An AIR-programme grant from Nordic Culture Point has made it possible for EMS to invite Hafdís Bjarnadóttir to work at EMS in 2013 and 2014.

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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Ant is back 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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An AIR-programme grant from Nordic Culture Point has made it possible for EMS to invite Kiwa to work at EMS.

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

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. 

Frederikke Hoffmeier is constantly pushing the boundaries of contemporary noise music. 

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Ant is back at EMS 2-12 February 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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Born in 1986, in Istanbul, Turkey, Elif Balkir started her musical career at the age of 11 as a pianist. Then, she continued to her musical studies in France at the department of Music and Musicology at Paris-Sorbonne. Besides the theoretical background, her practical foundation was soon incorporated with the music creation and craft and she became interested in the composition of electroacoustic music, sound engineering as well as musical acoustics, which she has studied at Aubervilliers-La Courneuve Regional Conservatory in France.  

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