- Created on Wednesday, 27 January 2016 15:33
Thrainn Hjalmarsson is a composer frequently working with a sonic landscape composed of miniatured sounds. Hjálmarsson's music has been described as “introvert, a bit ambient, beautifully made, [and] delicate.” along with being “Fascinating and enchanting!”.
Since 2011 Hjálmarsson has been a vibrant act in the Icelandic music scene, running the concert series Phonemes (ísl. Hljóðön) at Hafnarborg – Centre for culture and fine arts, dedicated to contemporary music, collaborating with visual artists and lecturing on experimental acoustics at The Iceland Academy of the Arts. His latest collaboration is the film RELIEF made in collaboration the visual artist Sigurður Guðjónsson, featuring the Icelandic Flute Ensemble, see further at http://relief-film.com/
- Created on Friday, 22 January 2016 10:33
We are happy to see Ant back at EMS! Ant Dickinson is a musician, sound designer and creative technologist. Based in North Wales, he uses unconventional instrumentation combined with digital tools integrating elements of improvisation, indeterminism and mechanics. Alongside linear editing software, he works with Openframeworks, Processing, Pure Data and Arduino.
As well as collaborations with artists Jessica Lloyd-Jones, Ronan Devlin and Sound Book Project, he is currently completing an Arts Council Wales funded project "Crossed Lines" to be shown in Wales and abroad through the second part of 2016.
Photo: part of the project ‘Power in The Land’
- Created on Friday, 22 January 2016 06:30
Kyoka -the first solo female artist on the raster-noton roster - works as a musician/composer in Berlin and Tokyo and is known for her chaotic and direct musical approach and a heavy-rough sound, resulting in a broken pop-beat with experimental yet danceable rhythms.
Photo: Sylvia Stäinhauser