UNM 2023



Sól Ey

Sól Ey (b. 1996) is an Icelandic artist and researcher living in Copenhagen. Her works consist of performances, installations, and instrument design, and aim to combine sound, space, movement, light, technology, and the body. Currently, her artistic research focuses on the possibilities of the human body when extended with electronics or objects.

Sól Ey’s works are regularly presented at European festivals, notably Nordic Music Days, NEXT (SK), Reykjavik Art Festival (IS), Dark Music Days (IS), and Rewire (NL). She was an artist-in-residence at the Spatial Sound Institute (2018) and Instrument Inventor’s Initiative (2021), and a research fellow at the Academy for Theatre and Digitality (2022). Furthermore, she is active as a curator, e.g., for RASK (founding chair) and was a festival director of Ung Nordisk Musik Reykjavik 2022. Sól Ey obtained a bachelor’s degree in composition from the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague in 2021.

Light Again

el gtr, vlc, cb, pno, 3 light performers

The title Light again refers to the reoccurring stroboscopic lights in the piece. There is light, and then there’s light again, and again, and again, and so on. Inspired by the Bible’s Genesis 1:3-25, when God said, “Let there be light”, the piece quite literally turns a stroboscopic light on and off 4096 times. For a small ensemble, lights, and light sensors.