ASTRID SONNE

The electronic adventurer and viola player Astrid Sonne thrives on the glorious dissonance that comes from using live viola and a chamber choir in the same breath as brain-scrambling noise and glitchy abstraction.

Astrid Sonne is a Copenhagen-based composer and musician. With a background in classical music, Astrid Sonne opens up an electronic space to study the balance between mechanical and organic elements in her music. The compositions consist of everything from synthesizers to viola sequences and choir samples, but are all characterized by the presence of highly personal, human emotions. Furthermore, Astrid Sonne has engaged in creating conceptual, site-specific compositions for places like the old ruins under the Danish Parliament and a stretch of the Copenhagen Metro as a part of Trans Metro Express for Strøm Festival.

Astrid Sonne’s debut album Human Lines was released via Escho on February 16th 2018. Astrid Sonne says, “with Human Lines I wanted to explore the balance between repetition and renewal in various universes which respond to different emotional stages. It has been important for me to work with the idea of what happens when computer-generated sound meets organic sound, such as vocal and viola, but always bearing in mind that it should not overshadow the emotional relatedness that I wish for people to have when they listen to this album.”