Marja Ahti (b. 1981, Luleå) is a Swedish-Finnish sound artist working in composition, installation and cross-disciplinary performance. Working with field recordings, feedback, analog synthesis, digital processing and acoustic instrumentation she investigates the borderland where sounds mirror each other and communicate.

In February she is back at EMS to continue her collaboration with local musicians. She will perform at the in Stockholm on Sunday 25 February.


Photo by Bradfor Bailey

Ahti creates precise musical narratives with slowly mutating textures of detailed acoustic sound and intuitively tuned sustained tones and shapes, often on the brink of collapse, collision or feedback. Her music unfolds in a poetic realm between the acousmatic and the documentaristic, hovering between abstraction and the deeply familiar.

Currently based in Turku, Finland, she has been a part of the Finnish experimental music scene for more than ten years in different constellations and is a founding member of the Himera artist/organizer collective.