Sonia Killmann is a Glasgow/Brussels based international composer and multi-media artist. As both a saxophone player and audiovisual artist Sonia has performed across the UK and Europe, in cities such as Dnipro (UE), Edinburgh (UK), London (UK), Brussels (BE) and Berlin (DE). Sonia's works are largely inspired by composers such as Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Alvin Lucier and explore the relationship between sound and environment through immersive audiovisual soundscapes. Sonia has been collaborating with dancers and visual artists from France, Germany and Belgium after graduating from a masters in composition at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where Sonia studied with Dr Linda Buckley. Sonia is currently working closely with Cryptic Glasgow as a Cryptic Artist. 
In January 2022 Sonia went on an artist's residency to teach workshops in visual coding and digital music making in Yekaterinburg (Russia) as part of a collaboration with the Pushkin Museum, British Council and Cryptic Glasgow. 
In Sonia's ambient duo Failed System Test, the composer uses coded visuals and Ableton Live to create an immersive experience through melodic saxophone playing and live digital processing of multiple mediums. Failed System Test have also just released their second EP {unshift} with Dead Hound Records, which Sonia helped co-produce. 
Aside from creating her own visuals for her live performances, Sonia also creates visuals for other sonic material and has collaborated with the Royal Northern Sinfonia on a classical concert at Sage Gateshead in November 2021 and March 2022. In March 2022, Sonia performed alongside Annabelle Playe on Ad Astra with audio-reactive visuals in Cryptic's Sonica 2022 festival. She also performed there with Failed System Test as part of the Sonica Next-Gen audiovisual artists schemes, supported by PRS and PPL in association with Youth Music. 
Being fluent in French, German and English, Sonia has collaborated with artists around Europe, including the COMEPULSIVE collective and has also created various radio mixes international radio stations, such as Lamacun Radio (Hungary). 
Sonia is also interested in the conjunction of movement and sound, which has sparked some collaborations with Ballet dancers, such as Yasmine Naghdi and Constant Vigier, with whom Sonia worked on One Dance UK and BBC Dance Passion 2022 and created the Fringe Show "Bamboozled" (premiered in August 2022. Simultaneously, Sonia also worked with dancer and choreographer Jamie Laurence on his ballet "Read Only Memory" for Rubicon Dance Company, which premiered in September 2022 in Newport.  Recently, Sonia has also organised online events with the non-profit festival organisation Sound Thought, where the artist has been working together with other professional composers.
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