Francesco Perissi is a sound designer, multi-instrumentalist and sound engineer. He learnt the secrets and potential of musical instruments and audio software working for years at a specialized shop. After numerous concerts as a guitarist and 3 albums recording with post-metal band "Qube", Francesco Perissi chose to get inside the digital audio world.

He graduated in electronic music at the Conservatory L. Cherubini in Florence, where he wrote compositions performed by the New Music Ensemble of New York and used for soundtracks and performances by local artists. During his studies he started collaborating with Research Center Tempo Reale in Florence and worked as an audio engineer for numerous festivals and concerts of electronic and contemporary music. He is currently studying Sound Design Master Program in Conservatory G.B Martini in Bologna.

In 2014 he started his solo project "XO" where the electric guitar creates ambient textures that come together in rhythmic and filtering of electronic nature, and in 2016 the project “X6”, where the guitar is spatialized in 6.1 loudspeakers thanks to exaphonic pick-up. Francesco Perissi currently focuses its research on the possibilities of technological development and expressive of musical instruments and is active as a composer and teacher of audio software.

Francesco Perissi has been working and recording at EMS in 2018, while being an ERASMUS student at the Swedish Royal College of Musik (KMH ) in the Electroacoustic Music Composition and Music Media and Technology department. 

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Photo by: Mario Carovani

Info and contacts:

https://www.facebook.com/francescoperissiXO/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/francesco-perissi-214aa24a

 

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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Irene Cassarini is a composer and sound designer from Italy, known under the name of Guenter Råler.

Her music is an exploration between the fields of synthesis and beat-making off the time grid. She follows a free-form sonic flux of sharp sounds, where the atmospheres convey distorted impressions.

She has been working and recording at EMS during 2017, while she attended the Electroacustic Music composition course
at the Royal College of Music (Kungliga Musikhögskolan, KMH).








https://irenecassarinimusic.wordpress.com/ https://soundcloud.com/guenterraler
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Stephen McEvoy (recording under the name tuuun) is an Irish artist working with sound. His work, which draws upon techno, noise and rave,
is a playful investigation of the potentialities of minimalism and improvisation. He is interested in the social possibilities that music offers, both
in dealing with traumatic past histories, and in presenting new Utopian ways forward.

During his time in Stockholm, he will be working at EMS periodically.

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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.  

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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.

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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. 

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Photo: Terje Toomistu

EMS welcomes Loke Rahbek! Loke is an artist and musician based in Copenhagen, Denmark. An AIR-programme grant from Nordic Culture Point has made it possible for EMS to invite him to work at EMS.

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 Photo: Jonas Bang

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.

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EMS welcomes Hafdis back for the last part of her residency!

Hafdís Bjarnadóttir (b. 1977, Reykjavik) graduated in jazz guitar performance from the FÍH School of Music in Iceland in 2002. She earned a bachelor’s degree in contemporary composition from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2007, followed by a master’s degree from the Royal Danish Academy of Music in 2009. 

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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.

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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.
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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.  

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