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.


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. 


Photo: Lucie Inland

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.


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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