Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir

Sweden (residence), Iceland (citizenship)
affiliation: Lund University

Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir is a performer, composer, curator and artist-researcher. She holds a PhD in artistic research from Lund University (Malmö Academy of Music). She is about to embark on a three month postdoctoral-fellowship at the ERC funded Intelligent Instruments Lab led by Thor Magnusson at the University of Iceland.  


Her doctoral thesis titled HÉR! An Exploration of Artistic Agency was defended on June 19, 2023. 


Popular science description: 

This thesis is about the agencies at play in artistic processes. It is explored through the work of a performer, curator, and composer active within the fields of contemporary music and sound art. Starting with the proposition that agency is emergent and forms through sociomaterial relations, this PhD project sets out to explore how such acts may unfold inrelation to the concert hall, the recording studio, in the virtual domain, and as ecological sound art. The thesis highlights the need for contextual sensitivity where agency is concerned while building on such knowledge to explore ‘other’ ways of connecting and relating through sound and music. 


Professional work: 

Please visit www.hallasteinunn.com


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