SØS Gunver Ryberg is internationally recognized composer, sound artist and live performer known for her uncompromising intensity, groundbreaking and genre-defying electronic music releases, concerts 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 extracts.//
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.
Berlin Philharmonie, ATONAL Festival Berlin, Berghain Berlin, CTM festival Berlin, DR Concert Hall, Kisloty Skt.Petersborg, Elevate Festival Austria, Danish National Radio Concert hall, Sonic Acts Amsterdam, Inversia Festival Murmansk, BOILER ROOM Berlin, IPSE Berlin, Norberg Festival Sweden, Krake Festival Berlin, RadialSystem V Berlin, Berghain Berlin, TRESOR Club Berlin, Corsica Studios London, Today’s Art Festival-Hague, Lunchmeat festival Prague, Real Deal Festival Vienna, Katharsis Amsterdam, Electro Mechanica Skt. Petersborg, Intonal Festival Malmø, Le Zoo Geneva, Warehouse Project Manchester, Fylkingen Stockholm, Contort Urban Spree Berlin, Roten Salon Volksbühne Berlin, Issue Project Room New York, Diapason Gallery New York, Hemisferio Festival Rio de Janeiro, Istanbul Biennale, Six d.o.g.s Athens, California Institute of the Arts L.A. SMart Multimedia Festival Michigan, Stockholm Cultural Festival, Roskilde Festival DK, The Danish Ministry of Culture, The Danish Royal Library ‘The Black Diamond DK, STRØM Electronic Music Festival Copenhagen, Jazzhouse Copenhagen. Phono Festival Odense DK, Lak Festival for Nordic Sound Art Copenhagen. Copenhagen Jazz Festival, VSA Copenhagen, Wundergrund Festival Copenhagen, Klang Avantgarde Music Festival Copenhagen. Charlottenborg exhibition hall Copenhagen, Nikolaj Exhibition Hall Copenhagen, Århus Kunsthal DK, Dansescenen Copenhagen, Museum Of Comtemporary Art Roskilde DK, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art Copenhagen, The Planetarium Copenhagen, Cinemateket Copenhagen, Click Festival Helsingør DK, Cisternerne Copenhagen, Glyptoteket Vinterhaven Copenhagen, Klangspuren Festival Austria, Schwankhalle Bremen, Sound of Stockholm, Kegelbahn Luzerne, Edinburgh Science Festival, Dampfzentrale Bern, Kaiku Klub Helsinki, EKKO Festival Bergen, Aarhus Symphony Hall DK