Sól Ey (b. 1996) is an Icelandic multidisciplinary artist based in The Netherlands. In her work, she creates multisensory experiences that connect sound, space, movement, light, and the body. With a background in composition, she makes performances, installations and instruments that emphasise performative interaction, immersion, and participation. By using tools such as sensors, DIY electronics, scenography, video projections, and spatial sound, she strives to create a dynamic interplay between objects and perceivers, and forming a sensitive environment for the audience to explore.
Sól Ey has received commissions from Rewire Festival (NL), iii (NL), Ensemble Modelo62 (NL), and Erkitíð (IS). Her work has been presented at festivals such as NEXT (SK), Reykjavik Art Festival (IS), Dark Music Days (IS), Ung Nordisk Musik (DK), Today’s Art (NL), Gaudeamus (NL) and Dag in de Branding (NL). Furthermore, she has worked with artists and collectives such as Heiner Goebbels, Nederlands Dans Theater, and Maze Ensemble. She was an artist-in-residence at the Spatial Sound Institute (Budapest, 2018) and iii (The Hague, 2021).
Parallel to her artistic work, Sól Ey is active as a curator and organiser. She is founder of RASK, a collective of young Icelandic artists working in the intersection of art and technology, and chairperson of Ung Nordisk Musik – Iceland. She is also a member of The Hague-based artist collective Trixie.
In 2021, she obtained BMus in composition at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague. She is currently a research fellow at the Academy for Theatre and Digitality, where she is continuing her research on wearable and gestural electronic instruments.
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