA) is a sound artist and composer of electroacoustic music based in Berlin, Germany. Her pieces engage the reanimation and articulation of space, perception of auditory archetypes, and creation of sonic allegories, taking the form of site-specific sound installations in public space and multichannel sound works featuring sculptural components, visual elements, or video. The domestic soundscape, psychogeographical exploration of urban spaces, and the human-nature relationship are recurring themes in her work.

She has received commissions from organizations such as Pépinières Européennes pour Jeunes Artistes in Paris, id11 in Delft, Kultur Mitte and the Bezirksamt Neukölln in Berlin, I-Park Foundation in the USA, and the Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik, and participated in numerous residencies, including at Hellerau European Centre for the Arts and ZKM in Karlsruhe. Her works have been presented at Maerzmusik in Berlin, Dystopia Festival in Istanbul, the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, the Akademie der Künste in Berlin, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten in Marl, and other diverse locations. She was a finalist for the European Sound Art Award in 2016 and a recipient of the "Braunschweig Projects" grant from the Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony in 2017. She has recently been on the guest faculty of the Sound Studies and Sonic Arts MA at the Universität der Künste in Berlin and was the recipient of a grant from the city of Berlin's Department of Culture in 2020.