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