EMS welcomes Keith Fullerton Whitman! He is a composer & musician currently based in Melbourne, Australia. Beginning in the early 90's while working towards a Bachelor's Degree in "Music Synthesis" Degree at Boston's Berklee College of Music, Keith began exploring electronic music's many facets. 
These days his creative energies are largely put into the continued development of a singular take on "Live Electronic Music" incorporating an ever-changing hybrid software & hardware-based system that allows for the desired complexities of sound & vision. While this work has recently manifested itself as a pair of albums for Editions Mego entitled "Generators" & "Occlusions," it's largely intended for the stage.
 
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Photo by Linsday Metivier

SØS Gunver Ryberg is a Danish composer and sound artist working in electronic music.

Her characteristic style is recognized for challenging your state of consciousness by transformative music experiences with insistent rhythms, combined with a meticulous exploration of textures and timbres. Raw sounds created from synthesis and processed field recordings are framed by symphonic forms and create a unique expressivity.

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 Photo © Camille Blake

Aaron Miller-Rehm (US 1989) is a Colorado based artist and experimental musician best known for his work surrounding the Bleak Environment label which he founded in 2010.

While at EMS he is recording an upcoming release for his solo project Flowering Blade using the Buchla 200 synthesizer, as well as using the Studer B67 tape machines for Sorrowing Christ, a collaborative effort with Stockholm-based musician Kali Malone.

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 Photo credit - Locker, April 2016

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Photo by Wojtek Sobolewski
 
Piotr Kurek is a Warsaw based musician and composer. He has collaborated with long list of theatres and contemporary dance companies, e.g. TR Warszawa, National Stary Theater in Crackow, Lublin Dance Theatre, Centre Chorégraphique National de Rillieux-la-Pape and with independent choreographers and directors, including Tien Gebing, Anna Ladas, Magdalena Szpecht, Ryszard Kalinowski and Robert Drobniuch. Kurek authored many instrumental projects: Heroiny, Suaves Figures (with Sylvia Monnier), Piętnastka (with Hubert Zemler), ABRADA (with Francesco de Gallo). He has performed at music and theatre festivals including Unsound (Cracow, New York, Tbilisi), CTM (Berlin), Todays Art (Hague), OFF Festival (Katowice). In 2016 he has be selected as a part of Shape platform for innovative music and audiovisual art from Europe. 
 
Piotr's residency has been made possible by the kind contribution of the Polish Institute in Stockholm.
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Myriam Bleau is a composer, digital artist and performer based in Montreal. She creates audiovisual systems that go beyond the screen, such as sound installations and performance-specific musical interfaces. Her hybrid electronic practice investigates music performance as a codified cultural manifestation and seeks avenues of subtle disruption through the recontextualisation of pop culture elements and historical tropes. Her work has been presented and recognized internationally: Ars Electronica (AT), Sónar (ES), Sonic Arts Award (IT), Elektra (CA), ISEA (CA), Transmediale (DE), ACT (KR).
 
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Photo by Alba Rupérez

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Dr. Renick Bell is a computer musician, programmer, and teacher based in Tokyo, Japan. His current research interests are live coding, improvisation, and algorithmic art using open source software. He is the author of Conductive, a library for live coding in the Haskell programming language. He performs internationally (frequently at algoraves), and has released music on the labels UIQ, Quantum Natives, Tsuku Boshi, Deep Space Objects, and the3rd2nd. He has releases forthcoming on Halcyon Veil and Beatgatherers. He teaches programming at the International College of Liberal Arts at Yamanashi Gakuin University. He is a graduate of the doctoral program at Tama Art University in Tokyo. He is from West Texas and previously lived in New York City (1999-2001) and Taipei, Taiwan (2001-2006).