Studies in Philosophy, (1989 - 1990). Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University.

Academy of Photography, (1994 - 1994). (BA), University College of Arts Crafts and Design, Stockholm.

Project Student, (1999 - 2001). Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm.

Studies in Musicology, (1998/2005). (BA), Department of Musicology, Stockholm University. 

PhD, Artistic research, (2018). Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg.



Stilla Tid [Quiet Time]

Permanent Soundinstallation, Örebro University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden.

In cooperation with Jesper Norda.

Jordens Sång [Earth Song]. Permanent sound installation, Bobergskolan [Boberg school], Stockholm. Commissioner: Stockholms Konst.

Sky Brought Down, Site-specific sound installation for a new atrium as part of the university hospital of Gothenburg, Sweden. Commissioner: Konstenheten Västra Götalandsregionen (Art Council, Region Västra Götaland).

The Well, Site-specific sound installation for the Swedish Institute in Paris, Commissioner: Statens konstråd (Public Art Agency, Sweden).


Sala | A Sonic Portrait of Our Time
Aguélimuseet, Sala, Sweden

Mare Balticum – A Sonic Geography.
KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia

Mare Balticum – A Sonic Goegraphy.
Ronneby Konsthall, Sweden

Mare Balticum – A Sonic Geography
Commissioner: Gute LjaudKarte, Gotland, Sweden
Site-specific sound installations on four different sites on Gotland, by Michael von Hauswollff, Christina Kubisch, Jana Winderen and Åsa Stjerna

Distances/Proximities, Site-specific sound installation for 150 wind instruments, at Slussen, Stockholm
Commissioner: Nordic Music Days, Stockholm.

Solo show, Norrtälje Konsthall, Sweden.

Currents, Site-specific sound installation and real-time sonification of the Golf Stream, Ultima contemporary music festival, Oslo opera house, Norway.

SubAqua, Site-specific sound installatin. Aarhus

Commissioner: SPOR contemporary festival for sound and music. Aarhus.

SubAqua, Site-specific sound installation.

Commissioner:,Klang! Hamburg.

Avenue of Books, Site-specific sound installation, Stockholms universitetsbibliotek (Stockholm University Library.).

Sounding Esplanade, Public, site-specific sound installation, World New Music Days, arranged by ISCM: International Society for Contemporary Music, Växjö.

Commissioner: ISCM.


Single Exhibition.
Inverted Soundscape, Sound installation, Växjö Konsthall. Sweden.
Commissioner: Växjö Konsthall. Sweden.

Circulus, Site-specific sound installation. Old Uppsala Museum, Sweden.

Klangwäldchen, Site-specific sound installation. Nordic Embassies, Berlin.

Commissioner: Swedish Embassy

Pendula Bergiorum, Site-specific sound installation.

Bergius Botanic Garden Stockholm.

Commissioner: Bergius Botanic Garden Stockholm.

Memory Gardens, Site-specific sound installation, Logen, Kisa Konsthall.
Commissioner: Christina Wassberg

Signs of Sorrow, Site-specific installation, Royal National Library, Stockholm, Sweden.

Commissioner: Royal National Library, Stockholm, Sweden.


Earth Song
Site-specific sound installation, Radialsystem, Berlin
Commissioner: Heroines of Sound Festival, Berlin
Curated by: Bettina Wackernagel.

Ein Meer aus Herzschlag
Site-specific sound installation for St. Petri-Friedhof Braunschweig, Germany.
Commissioner: Klangstaetten - Stadtklaenge Braunschweig 2017
Curated by Konsumverein Braunschweig.

Songs from the Backside of Society
Site-specific sound installation, Fortress Nyköpingshus, Sweden
Commisioner: Sound of Sörmland.

mare Balticum
Finalist in the international competition
European Soundart Award 2016 /Marler Medienkunst-Preise 2016
Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl, Germany
Commissioner: WDR3.

