Sól Ey (Sóley Sigurjónsdóttir, b. 1996) is an Icelandic sound artist, instrument developer, and performer based in The Netherlands. With sound as her primary material, she develops musical instruments and interfaces that explore movements, space, and interaction. In her recent work, she has made gestural controllers that generate and shape sound, thus making technology an integral extension of the body. Sound-based gestures are explored as a means to evoke and sculpt imaginary tactile objects. Through this interplay between virtual and physical devices, she searches for a cognitive perception of intimacy between humans, space, and technology. Past performances and installations have been presented at 4DSOUND (HU), Mengi (IS), Today’s Art (NL), Spektrum (GE), and West Den Haag (NL).
Sól Ey is the co-founder of RASK – a collective of young Icelandic artists working to develop interdisciplinary art and technology. She is also a board member for the Icelandic section of Ung Nordisk Musik – a platform for young Nordic composers. Sól Ey is currently studying composition and sonology at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague.
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
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
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
2018- UNM IS / UNG NORDISK MUSIK ICELAND. Treasurer and organiser for a platform for young Nordic composers.
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.