In April/May Prof Sylvia Molina is visiting EMS. Since 2001 she has been a professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the UCLM (Cuenca) where she leads the group ‘Fuzzy Gab’ that rescues the Electroacoustic Music Collections of the GME (Legacy of international composers under direction of Gabriel Brnçic) and projects of Human Interfaces and Interactive Installations.
At EMS she will partly work on her own soundwalk project 40 ARK/40 DAYS: “The saved paths will be stitched on each of the sheets. One leaf, one day. A walk, a sound journey. A palimpsest of sounds and narrations that will be built simultaneously between the threads, the writings, the recorded sounds and the interactive ink that will serve as an interface to manage all of this in EMS studio 2: the multichannel studio with sixteen speakers in 360o or dome.
We print the map of the city. We establish the criteria of the thread, of the sound materials, of the narrations and interactions. 40 ARK|40 DAYS is born.
April-May 2022. Author: Sylvia Molina.”
Blue Maignien performs as Hortense. Their poetic work explores the possibilities of using live coding to engage with issues around mental health. Blue is interested in embodied sound, spacial sound, and broadcasted sound as well as poetic computation. Work in progress includes researching sound floors, as well as the life-experiences of disabled artists using live coding tools and sharing code.
They also co-run Cherche Encore, a record label and series of events based in London.
Jari Suominen is a musician, a new media artist and a researcher. Currently he is active member of electronic psych group Shogun Kunitoki, psychedelic power duo Jarse, folk rock sextet Kiila and art collective Anna Breu.
He is among other projects, working on an early digital synthesizer by Finnish electronic arts pioneer Erkki Kurenniemi currently located in the collections of the Swedish Perfoming Arts Agency thanks to a donation from Ralph Lundsten.
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.
Stephen O'Malley was born in 1974, in New Hampshire, USA. He was a founding member of several music groups including Sunn O)) (1998), Khanate (2000), KTL (2005). He was also part of the founding teams that created the labels Southern Lord (1998) and Ajna Offensive (1995), and worked as artistic director for the label Misanthropy records (1997- 2000). In 2011, he created the label Ideologic Organ in collaboration with Peter Rehberg / Editions Mego.
Photo credit : Maciek Pozoga 2020 (for The Wire Magazine)