Songs from the Backside of Society
Site-specific sound installation. Fortress Varberg
Commissioner: Art Inside Out, Varberg.

Klangtexte - A Documentation Exhibition on Sound Art in Public Space Errant Bodies Sound Art Project Space, Berlin.

Degrees of Noise, Site-specific sound installation,  part of  Embassy Reconstructed – A sonic investigation of the Phenomenon Embassy,  Nordic Embassies, Transmediale Media Festival, Berlin.

Commissioner: Transmediale Media Festival, Berlin.


Collective sound installation, Dirty Ear Forum, Errant Bodies Gallery, Club Transmediale, Transmediale Media Festival, Berlin.

Exhibition documentation of Currents, a real-time sonification of the Gulf stream,

Commissioner: Horizonic - Exploring Space Through Sound, Group exhibition with artists, artistically emphasizing issues related to the arctic territories of Scandinavia | Hverdargierdi, Iceland; Ystad Art Museum, Sweden; Borealis Festival, Caen, France.

Inverted Soundscape, Sound installation,

Sound Made Visible, Kunsthallen Braenderigården, Denmark.

Sound Sculpture, Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm.

Part of artistic residency at Neon Galleri, Brösarp, Sweden

supported by Fylkingen intermedia association.

Sonic Promenade, Site-specific sound installation, Stavanger.

Commissioner: Article: Biennal for Electronic and Unstable Art Stavanger Norway.

Atrium, Site-specific sound installation, Sandviken Art Festival.
Commisioner: Sandviken konsthall

Klangwäldchen, Site-specific sound installation.

KursfürstenStraße, Berlin.

Commissioner: K&K Kulturmanagement & Kommunikation for Quartiersmanagement Magdeburger Platz.


Chagall Museum of Polotsk, Belarus.


Modern Museum, Vitebsk, Belarus.


Modern Museum, Kaliningrad, Russia.


Gallery Astley, Uttersberg, Sweden.


Swedish Association for Art [Sveriges allmänna konstförening], Stockholm, Sweden.


2014-2016 Participating artist in the EU and Life founded scientific research project "Baltic Sea Information on the Acoustic Soundscape", BIAS.



Embassy Reconstructed ¬– A sonic investigation of the Phenomenon Embassy, Nordic Embassies, Transmediale Media Festival, Berlin.



Member of the board of Sala Konstförening/Aguélimuseet


Member of the publication committee of The Royal Swedish Academy  of  Music.


Member of the editorial board of journal of contemporary music journal

Nutida Musik.


2019    Prix Art Electronica, Linz (2019)

                     Sky Brought Down receives an Honorary Mention

2016     Finalist in the international competition

             European Soundart Award 2016 /Marler Medienkunst-Preise 2016

2016     Residence at Art inside Out "Role of Culture in Urban Development" Residency as part of Kultur in Halland (Culture in Halland)

2014     Wallenberg Travel Scholarship.

2013     Artist residence at icebreaker Oden; Oden Arctic Technology Research Cruise

   [OATRC] 2013 as part of The Swedish Polar Research Secretariat’s Artist Program.

2011     Swedish Royal Music Academy, Travel Scholarship.

2009     The Swedish Arts Grants Committee: Financial support for international cooperation

2008     IASPIS [International Artists’ Studio Program in Sweden]: Support   

                      for  exhibiting abroad.

2005     The Swedish Arts Grants Committee: One year artist grant.

2004     The Hasselblad Foundation: Residence in Grez-sur-Loing, France

            The Swedish Arts Grants Committee: Assistant grant to assist German sound

                      artist Christina Kubisch  in Berlin.

2003     Helge Ax:son-Johnson foundation.


The British Museum; The Hasselblad foundation; The National Library of Sweden; The Nationalmuseum, Sweden;  The Public Art Agency, Sweden; The Modern Museum, Stockholm.


University Lecturer, Sound as Critical Practice, 30 credits (Developed and Course responsible together with Jenny Sunesson) Stockholm University of Arts.

