Soeria van den Wijngaard
She studies and builds experiences with different modes of listening
and is especially interested in the combination of sound and the imagination.
Just as the sense of smell can trigger memories that are not actively accessible,
sound also has this potential.
What is your mind’s eye showing you when you are listening?
Is it your memory showing you images from past experiences that sounded similair? Or is it your imagination? What does our imagination consist of?
How can we use this ability of the brain in our advantage?
Because our mind is so strong, I believe we can use sound & the mind’s eye for healing our emotional wounds.
Healing and helping the planet starts by healing and helping ourselves.
Her work is to be experienced in the dark, preferably laying down.
Reactions afterwards have been: ‘cinematic’, ‘intimate’ and ‘it reminded me of the time when I (...)’
Her main medium is (binaural) fieldrecording.
All of her sounds are recorded and edited by her.
Rather than focussing on the sounds of the city or nature only,
Soeria focusses her work on the small,
and above all relational.
are at the core
of all her works.
“You give me one situation in which bravery did not involve risk, emotional exposure or insecurity”
- Brené Brown
She is currently a student of the Royal Academy of Art
and the Royal Conservatory in the Hague
She has had the opportunity to follow workshops from Edu Commelles, Justin Bennett, Raviv Ganchrow, Peter Ablinger, Cocky Eek, Renske van Dam, Nicky Assman, Robert Pravda, Taconis Stolk, Marisa Manck, Kasper van den Horst, Benny Nilsen, Jonas Lund,
In March 2019 she became a certified yoga teacher under the guidance of Sacred Paths Yoga.
List of works & performances & classes
Yin & Restorative yoga classes
16th + 23th of April 2019
Guided sound meditation
Ebb & Flow yoga studio
3rd of May 2019
Beyond the audible symposium
under guidance of Peter Ablinger
West Den Haag
Bachelor year three exhibition
31st of May 2019
participatory listening experience
3 characters share their fear of failure of the body
fieldrecordings, binaural recordings, soundtrack & interviews
shown at Helicopter, September
Recorded in Istanbul, February 2018
shown at the Wave Field Synthesis Festival 2018
at MOOOF, The Hague organised by Ji Youn Kang
spatialized with 192 speakers
moody live set with Alexandru Trendler combining super collider & fieldrecordings
at De Ruimte, Amsterdam
“you know this man is involved in a slightly different world than mine.”
her love life after the divorce
premiered at Studio Loos, The Hague during the Qb 2 concert series
organised by Azimuth
spatialized over 16 speakers
soundrecording and mixing for performance
soundtrack for video performance
Sensing the place: sensory group installation
Sonic Acts Academy 2018
at Quartair, The Hague during the Resonating Field symposium
organised by Budhaditya Chattopadhyay spatialized over 16 speakers
lay down ambient live set
during CASS, a concertseries organised by students from the Royal Conservatory, The Hague
Broadcasted at Resonance 104.4 FM, London
binaural composition in collaboration with Giovanni Salice
Audiotalia Summer residency
curated and hosted by Edu Commelles
14 - 23 July
El Pollel, Barcelona, SP
2016 - 2017
She was ready to go
2016 - 2020
Royal Academy of Art
Royal Conservatory The Hague
2015 - 2016
Fine arts [BA]
Willem de Kooning Academy
2015 - 2015