Location: Elektronmusikstudion EMS, Söder Mälarstrand 61, Stockholm
Teacher: Bridget Ferrill
You'll get the synth kit and everything you need to build it at EMS (soldering irons, wire cutters, solder).
His teachers included Atli Heimir Sveinsson, Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson, Elias Tanenbaum, Franco Donatoni and Clarence Barlow.
His works have been performed and broadcast in many countries. He has received working grants from the Icelandic government,
the DV cultural prize (Iceland), and a prize at the Bourges sound art competition (France). He lives in Reykjavik, composing and teaching electronic music.
He is co-director of the Kopavogur Computer Music Centre, besides teaching Composition and Computer Music at Iceland Academy of the
Arts and Reykjavik College of Music.
His music falls into two general categories; he either makes pure electro-acoustic music, working mostly with natural sounds and their movement in space,
or he does live improvisations, playing electric guitar processed through live electronics. In that field he either appears alone or with the Icelandic Sound Company.
http://isc.is/sidur/icelandic_sound.htm – Icelandic Sound Company
http://vimeo.com/rikhardur – Videos
http://ismennt.is/not/rhf/ – Old home page
http://fraebbblarnir.com/ – Punk page
Photo by Eygló Harðardóttir
Paul Purgas is a multidisciplinary artist working with sound, performance and installation. He has presented projects with the Whitechapel, Tate Modern and Serpentine Gallery and is currently a resident at Somerset House Studios in London. He co-curated Wysing Arts Centre's annual festival alongside Moor Mother and has written for the recently published Unsound:Undead essay compilation by Audint distributed by MIT Press. Paul is one half of Emptyset, a London/Berlin based production project who are currently releasing material through Thrill Jockey, with their latest album Blossoms being released in October 2019.
Photo by Camille Blake
Frédéric ACQUAVIVA (born in France in 1967 and living in London) is back at EMS to compose ANTIPODES (with the voices of artists performers Joël HUBAUT, Dorothy IANNONE and Loré LIXENBERG).
ACQUAVIVA is active since 1990, and has released 100 publications collected by MACBA and BK (Centre Pompidou).
He has performed at Teatro della Fenice (Venezia), MUAC (Mexico), ZKM (Karlsruhe), Experimental Intermedia (NY),
Deep Listening (NY), Spor Festival (Aarhus), Royal Opera House (London), Centre Pompidou (Paris), XP (Beijing).
ACQUAVIVA has worked with Isidore ISOU, Henri CHOPIN
and Pierre GUYOTAT among others.
He runs the space without a space LA PLAQUE TOURNANTE and the magazine CRU with Loré LIXENBERG.
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.
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.