Sonia Killmann

Creator, Performer (individual), Project management/Production

Sonia Killmann is a soundartistand saxophone player from Belgium, currently completing a postgraduate degree in Composition at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Inspired by composers such James Tenney and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, she has been exploring the various ways in which sound can be perceived. After taking part in a sound workshop in lead by Edu Comelles (Audiotalia) in 2018, she started mainly focussing on field recordings. In addition, she is a committee member of the non-profit festival organisation Sound Thought and has also been an active member of the Tinderbox Collective. Sonia is also interested in the conjunction of movement and sound. This sparked some collaborations with Scottish Ballet dancers and filmmakers on some of her electronic compositions. She also enjoys working with other instrumentalists, with a focus on improvisation. Outside of the COVID-19 lockdown, Sonia’s main project is her ambient saxophone and bass duo Failed System Test. Web:

Residence/Main Office Glasgow
Contact email


Title Year composed Instrumentation Genre
Seams 2000 Solo instrument
Them! There! Eyes? 2020 Sound Art
Collision 2021 Solo instrument
See the full list of works by Sonia Killmann


Date Title Venue
19 Jun 2020, 3 p.m. Noisy Nights 4: focus on young composers YouTube, Online, None
11 Feb 2021, 1 p.m. Sonic Bites: Them! There! Eyes? Online Only, Internet, Scotland, UK
24 Aug 2022, 7 p.m. Cryptic: Alex Smoke, Sonia Killmann and Sonic Surroundings, presented in collaboration with Construction Festival (Ukraine) Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
14 May 2021, 2 p.m. The Night With... Call for Scores 2021 Workshop Zoom, (on-line)

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