New York born and raised, Nicolas Collins lived most of the 1990s in Europe, where he was Visiting Artistic Director of Stichting STEIM (Amsterdam), and a DAAD composer-in-residence in Berlin. 

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Photo: Viola Rusche 

Hervé Boghossian (laptop/guitar/voice) was born & lives in Marseilles, France. He began his musical career during his stay in Paris (1997-2006) producing 4 long form albums between 2003 & 2006 including "Mouvements" in 2004 on the German label Raster-Noton, at that time his work focused on real-time computer treatment of electric guitar.

At EMS, he will work both on the live quadriphonic performance of the piece and 21 minute second part generated by the first but from a different perspective.



Maria da Rocha Gonçalves was born in Lisbon and plays violin and viola mostly in the field of new/experimental music. She studied at the Lisbon Conservatory (ESML) and Aveiro University, as well as did an internship program at Klangzeitort - Institut for New Music at the UdK Berlin and HfM Hanns Eisler.

She was part of Orquestra Clássica do Centro and Orquestra Filarmonia das Beiras. She also played with ensembles for new music in festivals such as Münchener Biennalle, Nymus Festival, Warsaw Autumn and März Musik and played at Minkla Streichquartett and Laborintus Ensemble.Maria da Rocha

Maria gives value to improvisation and compostion as a collaborative process - for example, the piece Morganic in which she explored sound/movement with Kollektiv Transit and the sound/theatre piece Coisas with Andre Bartetzki, where she dedicated to the interaction with electronic music and video.

Christof Kurzmann, born in Vienna/Austria, presently lives in Vienna and Buenos Aires. Musician between electropop, improvisation and "new  music". A sometimes soloist, he prefers to be part of a collective or a  working group. Played concerts in all continents except Australia.  Organizer of various events in the music- and media-genre. Labelowner  of the small independent label "charhizma" - which at the moment only exists as a platform to present musicians from around the world in various live settings.

Christof Kurzmann

M.V. Carbon is a Brooklyn based interdisciplinary artist who is recognized for her non-traditional approach to music. She uses cello, reel-to-reel tape machines, synths, analog electronics, field recordings, and voice to induce physical commotion. Her live performances combine sonics, physicality, projection and object manipulation to transform space. Her current work refers to magic, multidimensional travel, invocation, interchangeability, and the externalization of the neurological mechanism.  She intends to provoke extrasensory awareness through disorienting “reality.”  

Carbon has collaborated with artists including Tony Conrad, Aki Onda, Henrik Rylander, Evan Parker, Nick Zinner, Brian Chase, Okkyung Lee, C. Spencer Yeh, Audrey Chen and many more. She has solo releases out on Ecstatic Peace (US) and Discombobulate (UK). Carbon is one half of the duo Metalux, which has 27 releases including LPs on Hanson, Load, 5rc, Rescipiscent and Veglia, and self-released limited edition pieces.    

MV Carbon

Yair Elazar Glotman (Born 1987) is a musician and sound artist living and working in Berlin. His focus is currently on experimental electroacoustic composition, sound installations and sound sculptures. In addition, he works as sound designer and composer for film, dance and video art. Glotman recently released the collaborative project Nimbes, with James Ginzburg, on the label Subtext.


Photo: Ana Alex Tabatadze , 2014