Lorenzo Senni: Tireless investigator of dance music’s mechanisms and working parts, and head of respected experimental label Presto!?, the Italian musician produced one of the last couple of years most unique albums "Quantum Jelly" (on label Editions Mego). An amazing deconstruction of sound and rave culture in the 90’s, carefully analyzing it’s constituent parts for reuse in a very different context, with repetition and isolation as key concepts. His work explores the idea of the “buildup” found in euphoric dance music as a starting point to make a non-uplifting, more introspective piece that implicitly preserves its emotional tension and drama.
Photo: Piotr Niepsuj
Gábor Lázár is a sound artist, lives and works in Budapest. He studied electronic music and media art at University of Pécs. He released a split cassette with Russell Haswell in 2013, a CD album on Lorenzo Senni's label Presto!? and a 12" on Boomkat's label The Death Of Rave in 2014. His latest works have been critically acclaimed by magazines like FACT-Magazine, The Guardian and Secret Thirteen. He has presented his works at ZKM - Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie in Karlsruhe and performed in numerous European cities. At the moment he is working on a collaborative 2x12" album with Mark Fell.
Photo: Ádel Salha
Ruta and Åsa are back at EMS! Their Spatial Opera Company is a collaboration between Swedish electronic music composer Jens Hedman, Lithuanian composer Ruta Vitkauskaite and Swedish opera singer Åsa Nordgren.
The group met in 2010 united in the idea to create opera in the dark, using space as main element to inspire listener’s visual and aural associations.
Roland Kuit is an independent researcher, lecturer modular synthesis and composition and invented numerous cutting edge concepts in this field. As an author he writes about modular synthesis, research and sound design. His most comprehensive book is the "Laboratory of Patching; Illustrated Compendium of Modular Synthesis". As a composer, his music and books are published by Donemus, Publishing House of Dutch Contemporary Classical Music.
Jørgen Teller (b. 1958) is a composer and musician and has created soundtracks for international dance and performance events, theatre, poetry, video, film, architecture and radio. His works have been presented at numerous concerts and in theatre/performance productions and intermedia events in Europe, Japan, and North America.