Susanne Skog´s work within sound art and composition has its roots in narrative art forms, experimental radio, radio drama and documentaries, and writing. For the last decade she has been doing much of her work in the multi channel studios at EMS Elektronmusikstudion in Stockholm, as the room itself often is an important part of her pieces. Her compositions and sound installations have been presented in contexts such as Manifesta 10 (r a k e t a/ Saint Petersburg 2014), The Moscow Biennale for Contemporary Art (r a k e t a /2013, 2015, 2017), Transmediale/Nordic Embassies (Berlin 2013), World Expo 2010/Swedish pavilion (Shanghai), and swedish art spaces like Karlskrona Konsthall (2017), Eskilstuna Konsthall (2016) Havremagasinet (Boden, 2015). In Sweden, her compositions have mainly been played at Fylkingen and on the Swedish Radio, as well as at Norbergfestival and Audiorama. 2012 – 2015 she was chairman for Fylkingen (a society and venue for new music and experimental art) and 2012 – 2016 for Sound of Stockholm, an annual festival for new music and sound art. She is also a member of r a k e t a, a mobile institute that is running interdisciplinary, collaborative projects and experiments within art, design, architecture and digital media.
She began working as a freelance radio producer for the Swedish public radio in 1994. Over the years she has made a very large number of productions in different genres mainly for the culture and drama departments, and was also a frequent contributor to SRc, a web magazine for sounding art and experimental radio hosted by the Swedish Radio for some years during the first decade of 2000.
Susanne Skog is also a freelance writer and editor, currently for Nutida musik ( “Contemporary Music”, the leading paper-magazine for Sound Art and Contemporary Music in the nordic countries). She is also member of the editorial staff of Divan (magazine for culture and psychoanalysis) and in 1991 she was one of the founders of the feminist magazine bang, still a very influential publication in the Swedish media landscape. She stayed with that publication as editor and writer until 1997, when radio and writing for other arts and culture magazines as well as daily papers took precedence. Over the years she has published texts of different kinds in various magazines, daily papers, and other publications on topics within art, music and culture.
Susanne Skog lives and works in Stockholm, but was born in 1965 in a small town, Falköping, between the two large lakes in southern Sweden.
In the 1980s, after her exam from the actor training school Skara Skolscen, she worked as an actor in various independent theatre groups in Kristianstad and Malmö, and played saxophone in a post-punkband. 1988 she moved to Gothenburg and started to perform in radical political underground venues, made her living as proofreader for the daily paper Göteborgsposten, and began publishing short satiric texts in the daily evening paper Aftonbladet.
In 1990 she came to Stockholm, quit acting and spent three years as a student at the department of Philosophy at Stockholm University. She became a feminist activist, was a part of the radical art oriented underground circles in Stockholm, published some comics in e.g. Galago and was one of the founders of the feminist magazine bang in 1991. She entered her radio work by becoming a student at the Dramatic Institute (now Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts, exam 1995). Parallell to her productions for the Swedish Radio, she gradually developed other ways to problematise and treat her recorded material and eventually, around 2003, ended up in the studios at EMS.