SØS Gunver Ryberg is an award winning composer, sound artist and live performer known for her releases and also her extensive compositional and soundtrack work for video games, films, international theatre and dance productions and installations. She has been awarded several times for her music and significantly a BAFTA nomination for her work on the multi award winning video game INSIDE.
Recent highlights for SØS Gunver Ryberg have include appearances at Aphex Twin curates, Berghain, Berlin Philharmonie, Nuit Sonores, Roskilde Festival, Atonal Festival, CTM Festival, ADE, Flow Festival, Today’s art and more.
Touring all over the world to perform at festivals, museums, galleries, clubs, cinemas, planetariums and churches to more unconventional contexts like an underwater reservoir, running metro train, old industrial ship.
Entangled released on Avian received reviews with the words “This is powerful and sublime”, “Experimental music at its most forceful and refined” and “It’s an immersive piece of music from one of contemporary electronic music’s most adventurous producers.”
“Beneath the album’s harsh noise and unrelenting tension is a refined and carefully considered approach. “Trispider” is Ryberg at her most terrifying and unhinged. But the subdued, gorgeous ambience of tracks like “The Presence_Eurydike” shows an ability to use silence and empty space just as effectively as noise and claustrophobia. One of the impressive things about AFTRYK, her first solo release, was the way Ryberg sustained tension, never letting it break or subside. A keen sense of pacing and progression allows her to do this. Here she applies this same skill to ambient works and more melodic tracks like “Magnetic Force,” introducing restraint and sensitivity without compromising on drama.”
Latest release in May 2020 on AD 93 (former Whities) “…Her every release is outstanding in quality. Each builds on, and often subverts, what came before. Whities 030 does nothing to buck the trend, and reaffirms Ryberg as one of the best producers about. This is another worthy addition to her tremendous catalogue.”
“….It’s really easy to throw around descriptors and themes like spatiality, intensity and physicality when it comes to electronic music, but few embody those things and take them to their extremes like SØS Gunver Ryberg…..”
Film, Theater, AR/VR, Installations,…..//
Composed all music and sound textures for the Danish film ‘Cutterhead’ by director Rasmus Kloster Bro premiered in March 2019 (Won Best Music Creation at Film Festival Premiers Plans in France and the Carl Prize and nominated for a Robert and The Camille Awards).
Created the immersive quadrophonic installation ‘WHITE SUN’.
Composed spatial music for the AR experience ‘Eurydike’ – an art installation/music theater/real life game by director Evelyn Hribersek.
Her work is often site specific and explores the relation to the actual performed acoustics of the space, including compositions for The Royal Library 12 channel speaker system in Copenhagen, a 6 channel installation/concert in an defunct underground water reservoir with a reverberation of 17 sec and quadrofonic concert in the Wintergarden at Glytoteket in Copenhagen.
Commissions for theatre have included original scores for the Luzerne Theatre in Switzerland, Deutsche Theatre in Berlin and the Royal Theater in Copenhagen.