Programme & tickets
Music Festival
London 7→13
November 2023

Astrid Sonne

8th November
Colour Factory,
Astrid Sonne

Astrid Sonne is a Copenhagen-based composer and viola player. Her most recent album “outside of your lifetime” is a precisely created record that Sonne arrived at via improvisation, trimming and reassembly. The compositions appear like sculptures. They are made with keys, strings, voice and buttons. Many of the instruments and inputs on the record are carefully processed to efface their personality, so their origins are never exactly clear. One may follow seamless transitions between pure generated oscillating waves and true ten-finger choral organ work. Other tracks present fierce waveforms through a shimmery rotary pulse, heated and perfectly suited for live experience of the music. Sonne’s hands-on and hands-off effects bleed into each other, and one often can’t tell the difference.