Alexandra Nilsson / Solovkina (b. 1979) is a composer, musician and performer based in Stockholm, Sweden
Her work stretches across acoustic and electroacoustic music, sound art, noise and performative practices. Lyrical as well as brutal, minimalist and maximalist, her art extends the very delicate and subtle expressions to the harsh and fierce. She researches materials aurally, visually and contextually, and she is interested in organic and non-organic processes and transformations and transcendence of the material. With a background as a trumpeter in jazz and folklore, energy movement, 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 has composed for chamber ensemble, Big band and orchestra, as well as for theatre, dance and film, and she collaborates on a regular basis with visual artists and musicians/performers internationally with performances in Sweden, Germany, Norway, Japan, Russia and Brazil.
SISTERLOOPS – performative sound art and noise duo with stage artist Marie Gavois
SHAPES OF SOUNDS – audiovisual duo with visual artist Jenny Soep
RADIO TWO – electroacoustic duo with trumpeter and improviser Susana Santos Silva