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BIOGRAPHY

Sól Ey (Sóley Sigurjónsdóttir, 1996) is an Icelandic composer, performer, and media artist based in The Netherlands. By exploring sound as a multisensorial phenomenon, she creates performances and installations that explore tactile, spatial, and social relationships. The objective is to create a sensitive and immersive environment where exploration is essential to the concept.

Sól Ey’s works have been presented at Spatial Sound Institute in Budapest, TEMP studio in Lisbon, Concertgebouw in Bruges, Raflost, Reykjavik Art Festival, Dark Music Days in Reykjavik and Today’s Art Festival, Rewire Festival, Gaudeamus Festival and Dag in de Branding in The Netherlands. Furthermore, she has worked with artists and collectives such as Heiner Goebbels, Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) and Maze Ensemble, and been an artist-in-residence at the Spatial Sound Institute (Budapest 2018) and iii (The Hague 2021). In 2021, she obtained a bachelor degree in composition and a diploma from the Institute of Sonology at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague.

Parallel to her artistic work, Sól Ey is active as a curator and event organiser. She is founder of RASK, a collective of young Icelandic artists working in the intersection of art and technology, a curator for the Icelandic electronic art festival Raflost, and a board member of the Icelandic delegation of Ung Nordisk Musik, a festival for young Nordic composers. Since 2020, she is a member of The Hague-based artist collective Trixie.

CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

2017-2021 Composition [BMus], Royal Conservatory, The Hague (NL)
2017-2021 Institute of Sonology, Royal Conservatory, The Hague (NL)
2015-2016 Composition, Icelandic University of the Arts, Reykjavik (IS)

SELECTED COMPOSITIONS AND PERFORMANCES

2021 [Upcoming] Weld, Reykjavik Art Festival and Dark Music Days, Reykjavik (IS)
2021 [Upcoming] Ersilia, Gaudeamus festival, Utrecht (NL)
2020 Mothers, Dag in de Branding, online, The Hague (NL)
2020 Perspectives IV + VI, No Patent Pending #40, iii workspace, The Hague (NL)
2020 Mutual Circulations, Post-Paradise #20, online
2020 Virtual spaces, Orgelpark, Amsterdam (NL)
2019 O+Beygja, Willem Twee, Den Bosch (NL)
2019 O+Beygja, Today’s Art Festival, Studio Loos, The Hague (NL)
2019 Virtual spaces, Orgelpark, Amsterdam (NL)
2019 Improvisation w Adrián Montúfar, June Impro Meeting, Studio Loos, The Hague (NL)
2018 Material/Matter, Raflost festival, Mengi, Reykjavik (IS)
2018 2048, Albanova Festival, Bilzen (BE)
2018 2048, SLOW (36H) festival, Concertgebouw, Bruges (BE)
2018 Flöt, Temp Studio #3 Open Day, Lisbon (PT)
2018 Ersilia, Invisible Cities, Korzo Theatre, The Hague (NL)
2017 Closer, Spektrum, Berlin (DE)
2017 Improvisation w Jökull Máni (RASK), Multiversal #79, XB Liebig, Berlin (DE)
2016 Light-mind in two movements, Vinnslan #9, Tjarnarbíó, Reykjavik (IS)

EXHIBITIONS

2020 Tocar at RASK #4 [group], 12 tónar, Reykjavik (IS)
2019 Tocar at Transformation of the Audible Symposium [group], West Gallery, The Hague (NL)
2019 Squared at Dilated Impulses [group], De Besturing, The Hague (NL)
2018 Sonic storm [solo], Spatial Sound Institute and Art Quarter, Budapest (HU)

RESIDENCIES

2021 [upcoming] Research residency, Instrument Inventors Initiative, The Hague (NL)
2020 Perspectives residency, Instrument Inventors Initiative, The Hague (NL)
2019 Studio Loos, The Hague (NL)
2018 TEMP studio #3, Lisbon (PT)
2018 Spatial Sound Institute, Budapest (HU)

GRANTS / SCHOLARSHIPS

2020 Artists’ salary fund, Rannís (IS)
2019 The Composer fund of The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service and STEF (IS)
2018 Spatial Sound Institute Scholarship (HU)
2018 The Composer fund of The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service and STEF (IS)

PRESENTATIONS

2020 The Private Creative Process, RCC #41, Studio Loos, The Hague (NL)
2019 Systematic approach to psychoacoustics, RCC #34, Studio Loos, The Hague (NL)
2018 Artist presentation at Max Meetup #7 Berlin. Invited as a lecturer of CC4AV and Ableton, Ableton HQ, Berlin (DE)
2017 Beat me in basket, RCC #23, Studio Loos, The Hague (NL)

CURATION / PRODUCTION

2020-now Raflost festival. Co-curator and organiser of electronic art festival in Reykjavik (IS)
2018-now Ung Nordisk Musik festival. Board member of the Icelandic delegation of UNM
2015-now RASK Collective. Founder and organiser of media art event series, Reykjavik (IS)
2018-2020 Research Concert Cycle. Curator and organiser for monthly events in The Hague (NL)

INTERNSHIPS AND OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE

2020-now New staged concert by Heiner Goebbels – intern/assistant [ongoing]
2020 The Icelandic Music archive – summer staff member
2017 Mengi(berlin) music and art venue – intern
2017 RASK – Creative Summer Groups in Reykjavik – program for young artists
2015 Muscycle – Creative Summer Groups in Reykjavik – program for young artists

MEMBER OF

2020- Trixie The Hague
2015- RASK Collective