(In English below)
Elektronmusikstudion, EMS, i Stockholm är ett av världens äldsta och främsta fästen för elektronisk musik och ljudkonst. Det här är historien om en utopisk framtidsvision, ny teknik som ska rädda världen och en statlig storsatsning på elektronmusik.
Robin Michel is a musician and visual artist who lives and works in Basel (Switzerland). His involvement with electronic music ranges from computer music, making music with drum machines and analogue synthesizers to modular synthesizers and DIY projects.
Photo Balázs Mohai
Her music has emerged from an intimate connection to the violin and from the fascination of how analog synthetised noises can resemble those from everyday life: nature, machines and other sounding objects, partly with a life of their own.
Başak Günak is back at EMS. She is a sound artist and composer, also internationally known as AH! KOSMOS
in the field of electronic music.
Her work includes sound art, performance, sound installation, composition for theater & contemporary dance.
She released two LPs from Compost Records & Denovali Records, one collaborative LP and numerous EPs.
Both timeless and otherworldly, Günak’s work unconsciously defies being tied to a genre, tapping
into something beyond an immediate surrounding or experience to communicate something more transcendental. Günak uses polyrhythms, electronic composition and found sounds to build a mystical
world of modulation into which one can sink and be carried away.
In addition to her musical compositions with AH! KOSMOS, Günak pursues her sound experimentations as a sound artist, composing soundscapes for theatre, contemporary dance, film and visual art projects, and realising site-specific performances.
Her works have been featured worldwide in several festivals and institutions, such as Barbican Theatre (UK), Martin-Gropius Bau(DE), Royal Theater Carré (NL),
Sonar Festival (SP), Berlin CTM Festival (DE),
Rotterdamse Schouwburg (NL) and Prague
In 2020, she presented her latest solo sound installation
THE WELL, a piece for 11 speakers and performance in
VKV Museum Istanbul. Recently, she has done composition for Martin-Gropius Bau, Berlin State Museums, Kunstmuseum Basel and granted a residency
in HELLERAU (DE), Gate27 (TR) for her upcoming sound installations.
Photo by Furkan Temir
Mónica Muñoz (b. Barcelona 1974), a.k.a Nikka, is a sound artist and composer of experimental music who walks through soundscapes and abstract compositions. Nikka has been creating music since 2005. Darkness, noise and silence have always been important elements in her creations.
Photo by Cristina Claramunt
Concepción Huerta is a multidisciplinary artist with a strong background in audiovisual media and a deep focus on the sound spectrum.
Her work is developed in different practices such as sound design, installations, spatialized concerts, speculative narratives and immersive experiences.
Sonia Killmann is a Glasgow-based international composer and multi-media artist. As a saxophone player, electronic musician, and audiovisual artist, she has performed across the UK and Europe and was nominated for best electronic 2022 in the Scottish Alternative Music Awards. In addition, Sonia is also currently working closely with Cryptic
Glasgow as a Cryptic Artist. Her works are largely inspired
by composers such as Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and
Alvin Lucier, and explore the relationship between sound
and environment through audiovisual soundscapes. Sonia frequently collaborates with dancers and visual artists,
such as Constant Vigier, with whom she worked on One Dance UK and BBC Dance Passion 2022 with, and created the Fringe Show "Bamboozled" (August 2022). She also created the electronic soundtrack to Jamiel Laurence's
most recent ballet "Read Only Memory", which premiered
in Newport in 2022.
In Sonia's ambient duo Failed System Test, she uses coded visuals and Ableton Live to create an immersive experience through melodic saxophone playing and live digital processing of multiple mediums. Failed System Test have played in various venues across Glasgow, including
Tramway where they were part of the SONICA Next-Gen audiovisual artists schemes, supported by PRS and PPL
in association with Youth Music. The duo also supported Canadian Saxophone player Jason Sharp this year at the Glad Cafe. Sonia also programs concerts and volunteers with the festival organisation Sound Thought who help promote the work of local and emerging artists. Sonia also teaches electronic music techniques and live visual coding with the aim to make electronic and audiovisual music more accessible.
Photo by Andy Catlin
Sam Weaver is a sound artist working the studio into a laboratory of sonic investigation. Instruments are re-routed and misused to deliberate abstraction - mostly a custom built Hordijk analogue modular synthesizer.
He runs the electroacoustic imprint Cuspeditions, is the co-curator of a bi-monthly concert series Eroteme and one of three directors facilitating ‘Sine’s & Squares’ festival in association with NOVARS Research Center, (University of Manchester).