She also works with a.o Lotta Melin, Trondheim Jazz Orchestra and Fire Orchestra. Tafjord is renowned as a versatile musician and has rewritten the sonic possibilities for the french horn. She also concerts as a soloist, and has released two soloalbums "kama"(picadisk) and breathing (+3db). An AiR-programme grant from Nordic Culture Point has made it possible to invite Hild Sofie Tafjord to work at EMS.
As an artist, Vanessa is fascinated by the manifestations of serendipity in life. Originating from Montréal, she specialised in electroacoustic music, a medium
she now uses as a means to express poetic ideas whilst being anchored in the many different spaces and cultural environments she is inspired by.
She is currently exploring some of the the different occurrences of environment in acousmatic music through her composition. As part of her current research
at the University of Sheffield, she is now conducting an Erasmus+ project through her PhD work in conjunction with EMS as a freelance composer.
Photo by Elly Lucas
Norman W. Long (b. 1973, Chicago, IL) is an artist/composer. artist. His practice involves walking, collecting, performing and recording to create objects, environments and situations in which he and the audience are engaged in dialogues about memory space, value, silence and the invisible.
He began to focus his art practice on sound art and installation and earned a Master’s Degree while attending the San Francisco Art Institute. While in the San Francisco Bay Area Norman exhibited at Walter and McBean Galleries, The San Francisco Exploratorium and 21 Grand. He has performed in the SF Bay Area at Luggage Store Gallery, Southern Exposure, Intersection for the Arts and 21 Grand. Norman relocated to Ithaca, NY to study landscape architecture at Cornell University in 2005. He earned his Masters of Landscape Architecture degree in 2008. In Ithaca, he exhibited sound installations and composed at Cornell University’s Electro-acoustic Music Center.
Photo by Chris Anderson