Sven Sosnitski is a composer, sound designer and filmmaker, working in Rotterdam, Netherlands and Tallinn, Estonia.
Be it sound design for a film or a live performance, Sven’s approach to sculpting sound stems from his contemporary electronic music composition studies at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. The best things happen where sound design meets music, exemplified by his 2011 piece “Solara” which was awarded 3rd Prize at the International Rostrum of Composers in Vienna. The same year he was awarded the “Debut of the Year” award by the National Culture Foundation.
In 2018, Sven was commissioned to create sound design for the National Television’s identity clips, celebrating the Republic of Estonia’s 100th anniversary. The result seamlessly connects multiple eras of the land’s history, mixing medieval hymns with hard techno, and giving well-known classical pieces hip-hop and disco makeovers.
Sven is also part of SSSS – a performance duo with sound and installation artist Sten Saarits. The collaboration concentrates on conceptual treatment of sound and location-specific approach to their works, with the ear towards visceral soundscapes and a slight flair for the grandiose, as in “TheGreat.wav” – a nearly 50-meter long 18-channel auditory experience of a cataclysmic wave of debris moving through the courtyard of the KUMU art museum.