Chelsea Leventhal

Chelsea Leventhal (*1985 in 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 multi-channel electroacoustic compositions, large-scale site-specific sound installations and sound objects involving kinetic components.

She participated in the European Course in Music Composition and Technologies in 2007-2008 through which she studied at IRCAM in Paris and spent a semester working as a guest at the studios of the Technical University Berlin. She holds a graduate certificate from the Franz Liszt School of Music in Weimar in Electroacoustic Music Composition and a Master of Arts in Sound Studies from the University of the Arts in Berlin.

She has received commissions from organizations such as ZKM in Karlsruhe, Pépinières Européennes pour Jeunes Artistes in Paris, id11 in Delft, Kultur Mitte in Berlin, and the Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik. Her works have been presented at IRCAM, the Inventionen Festival, MaerzMusik Festival, the Academy of the Arts in Berlin, the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, and other diverse and often unusual locations in Europe. 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.