Astrid Sonne

Astrid Sonne is a Copenhagen-based composer and viola player.


With a background in classical music, she opens up an electronic space to channel different perceptions of sensory and emotional states of being through open, melodic compositions. Balancing contrasts is a reoccurring theme in Sonne's work, where alternation between repetition and renewal is used as a means of expression. Utilising synthesisers, vocals samples, guitars and viola, her music draws on diverse influences from Danish choral tradition to noise.

Her latest album 'outside of your lifetime' was released on Danish label Escho in September 2021, following critically acclaimed previous works Cliodynamics (2019) and Human Lines (2018) (both also on Escho).

“Each song suggests its own era and its own space, and the cumulative effect is a garden of forking paths where every listen leads somewhere new.” — Pitchfork Best of 2021

Key performances and commissions to date include Berlin Atonal, where she performed new work Ephemeral with a choir; Rewire Festival, who commissioned her to write and perform Cycles of Lost and Found; plus and a set of site specific compositions for the ruins under the Danish Parliament and a stretch of the Copenhagen Metro as part of Strøm Festival.

"a delicious garden of sound to explore... liquid natural magic" — The Wire


George Beleznay


Worldwide excl. N. America