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Bio:

Sól Ey or Sóley Sigurjónsdóttir (b. 1996) is an Icelandic sound artist, instrument developer and performer based in The Hague. Her work focuses on interdisciplinary approach to sound through interactivity, new media and the relationship between sound and space. By composing and experimenting with new instruments she looks for ways to expand the expression of a musical performance to be visual, physical or interactive.

Together with Jökull Máni Reynisson, Sól Ey is the founder of RASK – a collective of young Icelandic artists that share the interest in interdisciplinary art and technology development. Sól Ey is currently studying composition and sonology at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague where her teachers are Yannis Kyriakides and Peter Adriaansz.


CV:

EDUCATION.

2017-2021   BMus in COMPOSITION & SONOLOGY, The Hague, NL
2015-2016   COMPOSITION, Icelandic Academy of the Arts, Reykjavík, IS

GRANTS & RESIDENCIES

2019  PERSPECTIVES (WIP). Supported by The Composer fund of The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service and STEF (Tónskáldasjóður RÚV og STEF)

2018   TEMP STUDIO Artist in Residency, Lisbon, PT

2018   4DSOUND Artist in Residency, Spatial Sound Institute, Budapest, HU. Supported by Spatial Sound Institute Scholarship and The Composer fund of The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service and STEF (Tónskáldasjóður RÚV og STEF)

2017   RASK COLLECTIVE as a part of Creative Summer Groups, Reykjavík. IS

2016   MUSCYCLE as a part of ‘Project Eco Art Symposium, ‘ART TO TRY’, Kuldiga. LV. Supported by Nordbuk and Latvia Cultural Capital Fund.

2015   MUSCYCLE as a part of Creative Summer Groups in Reykjavík. IS

SELECTED PROJECTS

2019    PERSPECTIVES. Performance installation which explores various perspectives of sound and vision, made in collaboration with percussion duo Bimetric and Kaan Yazıcı. To be premiered in Autumn 2019, Den Haag, NL

2018   SONIC STORM. Sound installation and sculpture inspired by the structure of a hurricane. Premiered at Fervere Festival at 4DSOUND – Spatial Sound Institute x Art Quarter Budapest, Budapest, HU

2018   MATERIAL/MATTER. Performance on sound sculptures, movements and lights, in collaboration with Jesus Canuto Iglesias. Premiered at Raflost, Icelandic Festival for Electronic Arts, in Reykjavik, IS

2018    2048. Algorithmic composition exploring psychoacoustics composed for Wavefield Synthesis surround system. Premiered at WFS-festival 2018 in Den Haag, NL

2018   ERSILIA. Interactive sound installation and composition for double bass, harp, percussion and live electronics, made in collaboration with Domenic Jarlkaganova, for Invisible Cities, Korzo Theatre, The Hague, NL

2018   ANONYMITY RUNS IN THEIR BLOOD. Music theatre for voice and recorded voice. The Hague, NL

2017   CLOSER by RASK Collective. Interactive dance performance for sensors and glove. Premiered in Mengi, Reykjavik, IS and Spektrum in Berlin, GE

2017   SEMI-QUESTIONS OF A SEMI-HANDSTAND. Music for short film by Yelena Arakelow, Reykjavík, IS

2017        STEGONICA by RASK Collective. Sound sculpture and feedback instrument – installation made with Jökull Máni Reynisson, Reykjavík, IS

2017        BROT – performance consisting of 3 compositions where acoustics, space and the body as an instrument were explored in various ways. Lækningaminjasafnið, Seltjarnarnes, IS

2016        LIGHT-MIND IN TWO MOVEMENTS by RASK Collective. Interactive dance performance for Vinnslan #10, Tjarnarbíó, Reykjavík, IS

2016        IORI & OPER for solo trombone and amplified gongs. Commissioned by Jón Arnar Einarsson, trombonist. Reykjavík, IS

2015        EPLI. Sound generative dance performance by RASK Collective. Reykjavík, IS

Presentations

2019    2048 – SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO PSYCHOACOUSTICS. Lecture at RCC #34, Den Haag, NL

2018    ARTIST PRESENTATION at Max Meetup #7 in Berlin. Ableton HQ, Berlin, GE

2018    BEAT ME IN BASKET. Performance and presentation at RCC #23, Den Haag, NL

OTHER

2018-     UNM IS / UNG NORDISK MUSIK ICELAND. Treasurer and organiser for a platform for young composers in the Nordic countries.

2018-    RCC / RESEARCH CONCERT CYCLE – Organiser for artistic research event series in Studio Loos, Den Haag, NL.

2015-    RASK COLLECTIVE. Founder and event organiser for media art event series in Reykjavík, IS.