EMS welcomes Maria back for a second residency! 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 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.
Kyoka – the first solo female artist on the raster-noton roster - 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
Photo: Irma Collin
LCC, the Spanish duo, one of the last sign ups of Editions Mego, where they released their first LP ‘d/evolution’, are involved in different artistic projects, focusing above all on sound design and music production. They combine dark and dub techno textures with delicate atmospheres, field recordings and experimental sounds.
Alba G. Corral (b. 1977) is an artist and creative technologist based in Barcelona. With a background in computer engineering, Corral has been creating art using software for the past decade. Her practice spans across live performance, video, digital media and installation.Corral’s work explores abstract narratives and expresses sensitivity and taste for colour. By combining generative systems with improvised drawing techniques, the digital language becomes organic, creating mesmerising digital landscapes.
Photo K Lewis: Tom Medwell, Photo R Lippok: Sylvia Steinhäuser
Listening to Klara Lewis' debut release ‘Ett‘ on Editions Mego Lippok was deeply impressed by her expertly crafts and unique approach to composition and music production. While working on tracks for his forthcoming album on the German based electronic label raster-noton, Lippok had the idea to ask Klara Lewis for a possible collaboration.
Both thought that it would be ideal to meet in person and Lewis suggested the EMS studios as the best possible place for this sonic experiment. This is the first appearance of Klara Lewis and Robert Lippok at EMS!
Carlo Maria Amadio is a composer and performer of electronic music. His music is influenced both by minimalism and contemporary club culture related music genres. The feedback process between humans and machines in music making, considered as a primary trigger not only for creativity but also for a wider knowledge of the self, is one of the main inspiration of his current sonic research.