Paul Baran is a composer and improviser based in Glasgow in the UK, who has released three critically acclaimed albums on the Swedish label Fangbomb. He is also one half of electronic music duo The Cray Twins. He has worked extensively with major names in the world of electro-acoustic improvisation from Keith Rowe to Werner Dafeldedecker. Paul's work is currently concerned with the process of reterritorialization in sound work. Adapting audio cultures from around the world as well as disembodied voices from from the past.
Photo by Edyta Majweska
HVAD (Hari Shankar Kishore, 1985) is a Danish electronic artist. Since the mid-’00s, he has been working under a number of guises, creating and performing electronic music, and developing a signature sound unlike any other in Denmark. HVAD’s music is innovative, wild and direct, with an abstract and violent energy that makes the ground tremble. And underpinning it all – an unsettling but oddly beautiful paranoia.
Photo by Simone Vogel (left) / Marta Grasso (right)
ReVerse Bullets is an experiment electronic band founded by filmmaker Jon-Carlos Evans (alias: Klaas von Karlos) in New York City in 2009. Through a collision of industrial noise cum funk and psychedelic electroacoustics, the sound of the act is guided by both improvisation and meticulous rhythms.
Since inception, ReVerse Bullets has performed at media arts festivals and venues in the Unites States and Europe. In 2012, ReVerse Bullets released their debut audiovisual album "Drapetomania!" This was followed by Klaas von Karlos' "Return of the Jackal" (2014) and "The Mansa Musa Affair" (2016). Guitarist Kevin Ramsay joined ReVerse Bullets officially in 2014 after collaborating as Engineer on the album Klaas von Karlos side projects "Divan Rouge" and "OXI" (2015." Ramsay also served as Co-Producer on "The Mansa Musa Affair"
During their stay at EMS, Klaas von Karlos and Co-Producer/Guitarist Kevin Ramsay will produce the music to the sophomore ReVerse Bullets audiovisual album, "Dreampop Dysphoria."
Christian Skjødt is a Danish artist and composer who explores the temporal and spatial aspects, as well the physicality of sound and aesthetics of noise.
Valentina Vetturi was born in Reggio Calabria in 1979. She lives and works between Bari, Bruxelles and Ginevra.
Valentina Vetturi’s performances, sound- and text-based installations deal with memory. Her works are the result of long processes involving fragments of apparently diverse forms of reality. The countless invisible characters and voices that inhabit her performances and installations lie on the never-ending borderline between presence and absence, interpreting the world around us.
She has taken part in residency programmes in Italy and abroad, and her works have been shown in public and private institutions, including Quadriennale,Roma; Strauhof, Zurigo; .Point Perf, Geneva (2016), MACRO, Roma (2015) MAXXI, Roma; Kunsthalle Göppingen, Germania; Tranzit.ro, Bucharest (2014); Istituto Svizzero Roma (2013); Fondazione Sandretto Torino; Viafarini, Milano (2012); Tenuta dello scompiglio, Lucca; Festival di Santarcagelo di Romagna (2011).
Valentina's residency at EMS has been made possible by a kind contribution of the Italian Cultural Institute in Stockholm.