Mike Bullock is a composer and intermedia artist based in Brooklyn, NY. He works with modular synthesis, installation, contrabass improvisation, and drawing.
Recent activities including guest curation and installations at Vox Populi Gallery in Philadelphia, and residencies at Wave Farm in Acra, NY and at EMS in Stockholm.
He has performed across the US and in Europe, at venues such as ISSUE Project Room in Brooklyn; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; and CaféOTO in London. Collaborations include Bertrand Gauguet, Gen Ken Montgomery, Andy Guhl, Mazen Kerbaj, Pauline Oliveros, Bhob Rainey, King Britt, HPrizm, Steve Roden, Keith Rowe, and Christian Wolff.
Mike is Assistant Professor of Music Production at Ramapo College of New Jersey, and teaches Sound in Art and Environment at The New School in New York City. In June 2015, Bullock received a Performance Grant from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage.
Jorge Haro (Argentina/Spain) is a sonic and visual artist. He looks into the aesthetics and scientific aspects of sound and vibration with a particular interest in expanded listening, sound visualization, audiovisual relations and data transformation processes.
His body of work takes different formats: CDs, video, objects, audiovisual concerts, installations and exhibitions, each of which complement each other in every project.
Photo: Nelson Campos
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
Eomac is one half of Dublin & Berlin based duo Lakker, but is also a DJ and producer in his own right. He has released on a number of labels, including his ‘Spoock’ EP on Killekill Records, ‘Hither Pappy’ on Will Bankhead’s Trilogy Tapes, ‘Monad XVII’ on Stroboscopic Artefacts and 2014’s critically acclaimed album ‘Spectre’ on Killekill, which FACT Mag called it ‘a bit of a classic’. 2015 saw a new EP, ‘Frozen Souls’ on Inner Surface, and the acclaimed ‘Tundra’ album with Lakker on R&S Records. All of this has garnered support and attention from far afield and Eomac can now count the likes of Thom Yorke, Surgeon, Nina Kraviz, Ron Morelli, Laurel Halo and Aphex Twin among his many fans.
Next up is a very special album release with Bedouin Records, due for release summer 2016, with a brand new live show to accompany it.
We are happy to see Ant back at EMS! Ant Dickinson is a musician, sound designer and creative technologist. Based in North Wales, he uses unconventional instrumentation combined with digital tools integrating elements of improvisation, indeterminism and mechanics. Alongside linear editing software, he works with Openframeworks, Processing, Pure Data and Arduino.
As well as collaborations with artists Jessica Lloyd-Jones, Ronan Devlin and Sound Book Project, he is currently completing an Arts Council Wales funded project "Crossed Lines" to be shown in Wales and abroad through the second part of 2016.
Photo: part of the project ‘Power in The Land’
Thrainn Hjalmarsson is a composer frequently working with a sonic landscape composed of miniatured sounds. Hjálmarsson's music has been described as “introvert, a bit ambient, beautifully made, [and] delicate.” along with being “Fascinating and enchanting!”.
Since 2011 Hjálmarsson has been a vibrant act in the Icelandic music scene, running the concert series Phonemes (ísl. Hljóðön) at Hafnarborg – Centre for culture and fine arts, dedicated to contemporary music, collaborating with visual artists and lecturing on experimental acoustics at The Iceland Academy of the Arts. His latest collaboration is the film RELIEF made in collaboration the visual artist Sigurður Guðjónsson, featuring the Icelandic Flute Ensemble, see further at http://relief-film.com/