Marja Johansson is a Swedish-Finnish musician and composer based in Turku, Finland. Her main creative output is the solo moniker Tsembla.
Using electronics, modified samples of acoustic instrument, non-instruments and environmental sounds, she makes music that rides on waves of warped melodies, abstract voices and mutating textures – rough edged compositions, rich in detail, that come together into instrumental miniatures. She also composes music for dance performances and film.
An AIR-programme grant from Nordic Culture Point has made it possible to invite Marja to work at EMS.
Photo by Barbora Linka
Based in Copenhagen Kristian Emdal works under several monikers performing world wide, his output being audible as well as visual. Visiting EMS Kristian Emdal will be collaborating with Loke Rahbek, continuing a series of electronic/physical dialogues across multiple genres and media with audio as a main focus. Besides the collaboration with Loke Rahbek, Kristian is currently working on sound for the screening of a silent film as well as working on a release as part of techno duo Age Coin.
An AIR-programme grant from Nordic Culture Point has made it possible for EMS to invite Kristian to work at EMS.
We are happy to see Lars back at EMS!
Lars Lundehave Hansen has been working in the fields of ambient/drones and noise for the past 16 years - as a soundartist, enthusiastic promotor of and dedicated performer in these fields. The usual works of Lars L. Hansen are often constructions, making a point of being constructions, that emit or react to sounds or noise. In an attempt to explore the relations between timbre / room and action / reaction the works often revolve around controlled randomness, manipulation, expectation, suspended animation as musical criteria and sound as a physical entity.
Photo: Sofie Amalie Klougart
We are happy to see Kiwa back at EMS for the last part of his residency!
KIWA (as sound artist Kiwanoid, born 1975) – multidisciplinary artist, lives and works in Tartu and Tallinn. Studied in Estonian Academy of Arts and Tartu University.
He actively explores and blends different media, from conceptual objects to total audiovisual environments. His artistic practices include painting, objects and installation, video, performance, sound art, scenography, text, etc: all together functioning as a hypertextual research of meaning-making and cultural codes on different levels, collective and personal myths.
Photo: Terje Toomistu
An AIR-programme grant from Nordic Culture Point has made it possible for EMS to invite Fredrikke to work at EMS in 2014.
This is the last part of her residency, and we will miss her!
Frederikke Hoffmeier (1989) is a Copenhagen based music composer. Best known for releasing and performing under the name Puce Mary, she has made a name for herself within fields of modern industrial and experimental noise music. Despite a still rather young project, the discography is vast with releases on labels like Posh Isolation, Freak Animal and Ideal Recordings and it portrays her work methods to be many and diverse, from sound art pieces, minimal synth compositions to straight forward industrial music. During 2014 she has performed throughout Europe, Russia and America.