Abigail Toll (UK/DE) is an experimental music artist based in Berlin. Her psychoacoustic soundworlds combine ambient, noise and electroacoustic techniques which unfold as meditation and upheaval. Her artistic research focuses on data aesthetics as a way to make sense of the world, which is often in collaboration with musicians, artists and writers. Matrices of Vision is the title of her forthcoming debut release on Shelter Press which was premiered as an ensemble performance at the Klosterruine with KW Institute in Berlin, 2022.
Abigail Toll (UK/DE) is an experimental music artist based in Berlin, who has also performed under the moniker Ionian Death Robes. Her psychoacoustic soundworlds combine ambient, noise and electroacoustic techniques. They unfold as meditation and upheaval. They result in what Tiara Roxanne calls “lingering levitations” to convey the atmospheric fog that often haunts Toll’s listening spaces.
Her artistic research focuses on data aesthetics as a way to make sense of the world, which
is often in collaboration with musicians, artists and writers including Roxanne and an upcoming collaboration with interdisciplinary artist Stina Baudin for Rehearsing Moves
on Hazy Paths at ZK/U in Fall 2023.
Matrices of Vision is the title of her forthcoming debut release on Shelter Press. Toll composed the piece during her Masters in Electroacoustic Composition at the KMH
Royal College of Music in Stockholm. The ensemble version was premiered in July 2022
at KM28 and at the Klosterruine in collaboration with KW Institute for Contemporary
Art’s Pogo Bar. The ensemble performance and recording features Abigail Toll (c-flute; electronics), Rebecca Lane (quartertone bass flute; c-flute), Lucy Railton (cello) and
Evelyn Saylor (vocals).
Toll studied English Literature and Art History (BA) at Sussex University (Brighton, UK)
and Electroacoustic Composition (MA) at the KMH; Royal College of Music in Stockholm (SE). She was an artist in residence for the Amplify Berlin programme in 2018 with Caterina Barbieri and Maya Shenfeld, shortly after which she released her first EP Old World | New Ruins in 2019 under the moniker Ionian Death Robes. Selected performances include: Roter Salon with Puce Mary (Berlin, DE); Swedish Association of New Music Promoters, (Gävle, SE); Klosterruine (Berlin, DE); LAS (Poznan, PL); with Aleksandra Słyż & Linus Hillborg: l’Ancienne Belgique (Brussels, BEL) and Kunsthalle Gent (Ghent, BEL);The Lucerne School of Music (Lucerne, CH); Moira (Utrecht, NL); with Jungstötter: UT Connewitz, (Leipzig, DE); Arttheater, (Cologne, DE); Beatpol (Dresden, DE); with Tiara Roxanne: re:publica (Berlin, DE); Images Festival (Toronto, CA); AMOQA (Athens, GR).