Keven Michael-Onur Kalaycioglu-Zlobnicki is a musician, artist, educator, and DIY electronics enthusiast. After studying Studio Arts and Ethnomusicology in his undergrad, Keven attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he received a Master of Fine Arts in Sound Art. Keven currently lives in Chicago where he teaches art and music appreciation at Daley College, prototypes and builds custom analog synthesizer modules under the name Zlob Modular, and composes/improvises/performs with an analog/digital hybrid modular synthesizer system.
Sabine Vogel born in Munich, studied jazz-flute at the Anton Bruckner Conservatory in Linz, Austria. In 2000 Sabine Vogel moved to Berlin, since 2005 she has been living in Potsdam. As a flautist Sabine Vogel focuses on sound and improvisation, using extended techniques both acoustic as well as electronic, creating a very personal contemporary language for the flute.
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.
Photo: Sylvia Stäinhauser
Giovanni Di Domenico, pianist, performer, composer, was born in Rome on the 20th July 1977, a significantly tempestuous period in socio-political terms, featuring hostile polarizations and an ostensive paramilitarism, mutinous ideological confrontations and bloody terrorist attacks, rendered infamous in the description ‘Years of Lead’.
Shub Roy is a Berlin-based composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist from Canada with experience in both electric (guitar, bass, synthesizer/electronics) and acoustic instrumentation (guitar, harmonium, percussion, Balinese Gamelan), as well as live mixing and electronic music production.
His experiences have taken him across a range of genres: experimental/noise (Akisakila, Smoke Judo), pop (Fu**ed Corpse, Jef Barbara), psychedelic prog/metal (Yamantaka // Sonic Titan), punk (Grand Trine, Pink Noise), lo-fi pop experimentalism (Dirty Beaches) and solo electronic ambient/techno production (Night Musik). He has toured extensively throughout North America, UK, Europe, Russia, Asia, Israel, Japan and Australia.
He is currently also composing for upcoming film and video projects.
EMS welcomes Sabine and Andrea back! The electro-acoustic duo Ercklentz Neumann (Sabine Ercklentz and Andrea Neumann) has since the late 90s researched the poetry in sound and noise. Experimental instrumental sounds in conjunction with analogue electronics meet everyday noises under the microscope in extreme electronic amplification. The momentum of sounds and machines is thereby consciously used to generate new structures.
Sabine Ercklentz and Andrea Neumann will continue their work on "buchla beats" which they started during their last residency at EMS in August 2014. The generated material will be included into their duo music as well as into both of their solo projects