Sofie Birch is a sound artist and producer known for her extensive work with soft ambient releases, live shows, animation films and art installations. With electronic hardware and field recordings, she creates melodic compositions that are produced with a sense of brightness and spirit encouraging its listeners to dream and dwell. She has a profound interest in the healing nature of sound and vibrations and works across disciplines with other artists on expanding our understanding of mind and body through art.
When performing, Sofie Birch uses hardware machines to build spirited and improvised live shows and her highlights include appearances at CTM Festival, Roskilde Festival, NTS Remote Utopias, Ars Cameralis, Copenhagen Contemporary and Strøm Festival. Furthermore she is engaged in creating compositions for installation works varying from award winning VR-experiences and animation films to multidisciplinary art and science projects counting continuous collaborations with artist duo Baum & Leahy (UK) and animation director Pernille Kjaer (DK).
Recently Sofie Birch released the deep listening work Behind Her Name Chestnuts Fall Forever for Longform Editions (AUS). Earlier in 2020 she released Hidden Terraces (DE), a musical sound piece exploring wild bird life and ambiences in Colombia. In 2019 her album Island Alchemy (CA) was reviewed by Pitchfork with the words “If this is music for dreamers, it’s for the ones who pay close attention to the details in their nighttime reveries, for whom every small moment is full of meaning”.
Sofie Birch has resided as DJ on NTS Radio, MMH Radio and Noods Radio in addition to her monthly DJ residency with Myggen on swedish Retreat Radio.
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