Ragnhild May's (DK) works are centered around the relationship between body and instrument. Musical instruments can be seen as extensions of the body, and her works explores their structures, systems and cultural connotations as well as acoustic qualities. 

Ragnhild May has been artist in residency at International Studio and Curatorial Program, she has studied at visual arts at The Jutland Art Academy (DK) and Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (AT) and composition at Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts Bard College. 
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Photo credit: Phoebe D'heurle

An AIR-programme grant from Nordic Culture Point 
has made it possible to invite Ragnhild to work at EMS.

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Marja Ahti (f. 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.

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  Photo by Barbora Linka

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Olli Aarni (born 1988) is an experimental musician working in Vantaa, Finland. His music reflects the weather conditions and creates artificial views of the nature.

Aarni's sounds are based on dense timbres and static harmony, and the soundscapes yield rhythmic repetition and create worlds to get lost in: like reality condensed into magic or a hidden valley between new age and noise. 

Aarni's discography spans over 20 tapes, vinyls and CDs released on four continents, and he has performed in Japan, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Estonia, Russia and Finland. 

olliaarni.com 
olliaarni.bandcamp.com

An AIR-programme grant from Nordic Culture Point 
has made it possible to invite Olli to work at EMS.


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Photo by Mia Tarkela
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Olli Aarni (born 1988) is an experimental musician working in Vantaa, Finland. His music reflects the weather conditions and creates artificial views of the nature.

Aarni's sounds are based on dense timbres and static harmony, and the soundscapes yield rhythmic repetition and create worlds to get lost in: like reality condensed into magic or a hidden valley between new age and noise. 

Aarni's discography spans over 20 tapes, vinyls and CDs released on four continents, and he has performed in Japan, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Estonia, Russia and Finland. 

olliaarni.com 
olliaarni.bandcamp.com

An AIR-programme grant from Nordic Culture Point 
has made it possible to invite Olli to work at EMS.


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Photo by Mia Tarkela
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Antti Tolvi is composer, sound artist, performer and Qi Gong teacher. He moved in teenaged from countryside to city and get excited about playing didgeridoo. Soon saxophone and free jazz become to picture and took Anttis attention. Interest about Classical Indian Music took Antti all the way to Varansi to study music. After India Taiji and nature studies back in Finland. Chaos and wild freedom turned into minimalism and Zen. Now Antti has found him self again from countryside, whit winds, birds, silence and harmony of everything.
 
Freedom, peace, gratitude and minimalist aesthetic reflects from Antti Tolvis works. www.anttitolvi.com
 
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An AIR-programme grant from Nordic Culture Point has made it possible to invite Antti to work at EMS.
 
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