Tytti Arola is a Finnish sound artist and composer who is interested in bringing daily life to concert venues, doing multisensorial compositions and exploring spatial sound. Arola’s artworks often include electronics and lately she has been drawn towards performance art and instrument building. At EMS Arola will be working on acousmatic spatial compositions dealing with seasonality. The new pieces are part of an ongoing sonic research on the versatility yet the repetitiveness of the yearly cycle in Finland.
Photo by Venla Helenius
Arola holds master’s degrees from Sibelius Academy and Aalto University. Her works have been presented for example at Nordic Music Days, Helsinki Festival, Reykjavík Arts Festival, Tampere Biennale, Musica Nova Helsinki, Ung Nordisk Musik, Our Festival and Flow Festival.
An AiR-programme grant from Nordic Culture Point has made it possible to invite Tytti Arola to work at EMS.
Ana Dall’Ara-Majek is a composer and sound artist living in Montreal. She is interested in the study of how instrumental, electroacoustic and computational-thinking approaches interact in music.
Her works have been presented at various international festivals such as: L’Espace du Son (Belgium), Multiphonies GRM (France), NYCEMF (USA), The Engine Room (UK), Akousma (Canada), Manca (France), SAT Symposium IX (Canada), Cube Fest (USA), Cut & Splice (UK), Elektro Arts (Romania), Sincrónic (Spain), Mantis (UK), Darmstadt Festival (Germany), Klang Copenhagen (Denmark), M/A Intermedia (Italy), Futura (France).
In 2014 she released her first solo album Air (Kohlenstoff records) where she explored the hybridization of breath, voices, instruments and electronics. A few years later she released Nano-Cosmos (Empreintes DIGITALes), an album tribute to insects, small arthropods and microorganisms, which was featured on The Wire Tapper 47 and listed by Toneshift as people’s choice best of 2018.
She also collaborated on theatre, dance and film projects such as: Crying in Public (Tafel), Laborintus (Raffinot), Cosmos Will Save the World (Lapierre), Hectore Navigatore (Totem Contemporain), as well as working with chamber ensembles including SuperMusique, Quasar, Les Percussions de Strasbourg, Sixtrum, Trio Hoboken, Lunatics at Large, and TM+, among others.Currently she’s teaching composition at the University of Montreal and she performs regularly with her groups Jane/KIN, ILÉA and blablaTrains as an electronic musician and Theremin player.
Photo by André Parmentier
Exapist Euphoria is the solo project of Andrea S Giordano, an italian musician, based in Oslo, that works both as composer, sound designer and performer with electronics and voice. This allowed to open possibilities to multiinstrumentalism, which is an essential part of the work, extended techniques and to create layers and imitational structures with different timbres.
Constantly mutating rhythms and sharp digital textures shape the sound of Forces. Forces is the electronic music project of Finnish interdisciplinary artist Joonas Siren. Different live-coding and processing techniques are used to make dense atomized swirls; electronic and sometimes chaotic abstract oceans of sound. Forces’ music has been released on Gin & Platonic, Genot Centre, Conditional and Bio Future Laboratory, and has also been played in mixes by experimental producers like Aphex Twin, Daniel Ruane and ZULI.