University Lecturer, 5 credits course  ”Intermedia”; Royal University of Music, Stockholm, BA and MA Level: 2014 - 2021.

Together with Jenny Sunesson.

Holder of the German Dorothea Erxleben Scholarship, Hochschule für bildende Künste in Braunschweig, Germany; Organized by the Niedersächskisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur in order to promote women to getting qualified for an academic professorship: 2009 - 2011.

University Lecturer, 7.5 credits course ”Experimental Music and Sound Art”, developed the course together with Andreas Engström. Department of Musicology, Stockholm University. MA and BA Level: 2008 - 2009.



Stjerna, Å. "Before Sound". Paper presentation at Symposium on Artistic Research In Music: The Aesthetic Expression of Music Research—ART AS RESULT AND PROCESS OF THOUGHT Sound Environment Centre in collaboration with The Royal  Music Academy at Inter Arts Center,      


      “Exploring the Longitude and Latitude of Public Space Through Sound     

       Art”, The Dark Precursor, International Conference on Deleuze and               Artistic Research, Gent, Belgium.


Gabrielsson, C., and Å. Stjerna, ”Smoth Listening – Acoustic Striations and Lines of Flight”, Deleuze Studies Conference 2013, Lisbon.


Stjerna, Å., ”A Sense of Place: Art, Affect and Place”, Centre for Healthcare Architecture, Chalmers University, Gothenburg. Symposium on the connections between art, healthcare and architecture.


Stjerna, Å., ”Aspects on Duration: the Vulnerability of Permanence in Site- Specific Sound Art”, Sound Arts Theories Symposium 2011 – School of the Art Institute Chicago.


Stjerna, Å., ”AtmoSpaces: An Acoustic Intervention by Åsa Stjerna and Rolf Giegold”, Sound Acts: Sound as Art - Sound in Culture. Sound in Theory - Sound in History. September 23 - 25, 2010. Aarhus University, Department of Aesthetic Studies.


Stjerna, Å., ”Sound Art, Klangkunst, Ljudkonst - Different Languages, Different Meanings?", Sound, Art, Auditory Cultures. November 28 - 30, Copenhagen Doctoral school.




Peer-rewieved article in ETN: H2O.

Lund university press (2021)

"Multiröster och ljudet under vatten" [Multi-voices and sound in water]

Co-written together with Sanne Krogh-Groth

Editors: Susanne Lundin, Johanna Rivano Eckerdal and Lynn Åkesson.

Link to journal  [In Swedish]



         Stockholmstidningen / Mossutställningar

         3 frågor [3 Questions]

         Interview by urban planner and researcher

         Helen Runting


Nutida Musik, no 276 2019

Journal of Contemporary Music and Sound Art

Järn – ljud – bakterier

Cecilia Jonssons Transformationer

Om Jonssons konstverk Contemporary Diagram Berlin

[– Iron – Sound – Bacterias

Cecilia Jonsson's Transformations

On Jonsson's artwork Contemporary Diagram Berlin]


          Nutida Musik, no 276

          (September, 2019)

          Journal of Contemporary Music and Sound Art

          Följdfrågan [Supplemantary Question]

          Interview by Susanne Skog
          on the future of the concept of sound art


          Public Art Dialogue Journal | Sound Sites (forth coming)

Co-editing special issue of the American journal Public Art Dialogue together with Charles Eppley, on sonic public art.

Information about Public Art Dialogue Journal


          Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift (smt) – Journal of Social Medicine

          Contributing with a text on sitespecific sonic practice |  Special Issue            on "Helth as Art" (Hälsa är konst)


          Ljudkonst, Publication 

Red: Åsa Stjerna and Andreas Engström

OEI Editör

Kungl. Musikaliska akademiens skriftserie #140

336 pages including  14 essays on sound art translated into Swedish. Contributing aouthors include: Helga de la Motte-Haber, David Toop, Douglas Kahn, Volker Straebel, Barbara Barthelmes, Golo Föllmer, Gernot Böhme, Frauke Behrendt, Gascia Ouzounian, Brandon LaBelle, Salomé Voegelin, Seth Kim- Cohen, Christoph Cox och Tara Rodgers.


