Tiago de Mello (São Paulo) is a composer and director of NMElindo (fb.com/nmelindo),
a group for experimental music in Brazil. He studied Musical Composition at the Universidade de Campinas/Unicamp and is now studying Cultural Business at Fundação Getúlio Vargas/FGV.
Tiago is visiting EMS for 10 days, developing his research into the Experimental Music Scene, looking for ideas to improve the scene for experimental music in Brazil and creating sustainability for it.
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Gino Robair (b. 1963) explores the
areas between improvisation and composition (both traditional and
indeterminate). Among his recent works is the improvised opera "I,
Norton", which has been performed throughout the U.S. and Europe. His
current focus is on the use of graphic scores that are generated in real
time, which often include physical objects that evolve over the course of
a performance due to performer interaction. Current works in progress
include a theater piece with Stockholm-based composer Anne Pajunen, and an
interactive, computer-based environment with Palle Dahlstedt and
Marek Choloniewski (born 1953, in Krakow). Composer, sound artist, performer and teacher. Head of Electroacoustic Music Studios at the Academy of Music in Krakow, as well as the director of Audiosphere Lab at the Intermedia Faculty of the Fine Arts Academy in Krakow. Founder and President of Muzyka Centrum Art Society and Polish Society for Electroacoustic Music. Since 2008 Secretary and since 2011 President of International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music. Director of Audio Art Festival in Krakow. Founder and cofounder of many groups and ensembles, among others Freight Train, ch&k&k, dizzy kinetics. He received Honorable Award of the Polish Composers Union, Award of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, as well as the Independent Project grant of the CEC ArtsLink in New York.
Gordon Monahan's works for piano, loudspeakers, video, kinetic sculpture, and computer-controlled sound environments span various genres from avant-garde concert music to multi-media installation and sound art. As a composer and sound artist, he juxtaposes the quantitative and qualitative aspects of natural acoustical phenomena with elements of media technology, environment, architecture, popular culture, and live performance. The renowned composer John Cage once said, "At the piano, Gordon Monahan produces sounds we haven't heard before."
Hanna Hartman is a Swedish sound artist and composer living in Berlin. Since around 1990 she has composed works for radio, sound sculptures and numerous performances all over Europe. More recently, she has started to write pieces for instrumentalists. Her many awards and grants include Prix Europa (1998), the Karl-Sczuka-Preis (2005), the Phonurgia Nova Prize (2006), and a Villa Aurora grant (2010). During 2007 and 2008 she was Composer-in-Residence for Swedish Radio.
Foto: Anja Weber
Kyoka 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. She grew up in Japan, having piano, flute and syamisen lessons during her childhood. While listening and recording radio shows to tape, she became attracted by the possibilities of scratching tapes back and forth and soon she begun to use the tape recorder as her toy, cutting, editing and producing first rough sounds. In 1999 she started to explore the potential of synthesizers/computers and during her stay in Los Angeles from 2004 to 2008, she enjoyed some first success when her songs charted at local radio stations. In 2008 she released her first album and we are happy that she joined raster-noton collective in 2012.