Tobi Pfeil (they/them) is a German-Norwegian composer, artist and performer, currently based in Oslo, Norway. Their artistic practice ranges from electronic music production, 3d-animation, multimedial music theatre composition, performance and game design. As a composer and a performer, their output is focussed on transgression, interdisciplinarity and collaboration.
Tobi Pfeil has a BA in Music Performance (guitar and vocals) from Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium Copenhagen, where they studied with tutors such as Thurston Moore, Lotte Anker, Jakob Bro, Carsten Dahl and Jenny Hval.
Tobi Pfeil studied with composers Simon Steen-Andersen and Cathy Van Eck in HKB Bern, and completed their MA in Multimedia Composition from HFMT Hamburg with tutors Alexander Schubert, Georg Hajdu and Rama Gottfried.
Their work has been presented all over the world, including venues and festivals such as the Venice Biennale, Staatsoper unter den Linden Berlin, Jam Fes Tokyo, Oslo Spektrum, Dover Lane Music Conference Kolkata, Iceland Airwaves and Fika Fest Montreal.
They have won several Grants and Prizes, including ANSA Juvenarte's first prize for 'Lied für Ghost', Ingerid, Synnøve og Elias Fegerstens stiftelse's work grant and project grants by the Norwegian Arts Council.
Tobi Pfeil is currently working on ONLY SLIME, a multidisciplinary arts duo with hyperpop artist Peri Winkle, composing for Copenhagen-based ensemble Neko3, and collaborating with artists such as Alexander Schubert and Marius Mathisrud.