SANDRA BOSS

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Sandra Boss is a composer and sound artist based in Denmark. Her work often evolves in the intersection between performance and installation, where machines and instruments becomes sculptures of sound. She explores the overheard sounds of diverse sound sources both familiar musical instruments but also instruments that was not orginally intended for music making such as hearing test machines, bird flutes, therapy instruments, and test equiptment. She has made works for homebuild or rebuilt instruments, such as a MIDI-controlled pipe organ and an elongated accordion and she has written works for solo musicians, ensembles and choirs.

Sandra Boss has a background in classical music and has later studied electronic music at The Royal Academy of Music in Denmark. In 2019 she finished an artistic-based PhD on sound art at Aarhus University, Denmark, where she explored so-called our conception of hearing through the use of socalled “dead technnology”, that has been used to optimize hearing.

Sandra Boss has performed at numerous international venues including Cafe Oto (UK), KRAAK Festival (Be), Detritus Festival (GR), Super Deluxe (JP), Klangkunst Festival (DE) and LAK – Festival for Nordic Sound Art (DK).

In 2017, she was awarded the Carl Nielsen Talent Price.

Sandra is part of the sound art duo MASKINEL TERAPI and a member of the artist collective Vontrapp.

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Tuning the Ear – PhD Project

 sndr.boss@gmail.com


Curator:

March 2014: OHNO! – A sonic weekender at Café Oto, London, UK, with Sound & Music, London & SNYK, DK
January 2014: Magnetic Groove Memories – Tilbagekomsten af det fysiske musikarkiv, Roskilde Bibliotek, with Morten Riis, Lone Kofoed & Søren Pold, Aarhus University
September 2013: Lakfestival – festival for nordisk lydkunst, PB 43, Copenhagen