Alexandra Nilsson / Solovkina is a composer and performer based in Stockholm, Sweden. Her work stretches between sound art, noise, electronica and free improvisation. She mainly composes and performs with trumpet or other objects and live-electronics. Lyrical as well as brutal, minimalist and maximalist, organic and non-organic, she creates both order and chaos.
With a background in jazz and folklore, rhythm and improvisation are important elements of her work and performance. The interaction and borderland between acoustic and electronic sound worlds is also of great interest to her. In 2010 she got her Masters Degree in composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Her Master focused on music for film and she is interested in interactions between sound and image and narrative aspects.
She has composed music for theatre and film, as well as jazz bands and chamber ensembles.
She has various collaborations including:
SISTERLOOPS – duo with stage artist Marie Gavois
RADIO TWO – duo with trumpeter Susana Santos Silva
SHAPES OF SOUNDS – duo with visual artist Jenny Soep
BRUTASLISTAS – duo with visual artist Raquel Meyers
Tonmakeriet – a composers collective
She is a board member of SKAP, (Swedish Society of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) and STIM.
Member of FST, (Society of Swedish Composers) and Fylkingen, (an artists´ society and the main scene of experimental music and intermedia art in Stockholm since 1933). She works on a regular basis at EMS, (Elektronmusikstudion) the center for Swedish electroacoustic music and sound art.