       Before Sound – Transversal Processes in Site-Specific

       Sonic Practice (2018)

 Doctoral Thesis in Artistic Research, 

Academy of Music and Drama, University of  Gothenburg

Link to dissertation


Stjerna, Å., "Pendula Bergiorum –Parken som tid"(Pendula Bergiorum (The Park as Time)

in OEI | Grön våglängd; trädgårdar, parker, växter

Stjerna, Å., and Cox, C., "Ljud, Affekt och det offentliga rummet

– Ett samtal mellan Åsa Stjerna och Christoph Co"x

in Nutida Musik, hösten 2016

Stjerna, Å., and Cox, C.,

"Sound, Affect and  Public Space

– A conversation between Åsa Stjerna and Christoph Cox"

in Dirty Ear Report #1, Errant Bodies Press, Fall 2016


Stjerna, Å., ”Aspects on Duration: The Vulnerability of Permanence in Site-Specific Sound Art in Public Space” – Leonardo Music Journal. LMJ 23: 2013. Theme issue on Sound Art.


Guest Editor of Nutida Musik, no., 2011, Theme issue on the human voice


Stjerna, Å., "Josef Protschka – Pojken bakom rösten" ("Josef Protschka – The Boy Behind the Voice"), Nutida Musik, no. 4, 2011, p.5-9

A portrait and interview with Josef Prouschka, the twelve year old boy who lent his voice for Stockhausen's Gesang der Jünglinge.

Stjerna, Å., "Att identifiera en röst – intervju med Jonas Lind, specialist i rättsfonetik", ("The Art of Identifying a Voice – Interview with Jonas Lind, specialist in forensic phonetics"), Nutida Musik, no. 4, 2011, p.26-31.

Stjerna, Å., "Rösten som abstrakt verklighet - ett samtal med Peter Ablinger" ("The Voice as Abstract Reality – A Conversation with Peter Ablinger)",

Nutida Musik, no. 4, 2011, p.5-9, p.32-37.

2009 Engström, A., and Å. Stjerna, "Sound Art or Klangkunst? A reading of the German and English literature on sound art ”, Organised Sound – An international Journal of Music and Technology, vol. 14, issue 01.

Theme issue on Sound Art.

2008 Stjerna, Å., "Att inta position – Intervju med Gisela Nauck, chefsredaktör för den tyska musiktidskriften Positionen" ("Taking a Position – Interview With Gisela Nauck, Chief Editor for Positionen, A German Journal of Contemporary Music"), Nutida Musik, no. 2, 2008, p. 22-27.

2007 Stjerna, Å., "Att läsa mellan raderna" ("Reading Between the Lines"),

Nutida Musik, no. 4, 2007, p. 6-11.

On interpretation of contemporary music. A portrait of the flutist Sara Hammarström.


Guest Editor of Nutida Musik no. 4, 2006 –  no. 1 – 2007  Theme issue on spatial perspectives of sound art.

The issue puts focus on the spatial related forms of sound art covering both theoretical texts on the discourse of sound art, and in-depth texts on sound artists such as Bernhard Leitner, Robin Minard, and Max Neuhaus presented for the first time in Sweden.


Engström, A., and Å. Stjerna, "Ljudkonst – Den svenska modellen"  ("Sound Art  The Swedish Model"), Nutida Musik, no. 4, 2006 – no. 1, 2007, p. 5-12.

Engström, A., and Å. Stjerna, "Varför har den svenska konsten varit så tyst? Och varför låter den så mycket idag?" ("Why the Swedish  Art Used to be Silent – And Why it Sounds so Much Today"), Nutida Musik, no. 4, 2006 – no. 1, 2007, p. 13-20. A conversation with philosopher and art critic Sven-Olov Wallenstein.

