The history of EMS/EMS historia
This text provides an overview of the history of EMS from the studio's beginnings until today. For a more in-depth history, see the book and music suggestions at the bottom of the page (se texten på svenska längre ner).
Laura Reid + halldorophone @ EMS 29 May-4 June, 2023
Laura Reid is a composer whose music fuses vocal, instrumental, electronic and field recorded sounds.
Commissioned by The Royal Opera House, London (UK) to make site specific opera DETRITUS with Oge Nwosu, Laura has been awarded PRSF Composers Fund to develop
new work for voice and sound walking.
Laura has presented and performed work at international festivals including: Tête à Tête
the Opera Festival (UK); WOMAD; Celtic Connections; New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME); Sound Music and Computing (SMC); Inside Out and Glastonbury.
@laurareidmusic twitter + Instagram
Photo by Richard Budd
Rees Archibald @ EMS 29 May - 5 June, 2023
Rees Archibald is an Australian born artist.
Originally a saxophone player, he spent several years in Japan studying traditional Zen music. Later, working with composers Alvin Lucier, Ron Kuivila and David Behrman, he studied electronic music composition.
He makes creative work centred on process and the physicality of the body with the aim of getting into situations that lie ‘beyond thought’. How to make space from what we know? How to ’stand aside’ in order to allow newness to manifest itself though us?
Photo: Rees Archibald (Artūras Bulota/Kaunas Pilnas Kultūros nuotr.)
Rees has performed and shown work in venues such as The Kitchen in New York City, ZKM/HfG in Germany, the Sydney Opera House, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, and the Emit/Time Festival in Bern, Switzerland.
Cobi van Tonder @ EMS 28 May - 11 June, 2023
Cobi van Tonder is a composer and sound researcher, from South Africa, recently based in Venice, Italy.
She has been exploring ideas around sound and space for
nearly 2 decades. She currently works as a research fellow
at the University of Bologna in immersive audio and sonic archaeology.
She performs mostly electronic music with the computer as
her main instrument, together with a focus on processing,
virtual acoustics, and infrasound.
Check out her project ACOUSTIC ATLAS https://acousticatlas.de. Here, a space (or interior) becomes another ‘instrument’ with unique properties of echo
Artist website: otoplasma.com/