Tobias Pfeil (NO/DE) is a composer & digital media artist from Oslo, Norway. He works in the fields of new music, electronics, lights, video, 3D animation and performance within settings ranging from chamber music concerts, experimental pop performances, improvised music, theatre stagings, multimedia installations, film- and theatre composition, generative music programming and interactive web design.
Recent works have questioned the mechanisms of institutionalized art and the links between culture, spirituality and technology. An underlying existential thematic is often reflected in the works' confrontational curiosity about their own existence and purpose in the context of history, anthropocentrism and speculative philosophy.
Tobias Pfeil is currently studying with composer Alexander Schubert at HFMT Hamburg. He has studied music composition and performance with Simon Steen-Andersen, Jenny Hval, Jakob Bro, Mats Gustafsson, Cathy Van Eck, Carsten Dahl, Rama Gottfried, John MacCallum, Teoma Naccarato, Gilbert Nouno, Lotte Anker, Jacob Anderskov, Nis Bysted, Søren Kjærgaard, Gard Nilssen, Even Helte Hermansen, Georg Hajdu, Fredrik Schwenk, Leo Dick, Django Bates and Xavier Dayer.
He has performed and worked with Thurston Moore, Nils-Petter Molvær, Hanne Boel, Kjersti Horn, Simon Steen-Andersen, Ensemble This / Ensemble That, Joshua Redman, The Entrepreneurs, Heartbreak Satellite, Tuvaband, Natalie Sandtorv, Emma Acs, Sidiki Camara, Kresten Osgood, Søren Kjærgaard, Utku Tavil, HUH, Tani Dibasey and Ole Mofjell, and as his alter ego Tobi Duchampe,
and performed at festivals and venues such as Roskilde Festival, Iceland Airwaves, Fika Fest Montreal, Øyafestivalen Oslo, Staatsoper unter den Linden Berlin, Vill Vill Vest Bergen, Jam Fes Tokyo, Dover Lane Music Conference Kolkata, The Great Escape Festival Brighton, Edinburgh Military Tattoo, The 21st Century Guitar Conference Lisboa, Playtime festival Bern, Oslo Spektrum, Det Norske Teatret, Sebright Arms London, Fluxbau Berlin and Espace B Paris.