Stjerna, Å., "Att färga rummet med ljud" – Ett porträtt av ljudkonstnären Robin Minard" (On Coloring a Space with Sound – A portrait of Sound Artist Robin Minard"), Nutida Musik, no. 4, 2006 – no. 1, 2007, p. 21-26.

Stjerna, Å., "Tre x Ljudinstallationer" ("Three x Sound Installations"),

Nutida Musik, no. 4, 2006 – no. 1, 2007, p. 21-26.

On Christina Kubisch's Licht Himmel, Bernhard Leitner's Cylindre Sonore and Max Neuhauses Time Square.

Stjerna, Å., "Hur låter ett rum? – Om Kirsten Reeses ljud och videoinstallation Hallenfelder" ("How Does A Space Sound? – On Kirsten Reese's Sound and Video Installation Hallendfelder"),

Nutida Musik, no. 4, 2006 – no. 1, 2007, p. 35-38.

Stjerna, Å., "Den klingande konsten byter boning – Om Singuhr Hörgaleri, Berlin" ("Changed Location for Sound Art – On Singuhr Hörgalerie, Berlin"), Nutida Musik, no. 4, 2006 – no. 1, 2007, p. 61-64.

2006 Stjerna, Å., "Hanna Hartman – Mellan det konkreta och det abstrakta"

(Hanna Hartman – Between the concrete and the abstract"),

Nutida Musik, no. 2, 2006, p. 5-9.

On the composer Hanna Hartman’s composition The felling of tall trees entails danger.

2005 Stjerna, Å., "Elektromagnetiska stadsvandringar – Åsa Stjerna om att arbeta med tyska ljudkonstnären Christina Kubisch" ("Electromagnetic City Walks – On  Working With Sound Artist Christina Kubisch”), Nutida Musik, no. 4, 2005, p. 15-19.


[April 2022]

Listening into Relations: Guest presentation at

Perspectives on Climate Change Ecopsychology, Art & Narratives, Uppsala University, Sweden.

[April 2022]

Guest presentation

Audiovisuellt forum, Dalarna University, Sweden.

[March 10. 2022]

Sounding Crisis: Cimate Crisis & Sonic Agency Lecture Series

Organized by Ania Mauruschat, Marie Curie research fellow at the Sound Studies Lab,

University of Copenhagen.

Presentation: Sonic Vision of The Arctic—Tracing the Inherent Agency of Sound.


[February 6. 2022 ]

Waldemarsudde, Stockholm

Expedition Konst/ [Expedition Art]

Acoustic Images of the Arctic—

Sound's potential in the perception of the Arctic

and possible synnergies between science and art

In conversation with Martin Jakobsson, Professor of Marine geology and Geophysics,

Stockholm University. 



[February 2. 2022 ]

Sound Studies and Sonic Arts, Universität der Künste, Berlin

Sound in Artistic Research | Public Lecture Series

Link to website


Swedish Research Council | 24.11.2022

Symposium on Artistic Research 2021

ARTICULATIONS – Theorising in practice

Link to information


Sound Arts Visiting Practitioner Lecture Series organized by CRiSAP

and LCC Sound Arts & Design. Thursday 28 October.

Link to Lecture Series


Baltic Sea Festival, Berwaldhallen (Östersjöfestivalen) 
Broadcasted interview about

Mare Balticum and the participation in the EU supported scientific research project BIAS:

Baltic Sea Information about the Acoustic Soundscape.


