Hüma Utku is back at EMS. Born and raised in Istanbul and based in Berlin, she is an electronic music composer and sound artist. Utku combines her musical practice with her academic studies in psychology through her works drawing inspiration from human condition, psychology and folklore.
With an overall disregard for genres, she utilises melody and sound as tools for storytelling. Since 2016 Utku has been touring across Europe and the Middle east extensively.
Her 2018 EP release Şeb-i Yelda and her 2019 debut album Gnosis, through Karlrecords, earned Utku recognition for her unique approach of storytelling through electronic music.
In 2021, she was selected as a SHAPE (Sound, Heterogeneous Art and Performance in Europe) artist.
During her time in Stockholm, she will be working at EMS periodically in November/December.
Photo by Giorgia Malatrasi
Heith is the alias of Daniele Guerrini, artist, musician and founder of Haunter Records.
His main interest dwells in the spiritual aspects of sound and its cosmogonic potential. Exploring the textures of sound through research into electronic music and electro-acoustic,
Heith keeps an omnivorous and universalist approach to cultural and sonic influence.
He is also soundtrack composer and his debut album ‘X,wheel’ has been released on PAN in October 2022.
Photo by Sara Scanderebech
Kerstin Möller is a multi-disciplinary artist rooted in sound art, audio-visual research, visual arts, installation and expanded choreographic practice. Her sound work is exploring sounds found in cities, often produced by various infrastructures she encounters, synthesising natural phenomena, beat making, her voice and the practice of prepared piano, oscillating between sonic poetry and infrastructure blues. She performs her music in her audio-visual research installations and produces as part of her choreographic practice. She currently explores the intertwined aesthetics and cultures of geopolitical relations, climate change and materialities, with a special focus on the planetary hydrosphere and Cryosphere, land rights and ecological research as well as water’s role in shaping geopolitical and social relations.
In 2020 she co-founded Embrace Platform, a nomadic arts platform supporting structures of care and awareness around themes of gender equality, LGBTQIA+ and non-binary identities, human rights and means of peaceful resistance.