UNM 2023



Sofie Meyer

Sofie Meyer is a Danish composer, violin player and improvisor. She graduated with honours from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre in Tallinn (Masters) where she studied composition under the guidance of Helena Tulve. Throughout the years she has received guidance from composers such as Toshio Hosokawa, Chaya Czernowin, Bent Sørensen and Juste Janulyté and her works have been performed by ensembles including the ICTUS Ensemble, Ensemble Fractales and Linea Ensemble.



Acropora (a coral species) are sensitive to light and it is believed that they use colour to shield themselves from sun rays. The idea of colours being a protection serves as the main inspiration for the piece. The works "pitches" are based on algorithms created from cellular automata rules. These rules seek to replicate how corals reproduce and thereby expand the reefs.