From March 15th to April 12th Irish sonic artist Damian O’Riain will be visiting Elektronmusikstudion to develop spatiotemporal compositional strategies for a new multi-channel work. He will also be conducting a region specific (Stockholm/Mälaren environs) ambisonic soundscape project that draws on acoustic ecology, bio-acoustics, and cultural-geographic theory. Damian’s EMS residency has been generously supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.

Currently, Damian’s creative activities relate primarily to acousmatic arts, digital music, and post-digital aesthetics. He’s also interested in the analysis of electroacoustic works, and questions relating to the problem of genre categorisation in contemporary digital music. Other areas of interest include new media, digital-cultures, net-critique, and technologically driven creative practices that embrace interdisciplinary collaboration. Damian completed doctorate studies in sonic arts at the Sonic Arts Research Centre (Queen's University Belfast); before that he obtained an MPhil in music and media technologies at Trinity College Dublin.

Agathe Simon is a French artist, born in 1977. She lives and works in Paris. She is a Ph.D. holder from Sorbonne University and from Paris Conservatoire (CNSMDP). She is frequently invited abroad for creative residencies. 

Since 2008, Simon has created a cycle comprising of fictional characters. Her scope is to explore and warp the borders often ambiguous and sometimes nonexistent between reality and imagination. Her work unfolds in various media: installation, text, video, sound. Simon’s artistic process questions politics and imagination in different ways: freedoms, history, fiction, intangible heritage. Her work is driven by a humanistic vision through which otherness and new horizons are regularly present.

Agathe Simon's exhibition Antartica will be shown at Audiorama 8-21 March: http://www.audiorama.se/antarctica-agathe-simon/

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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.

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Lucy Railton and Russell Haswell met 2013. In February 2014, they recorded at BBC Maida Vale Studio for a Radio 3 Late Junction Session, where they fused virtuosic Xenakian cello technique with hybrid analogue/digital synthesis. They have since featured at Haus der elektronischen Künste, Basel and in residency at Dark Ecology, Kirkenes in association with Sonic Acts and Borealis Festival. 

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EMS in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain are proud to invite Xabier Erkizia for a residency. He is a musician, sound-artist, producer and journalist from the Basque Country. His work is based on research among different people, sounds and formats in different situations as sound installations, recordings and musical compositions, radio-art pieces, bands, collective improvisation…

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Jesse Osborne-Lanthier is a Berlin-based conceptual electronic musician and visual artist focused on inciting alternative cognitive responses via mixed sonic material. Also working solo as Noir, Lanthier’s collaborative aliases include Femminielli Noir with Bernardino Femminielli, The H with Francesco De Gallo and an ongoing collaborative project with Grischa Lichtenberger. 

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