We are happy to announce that you can now apply for the EMS Artist in Residence program!
Applications are accepted 1-31 July. The program is available only to composers based outside Sweden.
Please submit your application here: http://elektronmusikstudion.se/work/artist-in-residence/657-ems-studio
Although she started as a traditional musician and has been active in Korean classical music groups, she has continuously tried to find a meeting point between traditional-, modern-, electronic- and world music.
More than just being a performer playing Korean traditional and Western percussion instruments and various special instruments, she is driven to learn about the techniques and methodology of electronic music and sound programming. This wide interest also made her a DJ and sound designer.
Lately, she has been successfuly expanding her musical career as a music director in various dance and theater pieces, making use of her sound range from traditional to electronic.
She has now become a multi-producer working with sound designing, producing, composing, and arranging.
Hyewon Choi's residency is kindly made possible by
the Arts Council Korea, ARKO.
Maya Shenfeld is a Jerusalem born Berlin-based composer, sound artist, and guitarist.
Her works span from electroacoustic compositions, sound installations and ensemble pieces to performing as a classical, experimental and rock guitarist. In her practice, Shenfeld explores the intersection between modes of musical production used in experimental and popular music.
Her interests lie in the embodiment of the listening experience, researching temporality, deep listening, just intonation, and microtonality.
Shenfeld’s works have been presented internationally, among others in the Humboldt Forum, ACUD Macht Neu, und Klangwerkstatt Festival für Neue Musik Berlin (2018); Loop Festival Los Angeles (2018); Centrala Art Gallery Birmingham UK (2017); KW Institute for Contemporary Art, und Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin (2017). Als Gitarristin spielte sie u.a. im Tel Aviv Museum of the Arts, Torstraßen Festival, Konzerthaus Berlin, Neuköllner Oper und Akademie der Künste, Berlin.
Photo credit: Omri Livne
He is part of Music Hackspace and Cherche Encore, and has released music with TT Label and Co-Dependent.
His most recent release, Boycott Ethical Consumption, was referred to by Resident Advisor as "tearing apart any notion of decency and politeness, so we can go back and start again."
He is currently an artist-in-residence at IASPIS Stockholm, during which he will continue working on a long-term project exploring and intervening on the colonial politics of sonic biometrics, and in particular the deployment of accent recognition systems in the asylum seeking process of the European Union.
Francesco is a sound lover who graduated in electronic music at Conservatorio G.F. Ghedini Cuneo. His work is based on electroacoustic compositions, live performances and sound design for moving images (documentaries and movies).
In his music, he mostly uses digital and analog elaboration of recorded sounds, with the aim to give sound a meaning, paying attention to perception aspects. He is attracted by musique concrète and from the act of recording sounds, played or from the environment.
Francesco is still working to know his different faces of musical identity better. The work is never ending and lot of fun.