We are happy to see Lars back at EMS for a second residency this year!

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

Tommi Keränen has been an active practitioner of experimental electronic music since the late 1990’s. He is playing live electronics and computer with custom software. Over the years he has performed and recorded as a solo artist, as a member in a number of bands (Testicle Hazard, Gentle Evil, Köttskogen), and participated in various ad hoc situations. His discography consists of two dozen plus releases ranging from underground tapes to critically acclaimed releases such as "Bats in the Attic" CD that was among critic’s choices in The Wire in 2010. He has performed widely around the world, and collaborated with artists such as Incapacitants, Lasse Marhaug, Phill Niblock, Florian Hecker, and others.

An AIR-programme grant from Nordic Culture Point has made it possible for EMS to invite Tommi to work at EMS in 2014.
Tommi Keränen -1 photo by Julie Breton
Photo: Julie Breton


Hlynur is a composer based in Iceland. He studied composition, electronic music and software engineering in Reykjavik, with special interest in synthesis techniques, robotics and use of computer languages in relation to music. Now working at EMS in collaboration with ensemble Nordic Affect, using the Serge and Buchla modular systems.  


Frederikke Jesse

Photo: Sophia Yuriko Baca

EMS welcomes Frederikke back to EMS, this time with Jesse Sanes!

During this stay at EMS, Frederikke will be working with Jesse on their collaborative noise/industrial project “Fejhed” whose debut recording appeared on Chondritic Sound this spring.

Frederikke Hoffmeier is a Copenhagen based experimental musician. An AIR-programme grant from Nordic Culture Point has made it possible for EMS to invite her to work at EMS in 2014.

Best known under her alias Puce Mary, Hoffmeier's sound is constantly evolving and moves from the concrete sound-poetry of the collaboration vinyls with swedish noise champion Sewer Election, to her latest live sets and releases of rhythmic industrial and harsh power electronics. 


After a year as an Embedded artist, Ant is back for the last time at EMS as part of the Sound and Music Embedded artist development Programme. He is a North Wales based composer and sound designer. He graduated from Salford University majoring in composition in 2004 and has lectured in music performance and music technology in North Wales, Staffordshire and Edinburgh.

Embedded is a Sound and Music artist development programme, funded by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

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