Soeria van den Wijngaard

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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,
intimate
and above all relational.

Vulnerability
and ephemerality
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
studying Artscience.
http://interfaculty.nl

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.
sacredpathsyoga.com



List of works & performances & classes
2019

Yin & Restorative yoga classes 
KABK auditorium
16th + 23th of April 2019

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Guided sound meditation
Ebb & Flow yoga studio
Den Haag
3rd of May 2019
20”

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Beyond the audible symposium
under guidance of Peter Ablinger
West Den Haag

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Bachelor year three exhibition
Helicopter 
Den Haag
31st of May 2019

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Operator radio
June 2019



Zee schommel
participatory listening experience 
The Hague
June 2019




2018

Injuries
3 characters share their fear of failure of the body
fieldrecordings, binaural recordings, soundtrack & interviews
musical essay


shown at Helicopter, September


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“He ran”
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


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moody live set  with Alexandru Trendler combining super collider & fieldrecordings 

at De Ruimte, Amsterdam


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“you know this man is involved in a slightly different world than mine.”

Video essay/documentary/soundwork
her love life after the divorce 

13 minutes


premiered at Studio Loos, The Hague during the Qb 2 concert series

organised by Azimuth

spatialized over 16 speakers


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Collaborations 2018

Natasha Papaeva

soundrecording and mixing for performance

Rotterdam, NL


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soundtrack for video performance

Paula Alves

Paris, FR


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Sensing the place: sensory group installation

Sonic Acts Academy 2018

Amsterdam, NL


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2017
ambient composition


at Quartair, The Hague during the Resonating Field symposium

organised by Budhaditya Chattopadhyay spatialized over 16 speakers


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2017
lay down ambient live set

during CASS,  a concertseries organised by students from the Royal Conservatory, The Hague


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2017

“November Second”


Broadcasted at Resonance 104.4 FM, London

binaural composition in collaboration with Giovanni Salice

listen


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2017



Audiotalia Summer residency


curated and hosted by Edu Commelles
14 - 23 July


El Pollel, Barcelona, SP


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2016 - 2017

She was ready to go

binaural piece/installation


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2016


Testament 2016

paper/ink installation



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2015


Micro



video installation



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Curiculum Vitae



2016 - 2020
Artscience [BA]

Royal Academy of Art
Royal Conservatory The Hague
Leiden University

2015 - 2016
Fine arts  [BA]

Willem de Kooning Academy


2015 - 2015
Psychology [BA]

Universiteit Utrecht






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