JG Thirlwell is back at EMS! Thirlwell is a composer/producer/performer based in Brooklyn, who also works under many pseudonyms including Foetus, Manorexia, Steroid Maximus, Baby Zizanie, Hydroze Plus, Clint Ruin and Wiseblood. He has released over thirty albums.
If there is a common thread to his varied musical styles, it is a dramatic intensity and an evocative, cinematic quality. Thirlwell is also featured as producer or remixer on a wide variety of artist recordings, including releases for artists as diverse as Zola Jesus, Excepter, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Melvins, Lydia Lunch, Coil, Z's, Swans and many more.
Jonathan Fitoussi (b.1978) and Clemens Hourrière (b.1979) are both composers and producers based in Paris, France. During a one week residency at EMS Studio 4 they are recording a special project together using the Buchla 200.
Marta Zapparoli & Martin Kuentz, sound artists, composers are based in Berlin and working together since 2009. They research and practice the materiality of post-digital sound art within a complete development and production cycle of electronic and electroacoustic technics. During their residency in EMS studio2, they will deploy a specially developed multichannel ultrasonic network, detecting time and location specific electroacoustic phenomena within the studio enviroment for a series of 5 days.
CHARBEL HABER Lebanese musician, performer & composer, born in Beirut on June 1, 1978. Lives and works in Beirut. Co-founder and member of Lebanese post-rock group Scrambled Eggs since 1998. Haber’s work encompasses film, video art, and theater, both as a solo artist and as a member of Scrambled Eggs. The latter have composed the soundtracks for long-feature films A Perfect Day and Je Veux Voir by Lebanese directors Khalil Joreige & Joanna Hadji Thomas. They have also contributed incidental music to Lebanese director Ghassan Salhab’s nominated feature The Last Man.
Nate Young is best known for his work in the group Wolf Eyes. Created by Young in 1998, the now-legendary noise group defined the genre. His primitive drum sequencing and unique vocal delivery gave listeners some of their most memorable music experiences. In the decade that followed, Wolf Eyes toured the world, released reams of records, collaborated with heavies, and generally enamored and influenced a generation.
A skilled workbench electrician, Young has always involved hand-built devices and reconstituted consumer electronics in his practice. In 2007, his group Demons rediscovered vintage synthesizers as a means to create electronic compositions and led a resurgence of interest in synthesizer music. Now, as a solo artist and while playing in Stare Case (his blues duo with fellow Wolf Eyes musician John Olson), Young has refined his musical approach: bass, synthesizers, organic electronics and raw unfeigned vocals. Their 2011 LP Lose Today, on De Stijl, received wide praise.
Norah Lorway is a Canadian live coder/composer based in in the UK, where she has been completing her Ph.D in Electroaocustic/Computer music at the University of Birmingham. As of late, her work is focused on acousmatic and live computer music performance, with a particular preoccupation with combining ambient electronica and acousmatic music styles in laptop performance. During her residency, she will work on a series of new tools and pieces in SuperCollider for use in a live coding laptop performance, which she will go on to use during performances at NIME 2014 and an Algorave in Brighton, UK, both in July.