About SGR
SØS Gunver Ryberg is a Danish composer and sound artist working in electronic music. She has a broad performance and production background: live music performances, multichannel recording, multi channel installation, multi channel live performances, exhibition works, commissioned productions, dance/performance art, video game music and sound design, studio work, releases, remixes, compositions for theatre, 3D audio walks, art films.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Releases//

Her release 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.”

Her 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.”

 

Live concerts//

Touring all over the world to perform at festivals, clubs, museums, galleries, cinemas, a planetarium and churches to more unconventional contexts like an underwater reservoir, a running metro train, an old industrial ship.

Recent highlights for SØS Gunver Ryberg have include appearances at Aphex Twin curates, Berghain, Berlin Philharmonie, Nuit Sonores, Roskilde Festival, Atonal, CTM Festival, ADE, Flow Festival, Today’s art and more.

 

Film, Theater, AR/VR, Installations,…..//

She 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).

She 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.

Her commissions for theatre have included original scores for the Luzerne Theatre in Switzerland, Deutsche Theatre in Berlin and the Royal Theater in Copenhagen.

 

Awards
Carl Prize, Score – Cutterhead Composer of the year 2020
Premiers Plans, French Film Festival in D’Angers – Best Music Prize Cutterhead 2019
Emotional Game Awards – Best Emotinal Music Inside 2017
SPILPRISEN – Best Sound Design Inside 2017
The Edge Awards – Best Audio Design Inside 2016
Game Developers Choice Awards – Best Audio Inside 2016
The Danish Art Agency – Music to Inside 2016
Danish Composers’ Society’s prize 2011
The Danish Art Agency – Music to Wilhelm Tell 2011
Nominations:
The Camille Awards – Cutterhead (decided Feb. 2021)
Robert Award – Score of Year Cutterhead 2020
BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Televison) – best Music Inside 2017
DDJA – AFTRYK Danish Album of the year 2017
SPILPRISEN – Best Sound Design THOTH 2017
The Games Awards – Music and Sound design Inside 2016
Golden Joystick Awards – Best audio Inside 2016
Independent Games Festival – Excellence in Audio Inside 2016
Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences D.I.C.E. Awards – Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design Inside 2016

 

 

Performed and exhibited at different locations, selection:
 
Berlin Philharmonie, Issue Project Room – NY, Diapason Gallery – NY, Hemisferio Festival – Rio de Janeiro, Istanbul Biennale, Six d.o.g.s – Athens, Sonic Acts – Amsterdam, Le Zoo – Geneva, RadialSystem V – Berlin, ATONAL Festival – Berlin, Berghain – Berlin, CTM festival – Berlin, TRESOR Club – Berlin, Corsica Studios – London, Contort Urban Spree – Berlin, Roten Salon Volksbühne – Berlin, BOILER ROOM – Berlin, IPSE – Berlin, Norberg Festival – Sweden, DR Concert Hall, Electro Mechanica – Skt. Petersburg, California Institute of the Arts – LA, Today’s Art Festival- Hague, Lunchmeat festival -Prague, Real Deal Festival – Vienna, Klangspuren Festival – Austria, Schwankhalle – Bremen, Sound of Stockholm, Kegelbahn – Luzerne, Edinburgh Science Festival, Intonal Festival – Malmø, Sonic Arts – Amsterdam, Le zoo – Geneva, Fylkingen – Stockholm, SMart Multimedia Festival – Michigan, Stockholm Cultural Festival, The Danish Ministry of Culture, The Danish Royal Library ‘The Black Diamond’, STRØM Electronic Music Festival – Cph. Jazzhouse – Cph. Phono Festival – Odense, Lak Festival for Nordic Sound Art – Cph. Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Wundergrund Festival – Cph. Klang Avantgarde Music Festival – Cph. Charlottenborg exhibition hall in Cph. Nikolaj Exhibition Hall – Cph. Århus Kunsthal, Dansescenen – Cph. Museum Of Comtemporary Art – DK, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art – Cph. The Planetarium – Cph