Sól Ey

Sól Ey (Sóley Sigurjónsdóttir, 1996) is a multi-disciplinary artist from Iceland. In her work, she creates multisensory experiences that connect sound, space, movement, light, and the body. With a background in composition, her work consists of performances, installations and instruments that emphasise performative interaction, immersion, and participation. Using tools such as sensors, DIY electronics, scenography, video projections, and spatial sound, she strives to create a dynamic interplay between objects and perceivers.
Sól Ey’s works have been performed at festivals such as Reykjavik Art Festival (IS), NEXT (SK), Gaudeamus (NL), Nuuk Nordic Culture Festival (GL), and commissioned by Rewire (NL), Ensemble Modelo62 (NL), and Erkitíð (IS). She was an artist-in-residence at the Spatial Sound Institute (Budapest, 2018) and Instrument Inventor’s Initiative (Den Haag, 2021). In 2021, she obtained a BMus degree in composition from the Royal Conservatoire The Hague. Sól Ey is currently a research fellow at the Academy for Theatre and Digitality in Dortmund, where she is continuing her research on wearable and gestural electronic instruments.

Mutual circulations (2020) is written for a unique two-sided ceramic flute made by Anastasia Kiseleva. The instrument has no finger holes and is performed solely by overblowing each side of the instrument. The piece was initially made as a short film and recorded in Haagse Bos (The Hague, NL) at the beginning of the pandemic.

I inhale what you exhale, you inhale what I exhale
while we share a place, will you take what I give or take what you need?
you inhale what I exhale, I inhale what you exhale

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