Moderated conversation/Heroines of Sound Festival, Berlin

Ideas and perspectives of a new Feminist Sonic Materialism in the context of field recording art, soundscape composition, and acoustic ecology
mit: Åsa Stjerna, Salomé Voegelin, Marta Zapparoli
Moderation: Sabine Sanio
In English


Moderated conversation/Heroines of Sound Festival, Berlin

Hidden Continuities in Electronic Music
Book Release: A Short History of Electronic Music and Its Women Protagonists (2021) by Johann Merrich
mit: Dorit Chrysler, Åsa Stjerna, Bettina Wackernagel, Johann Merrich
Moderation: Janina Klassen
In English


Posthumanities Hub Online seminar

Presentation of Postdoctoral research project "Sonic Visions of the Arctic."



Swedish Research Council 

Paper presentation:  "What is Artistic Research?"

Presented at the Swedish Research Council's yearly internal  staff assemebly.

2017 Tracing the Roots of Sound Art, (Part of the course Feministic Perspectives in Auditive Arts)

Stockholm University of the Arts

2016 Mapping Your Artistic Context | Workshop

Stockholm University of the Arts


2016 Tracing the Roots of Sound Art, Program of Music- and Sound production. (BA-level)

Academy of Music and Drama, Gothenburg, Sweden.

2016 Tracing the Roots of Sound Art, Program of Composition, MA-level,

Academy of Music and Drama, Gothenburg, Sweden.

2015 MAGMA TRIBUTE Nordic Embassies Berlin

      2015 Conference on Art, Sound and Radio produced by                              Riksutställningar/Swedish Exhibition Agency and Halland Art Museum

Invited to participate in a moderated debate on sound art, togther with Seth Kim Cohen and Andreas Engström

"What Can Sound Art Do?"

2013 Artist presentation and lecture on site-specific sonic practise, Sound Art Program (Ljudkonstprogrammet), Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts (Stockholms Dramatiska Högskola). MA-Level.

2012 Artist presentation, Electronic Studio, Department of Audio Communication, Technische Universität, Berlin ”EM-hören”.

2011 Artist presentation and lecture on sound art in public space, Sound Art Program, Stockholms Dramatiska Högskola (Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts). MA-Level.

2011 Moderated presentation by the Dorothea Erxleben scholarships holders


2009-2011, Hochschule für Bildende Kuenste Braunschweig.

2011 Research symposium on sound art: University of Aarhus, Denmark – Department of Aesthetics and Communication/ Aestethics & Culture.

2011 Artist presentation and lecture on sound art in public space, Valand School of Fine Art, Gothenburg.

2011 Artist presentation and lecture on sound art in public space,

Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm.

2010 ”Mapping Sound in Art” Moderated seminar as part of Unsound Festival,

New York. U.S.

2009 Artist presentation at symposium ”Sound and Site”, Full Pull Festival, Malmö.

2009 "Swedish Electroacoustic Music and Sound Art", Presentation at the

Electronic Studio, Department of Audio communication, Technical University, Berlin. 

2009 ”On the Adaption of Sound Art in Swedish Art Critic After the Postmodern Break-Through”, Presentation as part of Soundings: A one day seminar on sound art, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen.

2009 "On Sound Art in Public Space". Combined artist presentation and lecture Konstfack (University of Art, Craft and Design), Stockholm.

2009 "On Sound Art in Public Space". Combined artist presentation and lecture, Department of Musicology, Stockholm University.

2009 "On Sound Art in Public Space". Combined artist presentation and lecture, Dramatiska institutet (University College of Film, Radio, Television and Theatre), Stockholm

2008 Artist presentation at the seminar ”Sound and light art”, Uppsala Art Museum.

2008 Artistic presentation at ”Listen To the World”, A seminar on sound art and contemporary music arranged by Växjö University and COMA festival

as part of World New Music Days 2009.

2008 "On Sound Art in Public Space", Arranged by SEAMS, Society for Electro-acoustic Music in Sweden.


2013 Musikmagasinet On Sound Art.

Information here

2010 A one hour program about the Austrian sound artist Bernhard Leitner.

A commission from the Swedish National Broadcasting, Sveriges Radio P2 Monitor.