He works with sound on both the stage and in the gallery space using different tools, including modular synthesizer and digital processes.
As of 2016, he has initiated and has been curating άκ02,
a bi-monthly series of sound of events in Cyprus.
Nadah El Shazly is an Egyptian singer, composer and music producer living and working in Cairo. She is ccurrently preparing for the release of her debut album,
continuing along her constantly evolving live set, which she has been performing the past few years. As well as composing, performing and producing her
music using her voice and various electronic approaches, Nadah plays the Saz, keys and percussions.
Known for her versatile vocal prowess, Nadah’s journey in music is full of turns and shifts that sum up to give her sound myriad layers of influences.
Before taking up sound art production training in Cairo, Nadah was consumed by early-twentieth-century music in Egypt, interpreted by the likes of Munirah al-Mahdiyyah.
Nadah’s love for harmonies developed earlier on when she sang in her school choir for many years, whilst also receiving classical piano training.
Putting the classical music chapter behind her, she went on to front a punk rock band in high school, and later on stuck her teeth in vocal improvisation whilst
performing jazz standards in Cairene clubs.
Whilst studying psychology and theatre at the American University in Cairo until 2012, Nadah was drawn to the possibilities of sound beyond voice and singing.
She has since been pursuing composition and music production, co-founding Shorba duo with Egyptian artist Mohamed Shafiq, collaborating with Lebanese
rapper and producer El Rass, producing a track for the collective Nassibian Orchestra and composing for film and visual art.
Marja Johansson is a Swedish-Finnish musician and composer based in Turku, Finland. Her main creative output is the solo moniker Tsembla.
Using electronics, modified samples of acoustic instrument,
non-instruments and environmental sounds, she makes music that rides on waves of warped melodies, abstract voices and mutating textures – rough edged compositions, rich in detail,
that come together into instrumental miniatures. She also composes music for dance performances and film.
An AIR-programme grant from Nordic Culture Point
has made it possible to invite Marja to work at EMS.
Photo by Barbora Linka
He has since 2014 published four records on his own record label Outrovaert, including the internet-based interactive music release Dark Web, made events that break with concert conventions in the project series DADADOIT, created multi-channel sound installations such as Temple for Oxóssi at Land Shape Festival 2016, he has been published on The Wire Tapper, performed long-durational improvisation with performance art group Camera Sonora and not at least is he underwater drummer in Aquasonic.
Thoranna studied music from an early age. After doing a final exam in classical piano playing she immediately turned to the field of contemporary sound and art. A graduate of the Royal Academy of art in the Hague Thoranna has worked as a video and performance artist in the electroacoustic field; working with different medium she realizes her work through film, performances and installations.
Thoranna has received good regard for her composition and performances. Her work has been broadcasted by the National Broadcasting Service in Iceland and she has performed at concerts and festivals in Iceland and abroad.