Since the late 1970s, composer, visual artist and curator Carl Michael von Hausswolff (born 1956 in Linköping, Sweden, lives and works in Stockholm) has worked as a composer using the tape recorder as his main instrument. He has collaborated with numerous other artists such as Erik Pauser, Leif Elggren
, Andrew McKenzie, Zbigniew Karkowski
, Graham Lewis, David Jackman and Kim Cascone. His works have been presented at biennials in Istanbul and Johannesburg and also at Manifesta 1 in Rotterdam (1996), Documenta X in Kassel (1997) and the Venice Biennials in 2001 and 2003. In 2004, he participated in the Liverpool Biennial.