Biography

sonja roth

sound art & music

SONJA ROTH

 

MUSIC • SOUND ART

 

Sound art exploring natural and artificial environments

Composing & live Performances

 

artist statement

 

I like to work with an interdisciplinary approach and experiment with sounds using field recordings, editing software and musical instruments. I am interested in our environment and technology and how we get affected by it. Travelling and living in different countries and circumstances has strongly influenced my perspective. Water, underwatersounds, migration and freedom are reoccuring subjects in my work.

 

The interactive audio-visual jellyfish installation is a sound art project, where I turned the touch of water into an instrument. I play guitar, use voice, synth and other instruments to express stories. I collaborate with Another Son Leaving in the band Deasil and Withershins.

As a solo performer i work with Ableton Live and I mix field recordings into soundscapes.

 

sound projects (selection)

 

 

currently artist in residency Pinea Linea de Costa, Cadiz, Spain, sound art project "The Hidden Sound of Tartessos"

 

2017 artist in residency OBRAS, Portugal - live mixed soundscape "We are all Immigrants"

 

2017- ongoing Deasil and Withershins - atmospheric post-dinner folk - concerts & recordings with Sean Byrne

 

2016 Interactive audio-visual jellyfish installation, Glasgow

 

2016 Marsolew: Avocado Dreams - collaboration with Marty Watt and Lewis McFadden, Glasgow

 

2016 Before Sonoluminescence, 4 track EP, Sonja Roth, Glasgow

 

2013- ongoing live performances in different venues in Ireland, Switzerland, Greece, Italy and Scotland

 

 

 

 

 

 

other projects (selection)

 

 

2016 Fair Play Venues in Scotland - a report for the Musician's Union UK

 

2014 - 2015 Permaculture projects in Greece and Italy

 

2012-2013 "A journey to the present moment" - Artwork / print-making / songwriting in Donegal, Ireland

 

2007 - 2012, Community development & youth work projects in various institutions and settings in Switzerland

2017

 

2005 - 2010 co-founder of theater group ellen reksom - theaterproductions in Switzerland

 

 

 

Education

 

2015/ 2016 Master in Creative Practice / Popular Music Studies - University of Glasgow, Scotland

Dissertation: An exploration of water in sound art

 

2006-2010 Bachelor in Community Development - University for Applied Science Lucerne, Switzerland