sonja roth

sound art & music





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.


I play with water, environmental sounds, guitar, use voice, synth and other instruments to create atmospheric experimental music. Humans and non-humans, their co- existence as well as the body-mind cooperation and languages are an important foucs in my work.


sound projects (selection)


currently "Frequency Response" collaboration with Heid & Griess


2018 composing soundscape for theater company D°eFFeKt in Brussels performing "Crave" by Sarah Kane


2017 artist in residency Pinea Linea de Costa, Cadiz, Spain, soundscape 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 Another Son Leaving (IRE)


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)


2018 - ongoing HitProducer - mobile recording studio - project development, Basel Switzerland


2018 "Widerhall an der Grenze" Live Audio Walk by theater institution Recycled Illusions


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



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





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




other others:

Snowboard Teacher, PieMaker, DIY ELEctronics, Permacultur - Mindfullness Activist

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