Born 1992 in Graz, Austria
Musicology, BA, University of Vienna, 2016
Computermusic and Electronic Media, MDW Vienna, 2019
EMS Stockholm Residency, Sept 2020 & Feb 2022
Artefact Creative Residency Singapur, Jan 2023
Akademie Schloss Solitude Web Residency, ongoing 2023
Moritz Nahold is a sound artist and composer based in Vienna, Austria. Sound is the main focus of Nahold’s work, whether as part of audio-visual installations, multi-channel compositions or the standard stereo album format. He has composed scores for film, theater, dance and performances, working with artists such as God's Entertainment, Simon Mayer, Anna Bergmann, Peter Kutin and Antoinette Zwirchmayr. Digital alienation, nostalgia, sonic hybrids and spatial acoustic environments are recurring themes in his work, exploring constant reconfigurations of existing aesthetics in often oxymoronic couplings. His compositions merge various forms of electro-acoustic elements with repetitive melodies and high-strung dramatic harmonies, bridging the gap between rhythmic exploration, abstract sonic objects and pop sensitivities. In constant flux, Nahold’s work inhabits the margins of various genres and compositional approaches without ever committing to a single one. His music has been released on labels such as Ventil Records, Parken and Denovali.
Text by Andra Nikolayi