Alexandra Nilsson is a composer, sound artist and performer whose work stretches across acoustic and electroacoustic music, sound art, noise and performative practices. She is interested in the interaction and borderline between acoustic and electronic sound worlds, and she researches materials acoustically, performatively and contextually – always searching for the transformation and transcendence of the material. With a background as a trumpeter in jazz and folklore, rhythm and improvisation are also important aspects of her practice.
In 2010 she received a Masters Degree in composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Her Master focused on music for film and she is continuously interested in interactions between sound and image and narrative aspects.
She often collaborates with dancers and visual artists and has composed for dance, film, chamber ensemble, orchestra and Big Band. Ongoing collaborations include SISTERLOOPS – a performative sound art duo with stage artist Marie Gavois, and Shapes of Sounds – an audiovisual duo with visual artist Jenny Soep.
Her main ongoing project is FOSSIL, where she composes and performs with stones.