Mark Buckeridge (B. 1991 Dublin) Lives and works in Cork Ireland. Graduating from the Crawford College of Art and Design with a degree in Fine Art in 2013. Working in the field of composition, performance, drawing and other visual formats.

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Stephen O’Malley (b. 1974) was born in New Hampshire, USA and raised in Seattle. He eventually spent a decade in New York and presently is based in Paris. 

As a composer and musician he has been involved in hundreds of concerts and performances around the world over since 1993. 

O’Malley is a founding member of several groups including Thorr's Hammer (1993), Burning Witch (1995), Sunn O))) (1998), Khanate (2000), KTL (2005), Nazoranai (2011) and others. He is a frequent collaborator of many outsider musicians, artists and composers in various formations, in concert and studio settings. 

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Sam Salem (b. 1982) currently resides in Manchester (UK), where he completed a MUSM in Electroacoustic Music Composition in 2007 and a PhD in Composition in 2011 at the University of Manchester.

His work is focussed upon the sounds of urban environments: each of his pieces focuses upon a specific geographical location. His music aspires to illuminate and explore the hidden musicality and beauty of his geographical subjects, as well as his own relationship to his environment as both a source of inspiration and musical material.

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We were very sad to hear that legendary Zbigniew Karkowski passed away yesterday, after a short illness. We are honoured that he chose to record some of his last work at EMS in the weeks before his death.

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