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.


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.

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.

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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Olli Aarni (born 1988) is an experimental musician working in Vantaa, Finland. His music reflects the weather conditions and creates artificial views of the nature.

Aarni's sounds are based on dense timbres and static harmony, and the soundscapes yield rhythmic repetition and create worlds to get lost in: like reality condensed into magic or a hidden valley between new age and noise. 

Aarni's discography spans over 20 tapes, vinyls and CDs released on four continents, and he has performed in Japan, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Estonia, Russia and Finland.

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

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Tine Surel Lange (b. 1989) is a Norwegian composer and sound artist working with the surrounding world both thematic and as material. Her works range from experimental chamber music to electro acoustic works to performance and audiovisual works. She belongs to a new generation of artists and composers who work with 3D audio, immersive and surrounding sound.

She has a background from the Norwegian Academy of Music, The Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Sonic College (DK) and the Royal Danish Academy of Music.
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An AIR-programme grant from Nordic Culture Point  has made it possible for Tine to work at EMS.

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Sebastian Edin (b. 1991) is a Swedish-Finnish sound artist and composer, who obtained a master’s degree in electronic composition at DIEM (Danish Institute of Electronic Music) in 2017.

His work includes fixed media compositions, sound installations, performance pieces, music for modern dance and theatre and pieces for instruments and electronics.

He is currently based in Copenhagen.

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

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We welcome Félix Mirabel as an Intern at EMS for the summer months. He is a first year student at the National School of the Arts and Techniques of Theater (ENSATT), a Drama school with a dedicated Sound department, delivering professional training and creative research at a Master's level.

With a solid base in classical French theatre, and with a background in sound design/sound engineering Félix is looking to broaden his horizons and building on his knowledge
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We welcome Otso Aho as an Intern at EMS. He is a last year student at the Helsinki Vocational College Film Sound department. He is an avid sound, nature and philosophy lover.

At EMS he wants to hone his skills, work with artists and have interesting conversations. He is currently particularly interested in live sound design, how sound manifests in different mediums, multichannel compositions and in ways to bend field recordings and samples to the atoms. 
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Sang-jin Lee is a Korean musician, electronic music producer and sound designer.

Since 2007, he has been working on various electronic music projects, and is currently experimenting with creating a new composition method by sampling irregular daily sounds. He continues experiments to incorporate electronic music into Korean traditional and classical music.

He has been working as a Music Producer and sound engineer on many Korean albums, exhibitions and Independent movies. 
In 2012 he started various collaborative works based on traditional music using Korean traditional musical instruments like Gayageum and Geomungo. Another performance, started in 2016, is a reinterpretation of a Korean traditional play called 'Nolympic'. It participated in the 2016 Seoul Namsan Hanok Village Project and 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

He has released a number of albums including ‘UNIQUE-SHADOW’ (Fermata(2009) / 2ND(2012), ‘Numeric SeeHearter’(2015) and ‘Across the Universe’(2016).

Sang-Jin Lee's residency is kindly made possible by the Arts Council Korea, ARKO.