Under december 2021 genomfördes en undersökning som riktade sig till alla som varit verksamma på EMS de senaste åren. Undersökningen gjordes av EMS och Musikverket och syftet var att mäta användarnas åsikter om utbud, service, säkerhet och bemötande för att kunna utveckla EMS verksamhet ytterligare.

Undersökningen är nu avslutad och Musikverket och EMS vill tacka alla som deltog. Svaren på enkäten ger värdefull information om hur användare upplever EMS, och resultatet visar att de allra flesta är mycket nöjda vilket är glädjande. 97 % svarar att man rekommenderar EMS till andra tonsättare, vilket är fint kvitto på verksamheten som bedrivs.

En viktig del i undersökningen var att mäta upplevelsen av likabehandling och trygghet. Här ser vi att svaren i princip uteslutande är positiva, men det är givetvis viktigt för oss att analysera orsaken till de svar som inte är det. Vi ser att önskemål om fortbildning inom olika områden är stor, och en hel del förslag och reflektioner kring våra studios har framförts. Pandemin har naturligtvis påverkat förutsättningarna för alla, främst våra utländska gästtonsättare.

EMS och Musikverket kommer nu att arbeta vidare med att utveckla EMS tekniska, sociala och utbildningsmässiga miljö.

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In December 2021, a survey was conducted aimed at those active at EMS in recent years. The survey was conducted by EMS and the Swedish Performing Arts Agency and the purpose was to measure users' opinions about supply, service, safety and treatment in order to be able to further develop EMS' activities. 

The survey is now completed and the Swedish Performing Arts Agency and EMS would like to thank everyone who participated. The answers to the survey provide valuable information on how users experience EMS, and the results show that the vast majority are very satisfied, which is gratifying. 97% answer that they would recommend EMS to other composers, which shows great approval of our activities.

An important part of the survey was to measure perceptions of equal treatment and security. Here we see that the answers are in principle exclusively positive, but it is of course important for us to analyze the reason for the answers that are not. We see that there is a great demand for further educational courses in various areas, and a lot of suggestions and reflections about the studios have been made. The pandemic has, of course, affected conditions for everyone, especially our foreign guest composers.

EMS and the Swedish Performing Arts Agency will now continue to work on developing EMS' technical, social and educational environment.

 

We welcome Giuseppe Pisano as an intern at EMS!

Giuseppe Pisano (b. 1991, Napoli) is an Italian composer of electroacoustic music, field recordist and independent researcher.



His work is broadly concerned with the investigation of space as a compositional tool, using field recording and extensive processing techniques aimed at emphasizing metaphorical elements of sounds and extracting anecdotes that underline poetic and synesthetic references to his personal experience.
 

His formal education includes studies of electroacoustic music composition and music technology in Italy, the Netherlands and Norway, especially in Oslo he focused his attention on immersive audio and spatialization techniques with Prof. Natasha Barrett.



At EMS he is aiming at acquiring a deeper knowledge of sound synthesis to include it in his workflow to a broader extent.
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Photo by Elena Zottola

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Composer Won-Woo Lee graduated from the department of Composition at Kyung Hee University and is currently studying Music Technology at the Korea National University of Arts. He is focusing on using technology to derive human values and possibilities. 

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Photo by Hyun-Woo Lee @boiledpic

Julian Edwardes (UK/NL ‘79) is a trained visual artist with a background in Fine Art; he studied at AKV St Joost in Breda and at the Sandberg Institute Amsterdam. 

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Mads Kinnerup is a composer and electronic musician writing and producing new instrumental music using self-developed software and hardware tools. With a background in electronic experimental music, he is interested in pushing the boundaries of how electronic music can be performed and produced in new original ways.

At the moment, his work is based around programming new innovative sequencer systems, both in the analog realm and in the computer, capable of performative human interaction. A key word in his current work is 'morphing' and his current aim is to construct sequencer systems that makes the morphing of sounds from one state to another possible. This will also be the center of his artistic work at EMS. 

His educational background is a bachelor in Electronic Music and Sound Art from Danish National Academy of Music. Currently, he is a master student at Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen.

During his internship at EMS, Mads will continue his work with interactive sequencer systems with a particular interest in exploring the sequencer systems on the Buchla system in relation to his ongoing work with morphing sounds.

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Gyuchul Moon is a Sound/Audiovisual artist with academic studies in Electronics engineering. 

He explores fields of generative, algorithmic composition. He has developed an extensive audiovisual system to expand the aesthetic possibilities of sound. Currently, he extends research to fields of theatre and movement. He also continues to discover potential generative possibilities through artificial intelligence.

He pushes hard boundaries of contemporary generative art with a clear vision of values and phenomena. His Sound / Audiovisual works have been performed at various festivals, SXSW, WeSA, and exhibited in galleries, Sejong Center, Art Center Nabi.

Gyuchul Moon's residency is kindly made possible by the Arts Council Korea, ARKO.

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Shakeeb Abu Hamdan is an artist and musician living in Beirut, Lebanon. He was actively involved in the UK’s DIY/experimental music scenes over the years, playing in various experimental rock/weird punk bands and running Ouse, a recording studio and label.

