Sonia Killmann is a Scotland-based composer and sound artist. Inspired by composers such as Alvin Lucier and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, she explores the relationship of sound and environment through field recordings in her electronic and ensemble works.  

Sonia is also a saxophone player and performs with her duo Failed System Test in various venues around Glasgow who have just released their second EP {unshift} with Dead Hound Records, which Sonia helped co-produce.  

She is also interested in the conjunction of movement and sound, which sparked some collaborations with ballet dancers, such as Yasmine Naghdi and international filmmaker Jamiel Laurence.  

In June 2021 Sonia received one of Sound and Music’s COVID-19 Composer Awards:

“Especially during COVID-19, I have felt more limited as a musician and needed means to expand my practice. With this grant I am now able to realise this ambition and cannot wait to start delving further into the world of sound and recording with the necessary equipment.”  


Them! There! Eyes? (Extract)