Abigail Toll (UK/DE) is an experimental music artist based in Berlin. Her psychoacoustic soundworlds combine ambient, drone, and noise which unfold as meditation and upheaval. Her artistic research focuses on data aesthetics and harmonic chaos as a mode for critical thinking, which is often in collaboration with musicians, artists and writers. 

Matrices of Vision is the title of her debut record which was released on 31st August 2023 on Shelter Press and
originally premiered as an ensemble performance featuring Rebecca Lane, Lucy Railton, and Evelyn Saylor at Berlin’s Klosterruine, with KW Institute of Contemporary Art and at KM28 in 2022. It has since been included
on Bandcamp’s list of “Best Contemporary  Classical” in August ‘23,  summarised as “40 exquisite moments”
 and “a mesmerizing fog of acoustical beating.” Boomkat described the piece as “a beguiling concoction of 
 abstract minimalism, pensive drone and thrumming electronics... Magical stuff, and the more you observe it, the more fascinating it becomes.” 

Toll’s work and performances have been shown at Kunsthalle Gent; Pawilon, Posnan; Volksbühne Berlin among others. She recently presented a sculptural-sonic collaboration with interdisciplinary artist Stina Baudin for ‘Rehearsing Moves on Hazy Paths’ at ZK/U in September 2023.

Extended bio

Toll studied English Literature and Art History (BA) at Sussex University (Brighton, UK) and is the recipient of numerous scholarships. 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. She is an artistic programmer at HOLON, an interdisciplinary format in Berlin and her work and performances have been shown at ZK/U (Berlin, DE); Klosterruine with KW Institute (Berlin, DE); Kunsthalle Gent (Ghent, BEL); The Lucerne School of Music (Lucerne, CH); LAS – Pawilon (Poznan, PL); Volksbühne (Berlin, DE); Swedish Association of New Music Promoters, (Gävle, SE); l’Ancienne Belgique (Brussels, BEL), UT Connewitz, (Leipzig, DE); Arttheater, (Cologne, DE); Beatpol (Dresden, DE) and with Tiara Roxanne at re:publica (Berlin, DE), Images Festival (Toronto, CA) and AMOQA (Athens, GR) among others.