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Recent recordings and performances have centred around the use of drums, collected metals, bells and cymbals which he augments and amplifies with surface transducers, microphones, pitch and modulation effects, cheap looping megaphones and other lo-tech electronics. 

 
Shakeeb Abu Hamdan's residency is kindly made possible by Mophradat
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Camille Delafon is a french musician and composer. Her work includes contemporary and acousmatic music, sound installations, as well as composing for films/images : she has been collaborating with film directors and photographs for over 15 years, from feature films to video and photographic installations. Building listening/hearing experiences stands al place in her work. She is currently working on a serie of sound installations (Places) that integrates the musical and sound experience into a specific environnement and aim to offer new postures of listening for an audience. 

Camille Delafon was trained as a classical and jazz pianist (American school of Modern Music), before studying electroacoustic composition with Octavio Lopez and Denis Dufour in the Conservatory of Paris (CRR) where she graduated. She studied contemporary music with Martin Matalon and Fernando Fizbein at the CRR of Aubervilliers. She has been teaching sound analysis and sound creation in the cinema School ESRA in Bruxelles, and will be giving lectures on film music as a guest composer in Stockholm Univertsity of the arts during Spring 2020. During her time in Stockholm, she will be working at EMS periodically.

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Kerstin Möller is a multi-disciplinary artist rooted in sound art, experimental music, choreography and contemporary dance. She studied Choreography, Dance and visual arts at Dartington College of Arts in England and the Icelandic Academy of Arts, Urban Sociology, cultural relations and political theatre at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she was introduced to sonic urbanism and Media Arts at the University of Art and Design and ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany where she focused on performance installations, sound art and experimental music.

In 2017 she was among the finalists for the art stipend of Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany for New Music. Her sound work is exploring sounds found in cities, often produced by various infrastructures she encounters, synthesising natural phenomena, beat making, her voice and the practice of prepared piano, oscillating between sonic poetry and infrastructure blues.  She performs her music in art settings and produces as part of her choreographic practice.

During her time in Stockholm, she will be working at EMS periodically.

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Hoonmin Park is a composer and drummer, and is studying electro-acoustic music composition at Korea National University of Arts. He is working on creating an ideal structure as a sound, exploring various works and techniques between macro and micro, changing present and past. The structure has some images, and sometimes the external structure is emphasized or the internal images are highlighted depending on the work. He wants to create works that logical methods of creation underlie on it’s basis but can be sensuous and intuitive.
 
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Hyewon Choi has been a percussionist in the most active Korean classical music groups such as ‘Kinetic Korean classical music group YIEN’, ‘Korean musical group Taru’, ‘Jeong Ga Ak Hoe’, and ‘Kwon Song Hee Pansori epic chant Lab’ for the past 10 years.

Although she started as a traditional musician and has been active in Korean classical music groups, she has continuously tried to find a meeting point between traditional-, modern-, electronic- and world music.

More than just being a performer playing Korean traditional and Western percussion instruments and various special instruments, she is driven to learn about the techniques and methodology of electronic music and sound programming. This wide interest also made her a DJ and sound designer.

Lately, she has been successfuly expanding her musical career as a music director in various dance and theater pieces, making use of her sound range from traditional to electronic.

She has now become a multi-producer working with sound designing, producing, composing, and arranging. 

Hyewon Choi's residency is kindly made possible by 
the Arts Council Korea, ARKO.

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We welcome Francesco Torelli for a nine month internship @ EMS!

Francesco is a sound lover who graduated in electronic music at Conservatorio G.F. Ghedini Cuneo. His work is based on electroacoustic compositions, live performances and sound design for moving images (documentaries and movies).

In his music, he mostly uses digital and analog elaboration of recorded sounds, with the aim to give sound a meaning, paying attention to perception aspects. He is attracted by musique concrète and from the act of recording sounds, played or from the environment.

Francesco is still working to know his different faces of musical identity better. The work is never ending and lot of fun.
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SØS Gunver Ryberg is a Danish artist, composer and acoustic fanatic who thrives in the uncompromising extremities of electronic music. A stuntwoman in a past life, she now wields an arsenal of insistent industrial rhythms, raw techno and expressive sound art that challenges your state of consciousness.

Ryberg’s work embodies her rich production history. Her 2016 debut AFTRYK, released on Contort Records, for which she processed her own field recordings made inside a mountain on Svalbard, is a meticulous exploration of textures and timbres that has an undeniable live quality. With a broad background in performance and production, her works encompasses multichannel installations, live concerts, performance art, video games, and much more. For video games, Ryberg has created music and sound design for two acclaimed indie productions: the multiple award-winning ‘INSIDE’, which she worked on with Martin Stig Andersen; and, as part of SGR^CAV, a collaboration with Cristian Vogel, for twin-stick shooter game ‘THOTH’. 

An AIR-programme grant from Nordic Culture Point has made it possible for SØS Gunver Ryberg to work at EMS.



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