Assoc. Prof. Dr Cevdet Erek and Assoc. Prof. Yelda Özgen from Istanbul Technical University (MIAM) in Turkey are visting Elektronmusikstudion as part of an exchange project between Elektronmusikstudion and MIAM initiated by the Consulate General of Sweden in Istanbul.
EMS har köpt in en klon av ett Buchla 100-system som har installerats i Studio 3. Den nya synten är byggd av Jon Nensén och är baserad på det system som Donald Buchla byggde till San Francisco Tape Music Center i mitten av 60-talet. Vårt system har testats av Morton Subotnick som anser att den är likvärdig med det ursprungliga systemet vad gäller både ljud och handhavande. Om du är EMS-användare och vill ha en introduktion till den nya synten går det bra att skicka ett mejl till och boka en tid med någon av våra tekniker.
EMS has acquired a clone of a Buchla 100 modular system, which has been installed in Studio 3. The new system has been constructed by Stockholm-based designer Jon Nensén and is based on the modular system Donald Buchla constructed for the San Francisco Tape Music Center in the mid-sixties. Our system has been tested by Morton Subotnick, who considers its performance equal to the original synth in terms of sound and use. If you are already an EMS user and want an introduction to the new system please send an email to to book an appointment with one of our technicians.
I juni 2022 hade EMS nöjet att ta emot en instrumentdeposition, en halldorofon. Instrumentdesignern Halldór Úlfarsson arbetade på en prototyp under sitt residens på EMS redan 2013. Under ett års tid kommer det unika instrumentet att finnas tillgängligt för EMS studioanvändare och besökande gästtonsättare. Halldór vill också göra det möjligt för musiker och tonsättare med lämplig bakgrund, men som inte är EMS-användare, att ansöka om ett kortare residens för att utforska instrumentet i EMS studios. Så om du är intresserad av att lära känna halldorofonen är du välkommen att ansöka här (scrolla ner). Urvalet sker löpande men med start i början av september.
In June 2022, EMS had the pleasure of receiving a halldorophone. Instrument designer Halldór Úlfarsson worked on a prototype during a residency at EMS as early as 2013. For a year, the unique instrument will be available to EMS studio users and visiting Guest composers. Halldór would also like to make it possible for musicians and composers with a suitable background and who are not EMS users, to apply for a shorter residence to explore the instrument in EMS studios. So if you are interested in getting to know the halldorophone please apply via the link (scroll down). Applicants are selected continuously but starting in early September.
Se en kort introduktion med Orfeas Moraitis till EMS halldorofon/A short intro by Orfeas Moraitis to the halldorophone at EMS:
Photo: Mia Hellqvist
EMS welcomes Nils Rougé as an ERASMUS+ intern in June/July.
He is a French sound designer and musician who is currently studying at the Theatre sound department of ENSATT, L'École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Techniques du Théâtrehe (National School of Theatre Arts and Techniques) in Lyon.
Nils Rougé develops his interest in sound in many ways:
he runs an electronic music project, creates soundtracks for theatre, radio and short films, has studied sound in cinema for two years in a preparatory class, and has played as bassist, guitarist or singer in different bands.
His work mainly focuses on creating nocturnal atmospheres and abstract inscapes by extensively processing synthetic matters, field recordings, or sounds found on the internet.
Photo by Milo Garcia (@milojohnny3000)
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.”
Reilly Smethurst is an Australian-born musician. He makes
music for terrible, unimagined worlds, featuring custom-made string instruments, custom-tuned synthesisers, and
experimental scales by Heinz Bohlen and Ervin Wilson.
His music can be categorised as microtonal or xenharmonic.
To listen, please visit Reilly’s YouTube and SoundCloud pages.
In 2022 he will be a Guest Researcher at the Stockholm School of Economics. During his time in Stockholm, he will be
working at EMS periodically.
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.
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.
Photo by Elena Zottola
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.
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.
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.
Photo by Irene Kleissdorf Hougaard
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.
Photo by Isang Yoon
Shakeeb Abu Hamdan's residency is kindly made possible by Mophradat
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