- Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 12:02
Channel 2 (both line and mic input) of the soundcard in Studio 4 is broken and we have to wait a while for a replacement. Until then we have to use a small Mackie mixer connected to channels 3 and 4 to record from microphones in Studio 5.
Kanal 2 (både line och mic) på ljudkortet i Studio 4 är trasigt och vi kommer att behöva vänta ett tag på att få det utbytt. Under tiden används en liten Mackie-mixer som står på golvet för att spela in mikrofoner från Studio 5. Mixerns signaler
går in på kanal 3 och 4.
- Last Updated on Friday, 15 November 2013 13:13
Sam Salem (b. 1982) currently resides in Manchester (UK), where he completed a MUSM in Electroacoustic Music Composition in 2007 and a PhD in Composition in 2011 at the University of Manchester.
His work is focussed upon the sounds of urban environments: each of his pieces focuses upon a specific geographical location. His music aspires to illuminate and explore the hidden musicality and beauty of his geographical subjects, as well as his own relationship to his environment as both a source of inspiration and musical material.
- Last Updated on Monday, 04 November 2013 12:50
Stephen O’Malley (b. 1974) was born in New Hampshire, USA and raised in Seattle. He eventually spent a decade in New York and presently is based in Paris.
As a composer and musician he has been involved in hundreds of concerts and performances around the world over since 1993.
O’Malley is a founding member of several groups including Thorr's Hammer (1993), Burning Witch (1995), Sunn O))) (1998), Khanate (2000), KTL (2005), Nazoranai (2011) and others. He is a frequent collaborator of many outsider musicians, artists and composers in various formations, in concert and studio settings.
Photo: Lucie Inland
- Last Updated on Monday, 04 November 2013 11:42
Mark Buckeridge (B. 1991 Dublin) Lives and works in Cork Ireland. Graduating from the Crawford College of Art and Design with a degree in Fine Art in 2013. Working in the field of composition, performance, drawing and other visual formats.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 15:13
Martins Rokis from Riga has been experimenting with various forms of electronic music since the late 90’s, but while studying philosophy and delving into sound programming his focus gradually shifted away from musical aspects of sound more towards experiential relationships between sound, space and body and multimodality of human perception.
Currently he is working with sound in different contexts, forms, crossing boundaries between so-called computer music, psychedelic noise and abstract sound art, blending generative strategies with improvisation and also occasionally making sound installations or works for multichannel systems. He has presented his artistic activities locally and internationally and so far he has published few limited edition releases.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 15:13
For the second time this year we welcome Phil Julian to EMS. He is a UK based experimental sound artist, composer and improviser.
Under both the Cheapmachines alias and his own name, Phil Julian has been venturing across various strains of unorthodox sound since the late 1990′s, with his prolific output on a catalogue of imprints encompassing sonic textures ranging from harsh squalls of noise to compositions structured around hyper-minimalistic timbres and drones.
Studio recordings and live performances within Europe and North America have focused on the use of analogue electronics (particularly unstable and/or chaotic systems – modular analogue synthesizers, feedback, contact microphones, objects and surfaces) and computer based works.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 October 2013 16:36
Alla som är intresserade av att bygga, modifiera eller reparera syntar och andra (o)ljudslådor är varmt välkomna till oss för ett trevligt DIY-mingel!
Vi har öppet mellan klockan 18.00 och 22.00 och adress är EMS, Söder Mälarstrand 61, Stockholm. Ingen föranmälan behövs. Ta gärna med egna byggen, scheman och skisser. Lödkolvar och vanliga verktyg finns att låna.
- Last Updated on Monday, 28 October 2013 17:22
An AIR-programme grant from Nordic Culture Point has made it possible for EMS to invite
Hafdís Bjarnadóttir to work at EMS.
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. With a reputation for breaking down barriers between different genres of music, her past projects include a sound installation for the Nordic Lighthouse at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai; an orchestra piece based on knitting instructions; two solo albums mixing different genres and domains of instruments; an ensemble piece based on financial graphs and charts from Iceland’s 2008 banking crisis; various commissioned pieces for solo instruments or chamber ensembles; a piece for a mixed choir and electric guitar. Her second solo album, JÆJA, received critical acclaim and was nominated for the 2009 Iceland Music Awards. Her piece for accordion and halldorophone, “A Day in February”, was nominated by the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service for the International Rostrum of Composers in Vienna in 2011. She lives and works in Reykjavík.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 16:06
An AIR-programme grant from Nordic Culture Point has made it possible for EMS to invite Kiwa to work at EMS for the period of 1 October - 25 November 2013
and 20 January - 20 February, 2014.
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.
- Last Updated on Monday, 23 September 2013 10:59
Bernardo Barros is a Brazilian composer, pianist and live-electronics improviser. He has devoted himself to the creation of instrumental and electronic works. As a performer he has focused on improvisation with live-electronics developing his own tools. Most recent performances in Europe, Brazil and United States include Sonorities Festival (Belfast), Re:New Festival (Copenhagen), SuperCollicer Symposium (Boulder), CCRMA Modulations (San Francisco), La Pietra Forum (Florence). He holds a BA in music composition from State University of Campinas (Unicamp, Brazil) and studied at the Institute of Sonology (The Hague, The Netherlands) with Konrad Boehmer, Joel Ryan, Clarence Barlow and Kees Tazelaar.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 September 2013 10:50
Arturas Bumšteinas (b.1982, Vilnius) is a composer / sound artist working in the field of electro-acoustic and instrumental music, radio art, installations and experimental electronic music (under his Refusenikmoniker). He is a founding member of the ensembles Quartet Twentytwentyone, Works & Days, Zarasai and Wolumen. Since the year 2000 he has collaborated with many international musicians and artists. His interdisciplinary projects were presented in dozens of exhibitions around Europe, and festivals where his music and art projects were presented include The Holland Festival, Sensoralia / Romaeuropa, Angelica, Vilnius Jazz, Kody, Skanumezs, Cut & Splice. His music is published by labels such as Bolt, Cronica, Con-v, Sangoplasmo and others. In 2013 he was awarded the “Palma Ars Acustica” prize for radiophonic arts.
Photo: Nina Poppe
- Last Updated on Friday, 06 September 2013 13:49
Gregory Büttner lives and works as a musician and artist in Hamburg. Since 2000 his main focus is on sound art and electroacoustic compositions. He performed at several festivals and concert series in Europe and China, composed music for dance and performance, radio, video and sound installations. In 2004 he launched his label 1000füssler which releases experimental music in small editions.
He plays regularly in a duo with Birgit Ulher and ‘Stark Bewölkt Quartett‘ with Michael Maierhof, Heiner Metzger, Birgit Ulher. He also collaborated with musicians Rhodri Davies, Ofer Bymel, Stefan Funck, the artist Anja Winterhalter, Stefanie Becker, Magdalena Sadziak, among others. His music released by labels like 1000füssler, Firework Edition Records, Anthropometrics / Aufabwegen, Obs*, Grünrekorder, Compost and Height.